Tufts-New England Medical Center (NEMC), Boston

Institutional Training Programs

AHRQ funds 28 institutions which recruit and train predoctoral and/or postdoctoral health services researchers. Details on characteristics of the Tufts-New England Medical Center program and its self-identified areas of research interest are described.

Division of Clinical Care Research


Harry P. Selker, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Executive Director, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Director, Division of Clinical Research Training Programs
Professor of Medicine
Tufts-New England Medical Center Hospitals, Inc.
750 Washington Street, Box 63
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 636-5009
Fax: (617) 636-8023
E-mail: hselker@tufts-nemc.org

Jeanne Connolly-Horrigan, M.S.
Clinical Research Training Program Manager
Phone: (617)636-8793
Fax: (617)636-0525
E-mail: jconnolly@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Nina M. Bonnoyer, John Dwyer
Educational Coordinator
Clinical Research Training Programs
Phone: (617) 636-4999
E-mail: nbonnoyer@tuftsmedicalcenter.org, jdwyer@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Web site: http://www.nemc.org/dccr/Training.htm

Research Concentration Areas

  • Bench-to-Bedside Translational Research.
  • Evidence-based Medicine.
  • Clinical Investigation.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
  • Health Services and Outcomes Research.
  • Medical Informatics.

Program Description

The goal of the Tufts-NEMC Clinical Care Research postdoctoral fellowship program is to train future leaders and innovators in the application of methods of health services research and to improve clinical care and outcomes for patients. Given the clinical nature of the program, it is primarily intended for physicians who have completed their residency training. By teaching core methods and skills to self-motivated candidates and by facilitating the fellow's successful completion of an independent research project in an environment where excellence and innovation are expected and opportunities are plentiful, the program intends to train health services researchers who will embark on successful and pioneering careers. Participants in the program can opt to complete their training in 2 years (culminating in earning an M.S. in Clinical Research) or continue with a third year completing a research doctorate degree (Ph.D. in Clinical Research).

The program's courses are provided by the Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences' Clinical Research Program. Most course instructors are members of the Tufts-NEMC Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies faculty. The program includes coursework in health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics, predictive modeling, meta-analysis and decision modeling, survey methodology, medical informatics, as well as study design seminars, and continuing courses in manuscript and grant-writing. Perhaps, the most important accomplishment of fellows while at Tufts-NEMC will be completion of an independent research project and Masters Thesis, and for some, a Ph.D. Dissertation. A large faculty of leaders and innovators in health services research, research resources, and many cooperative and vanguard health care system laboratories are all available assets of the Tufts-NEMC program.

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Current as of October 2012
Internet Citation: Tufts-New England Medical Center (NEMC), Boston: Institutional Training Programs. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/training-grants/grants/active/t32/T32-tufts.html