Institutional Training Programs (T32s)
Harvard University (postdoctoral pediatric), Boston
Donald A. Goldmann, M.D.
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 355-7623
- Patient Safety and Quality.
- Child Health Quality Measurement and Improvement.
- Patient and Family Centered Care.
- Payment, Market and Organization.
- Child Health Clinical Outcomes/Effectiveness.
- Child Health Community Systems.
- Child Health Care System Evaluation.
- Priority Populations (children).
- Child Health Evidence-based Medicine.
- Primary Care (in child health).
- Child Health Policy.
- Child and Adolescent Disability.
The goal of this post-doctoral training program is to train excellent health services researchers who can address the well-documented critical gaps in child health services research and fundamentally improve the capacity of the U.S. health care system to meet the needs of children and families, including socio-economically disadvantaged and minority populations. This focus on children is responsive to AHRQ's designation of children as a priority population.
The program pursues continuous improvement in 4 key processes to achieve this goal:
- Recruitment and retention, including recruitment of trainees from under-represented minority groups.
- Research training, including coursework in core methodologies at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) leading to an M.P.H. and small-group interactive seminars.
- Structured research guidance by experienced mentorship teams, access to a diverse faculty and health services research "basic scientists" versed in disciplines required for cutting edge research, and preparation for presentations, publications, and grant submissions.
- Support for career transition, including successful competition for career development awards.
Components: Research projects, structured seminars, intensive mentorship, M.P.H. at Harvard School of Public Health in clinical effectiveness, clinical experience, ongoing career development, continuous program evaluation and improvement.
Research sites: Children's Hospital Boston; MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School.
Eligibility: Outstanding generalists and subspecialists in pediatrics, postdoctoral clinicians and scientists in related fields; U.S. citizenship; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Subspecialty joint fellowship partners have included Emergency Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology, Anesthesiology, Gastroenterology, Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), Surgery, Cardiology, Psychology/Psychiatry.
Application deadline: October 1 of year prior to July entry.
Donna Luff, Ph.D.
Associate Program Director
Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Ave AU-522
Boston, MA 02115
Current as of August 2008
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Institutional Training Programs (T32s): Harvard University (postdoctoral pediatric). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/training/T32-harv2.htm