National Research Service Award (NRSA) Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Training Program in Health Services Research
This program welcomes applications from physicians, dentists, PharmDs and other postdoctoral trainees as well as predoctoral students already admitted to degree candidacy in the UNC-CH departments of Health Policy and Management, Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Health Behavior, Biostatistics, Sociology, Geography, Economics, Anthropology, Public Policy, Pharmacy, Political Science and School of Information and Library Science. Trainees will gain experience in applying research methods to the systematic analysis and evaluation of health care services and health policy issues. The emphases of the training program are the organization, financing, utilization, quality and evaluation of personal health care services and public policies for ensuring access to such services.
This fellowship‘s goal is to train primary care physicians for academic careers that emphasize research. The two-to three-year fellowship provides participants with the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue an individual research program. Fellows establish a research foundation through course work in the various departments of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and seminars in the School of Medicine’s NC TraCS Translational and Clinical Research Curriculum, and reinforced through fellows’ research projects, weekly works-in-progress seminars, and mentoring by clinical and research faculty.
This program will provide critical research skills and experience to persons with a doctoral degree in health policy, economics, sociology, pharmaceutical policy, psychology, anthropology, social work, psychiatry, public health or related fields to gain substantial expertise in mental health services research, applying research methods to the systematic analysis and evaluation of mental health and substance abuse services, and their associated public policy issues. The emphases of the training program are the organization, economics and financing, utilization, quality, and evaluation of care services; and public policies for ensuring access to such services.