Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program
Accepting Applicants for August 2016
We are accepting applications for our Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program. This mentored career development (K12) program for junior faculty focuses on patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
This K12 program supports junior faculty, who are on their way to building careers that include research directly linked to delivery systems. The funding for this program comes from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) administered through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It builds on our fellowship training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, but this program is targeted at junior faculty members, rather than post-doctoral fellows. The three primary sites of the program are Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (DPM). We link with a wide range of delivery systems and have a symposia series on key topics taking place throughout the year. The grant covers 75% of each scholar’s salary (up to a limit of $90,000) for 2-3 years, and provides additional funds (up to $25k annually) for scholars’ research development costs and individual training.
Our leadership team includes Drs. Jonathan Finkelstein (Director, BCH), Erinn Rhodes (Associate Director, BCH), Mark Schuster (BCH), Kenneth Mandl (BCH), Milton Kotelchuck (MGHfC), Karen Kuhlthau (MGHfC), Elsie Taveras (MGHfC), Matthew Gillman (DPM), Grace Lee (DPM), and Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
We are accepting applications through November 15, 2015 for positions starting on August 1, 2016. For this program, it is critical that scholars have primary interests in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research as defined by PCORI. Applicants must have or concurrently apply for a faculty position at one of our primary sites. Please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Erinn Rhodes (email@example.com) with questions or to request an application form.
SOMA - Director of Community Oriented Primary Care
A.T. Still University
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) seeks a Director of Community Oriented Primary Care. The Director will provide a foundation for the COPC education of all SOMA students. The Director will work with all stages of trainees at SOMA on COPC. The Director will work with the Department Chair to incorporate Public Health principles throughout the educational continuum. This will include providing content for the dual degree (DO/MPH) program.
The Director of Community Oriented Primary Care provides Postgraduate Year (PGY) 1, 2, and 3 Residents with education and guidance through all three years of the COPC curriculum. The Residents conduct projects which they develop over their 1st year and implement/evaluate over their 2nd and 3rd years.
The Director will promote interprofessional education and research.
- Facilitate Interprofessional Community Oriented Primary Care education, research, and practice.
- Promote and Support Dual Degree DO/MPH program.
- Course Direct OMSIII and OMSIV Public Health rotations. Work to integrate OMSIII and OMSIV dual degree student rotations with Resident projects when possible. Provide COPC mentorship for the development and implementation of these opportunities. Directly supervise rotations to ensure objectives are met for both DO degree and MPH degree.
- Cultivate student opportunities and record impressions and outcomes. Work with dual degree students and provide mentorship, career advisement, and information regarding graduate opportunities.
- Ensure alignment of DO and MPH curricular elements.
- Recruit students and monitor performance in the dual degree program.
- Develop and course direct a new clinical rotation course to provide NACHC Medical Director Training to SOMA students. This will start with DO/MPH students and expand to all SOMA students.
- Participate in quarterly video conferences with all DO/MPH students to promote interaction and to provide support.
- Support, mentor, and supervise Residents through all phases of COPC project development, implementation, and evaluation.
- Plan and implement interactive introductory session with incoming residents annually, introducing the research/COPC curriculum, laying out expectations and providing assistance in project planning. This will include on-site training at the annual Resident orientation conference in Scranton, PA, annual attendance to the NACHC CHI, and site visits as assigned.
- Participate in monthly videoconferences with each class of the residents to track progress, answer questions, and assure they are meeting deadlines. These will consist of meeting with at least three east coast sites and three west coast sites, for two 1-hour sessions each month. This will be repeated for PGY 1, 2, and 3 class, for a total of six 1-hour sessions each month. As the Residency program grows this will increase.
- Provide full COPC curriculum to PGY 1 Residents, with pre-recorded lectures and interactive sessions.
- Review PGY 1 case report abstracts and provide feedback and advice to support publication.
- Provide direct mentorship to each COPC project team. Review research progress and provide feedback to individuals and groups as needed. This will be ongoing for the year and will involve increased review at the time of presentations/publications. Will include review of multiple drafts of each team’s literature review, proposal, IRB applications, abstracts, posters, oral presentation, and papers.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Public Health or related field. The ideal candidate will be experienced with Microsoft® software, Windows® operating system, databases, and basic computer skills. Professional written and verbal communication.
Additional Salary Information: Life Insurance paid by employer. Vacation Paid Time Off of 20 days of vacation annually. Paid Holidays. Medical Leave grants up to 30 days per calendar year for illness of short or temporary duration. After 1 Month of Service: The health insurance program is a comprehensive major medical program, which includes a pharmacy plan, and if elected, dental coverage and vision coverage. Retirement after 1 year.
Internal Number: 1266
About A.T. Still University
A.T. Still University (ATSU) is home to the world’s first osteopathic medical school and is recognized around the world as a renowned, multidisciplinary healthcare educator. Established in 1892, ATSU has a rich history of educating competent, compassionate graduates who have the hands-on experience necessary to address the needs of the whole person.Medicine in America is always changing, and ATSU ...is committed to a medical education model that produces clinicians for the future healthcare paradigm. ATSU’s programs are some of the most innovative, progressive, and leading edge in the country because of the University’s commitment to evidence-based medicine and improved patient outcomes.Behind ATSU’s successful history lies dedicated faculty and staff who help our students succeed. ATSU values its employees and encourages them to pursue a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Additionally, the University provides a friendly atmosphere, cooperative work environment, and benefits package that supports employee health and wellbeing – two elements that are paramount at ATSU. Whether employees are interested in health and fitness programs or furthering their education, ATSU supports them. Personal and professional growth is encouraged so everyone at ATSU has the opportunity to enjoy a healthy way of life and a satisfying career
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