Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Clinical and Policy Research:
We are pleased to announce the availability of a two-year pre- or post-doctoral fellowship in clinical research on osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. The fellowship is based in the Orthopedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research (OrACORe) and the PIVOT (Policy and Innovation Evaluation in Orthopedic Treatments) Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. The program directors are Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc and Elena Losina, PhD. The fellowship is funded by an NIH institutional T32 award.
Fellows who are accepted into the program will select a research topic from among many areas of interest in these Centers, including epidemiology, prevention and treatment outcomes (pharmacologic, surgical, rehabilitative, and behavioral) for osteoarthritis or other musculoskeletal disorders as well as cost effectiveness, racial and ethnic disparities and still others. The projects conducted in the OrACORe and PIVOT centers encompass a broad range of clinical research methodologies including cohort and case control studies, randomized trials, economic and policy analyses and qualitative studies. Post-doctoral fellows that do not have advanced training in research methods will be able to enroll in the Program in Clinical Effectiveness and the MPH program at Harvard School of Public Health.
Trainees accepted for the program will be funded, in general, for two years, conditional on a progress report at the end of the first year. The training grant covers salary or stipend, travel to professional meetings, reimbursement for a substantial portion of tuition for post-doctoral trainees, and other training-related expenses. The predoctoral award includes a tuition stipend for PhD candidates. Applicants much be US Citizenship or Permanent Residents and must be be housed in the Boston area during the time of the fellowship. The application process is competitive; application materials are available at www.oracore.org (see Training Opportunities tab). Applications for July 1 start dates are due March 1, 2019.
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