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   Andrea Cherrington, MD, MPH
     CPHS Fellowship Director
             Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc
    CPHS Associate Fellowship Director
           Benjamin Taylor, MD, MPH
   CPHS Associate Fellowship Director

Program Overview
The Clinical & Population Health Sciences
(CPHS) Fellowship is designed to prepare independent clinician-investigators to pursue careers in clinical and population health sciences.  The overarching purpose of the research conducted by CPHS scientists and fellows is to generate knowledge and translate discoveries in order to enhance the health and wellness of individuals under the purview of generalist physicians.  Those impacted by the research include individuals, communities, and populations.

Program Content
The CPHS Fellowship is a two-year mentored research training program that provides the opportunity for physicians to gain the experience and expertise necessary to become independent clinician-investigators.  Fellows engage in primary research activities with guidance from a mentor or panel of mentors, while also participating in clinical work for up to 20% of their time. 

CPHS Program scientists and mentors include both junior and senior faculty with expertise in a wide variety of clinical content areas and research methodologies:

  • Health services
  • Community engagement
  • Patient-centered outcomes
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Quality improvement and safety
  • Medical education
  • Health disparities

Skills development is provided via seminars, journal clubs, didactic coursework, and one-on-one mentorship interaction.  Areas covered include the following, with an emphasis on the practical application of clinical and population health sciences methodology:

  • Exposure to relevant epidemiological, statistical, experimental, and quasi-experimental methodologies
  • Analysis of large data sets
  • Health outcomes measurement
  • Decision analysis
  • Economic evaluation

The pursuit of an advanced degree (e.g., MSPH, MPH, MBA, etc.) is an option for those individuals who are interested.

Timeline

   *October 1, 2018 – Applications Open

   *February 14-28, 2019 – Applicant Interviews

   *March 11-15, 2019 – Candidates notified of selection outcome

   *July 1, 2019 – Fellowship Start Date

Application Information
Applications should include:

  • 1-2 page Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Submit applications to Trudi Horton, PhD, CPHS Program Director, at trudihorton@uabmc.edu

For additional information, contact Andrea Cherrington, MD, MPH, Fellowship Director, at acherrington@uabmc.edu