ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship

ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship

Fellowship positions available NOW for the newly funded ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship at the University of Colorado. With funding provided by HRSA’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant, the Fellowship is a collaborative training program between the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU-AMC) as well as affiliated institutions Kaiser Permanente of Colorado (KPCO) and Denver Health (DH).

The goal of the Fellowship is to train post-doctoral professionals to become primary care research leaders addressing the nation’s primary care health delivery challenges. The Fellowship is built upon the extensive mentorship experience of the Director and the mentorship team, a curriculum developed over many years of successfully training primary care researchers, and strong methodological expertise in 5 key proposed areas of emphasis:

  1. Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science
  2. Economic analysis to assess value-based care
  3. Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
  4. Health equity
  5. Qualitative & Mixed Methods

Trainees will benefit from the breadth of our primary care research settings including practice-based research networks (PBRNs), an academic center (CU-AMC), an integrated delivery system (KPCO), and a nationally renowned safety net system (DH). In these varied settings, trainees will develop innovative research and the skills needed to improve the quality of primary care.

ACCORDS will train eight fellows, with the majority completing in two years, an includes an optional third year. Trainees will get a Master’s degree and a certificate in D&I science. They will complete mini-courses to supplement their coursework in the areas of emphasis as well as a career development curriculum. They will receive intensive mentorship from a primary mentor as well as a mentorship team and will complete 1-2 research projects leading to publication. They will take an intensive grant-writing class and write a grant proposal focused on extension of their research project.

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  1. Must be a physician (MD or DO), DDS, DMD, PharmD or doctorally-trained non-physician (PhD or equivalent). Per HRSA, the individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.
  2. Must want to pursue an academic career with a focus on research related to optimizing primary care.
  3. Prior experience in clinical research including training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research design is preferred for applicants, but not required.
  4. Must not have any current or prior funding as a principal investigator at the R01 level or equivalent.
  5. Must agree to devote at least 80% of time to research training during fellowship training; clinicians may pursue clinical work related to their research for 20% of their time.
  6. Must be willing to plan around Monday afternoon mini-course lectures and work in progress sessions (1:00pm-5pm weekly).

How To Apply:

Please send the following documents to [email protected]:

  • 1-2 page statement of Research Goals and Career Plans
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Up to 3 Letters of Support

Applications are due asap for a July 1, 2021 start.

For additional questions regarding logistics, how to apply, or details about the fellowship please contact Rebecca (Becca) Speer at [email protected].

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    Jun 16, 2021

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    Aurora, Colorado

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