Organization

ACCORDS at CU Anschutz, School of Medicine

Location

Aurora, Colorado

Date Posted

April 11, 2022

Job Categories

Fellow

Applications OPEN NOW for July 2023 Start!
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) and affiliated institutions: Kaiser Permanente of Colorado (KPCO), and Denver Health (DH). For the 2023 cycle, we will seek to enroll two MDs 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 Dr. Allison Kempe (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. Mixed methods/qualitative methods

Trainees will benefit from the breadth of 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 the skills needed to conduct innovative research that improves the quality of primary care delivery.

ACCORDS will train eight fellows over five years, with the majority completing in two years, but with the option for a third year for some. Trainees will be able to get a Master’s degree and/or a certificate in D&I Science, completing 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 extending their research project.

We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2022, for a start date of July 1st, 2023. Early submission of materials is encouraged, as we may choose to take candidates on a rolling basis.

For more information and application procedures, visit http://bit.ly/ACCORDSFellowship

Responsibilities

Trainees will be able to 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 extending their research project.

The program’s mini-course curriculum and work-in-progress sessions take place on the Anschutz Medical Campus on Monday afternoons. The times and locations of formal coursework for the MSCS degree and the certificate in Dissemination and Implementation science are accessible HERE.

Qualifications

For the 2023 cycle, we will seek to enroll two MDs to become
primary care research leaders addressing the nation’s primary care health delivery challenges.

Below is a list of eligibility criteria for trainees in the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship.  Applicants must meet the following seven conditions:

  1. Must be a physician (MD or DO), DDS, DMD, PharmD, or doctorally-trained non-physician (PhD or equivalent).
  2. 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.
  3. Must want to pursue an academic career with a focus on research related to optimizing primary care.
  4. Must not have any current or prior funding as a principal investigator at the R01 level or equivalent.
  5. Must not have been previously funded by a T32 fellowship grant
  6. Must agree to devote at least 75% of time to research training during fellowship training; clinicians may pursue clinical work related to their research for 25% of their time.  Trainees who leave the fellowship prior to two years of training may be subject to a payback agreement with HRSA.

Prior experience in clinical research including training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research design is also preferred for applicants, but not required.

Application Process

Recruitment for the July of 2023 cohort is now open. The fellowship does not adhere to a match date, and therefore interviews will be scheduled at the convenience of the applicant and admissions committee. We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2022, for a start date of July 1, 2023  Early submission of materials is encouraged, as we may choose to take candidates on a rolling basis.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

To apply:

Please prepare the following documents and upload via our application page.

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. 1-2 page personal statement including overall career development plan, research goals, and mentorship needs
  3. Up to 3 letters of support

*If your three references prefer to submit their letters of support directly to the fellowship’s admissions committee, these can be submitted via email to Rebecca.Speer@cuanschutz.edu. In this case, on the application form you can simply enter the name of your reference, their title, institution, relationship to you, telephone number, and email address.


About the Organization

The Adult & Child Center for Outcomes Research & Delivery Science, ACCORDS, conducts research in real-world settings to improve health care services and outcomes.

ACCORDS provides the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty (1) a collaborative multidisciplinary environment for pragmatic and health services research, (2) consultative support for grant proposals and project development, and (3) faculty mentorship and training, as well as extensive educational offerings.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education, and healthcare.

Contact Name

Rebecca Speer

Contact Phone

3037244310

Contact Email

rebecca.speer@cuanschutz.edu

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