The fellowship program is funded by Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA). The training program is 2-3 years in length.
The primary objective of the fellowship is to develop research competency, so that trainees can become successful independently supported scientists. The specific responsibilities are to:
1. Gain experience and knowledge in research design;
2. Master statistical methods used in research and the interpretation of the medical literature;
3. Understand the importance of appropriate statistical consultation;
4. Become familiar with the problems and challenges of performing research;
5. Conduct, analyze, present and publish the results of independent research projects in areas reflecting the objectives of Healthy People 2010;
6. Complete at least one research project, culminating in a presentation and publication;
7. Prepare a grant application prior to completion of the training program; and
8. Develop skills in other areas that contribute to academic success, such as teaching and communication.
The development of research competency is accomplished through intensive mentoring and by course work at Boston University School of Public Health, Research seminars, participation in the CTSI training program, completion of both directed and independently developed research projects, participation in the Learning To Teach and Communicate Seminar, and
attendance of regional and national research/scientific meetings are required.
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