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UCLA CTSI TL1 Health Systems Science Summer Fellowship for Health Professional Students
Deadline: March 12, 2021 05:00 PM

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UCLA CTSI TL1 Health Systems Science Summer Fellowship for Health Professional Students

*For UCLA professional school students in medicine, dentistry and nursing (includes Charles R. Drew)

This summer fellowship is an introduction to mentored research training for health professional students focusing on health systems science. The program will provide each individual with exposure to the practice of implementation science in clinical settings, public health program design and evaluation, community-partnered research, and health policy design, with a focus on population health. This fellowship will help students uncover lessons for translational research, specifically, implications for meeting the unique needs of entire populations and addressing health disparities.

Examples of past seminars in our summer fellowship include:
  • Design and Research 101
  • Implementation Science
  • Quality of Care
  • Health Economics
  • Community-Partnered Research
  • Poster Q+A with Translational & Health System Science Experts
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Cost-Effectiveness

Students will attend a 2-hour weekly seminar (for 8 weeks). Each student in this program will be paired with a faculty mentor who conducts either clinical, translational (clinical implementation or public health), or community-partnered or health services research and will work on a project with the student mentee.

Findings from this work will be presented at the DGSOM Josiah Brown Poster Fair with possible opportunity for publication in a peer reviewed journal. Mentorship activities will provide the trainee with first-hand experience working on health systems science research projects.

Program Dates: May 31, 2021 to July 16, 2021 (activities maybe held over Zoom contingent on UCLA’s reopening plan for Summer 2021).
  • Seminars (tentative schedule): Tuesdays, 9:00am-11:00am, but subject to change based on the instructor's availability. Students on the UCLA academic quarter system may be excused as necessary due to Spring Quarter, 10th and finals weeks.
  • Josiah Brown Poster Fair: July 16, 2021 (exact time is TBA)

Eligibility Details and Online Application available at https://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/education/pages/tl1program.

Potential Mentors: Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to faculty mentors as soon as possible to obtain their agreement to serve as his/her CTSI TL1 summer mentor, to assist with the application, as well as to design the project. Applicants can also apply with other faculty mentors of their choice who are not listed. We also encourage students to inform the course director or staff of their mentor prior to submitting their application. The potential mentors list for Summer 2021 will be posted at https://ctsi.ucla.edu/education/pages/tl1program -> Eligibility Details and Online Application.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2021 by 5:00PM
  • Online Application is available at https://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/education/pages/tl1program.
  • Awardees will be notified during the week of March 22, 2021.
  • MEDICAL STUDENTS ONLY: In addition to the fellowship program, you are highly encouraged to also apply to STTP. If you are awarded STTP, you will still form part of the fellowship and receive the health system science training.
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