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.
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.
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.