Washington DC (August 22, 2013) -- AcademyHealth today announced the selection and placement of nine AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellows. Drs. Renaldo Blocker, Brooke Cunningham, Erin Hahn, Rozalina McCoy, Wayne Psek, Jia Pu, Caroline Thompson, Mary Carol Mazza, and Sean McClellan will begin 12-month, paid, post-doctoral training programs at five of the nations' leading health systems this summer.
The Delivery System Science Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for highly qualified, doctorally-prepared individuals interested in enhancing and applying their analytic skills to relevant and timely research topics in a delivery system setting. Overall, the goal of the fellowship is to provide hands-on training, enhance analytic skills and ultimately increase the capacity of the HSR workforce.
"The participating host sites Mayo Clinic, Medica Research Insititute, Kaiser Permanente, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute -- have long recognized the value of research evidence in improving safety and outcomes for patients and maximizing efficiency in the delivery of care'" said Dr. Lisa Simpson, president and CEO of AcademyHealth. "Through this program, the Delivery System Science Fellows gain valuable real-world experience conducting research in delivery system settings and unique insight into the challenges facing delivery system leaders."
"Although research within delivery systems may draw upon the full range of tools familiar to AcademyHealth members, DSSF sponsors understand the special issues and opportunities that arise when undertaking within a delivery system" said Hal Luft, PhD, Director of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. "As delivery systems respond to the changing financing and policy environment, both their need for research, and the opportunities for researchers, will grow."
Fellows were selected through a competitive process that included evaluation by the
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