Our goal is to enhance research power in health services research field by fostering the career of young investigators that will become international leaders and collaborators.
Neurology Health-Services Research Fellowship
The HSF program is our year-long, hands-on research program focused on training health-services researchers. The program is designed to give the fellow the opportunity to design and develop a research project at the masters, doctoral and post-doctoral levels while using real patient data.
A medical degree is required. Experience or interest in training in neurology is highly desired. A strong commitment to teamwork is essential.
Research Fellows will learn and employ a range of methodologies including patient and provider surveys, medical record abstractions, large database analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Research Fellows are expected to work at the NeuroValue offices, participate in weekly labmeetings, journal clubs and attend selected lectures.
Research Fellows are also expected to join monthly calls with our off-site collaborators.
The commitment is estimated to average 40 hours a week for 1 year.
We also welcome the Research Fellow to stay involved in projects that exceed this time-frame.
The majority of our Research Fellows contribute on a volunteer basis while being trained in the principles of health services research.
Neurology Health-Services Research Internship
We will provide the intern with an essential understanding of the medical care specific to neurology patients and the fundamental principles of clinical research including hypothesis generation, selection of a study population, research ethics, basic study design and data collection.
The intern needs to be a medical student. Experience or interest in training in neurology is highly desired. A strong commitment to teamwork is essential.
The intern will develop a project based on their practical experience and will be also introduced to the basic concepts of data analysis, interpretation and presentation.
This internship program aims to provide interested medical students and residents with an opportunity to spend 4-8 weeks at our laboratory.
Neurology Health-Services Research Practicum
The goal of the internship is to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and/or validate health care quality measures, and to contribute to the re-design of the healthcare delivery systems. As an outcome, we hope to help shape the healthcare system into one that rewards the value of the care rather than the volume of care provided. In addition, our research is focused on the design and test of patient-reporting tools for outcome measurement. We aim to boost the efficiency of patient-physician interaction, increase time for patient education, reduce the time and cost of documentation, retain clinical information in an analyzable form and to have longitudinal data that allows for the critical review of outcomes of competing treatments. Our studies are intended to positively impact the health of patients with neurological conditions.
Experience or interest in training in neurology is highly desired. A strong commitment to teamwork is essential.
The student is expected to:
– Participate in weekly meetings with the Supervisor. Prepare a weekly agenda for the meetings to include progress, deliverables, questions, and ideas
– Participate in meetings with other lab members and foreign site collaborators
– Create and maintain a shared folder with documents related to the project
– Maintain the security and confidentiality of all materials, data, and communication
The commitment is estimated 10-15 hours a week for 4-8 weeks.
We also welcome the student to stay involved in projects that exceed this time-frame.