Practice Research Training Fellowship
Sponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology
Application Deadline: October 1, 2013
The American Brain Foundation, the foundation of the American Academy of Neurology, is pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support training in clinical practice research, which is defined as “clinical research that evaluates translation of evidence into best clinical practice.” This may include evaluation of health services, quality of care, implementation of proven therapies, physician performance, or patient adherence. It is intended to create unique training opportunities, previously difficult to access for neurologists.
The fellowship is supported by the American Brain Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology and will consist of a commitment of $55,000 per year for two years, plus $10,000 per year for tuition to support formal education in clinical research methodology at the applicant’s institution or elsewhere. Supplementation of the stipend with other grants or by the fellowship institution is permissible, but fellows may not accept other fellowships, similar awards, or have another source of support for more than 50 percent of their research salary during the first
year of an American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship. If similar awards are obtained after completion of the first year of the American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship, fellows are required to submit a revised budget for review by executive members of the American Brain Foundation Research Committee or may need to forfeit the rest of the American Brain Foundation award.
1. Research must be directed to care in the clinical neurosciences and must meet the definition of clinical practice research. For example, clinical trials of therapies would not meet the definition of clinical practice research but trials of methods to improve physician adherence to guidelines would.
2. Must be an AAN member interested in an academic career in clinical practice research.
3. Must identify a mentor who is a proven clinical practice researcher. This person does not have to be a neurologist, and the proposed research may be distinct from that of the mentor. For example, an expert in patient adherence or quality improvement in general medicine might be an excellent mentor for a fellow interested in studying these issues in the clinical neurosciences. Other appropriate mentors might include health services
researchers, health economists, or health policy experts.
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