Innovative Patient Safety Research Training For Hospitalists

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Hospitalist/Patient Safety Fellowship

Patient Safety Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine

Program Overview

The Center for Patient Safety Research is pleased to offer a two-year research training program for medicine and pediatric hospitalists: the Patient Safety Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine. This postdoctoral research fellowship is unique in its focus on research in hospital medicine, with more than 80 percent protected time for research and tuition funds for a master’s program in research methodology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The Patient Safety Research Fellowship is designed to train medicine and pediatric clinician-researchers in innovative, interdisciplinary, and systems-based approaches for improving the safety, quality, and effectiveness of care. The fellowship provides clinician-researchers with the knowledge and skills to pursue academic careers and become future leaders in hospital-based patient safety and health services research. This program is funded by a Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award, through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

This postdoctoral research fellowship leverages the vast research resources available at Columbia University, including the Mailman School of Public Health and the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, as well as its affiliation with the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The program faculty includes a diverse group of 23 accomplished researchers, each with a proven track record of federal grant funding, interdisciplinary research collaborations, extensive peer-reviewed journal publication, and successful mentorship experience. The fellowship is supported by an advisory committee of renowned experts in patient safety, health services, and hospital medicine:

Advisory Board

  • Lee Goldman, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President, Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, and Chief Executive, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Muredach Reilly, MB, MS, Director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA)
  • John Rowe, MD, Professor of Health Policy, Chairman of the Board of Overseers, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • David Bates, MD, MSc, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Robert Wachter, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco
  • Albert Wu, MD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Director of the Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health