Overview

The Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin (CURTIS) offers a 1-2 year Clinical Training Program in Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research. Under the direction of Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, fellows will be introduced to the fundamental principles of conducting Clinical Trials for novel therapeutics in Dermatology including understanding how to design, implement and analyze trials under the principles of Good Clinical Practice and ethical standards. They will also have an opportunity to participate in dermatology clinic and design and conduct studies of their own, in addition to participating in ongoing and new projects based in the Unit. Trainees will be expected to present their work at regional and national meetings and publish their findings when appropriate.

Please note: The CURTIS Fellowship positions starting July 2015 are currently filled.

Requirements

US licensure is required

Curriculum

Fellowship goals and objectives:  To master the fundamental principles of conducting Clinical Trials in Dermatology including gaining fundamental knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of skin disease and understanding how to design, implement and analyze trials under the principles of Good Clinical Practice and accepted ethical standards.

Please note: The CURTIS Fellowship positions starting July 2015 are currently filled.

Clinical Experience

Half day clinical Session/per week under supervision. This session lays critical groundwork as it allows fellows to develop their skills in clinical assessments, understand alternative therapies to study treatments so they can counsel study subjects about their options, and manage patient questions about their diseases.  It also exposes them to clinical material that has in the past frequently led to the development of research questions and projects. 
Grand rounds
Other departmental lectures

Research Experience

Fellows participate in ongoing research in the Unit and in designing and implementing their own projects. Most trainees develop several publications over this time.

How to Apply

CURTIS

50 Staniford Street

2nd floor

Boston, MA 02114

Email: harvardskinstudies@partners.org

 

Please send CV, cover letter, and 2 letters fo recommendation to Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH at harvardskinstudies@partners.org or mail them to Dr. Kimball at the address listed above.

 

Please note: The CURTIS Fellowship positions starting July 2015 are currently filled.

Email: Harvardskinstudies@partners.org

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