Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship
Optimizing the well-being of children is essential to assure health and economic productivity in adulthood. The goal of the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research (HSR) Fellowship is to train outstanding researchers who can address critical gaps in primary care for children and fundamentally improve the capacity of the US health care system to meet the needs of children and families, including socioeconomically disadvantaged and minority populations.
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The Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship combines two federally funded National Research Service Award Fellowships, one from NICHD and the other from AHRQ. The Program represents a unique collaboration of faculty at the Center for Child & Adolescent Health Research and Policy at MGHfC, and Children’s Hospital-Boston, where the grant is administered. In 2013,the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Institute was added as a training site. A national model, the Program received the 2003 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, the first time it was given to a research training program. MGHfC is a founding partner in this unique program, which has been running for over 20 years.
The Harvard-wide Pediatric HSR program recruits superb candidates, both pediatric generalists and subspecialists, from local training programs and from others across the country. Training components include an MPH through the Harvard School of Public Health Clinical Effectiveness Program, an innovative series of seminars including fellows’ works-in-progress, faculty presentations, and sessions on skill development (e.g. job seeking, grant writing). Our graduates have forged extraordinarily successful careers as leaders in pediatrics at HMS and institutions around the country. 92% of graduates from the past 10 years remain in academic positions, they contribute numerous publications to the evidence each year and 84% of our AHRQ graduates have federal or foundation funding.