The Durham VA Medical Center and the Duke University Division of General Internal Medicine are sponsoring fellowships in Health Services Research and Women's Health. These two- or three- year programs provide physicians with the research, clinical and teaching skills to become successful investigators in either health services research or women’s health. Fellows collaborate with MD and PhD investigators who have diverse and complementary backgrounds.
Throughout their fellowships, fellows will work closely with a faculty mentor or mentors from the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care.
Physician investigators at the Durham VA Medical Center have advanced training and research expertise in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, decision analysis, technology assessment, meta-analysis and quality assurance. Some of the research specialty areas are cancer, gastroenterology, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes, geriatric care, chronic disease, cost analysis, end-of-life care, racial variation studies, health care delivery and women's health issues. Both general medicine and subspecialty mentors are available to fellows.
PhD investigators at the Durham VA Medical Center represent the disciplines of behavioral psychology, biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health policy and medical sociology. Faculty from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill complement this diverse group of investigators.