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Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA

Fellowship - Allegheny Health Network

Allegheny Health Network Saint Vincent Hospital | Erie, PA

  • Focus: The USACS Fellowship in Clinical Research will provide a 2-year, mentored experience for budding researchers. The overall goal is to train and retain the next generation of acute care researchers.
  • Fellowship Director: Jestin Carlson, MD - [email protected]
  • Highlights
    • Trainees will complete the Drexel University Online Masters in Clinical Research for Health Professionals
    • Participate in monthly research calls
    • Participate in departmental research initiatives
    • Attend conferences and present research based on the fellow’s research area of interest (ACEP, SAEM, ReSS, NAEMSP, etc.) 
  • Online Masters degree in Clinical Research for Health Professionals
    • This is a 24-month online degree-granting program through Drexel University. Graduates are awarded a Masters of Science in clinical research techniques. The program focuses on developing skills that will enable the fellow to turn research ideas into successful research studies, apply for funding, collect and analyze data, and publish the results. Required coursework includes Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Research Ethics, along with Grant and Manuscript Writing. More information can be found at
  • Mentorship
    • The focus of the mentorship will be on the pragmatic component of the fellowship: design and implementation of a clinical research project, data analysis and interpretation, and publication of the results
    • A second major focus of the mentorship will be career development. The fellow will meet with Dr. Carlson to identify and refine research hypotheses, design the project, troubleshoot data collection, and develop analytic strategies. These meetings will also focus on opportunities to develop academically, with regard to grantsmanship, research collaboration, and opportunities to join national organizations


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