Little Rock, AR: VA Advanced Fellowships in MENTAL ILLNESS RESEARCH AND TREATMENT and HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Goals of the two-year fellowships, part of the national VA Special Fellowships Program:
1. Provide fellows with excellent training in research (about 75% time). This training will consist of formal didactics in research design and methods and hands-on research mentoring by VA faculty, most of whom have appointments at the UAMS Department of Psychiatry and College of Public Health. Each fellow will initiate and complete at least one individual research project, including publishing results.
2. Place fellows in clinical settings appropriate to their research interests such that their clinical practice (at least 25% time) will complement and enhance their research training. Fellows will use an evidence-based approach to clinical care, treatment planning, and service delivery.
3. Offer fellows other opportunities to optimize their success in academic settings, such as career mentoring, exposure to grant writing and grantsmanship, technical writing, training in research ethics and Institutional Review Board procedures, and opportunities to provide clinical and/or research supervision in their area of focus.
For more information, see attached announcement.