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Pre and Postdoctoral Training Program in Comparitive Effectiveness Research

The Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas has openings for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral positions. The main purpose of the training program is to support outstanding postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) in older populations.

Current CER by UTMB faculty include:

  • Outcomes/toxicities from cancer treatments
  • Comparative effectiveness of different strategies for cancer screening
  • Comparative effectiveness of hospital care provided by hospitalists
  • Comparative effectiveness of nurse practitioner vs. primary care physicians in nursing homes and in community care
  • Outcomes of rehabilitation after stroke and hip fracture
  • Recovery from hospitalization

Mentoring teams provide expert guidance in an environment proven to maximize progress toward independent researcher status. Funded investigators include physicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, demographers and health economists. Aging-related research initiatives at UTMB include a Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas (CERCIT), the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), the Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes, and the Hispanic Established Population for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (HEPESE).

Exceptional candidates may qualify for an additional $5,000 - $10,000 over the NIH stipend level plus moving expenses. All trainees receive full health care benefits. Additional funds are available to cover tuition and fees for relevant courses and other training related expenses. Pre-doctoral fellows earn a Ph.D. degree in sociomedical sciences or clinical sciences (health services research) in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, or other doctoral programs at UTMB.

In order to be considered for the program, an applicant must be a citizen of the U.S. or permanent resident. All applications will be reviewed by the Training Grant Selection Committee and applicants may be invited to interview.


Application Procedures

To be considered for the program, an applicant must be a citizen of the U.S. or permanent resident. All applications will be reviewed by the Training Grant Selection Committee and applicants may be invited to interview.

Training Program Application Form

Janna M. Perez, MS
Sealy Center on Aging
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, Texas 77555-0177
Phone: (409) 266-9699
Email: jmperez@utmb.edu

This training program is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) through an Institutional National Training Award (NRSA) 5T32AG0270. UTMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Institution that proudly values diversity. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please submit calendar entries to Janna Perez.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch
Sealy Center on Aging
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
Phone: (409) 747-0008
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