The program’s goals are to:
- Provide a tailored curriculum integrating biological, medical, epidemiologic, behavioral, and community perspectives in CPC research in priority populations
- Promote interdisciplinary approaches to CPC research
- Foster multidisciplinary research careers in CPC among trainees through mentored research
The program will focus on several core curricular competencies:
- Familiarity with Basic Concepts in Medical Oncology
- Understanding of Priority Population Health Issues
- Multidisciplinary CPC Research
- Expertise in Specific CPC Research Areas
- Developing Research Questions and Grounding Research in a Theoretical Framework
- Understanding of Research Study Design
- Data Analysis
- Research and Study Management
- Research Ethics and Human Subjects Protections
- Presentation of Research Data
- Career Advancement Skills
Areas of Research Focus include:
- Behavioral Research
- Comparative Effectiveness
- Disparities Interventions
- End of Life and Palliative Care
- Molecular and Environmental Epidemiology
Clinical Responsibilities: Clinical fellows will have the opportunity to spend up to 20% of their time in their respective areas of expertise.
Teaching Responsibilities: There will be no formal teaching responsibilities, though opportunities for research-related teaching that are consistent with the objectives of the fellowship will be available to interested fellows.
Fellows may pursue their degree in Masters in Clinical Research which emphasizes skills development for the study of clinical outcomes and health services. Fellows join trainees from other medical specialties and affiliated health sciences for courses in basic and advanced clinical epidemiology and biostatistics; health services research, medical ethics, and others.
Candidates may tailor the curriculum to their specific research or education interests by selecting among the various elective courses offered through the Graduate School. Coursework may be applied to a Masters in Clinical Research degree granted by the Icahn School of Medicine. For more information regarding the degree program, visit the MS in Clinical Research.