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The Drexel Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice and Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine are pleased to offer a Fellowship in Injury and Public Health. Fellows will be paired with Dr. Ted Corbin. Our fellowship is designed to mold aspiring academic emergency physicians into public health researchers and nationally recognized leaders in emergency medicine research and injury prevention/intervention. The injury and public health fellow will be afforded opportunities to interact with Drexel's Emergency Medicine Healing Hurt People Program, the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, and the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs.

Curriculum

This two-year fellowship program consists of engagement with Healing Hurt People's programmatic, research and policy activities, an opportunity to earn a master of public health degree or take selected coursework through the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, and completion of clinical shifts in the emergency department of Hahnemann University Hospital. Fellows have the option to choose a preferred track, if desired: research, policy and advocacy, or program management.

The first year of the program concentrates on didactic coursework and preliminary work on a scholarly project in an area of programmatic interest to the scholar under the mentorship of Dr. Ted Corbin. During the second year, fellows will finish their preliminary project and develop a grant proposal. A second year may not be required if the fellow already has an advanced degree (master's or PhD) and prior background in research.

Fellowship Goals

  • To provide mentored research career development in injury prevention/intervention and public health research as evidenced by:
    • Publications in peer-reviewed emergency medicine and public health medical journals
    • Local, national and international recognition as a content expert in an area of focus
    • Demonstrated skill in grant writing that leads to sustained extramural funding from national funding agencies
  • To develop into an independently funded researcher
  • To provide opportunities to gain experience as a mentor and educator for emergency medicine residents, rotating medical students and other students
  • To provide opportunities within the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University and through the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice to teach on injury topics
  • To obtain and sharpen clinical skills necessary to maintain excellence in clinical practice and develop special expertise in a chosen area of research focus

Research Objectives

  • Link knowledge of medicine and public health with analytic science including: statistical reasoning, decision analysis, probability theory, analytical epidemiology, and informatics. Develop a thorough understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine, bioethics, clinical trials design, and regulations involving human and animal subjects, scientific writing and responsible research conduct
  • Define and develop an area of research expertise
  • Develop a mentor-mentee relationship in an area of focus
  • Develop short-term and long-term research plans to accomplish scholarly and career objectives
  • Design and implement one or more studies in a chosen area of interest
  • Produce intellectual products, including:
    • One or more abstracts suitable for presentation at a national and international conference
    • One or more articles suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed specialty or general medical journal
    • A draft "PHS 398" caliber grant proposal suitable for submission to a federal funding agency
  • Develop skills in presenting scientific papers at regional and national academic conferences
  • Be prepared during year two of the fellowship to apply for institutional, regional, and/or national funding

Teaching Objectives

  • Deliver two lectures per year to emergency medicine residents in the focus area
  • Participate in the Violence, Trauma and Adversity through Public Health class at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University
  • Actively participate in other departmental educational activities such as journal club, grand rounds, research committee and resident/student teaching
  • Provide formal mentorship to selected emergency medicine residents/students working on research projects including project development, IRB submission, data analysis and production of an intellectual product
  • Improve skills in public speaking

Evaluation

  • Successful completion of coursework
  • Formal review by faculty mentor and other advisors to the fellow
  • Clinical performance will be evaluated by the medical director of the Emergency Medicine Department of the fellow's base hospital and reviewed by the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Evaluations by all training physicians and students who were mentored by the fellow

 
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