The Emory Center for Injury Control and the Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine are pleased to offer a fellowship in Injury Control. Fellows will be paired with a faculty member in the department with expertise in the fellow's area of interest. Our fellowship is designed to mold aspiring academic emergency physicians into public health researchers and nationally recognized leaders in Emergency Medicine research. The injury control fellow will be afforded opportunities to interact with Emory Emergency Medicine International Program, the Center for Injury Control, the Rollins School of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The first year of the two-year program concentrates on didactic coursework and preliminary work on a research project in an area of programmatic interest to the scholar under the mentorship of one of the department's public health researchers. During the second year, fellows will finish their preliminary research and develop a grant proposal. A second year may not be required if the fellow already has an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) and prior background in research.
More information on the Emory Center Injury Control is available at www.emorycenterforinjurycontrol.org
- To provide mentored research career development in injury control 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; and 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 Rollins School of Public Health and through the Center for Injury Control to teach on injury control 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.
- 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; and 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.
- Deliver two lectures per year to Emergency Medicine residents (preferably in the focus area).
- Participate in the Injury Control and/or Violence as a Public Health Problem class at Rollins School of Public Health.
- 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.
- Successful completion of coursework
- Formal review by faculty mentor and other advisors to the fellow
- Clinical performance will be evaluated by the Emergency Department Medical Director/Service Chief of the fellow's base hospital and reviewed by the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine
- Evaluations by all training physicians and students who were mentored by the fellow. Improve skills in public speaking.
The success of the injury control fellowship will be measured by the scholarly activity of the candidates during and after graduation from the program as evidenced by publications; local, national, and international recognition as expert in an area of injury prevention; demonstrated skills in grant writing; and extramural funding.
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