For scholars interested in the generation, translation, and dissemination of evidence in the area of comparative effectiveness, including medical interventions that address prognostic, preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic or palliative goals, the Career Development Award in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) provides up to 2 years of salary support, funding for selected coursework and advanced degree programs as well as discretionary research funds.
The program is open to postdoctoral fellows without prior formal training in clinical research methods transitioning from graduate level training in health related disciplines (medicine, nursing, health care management, biostatistics) into faculty careers and to faculty scholars seeking mentored clinical research opportunities and additional didactic activities as needed.
The Nine UPENN CER Scholarship awardees were announced on July 1, 2011
Once a month, junior researchers share innovative ideas, problems or proposals with peers and an interdiciplinary group of experienced physicians, researchers and social scientitists who listen, critique and offer input.
CHIPS awards mini grants for promising proposals. To request funding, complete an application and email it to the managing director.
Recently funded projects include:
The Patient Centered Transition (PaCT) Project: Improving the Transition from Hospital to Primary Care for Socioeconomically Vulnerable Patients (Read More >)
Describing Communication Between Inpatient and Outpatient Dialysis Providers at Hospital Discharge (Read More >)
Improving CPR Quality and Resusitation Training by Combining Audiovisual Feedback and Debriefing (Read More >)
CHIPS staff can arrange part time staffing assistance for pilot research projects and can provide advice and guidance to Penn affiliated junior researchers regarding administrative and managerial policies and procedures. For more information about resources available, please contact us.