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MCWAH Fellowship Research Opportunities

Fellowship research opportunities are offered in the following areas:

Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research
Contact: Linda N. Meurer, MD, MPH (PI/PD), lmeurer@mcw.edu

Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research- Our 2-3 year, full-time fellowship prepares residency-trained primary care physicians, as well as pharmacists, advanced practice nurses and social scientists from complementary health-related fields, for successful and rewarding careers in academic medicine, with a focus on primary care and community engaged research. We integrate the three pillars of academic success: Research, Education, and Leadership; and blend them with necessary career management skills and on-going clinical and community-based experiences, in a resource-rich and supportive environment.

Funded by the U.S. Health Services and Resources Administration since 1998, this program now includes opportunities for interprofessional learning and research to explore new models of team-based care delivery. Fellows work with expert faculty mentors with emphasis areas in patient-centered care, community-engagement, educational excellence, population health management, chronic disease self-management, behavioral health, and more.
Anesthesiology Research Training Program
Contact: Thomas Ebert, MD, PhD (PI/PD), Department of Anesthesiology, tjebert@mcw.edu.

The goal of the Anesthesiology Research Training Program is to develop competent investigative anesthesiologists, intensivists, and basic scientists suitable for entry-level, full-time, academic faculty positions and to prepare these individuals for productive academic careers including the ability to acquire extramural funding. This subset of investigators will meet the research needs of the specialty of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine in the future including the training of other academic anesthesiologists. The Program is designed to provide laboratory research training for postdoctoral fellows who have completed their clinical anesthesiology residency (Research Track 1; traditional), those residents who are participating in the integrated research and clinical track (Research Track 2: integrated), or who are outstanding PhD scientists (Research Track 3: basic scientist) with a clear commitment to basic research in anesthesiology.
Gastroenterology Research Training Program
Contact: Reza Shaker, MD (PI/PD) Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology, rshaker@mcw.edu

The goal of the Gastroenterology Training Program is to train and prepare interested fellows for a research career in academic gastroenterology. This rigorous, multidisciplinary program leverages a well-established, interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty investigators from the Gastroenterology Division and the Biophysics, Neurology, Otolaryngology and Physical Medicine Departments at MCW. The program offers training in two understudied areas of gastrointestinal research with paramount clinical significance in terms of human suffering and health care resource utilization namely 1) upper Gl and aerodigestive tract sensory motor function and their functional relationship, and 2) neurogastroenterology and brain-gut interaction.
Hypertension and Vascular Biology Training Program
The Vascular Biology and Hypertension Training Program is open to both MD and PhD fellows in various disciplines. The program aims: 1) to provide outstanding research training in the areas of vascular biology, cell signaling and pathologic states, which lead to pathological events, including hypertension, stroke, CAD and other cardiovascular anomalies; 2) to prepare trainees for careers as physicians and/or research scientists in biomedical research either as a primary career pursuit or in conjunction with clinical practice; and 3) to increase the number of MD/DO trainees who pursue careers in academic medicine associated with translation of research findings into clinical practice. Skill sets will focus on a fundamental understanding of genetics, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, vascular biology, and whole animal physiology.