The Johns Hopkins GIM Fellowship is funded through federal training grants. These grants stipulate clinical research fellows spend a minimum of 80% of their time engaging in research activities. Assignment to a particular grant occurs after acceptance into the GIM fellowship.
This training program is funded by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA). The progam's aim is to support the development of primary care physicians as creative and independent investigators in primary care research. It provides opportunities for junior physicians to develop research skills in study design and analytic methods, and learn how primary care may function to integrate traditional curative medicine with public health initiatives to address the major health care problems facing Americans today.
This training program recruits, educates, and develops independent and creative investigators in Behavioral Aspects of Heart and Vascular Diseases, a field of increasing clinical and public health importance. The program exposes pre-and post-doctoral students from relevant health professions and complementary scientific disciplines to a variety of ongoing research, and intensive mentoring by a multidisciplinary faculty committed to excellence in research training.
Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program
This training program is funded by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Trainees in this program learn to conduct comparative effectiveness research, which is the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in “real world” settings. The purpose of this research is to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, and other decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances.