Fellowships


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Tuberculosis Research

This position is filled for 2012-2013.
Applications are invited from recent PhD or MD graduates for a one-year, full-time or part-time fellowship, starting July 1, 2012. No funding is available; individuals are responsible for their own funding and health insurance. The fellow will function as a junior investigator under the supervision of a Department faculty member, participating fully in research and related scholarly activities. The fellow will participate in ongoing research projects, help coordinate specific research initiatives, coordinate submissions for research ethics review, conduct data management and analysis, assist in writing grant proposals, and prepare manuscripts.

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Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship

Surgeons associated with Harvard teaching hospitals, in conjunction with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), Partners In Health (PIH), and the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School are addressing the need for a surgical role in global health through the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship. In this fellowship, dedicated surgeons and surgeons-in-training are able to obtain the medical and non-medical skills they need to improve the health of some of the world's most impoverished people.

The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship is a one or two year program designed for medical professionals who have either already completed their surgical residency or are taking a scheduled break from formal training to conduct research. Please click on the links below for additional information about the two available tracks within the Fellowship:

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Clinical Fellowship 

Interested fellows in either track may incorporate a Masters of Public Health degree during their fellowship, but this option is not compulsory. The MPH degree can be started through the Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. Obtaining an MPH will require a separate application to the Harvard School of Public Health (see Application Instructions). Tuition and fees associated with matriculation in the MPH program will be the responsibility of the Fellow unless otherwise specified.

For more information on the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship please visit the Fellowship’s primary website. Any questions regarding the Fellowship should be directed to:

Jonathan Lawson
Partners In Health
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Mental Health Delivery Fellowship

The Dr. Mario Pagenel Fellowship in Global Mental Health Delivery provides an opportunity for career development in global mental health service delivery and research for post-graduate psychiatrists. Fellows develop expertise in the field while working in Haiti or Rwanda with Partners In Health and in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.

The Fellowship is a one to two year placement with a PIH sister organization—Zanmi Lasante in Haiti, or Inshuti Mu Buzima in Rwanda. By building capacity through the mobilization, training and professional development of in-country health care providers, PIH and HMS seek to support locally feasible and sustainable structures for mental health care and, over time, to establish generalizable models for systems of mental health service delivery. The Fellowship offers a combined focus on clinical care, training and education, research and advocacy.

While most of the Fellowship consists of service delivery work, there is a significant academic research component.  The fellow develops an area of academic focus in global health related to mental health service delivery and selects an academic mentor with expertise in their area of interest. Fellows have the opportunity to develop and collaborate in mentored research and educational projects with experts in the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine as well as having the option of participating in ongoing research efforts. Fellows will be eligible to attend a three-week intensive summer program in Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.

For more specific information about the mental health program at PIH, please visit their site.

Applications are due by March 1, 2015 to begin in Haiti in July 2015 (the position in Rwanda is filled for 2015). Please apply through Partners In Health.

For more information about the fellowship, please contact Sarah Abravanelli

Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Mental Health Delivery Fellowship - Haiti information

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Abundance Foundation Fellowship in Global Health Implementation Science

The Abundance Foundation Fellowship in Global Mental Health in Implementation Science provides an opportunity for professional growth in global mental health implementation research for post-doctoral psychiatrists and psychologists.

The Fellowship, based in Boston, is a two-year placement with Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, within the Program for Global Mental Health and Social Change. It aims to provide Fellows additional experience in investigation and research focused on global mental health service implementation by building a research component into Partners in Health’s delivery work and capacity-building at its sites.

The Fellow should have experience at in-country sites in mental health service delivery, such as through the Dr. Mario Pagenel Fellowship in Global Mental Health Delivery, and developed a basic proposal based on that work, so as to be able to come to the Fellowship with a circumscribed area of focus that will lead to the creation of a work plan for their research project. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the goal is for the Fellow to have developed a fundable grant proposal, or will have produced a number of scholarly publications.

For more specific information about the mental health program at HMS, please visit the Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change.

For questions related to the Abundance Foundation Fellowship, please contact Sarah Abravanelli.

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Improving Mental Health in China

Psychiatrists from participating institutions in China are developing curriculum for training local mental health practitioners in implementation research through the program, Building Research Capacity to Improve Mental Health in China across the Lifespan. This program is supported by the NIH Fogarty International Center, 2012-2017.

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Improving Mental Health in Indonesia

The goal of this program, Inter-University Partnerships for Strengthening Health Systems in Indonesia: Building New Capacity for Mental Health Care, is to develop “action research” linking university researchers with the public health system to build capacity for public mental health care in Indonesia. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Indonesia sponsors this program.

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Medical Ethics

Weekly seminar in medical ethics for health care and legal professionals. Offered by the Division of Medical Ethics. To see learn more about the fellowship program, visit the Medical Ethics page.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (HMS) provides medical students with a year-long high-quality, mentored research experience that offers them the opportunity to address key clinical and public health issues in resource-limited settings around the world. This fellowship strives to foster medical student growth and development as future investigators and to contribute to the pipeline of academic researchers who work internationally. For further information, click here.

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Related Links

Resources for HMS Research Fellows are available at the HMS Office for Postdoctoral Affairs page.

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