Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation (COIN)
Health Services Research Fellowship Programs
13 January 2022
COIN participates in the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Health Services Research & Development trains and mentors the next generation of VA HSR&D scientists and physician scientists. Both the Seattle and Denver sites offer PhD and MD Fellowships. Meet some of the COIN Fellows.
The Fellowship works closely with AcademyHealth as a national coordinating center to provide high-quality training and curriculum focused on Learning Health Systems (LHS) core competencies. The two-year Fellowship is designed to have novice PhD researchers develop and apply their research skills by completing a publishable research project. Emphasis is placed on one-on-one mentorship and peer interaction.
Denver PhD Fellowship
The PhD Fellowship provides research experiences that will better position the research fellows to impact and improve Veterans health. PhD Fellows will do so through healthcare improvement activities and projects, in addition to activities related to scholarship (e.g., manuscripts, presentations, grants).
The PhD Fellowship is chaired by Dr. Cathy Battaglia and affiliated with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Denver MD Fellowship
The MD Fellowship provides research experiences that will better position the research fellows to impact and improve Veterans health. MD Fellows can expect to spend 75 percent of their time in research, healthcare improvement, and/or educational activities and 25 percent in clinical care. The MD Fellowship is chaired by Dr. Jones and affiliated with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Seattle PhD Fellowship
The PhD Fellowship increases skills in health services research. Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research on a publishable health services project, participate in related educational activities including selected course work at the University of Washington (UW), and participate in VA research review meetings. The PhD Fellowship is co-chaired by Drs. Williams and Fortney.
Seattle MD Fellowship
The MD Fellowship is for physicians who have completed residency training and focuses on preparing physicians for successful careers in academic medicine as independent researchers and trains physicians pursuing a wide variety of research and clinical interests, including General Internal Medicine and its specialties. The MD Fellowship is co-chaired by Drs. Feemster and Engel.