Core Curricular Resources for Fellowship Training

September 2010

Patient Oriented Research Certification Program

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
This program is designed for fellows in clinical departments of the School of Medicine. Participants attend weekly lectures and pursue a mentored clinical research project using class materials and, in many cases, the GCRC. Lectures include the following: Models of Academia, Navigating the NIH, Writing a Protocol, Statistical Software, Drug Development, HIPAA, Preparing a Budget, IRB Process, IND/DE Regulations, Scientific Conduct, FDA, Qualitative Research Methods, Models of Translational Research, and Effective Scientific Writing.

Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Tom Kelly: 215-898-0861

Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The MPH Program is a university-wide interdisciplinary collaboration among eight schools. In addition to the faculty from the School of Medicine where the program is housed, faculty from Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Social Policy and Practice, Veterinary Medicine, Education, Wharton and Dental Medicine are integral partners in this initiative. The objectives are to enhance collaboration in public health research, teaching and service; to prepare individuals with training and experience in diverse fields to apply the public health paradigm; and to enhance the health of human populations locally, nationally and around the world. Priority is given to mid-career professionals and potential joint degree candidates from other Penn professional programs. The program is designed as two years full-time but can be extended for those who are part-time or are simultaneously pursuing other training.

Master of Science in Health Policy (MSHP) Research Program

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The MSHP Program is a two-year, full-time, 12-credit training program based in the School of Medicine as a collaborative effort with the Wharton School and in close affiliation with the Annenberg School for Communication, the School of Social Policy and Practice, and the School of Nursing. Its primary goal is to prepare outstanding investigators in health services and policy research for successful careers in academics, government, and industry. It is designed for candidates who already have or will receive an MD, PhD, JD, or similar terminal degree. The 20 students in the inception class (summer 2007 matriculation) were all physicians who had completed residency training and were at various levels of fellowship training. Didactic coursework focuses on health economics, study design and research methods, statistical methods in health services research, and health policy. All students complete a mentored thesis project in health policy or health services research.

Master of Bioethics Program (MBE)

Department of Medical Ethics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The MBE Program is designed for health care professionals, students in other Penn professional degree programs (e.g., medicine, nursing, Ph.D. program), and post baccalaureate students. Nine courses are required for the degree, including a scholarly research project or a clinical ethics option. Sample research projects are BRCA testing, DNA banking, gene patenting, allocation policies, xenotransplanting, ethical and policy issues in managed care, and issues in genetic and reproductive technology.

Penn ADVANCE Program for Faculty Professional Development

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
http://www.med.upenn.edu/fapd/ - schedule and class descriptions
http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu - class enrollment
Contact: rberget@mail.med.upenn.edu, tel 215-898-7160
The events and online modules in the Penn ADVANCE Program for Faculty Professional Development are open to fellows as well as faculty. The scheduled events are 1-2 hour seminars that require prior registration through the Knowledgelink address above. Some classes are offered multiple times throughout the academic year. Seminars scheduled for 2009-10 include the following Seminar series:

Symposium for Early Investigators

Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT), Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD), Office of Research Program Development
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
This one-day seminar in December includes lectures and break-out sessions on topics such as NIH funding and grant review, non-profit grant application, industry support and collaboration, and research support at Penn. The symposium is open to Penn faculty and trainees.

FOCUS on Health and Leadership for Women

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women is a dean-funded program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine designed to improve the recruitment, retention, advancement and leadership of women faculty, and to promote women’s health research. FOCUS collaborates with other medical schools, universities, national committees, and Women in Medicine (WIM) programs to explore institutional change that fosters a more diverse faculty in the community of academic medicine. FOCUS sponsors Lunchtime Seminar Series of one-hour , twice-monthly interactive sessions related to women's health research, professional development for academic physicians, and hot topics in health care. Speakers may include anthropologists, bioethicists, economists, lawyers, medical historians, sociologists, psychologists, as well as physicians and researchers, all of whom offer fresh perspective to a broad range of medical and professional development topics.

Conducting Research at CHOP

Office of Responsible Research Training
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
Contact Janet Stuart at stuartj@email.chop.edu or 267-426-7496.
This quarterly workshop series is designed to educate the CHOP workforce on key topics related to the implementation and management of sponsored research. Sessions focus on navigating research administration, best practices in managing grants and budgets, conducting clinical trials, and the safe and ethical conduct of research.

Introduction to Study Design and Statistical Analysis in Pediatric Research

Fall Course for Fellows and Junior Faculty
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Course Director: Abbas Jawad, PhD (jawad@email.chop.edu) Tel: 215-590-4991
Registration: http://stokes.chop.edu/intranet/departments/education/sdsa/
Medical fellows and junior faculty are invited to participate in a free Introduction to Statistical Design and Analysis in Pediatric Research course. Faculty from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania will teach this course.
Lectures will be held in Conference Room 124 of the Abramson Research Center at The Children's Hospital.

This course is designed to increase the participant's ability in:


CHOP Research Institute: Educational Websites

LearningLink: Computerized Learning Management System for All Faculty, Trainees, Staff at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

LearningLink identifies individual-specific required and recommended training with links to online modules (e.g., Information Security, Patient Privacy, Patient Safety) and/or registration for in-person classes (e.g., Sunrise Clinical Manager, Groupwise, ChartMaxx, EPIC).

Fellows’ Association

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Fellows Association (FA) is comprised of all current postdoctoral fellows in the six clinical departments at CHOP. Its mission is to represent the interests of the subspecialty fellows and to promote the continuous improvement of their training experience. The Fellows’ Association sponsors educational and social programs that are designed and organized by the FA co-chairs with administrative support from the Office of Fellowship Programs in the Department of Pediatrics.

Center for Quality and Patient Safety

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
(Director, Annette Bollig)
The Center for Quality and Patient Safety is the institutional resource for continually improving and measuring the quality of care delivered to CHOP patients and families. It collaborates with health care units on root-cause analysis, use of quality improvement methods, and measurement of process and outcome. Center staff provides consultation and education about service delivery at the individual, practice, and systems levels.

Interdisciplinary Morbidity and Mortality Case Conference

Patient Safety Committee
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The CHOP Patient Safety Committee sponsors a monthly M&M case conference in which factual presentation of the case and panel discussion of systems based issues related to the case are used to promote transparency about errors and strategies to prevent them. All patient care providers are encouraged to attend.

Schwartz Center Rounds

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia holds monthly Schwartz Center Rounds for clinical faculty, trainees, and staff on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 in the Stokes Auditorium. The Rounds provide a multidisciplinary forum in which clinical caregivers focus on the social, emotional, and personal aspects of patient care. Sponsorship is provided by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of a health care system in which caregivers are compassionate, engaged, and accessible.

Center for Career Development

Human Resources Department of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Center for Career Development facilitates courses organized around CHOP's Core Competencies (accountability, commitment to service, effective communication, excellence, teamwork, and diversity) and Leadership Competencies (builds capability, thinks strategically, champions change, and leads with inspirations). Many of the courses are repeated monthly or quarterly. Those particularly appropriate for fellows include the following:

Center for Biomedical Informatics

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Educational Division of the Center for Biomedical Informatics offers training for clinicians and researchers in the design, utilization, and evaluation of bioinformatics and clinical informatics. It holds monthly seminars on Wednesdays, 4-5 PM, 3535 Market St., 16th floor, in which faculty members present their work or research.

Media Training for CHOP Faculty and Fellows: New 2010

Registration: http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/facultydevelopment/sessions.php
Didactic (Part I) and coaching (Part II) sessions facilitated by Public Communications, Inc., a Chicago-based public relations firm. Registration is limited to 10 fellows.
Part I: Formulating Key Messages and Delivering Them with Clarity and Confidence”
May 5, 2010, 5:30-7:30 PM
ARC 123/AB
Part II: Practice Makes Perfect (max 3 participants per hour)
May 6, 2010, Choose 1 hr beginning 8,9,10 AM; noon; 1,2 4,5 PM.
ARC 401

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