Training Opportunities - VA Center for Clinical Management Research
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Training Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2021-2022

The VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, is seeking applications from qualified recent doctoral degree graduates for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in health services research. Candidates must have an interest in conducting health services research in one of the Center’s research areas and have an earned doctorate in a discipline such as economics, epidemiology, health policy, organizational behavior, medical informatics, sociology, psychology, nursing, or statistics. Applicants cannot be more than three years past receipt of their PhD.

Fellows are provided the opportunity to participate in ongoing research and/or explore new areas of research under the mentorship of one or more investigators at the Center. Our high priority research areas include the following:

  • Quality of care measurement and improvement
  • Implementation research
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Suicide prevention
  • Specialty care access
  • Reducing misuse of opioids and other substances
  • Decision aids for understanding the risks and benefits of alternative prevention and treatment strategies
  • Interventions and tools for improving patients’ self-management of chronic diseases

Annual salary is $50,450 for year 1 and $53,177 for year 2 + health benefits. Research assistant support is provided, along with funds to attend an annual professional conference. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2021, for guaranteed full consideration. Although, applications submitted after this date (but before March 1) may still be reviewed, those submitted prior to February 1 will be given priority. Notification of selection is usually in early March. Start date for the fellowship is flexible but must be between July 1 and December 31, 2021.

To apply, send curriculum vitae, names and e-mail addresses of three references, and a cover letter describing your research interests and goals for the fellowship to Dr. Wyndy Wiitala at This is a federal government position; U.S. citizenship is required.


VA Advanced Psychiatry Fellowships and Post-doctoral Fellowship Programs

The VA Advanced Psychiatry Fellowship and Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment is a National Fellowship affiliated with the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, and based within SMITREC/MHSOT. The primary method of training for fellows is supervised service delivery in direct contact with patients, although there is an additional strong focus on research skill development. The goals of the Fellowships are to provide mentored experience in clinical skill development, treatment evaluation, research design and implementation, publication of research and evaluation products, and grant writing. Post-doctoral fellows receive supervised clinical training sufficient for license eligibility. Postdoctoral applicants must be graduates of APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology, have completed an APA-accredited internship, and be U.S. citizens. Post-residency physician applicants must have completed ACGME-accredited residency training, be board eligible or board certified, and have an active, unrestricted U.S. license to practice. International medical graduates must have a current visa and an ECFMG certificate that is valid indefinitely. For more information about this program go to: University of Michigan - VA Ann Arbor Consortium*


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