Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

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2009 Health Services Research (T32) Fellowships

The T32 fellowship program provides a 2-year training experience in health services research for motivated, creative individuals with prior health professional or research doctorates. The program's objectives are to provide fellows with the following: rigorous, individualized didactic training in a comprehensive spectrum of health services research methodologies; a mentored health services research experience; the tools to develop and submit competitive research grant applications; practical experience in collaborative work with stakeholder organizations; and training in the leadership and professional skills necessary to excel as a health services researcher.

Helen A. Smith, MPH, PhD, has been awarded a T32 fellowship. Dr. Smith received a BA in anthropology from Pennsylvania State University in 1997, an MA in human sexuality studies from San Francisco State University in 2005, an MPH in behavioral and community health sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. Dr. Smith worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Health and Aging/ Lesbian Health Research Center, University of California–San Francisco, from 2001 to 2003. She worked as a graduate student researcher at the University of Pittsburgh from 2004 to 2007 and has been employed as a research specialist at UPMC since 2007.

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