Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Seeks Qualified Applicants for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellowships

In addition to cardiologists or cardiology-bound physicians, neurologists, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, epidemiologists, and others interested in the field are welcome to apply. Minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply,

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute—one of the leading outcomes research centers in the nation—is seeking highly motivated, talented individuals for its two-year postdoctoral training program in cardiovascular outcomes research. The T32 training program has openings for two fellowship positions beginning July 1, 2018. The T32 program is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and is hosted by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute (SLMAHI) in close collaboration with the University of Kansas.

“There is a growing regional and national need for more scholars in cardiovascular outcomes and quality of care research to inform practice and policy in an increasingly complex health care system,” said John Spertus, M.D., Daniel J. Lauer/Missouri endowed chair and professor at the UMKC School of Medicine and clinical director of outcomes research at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. “This fellowship provides curriculum, mentored research, and independent research experiences to train the next generation of leaders in the fields of cardiovascular, clinical, and outcomes research.”

Fellowship program scholars will conduct studies to define the determinants of outcomes, examine the translation of evidence into clinical care in order to identify opportunities for improvement, and design innovations in health care delivery to overcome existing gaps—all national priorities. The program includes a number of…

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