Harvard-MIT-NEMC Postdoc fellowships in Medical Informatics

Robert A. Greenes greenes at HARVARD.EDU
Mon Jan 2 12:14:35 EST 1995


     ***  Postdoctoral Fellowships Available for AY 1994  ***

  HARVARD, MIT, and TUFTS/NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER COMBINED
      RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM IN MEDICAL INFORMATICS

Openings are available for qualified applicants for the Harvard Medical
School, MIT, Tufts/New England Medical Center combined training program in
medical informatics, for July, 1994 or later.

Research training fellowships are available at three participating laboratories:

o   Decision Systems Group, Brigham and Women's Hospital (under the
    direction of Robert A. Greenes, M.D., Ph.D.), emphasizing clinical
    decision making, medical educational strategies, clinical
    guidelines, clinical record keeping, medical knowledge
    representation and query, radiologic image management, and collabo-
    rative architectures for network-based application development.
    See also WWW page:  http://dsg.harvard.edu/

o   Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital
    (under the direction of G. Octo Barnett, M.D.), emphasizing clinical
    decision making, medical student education, student/physician
    workstation design, problem-based knowledge access, ambulatory
    computer-based medical record systems, and implementation/evaluation
    of guidelines

o   Division of Clinical Decision Making, NEMC (under the direction of
    Stephan G. Pauker, M.D.), emphasizing clinical decision making,
    knowledge representation, and guidelines and outcome evaluation

Fellowships involve in-depth experience in the ongoing research programs of
the participating laboratories, with emphasis on assumption of project
responsibility, leading to publication, presentation, and independent
funding.  Our goal is to train individuals who will be well-equipped to be
leaders of medical informatics programs of their own, or to bring these
skills to their clinical specialties.

Research fellows typically take 1-2 courses per term in addition to their
project work.  Those wishing a degree may concurrently apply for admission
to the masters or doctoral programs in Medical Computer Science at the MIT
Department of Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science, or in Health
Decision Science at Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health
Policy and Management.

The combined training program offers a wide range of opportunities for
education, research, and collegial interaction among the training sites.
A large variety of course offerings at Harvard, MIT, and Tufts, many
seminars, journal clubs, and other opportuities for exchange of
information provide all trainees with opportunities to learn about the
variety of work occurring at the various laboratories and in the
affiliated institutions, as well as in the larger field of medical
informatics.

A number of associated faculty participate in the program through the
research activities of each of the training sites.  In addition to the
research programs of the participating laboratories, we encourage the
fellows to develop projects that may involve unique collaborative
relationships.

Applicants must be physicians or doctorates in other health care or
biomedical fields or in computer science.  Physcians will usually have at
least one year and preferably three years of residency training prior to
beginning of fellowship. Prior computer experience is strongly preferred.

Fellowship support includes a postdoctoral stipend, health insurance,
tuition, and travel funds.  FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO U.S.
CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS.  Others may apply, but only if they have
independent external sources of support.

For more information, contact the program office:

Medical Informatics Training Program
ATTN:  Robert A. Greenes, MD, PhD
Decision Systems Group, Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-6281           FAX:  (617) 732-6317
email:  greenes at harvard.edu

or the individual training program component directors via email at:

Barnett:      obarnett at hstbme.mit.edu
Greenes:      greenes at harvard.edu
Pauker:       sgp at cor.cdm.nemc.org






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