Merkin Brain and Health Policy Innovation Fellowship Announcement
The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the Keck School of Medicine at USC invite applications for a one or two year fellowship to conduct research in health policy and neuroscience. The Merkin Brain and Health Policy Innovation Program was established by a gift from Richard Merkin, Founder, President and CEO Heritage Provider Network
The program is the response to the need for greater synergy between advances in neuroscience and the devising of policies that improve life outcomes for children, adolescents and adults experiencing significant risk or adversity due to brain diseases. It is housed at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. The Schaeffer Center was created in 2009 through a generous donation from Leonard and Pamela Schaeffer with the collaboration of the USC School of Pharmacy and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. The aim of the center is to promote health, economic well-being, and value in health care delivery through rigorous research and innovative policy recommendations. Dr. Dana P. Goldman and Dr. Pat Levitt direct the program. Dr. Goldman is a professor of economics, holds the Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair, and is the director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Dr. Pat Levitt is Provost Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Eligible fellows will have a MD or Ph.D. degree, an existing faculty appointment and a record of and interest in scholarship in the areas of brain-related health economics and policy or neuroscience. The program supports fellows with research funding and trains them to play a more pivotal role in translating scientific discoveries into practical solutions. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a one-page letter of interest in the position that includes a description of his/her research, and a list of the names and contact information for three individuals who will serve as references to:Dr. Dana P. Goldman Director, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics Attention: Briana White 3335 South Figueroa Unit A LA CA 90089-7273 email@example.com Subject: Merkin Fellowship Application
Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
We are no longer accepting applications for the academic year beginning fall 2013.
The fellowship allows scholars to sharpen their analytical skills and advance their research agendas in the fields of health policy and health economics through formal and informal training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers.
Scholars that have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline such as economics, public policy, health policy, statistics, medicine, and psychology, are invited to apply. Scholars may be recent graduates or may have several years of research experience.
The fellowship provides a competitive stipend and other benefits. Review is ongoing.
Interested scholars should send a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research interest, writing sample and at least one reference letter to:
Julie Zissimopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economic
Research Associate Professor, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy