Why Study at the Schaeffer Center

Why Schaeffer?

A preeminent educational destination for current and emerging leaders in health policy and economics, the Schaeffer Center develops innovators for positions in higher education, research, government and healthcare. We do so by:

  • Creating a nurturing, interdisciplinary and resource-rich learning environment for students, scholars and professionals
  • Offering one-on-one mentorship and significant collaboration with distinguished, nationally known investigators in the field
  • Recruiting diverse, high-quality fellows, junior faculty, research assistants and interns
  • Assisting trainees in securing influential positions in prestigious academic, public and private settings and earning recognition from major players in the field
  • Sharpening fellows’ and students’ analytical skills and helping them advance their scholarly agendas through extensive research training and access to sophisticated data analysis tools
  • Ensuring numerous professional development opportunities, including support for grant writing, publication in peer-reviewed journals and travel to present at or attend major conferences
  • Providing dedicated, full-time administrative support at the Schaeffer Center and access to a host of university-wide educational and career-development resources

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