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Schroeder Center - Brock Institute (SC-BI) Summer Fellowship Program

Schroeder Center - Brock Institute (SC-BI) Summer Research Fellowship Program

Summer 2018 Policies and Procedures

The Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in collaboration with The Schroeder Center for Health Policy at William & Mary, supports student-faculty research related to health policy analysis and health services research. EVMS students are invited to apply for up to two Schroeder Center - Brock Institute (SC-BI) Fellowships for the summer of 2018. Applications including a letter of recommendation from an EVMS Faculty member are due Thursday April 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm. Selection of three EVMS SC-BI Fellows will be completed and announced by Monday, April 23, 2018.

Background

The SC-BI Summer Research Fellowship Program is a new collaboration between William & Mary and EVMS designed to award summer fellowships to students at both institutions. The Schroeder Center for Health Policy and The Brock Institute for Community & Global Health are administrative organizations at the respective campuses and will have separate application processes and will make separate awards. Students on both campuses will have opportunities for interaction with faculty and fellows from William & Mary and EVMS.

Award Basics and Requirements

  • Fellows will receive a $3000 stipend.
  • Fellows must participate in full-time research and prepare final documents / presentations between June 18 and July 27, 2018.
  • Fellows must work with at least one EVMS faculty member. The faculty member will be identified by the Brock Institute prior to the start of the summer program. Faculty mentorsof successful applicants will receive a $1000 stipend.
  • Following selection, fellows will be provided with the names and contact information of appropriate William and Mary faculty who can provide additional expertise on student projects.
  • During the summer, fellows will participate in several in-person and / or virtual meetings with all SC-BI Fellows at William and Mary and EVMS.
  • Fellows will complete a paper about their research, findings and recommendations.
  • Fellows qill present their research at a joint session with all SC-BI Fellows and possible other venues.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be an EVMS MD, MPH or Medical Masters student in good academic standing.
  • The applicant must be a continuing student (i.e. not a graduating senior)

Research Priorotites

Preference will be given to the following:

  • Students who have an interest in research focusing on issues pertaining to the health of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the Hampton Roads community.
  • Students who have an interest in using quantitative research methods and / or analyze Patient Level Data or Readmission and Transfer files from the Virginia Health Information (VHI).  EVMS has a site license so that students can access these data.

Research Topic

Applicants will be given a topic that is a clinical and research priority which impacts the health of our community.  The Brock Institute follows The Schroeder Center for Health Policy definition of “health policy” to both guide its own work and to grant research, scholarship, and fellowship awards:  Health policy research and analysis is the study of national, state, and  /or local government policies or programs that aim to promote the health of people, improve access to healthcare, and increase the quality, equity, and efficiency of care delivery.  The Schroeder Center and the Brock Institute recognize the important contributions and perspectives that various academic disciplines bring to the study of health policy issues.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy Research program provides examples of the ways in which certain disciplines approach health policy issues (see http://healthpolicyscholars.org/disciplines-program).

Thus, EVMS is currently engaged in a variety of research activities that may have implications for community health improvement efforts which will engage the EVMS SC-BI fellows. EVMS SC-BI fellows will be assigned to a project of an EVMS faculty whose hypothesis / hypotheses could lead to community health policy updates or modifications.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Cynthia Romero, Director of the Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at romerocc@evms.edu or 757-446-7414 or Julie Stoner, MS, MPH, Associate Director of the Brock Institute at stonerjl@evms.edu  or call 757-446-0363.

2018 SC-BI Application Form