New Funding for Investigators

New National Center for Health Systems Research will provide new funding opportunities on health services training and research up to $150,000, building on previous Foundation commitments to health services and implementation science research.

A new center has been established to train a cadre of learning health systems scientists to transform the delivery, quality, and outcomes for persons with disabilities and chronic conditions. The new center—established with a $5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is called the Learning Health systems training to improve Disability and chronic condition care (LeaHD), and is headed by Linda Resnick, P.T., Ph.D., FAPTA, who serves as principal investigator. Scientists—including physical therapist researchers—focused on improving care, achieving equity, and reducing disparities for people with disabilities and chronic conditions are encouraged to apply.

Scientists will be trained to conduct research using patient-centered outcomes (PCOR), comparative effectiveness (CER) and dissemination and implementation (D&I) approaches while embedded within learning health systems (LHS).

Applicants may be academic faculty members, or individuals employed by a health system or community partner organization in clinical or operational leadership roles, or candidates for postdoctoral fellowships.

Available support of up to $150,000 per LHS Scientist (direct costs)*

*Support includes salary and fringe. The amount awarded will be based upon salary level and research requirements.

Key Dates and Deadlines:

Applications Due: January 22, 2024*

Earliest start date: March 1, 2024*

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until available Scientist positions are filled- apply today.

This center is a follow-on initiative that builds on the highly regarded Center on Health Services Training and Research (COHSTAR) established at Brown University with $3.75 million in support over 10 years from the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.

“Efforts to address these inequities have never been more important,” said Resnik. “Chronic conditions affect more than half of adults in the U.S., with 27% having multiple chronic conditions and one in four American adults living with a disability.”               


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