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Faculty Development Research Fellowship

The Faculty Development Research Fellowship is a 1-3 year program, with options for a Master of Public Health degree, or an MS degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety, Chronic Care Management or Health Policy.

The Faculty Development Research Fellowship consists of:

  • An Individualized Research Project and mentorship within the Department of Family & Community Medicine
  • Fellowship Curriculum: Research Seminars; Research Methodology; Professional Development and Writing Seminars; Director's Meetings; and Clinical Sessions
  • School of Population Health coursework

The Faculty Development Research Fellow undertakes his or her research project with the following criteria in mind:

  • Topic is of national importance and will produce meaningful and transferable findings;
  • Topic will enhance, complement, and mesh with existing departmental research themes, including the Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Rigorous methodology will provide foundation for publishable results and
  • Research provides a foundation for the fellow to apply to the NIH for a career development K-award, or other similar career development award.

The Faculty Development Research Fellow should be interested in and excited by exchange of ideas in research, rigorous data analysis, and meaningful contributions to the existing body of knowledge that will impact behavior and health. Fellows should be motivated by career goals within academic family medicine. Fellows will present, publish, and be career-ready at the end of the fellowship. Fellows will also participate in other general academic and educational curricular activities, as well as maintain a part-time clinical practice to maintain and expand their clinical skills.

Available to the Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Hospital, and the Department of Family & Community Medicine are an extensive research network, patient population, computers, and staff research assistants. A long and successful fellowship program of over twenty years has led to well-defined research milestones for fellows. Randa Sifri, MD, Fellowship Director, is a senior researcher and the Director of Research Development. Howard Rabinowitz, MD, associate Fellowship Director, is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.  Marianna LaNoue, PhD is Assistant Fellowship Director and Director of the Greenfield Research Center. Other departmental mentors provide requisite structure, environment, expertise and guidance to nurture and direct the Fellow's research and career plans. Your interest and application are welcome.

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Richard C. Wender, MD

Christine A. Arenson, MD
Professor & Interim Chair
Department of Family & Community Medicine


Randa Sifri, MD
Director, Faculty Development Research Fellowship
(215) 955-2354


Howard Rabinowitz, MD
Associate Director, Faculty Development Research Fellowship
(215) 955-7416


Marianna LaNoue, PhD
Assistant Director,
Faculty Development Research Fellowship
(215) 955-8234


Marc I. Harwood, MD
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
(215) 955-2352


Brooke Salzman, MD
Director, Geriatrics Fellowship
(215) 955-5708


Department of Family & Community Medicine
1015 Walnut Street
Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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