CCHE Seminar Series: The CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship – An Opportunity to Apply your Research Talents for Health System Impact

Meghan McMahon
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Friday January 31, 2020, 10am-12pm, HSB 108 (155 College Street)

Abstract: The complexity and multitude of challenges facing health system organizations, coupled with the emergence of learning health systems, requires a new cadre of doctorally prepared individuals with the skills to work within the system to accelerate evidence-informed improvement. Sophisticated research and analytic expertise, leadership skills, and change management experience are needed to help design, implement, evaluate and spread evidence-informed solutions and guide innovation.

CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) and its partners, the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance, university training programs, and health system organizations across the country are working together to support an embedded fellowship program designed prepare PhD trainees and post-doctoral fellows for stronger career readiness and the skills and experience to lead health system improvement.

CIHR’s Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program provides an opportunity for PhD trainees and post-doctoral fellows to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health system and related organizations outside of the traditional university setting, and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks. The fourth round of the program is now available (application deadline: April 1, 2020).

Join CIHR-IHSPR Associate Director Meg McMahon and Health System Impact Fellow alumni Sophie Roher, Dr. Daniala Weir and Dr. Jonathan Lai to learn more about the HSI Fellowship, how to apply, and tips for success.

Meghan McMahon is Associate Director with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. She recently completed her PhD in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow with the Canadian Centre for Health Economics.