CIHR and the CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship Information Seminar

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Speaker: Meghan McMahon (CIHR, University of Toronto)

Panel guests: Dr. Rhonda Cockerill and Dr. Betty Chang

Date: January 26th

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Location: Health Sciences Building (155 College Street, Toronto ON), Room HSB 106


The complexity and multitude of challenges facing governments and 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 drive evidence-informed improvement at all levels. 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 and its CIHR institute partners, the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance, university training programs, and health system organizations across the country are working together to support new fellowship programs 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 provides a unique opportunity for HSPR 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 scholarly setting, and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks. The second round of the program is now available (application deadline: April 5, 2018).  Join CIHR-IHSPR Program Director Meg McMahon, Health System Impact Fellowship academic mentor Dr. Rhonda Cockerill, and IHPME-NYGH Health System Impact Fellow Dr. Betty Chang to learn more about the HSI Fellowship and how to apply, about IHPME’s leadership and involvement in the program, and to learn about one of the inaugural fellow’s experience in the program thus far.

Meghan McMahon is Program Director with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. She is completing 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. Meghan has a MSc in Health Services Research from the University of Toronto.

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