Funding: T32 pre- and postdoctoral training program in clinical research on musculoskeletal disorders
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program (NIH-funded T32) housed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health. Applications for pre- and post-doctoral training are invited for the academic year beginning July/August 2022.
The program is intended to train highly qualified pre- and post-doctoral trainees in rigorous clinical research methodology to address pressing problems relating to orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders. The range of methodologies suitable for support is wide, including epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, pharmaco-epidemiology, biomechanics, policy modeling, and behavioral research among others. The range of substantive topics is similarly wide, encompassing orthopedic surgical interventions and disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system including, but not limited to, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, spinal disorders, regional musculoskeletal disorders, tendon, ligament and other soft tissue conditions, and musculoskeletal pain. The research must be carried out on humans. Laboratory research carried out on animals or on human tissues is not appropriate for this award. Research focused on inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and the like are appropriate.