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    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Training Program in Patient Safety and Quality

    Director:   Dean Sittig, Ph.D.,  School of Biomedical Informatics, UTHealth 

    Purpose: To train future scientists to design, implement, select, evaluate, and implement health information technology from a systems and human factors perspective, in order to increase the quality and safety of healthcare. 

    How the training is organized:

     Part 1: Foundation of Training in: 

    • Informatics 
    • Research Design and Evaluation 
    • Human-Centered Design, and 
    • Quality Improvement 

     Part 2: First-hand practical application on health information technology research programs. 

    The AHRQ fellowship provides:

    PhD student: 

    • 12 month fellowship 
    • Stipend of $21,600 per year 
    • Partial support for tuition, fees and health insurance 
    • May compete for reappointment (for a total of three years) if progress is satisfactory 

     
    Postdocs:
     

    • 12 month fellowship 
    • Stipend of $38,496 per year and higher (depends on years of experience since receipt of the doctorate) 
    • Partial support for fees and health insurance 
    • May compete for reappointment (for a total of two years) if progress is satisfactory 

      About the AHRQ Training Grant Faculty Directory Curriculum

    For more information, see the links to the right.
     
     

    For further information, contact the AHRQ Training Program Administrator:
    Amy Jackson
     amyjackson@rice.edu
    713-348-4752