Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Opportunities
Every year, new traineeship positions for students emerge at the FPB School of Nursing as funding becomes available. The following is a current list of opportunities for those interested in experiences in nursing beyond the standard curriculum. For more information, please contact the specific program's program director.
Maryanne McDowell, Program Director
Positions available for MSN Program and Summer Camp
Christopher Manacci, Program Director
Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research Training Opportunities
Contact Shirley Moore, RN, PhD, Associate Dean for Research at 216-368-5978 for more information about any of these postdoctoral training opportunities. Additional contact information is provided for each program.
VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program: Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
This highly competitive program, established by the Veterans Health Administration in collaboration with the Dartmouth Institute, provides a training opportunity for nurses and physicians interested in leadership roles in research, teaching, and administration of healthcare quality improvement. An important goal of the program is to develop individuals who will advance the scientific basis of healthcare improvement. Applications are open to PhD and DNP predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. Mentoring is a critical component of this two-year program that links individualized training at each site to a state-of-the-art curriculum. Each year, two positions are available at each of the six sites nationally participating in this program. Stipends and fringe benefits are provided by the VA. Applicants need not be VA employees.
Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Clinical Research Training Program
The KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program is funded by NIH through its Roadmap initiative to re-engineer the clinical research enterprise. This prestigious and innovative program is a collaboration involving Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Each Clinical Research Scholar will embark on a three- to four-year program of intensive training in team-based clinical research, combining an innovative educational program with mentored research. Qualified candidates will hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, and have a keen interest in careers that focus on clinical research. Successful candidates will receive salary and benefits commensurate with prior experience and qualifications, research stipend, tuition benefits, and access to a multidisciplinary pool of highly qualified mentors who will guide their research projects.
Mellen Postdoctoral Fellowship
This is a 2-year research-focused postdoctoral fellowship in the area of cardiovascular risk prevention and self-management of health. The fellow will participate in ongoing NIH-funded biobehavioral studies testing interventions to reduce obesity and change lifestyle behaviors of exercise, diet, sleep, and stress management. In addition to project research experience on these studies, the fellow will have a significant amount of time devoted to independent manuscript preparation and grant writing. Mentoring of these activities will be provided under the direction of Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. An annual salary of $75,000 plus benefits is provided. A start date of July 1 is anticipated, but a later start date is negotiable.