The Weill Cornell Medicine Career Advancement for Research in Health Equity (CARE T37) program, which is made possible (in part) by 1T37MD014220 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, is intended to provide early exposure to health equity research and global health for pre-doc and post-doctoral trainees. The long-term goal of this program is to increase the diversity and number of scientists working across disciplines to improve health equity and global health. In no particular order, components of the CARE program include an intensive 2-month summer didactic session that provides a general introduction to healthcare/scientific research fundamentals; project—based mentoring for research experience; and opportunities for global health experience at NIH-funded global health research sites in developing countries such as Haiti, Brazil, Tanzania, and Ghana.
The CARE T37 program aims to identify talented URM pre- and post-doctoral trainees across the health sciences who are considering careers in health equity and global health research. Regardless of their ultimate career objectives, it is essential that all trainees receive a well-grounded exposure to research fundamentals and experience. Selected trainees of the program will engage in a mentored research experience tailored to their individual career and research goals. Personalized research experiences may include: a) participating in our intensive summer research training session, b) engaging in a mentored research project, and c) participating in a mentored global health experience. For eligible trainees the program provides stipend support to help defray living expenses in NYC during the intensive summer didactic session and/or to support trainees during the mentored research experience at NIH-funded select global health sites.
The program is open to qualified candidates from Weill Cornell Medicine as well as other colleges and institutions. Medical students, Terminal PhD students, Residents, and Post-doctoral students/Medical fellows who are from underrepresented populations (individuals from African American, Hispanic, Native/American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Island populations, individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, sexual and gender minorities (SGMs), and those with disabilities) should consider applying to the program. Although the program will consider trainees at any stage of the academic healthcare training continuum (from medical student, to resident, to fellowship/post-doc), post-doctoral students/medical fellows with a strong interest to pursue a career in scientific research and health equity and/or global health are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligible candidates must be:
Candidates interested in applying to the CARE T37 Program must submit an application package via email. The application package must include the following components:
Please note: It is paramount that Weill Cornell Medicine ensures a safe environment for faculty, staff, students, and patients. Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic and current travel policy restrictions, projects that require domestic and/or international travel will not be permitted.
The CARE T37 is co-directed by Said Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.; Mary Charlson, M.D.; and Linnie Golightly, M.D.. All are experts in healthcare research, health equity/global health, and have track records in mentoring trainees and junior faculty. Additionally, trainees have access to world-renowned and accomplished program mentors committed to engaging trainees in their ongoing federally funded studies and facilitating access to data and state-of-the art research laboratories.
This is a schematic representation of the possible pathways of participation in CARE T37 program. Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, and Post-docs are encouraged to use the information above to determine which paths most align with their availability and research experience goals. All accepted trainees must commit to participate in this full-time mentored research/training experience for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks. All trainees receive 10 weeks of stipend support. Trainees who elect Option A (Full Participation) also receive an additional 8 weeks of stipend support during the global health experience.
* Please note: Trainees choosing to participate in a Global Health or Partnered Research Experience may begin their appointment at anytime during the calendar year, provided they participate in that experience for 10 consecutive weeks.
For more information, please contact any of the following individuals:
Department of Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Parke, NY 11040
Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research
Tel: (646) 962-5032