New Fellowship Launched in Weill Department of Medicine: Global Health Research on the Move

The department announces a new fellowship, Global Health Research, which is designed to train generalist clinician-scientists for careers in global health research. Over the past decade, there has been a heightened recognition of the need for generalist clinician-scientists in global health, reflecting the rise of non-communicable diseases in resource-limited settings and the importance of primary care for sustainable health improvements.

Dr. Molly McNairy, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, and Dr. Daniel Fitzgerald, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, are serving as Co-Directors for this exciting new fellowship. The three-year Global Health Research Fellowship is tailored for post-residency graduates in internal medicine, and it includes extensive field-based research in Weill Cornell Medicine programs based in Haiti, Tanzania, Brazil and India, along with training in research methods, and teaching and clinical service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald and Dr. McNairy bring combined expertise to the launch of this new fellowship that will promote life-saving research on the international stage. Dr. Fitzgerald has nearly two decades of global health research experience, working with GHESKIO in Haiti, where he has played a critical role in furthering advances for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Dr. McNairy's research focuses on implementation science of HIV and primary care models of care in resource-limited settings.

Graduates of internal medicine residency training programs who express a commitment to become clinician-scientists focused on global health research are eligible to apply for the new fellowship. Fellows accepted to the program will receive intensive faculty mentorship from New York and international Weill Cornell faculty. Objectives of the fellowship include providing trainees with the skills to design and conduct patient-oriented research and to prepare trainees for NIH K-award submission.

Dr. Molly McNairy on rounds

Dr. McNairy (2nd from left) during rounds