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Primary Care Research Fellowship at ACCORDS

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Colorado, United States
10 days ago


The Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) Fellowship in Primary Care Research is a collaborative training program between the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU-AMC) as well as affiliated institutions Kaiser Permanente of Colorado (KPCO) and Denver Health (DH). The goal of the Fellowship is to train post-doctoral professionals to become primary care research leaders addressing the nation’s primary care health delivery challenges. 

The Fellowship is built upon the extensive mentorship experience of the Director and the mentorship team, a curriculum developed over many years of successfully training primary care researchers, and strong methodological expertise in 5 key proposed areas of emphasis:

  1. Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science
  2. Economic analysis to assess value-based care
  3. Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
  4. Health equity
  5. Mixed methods/qualitative methods

Trainees will benefit from the breadth of our primary care research settings including practice-based research networks (PBRNs), an academic center (CU-AMC), an integrated delivery system (KPCO), and a nationally renowned safety net system (DH). In these varied settings, trainees will develop innovative research and the skills needed to improve the quality of primary care. 

ACCORDS will train eight fellows, with the majority completing in two years, but with the option for a third year for some. Trainees will be able to get a Master’s degree and a certificate in D&I science. They will complete mini-courses to supplement their coursework in the areas of emphasis as well as a career development curriculum. They will receive intensive mentorship from a primary mentor as well as a mentorship team and will complete 1-2 research projects leading to publication. They will take an intensive grant-writing class and write a grant proposal focused on extension of their research project.

The program’s mini-course curriculum and work-in-progress sessions take place on the Anschutz Medical Campus on Monday afternoons. The times and locations of formal coursework for the MSCS degree and the certificate in Dissemination and Implementation science are accessible HERE.

Fellows will be encouraged to focus their research in areas of priority to HHS and HRSA that are also areas of research expertise for our mentorship team:

  • reducing maternal mortality
  • opioid addiction/overdose
  • improving mental health access and care
  • value-based care delivery and quality improvement initiatives
  • telehealth
  • HIV
  • health promotion
  • prevention, and population health
  • early detection
  • treatment
  • management of acute, episodic, chronic and multiple chronic diseases



Below is a list of eligibility criteria for trainees in the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship.  Applicants must meet the following seven conditions:

  1. Must be a physician (MD or DO), DDS, DMD, PharmD, or doctorally-trained non-physician (PhD or equivalent).
  2. Per HRSA, the individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.
  3. Must want to pursue an academic career with a focus on research related to optimizing primary care. 
  4. Must not have any current or prior funding as a principal investigator at the R01 level or equivalent.
  5. Must not have been previously funded by a T32 fellowship grant
  6. Must agree to devote at least 75% of time to research training during fellowship training; clinicians may pursue clinical work related to their research for 25% of their time.  Trainees who leave the fellowship prior to two years of training may be subject to a payback agreement with HRSA.

Prior experience in clinical research including training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research design is also preferred for applicants, but not required.


Recruitment for the July of 2022 cohort has started and we are currently accepting applications. The fellowship does not adhere to a match date, and therefore interviews will be scheduled at the convenience of the applicant and admissions committee. We will begin reviewing applications on September 15 and make all decisions by January 1, 2022. Early submission of materials is encouraged, as we may choose to take candidates on a rolling basis. Fellows admitted into the program begin on July 1st.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

To apply:

Please prepare the following documents and upload via our application page

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. 1-2 page personal statement including overall career development plan, research goals, and mentorship needs
  3. Up to 3 letters of support  

*If your three references prefer to submit their letters of support directly to the fellowship’s admissions committee, these can be submitted via email to In this case, on the application form you can simply enter the name of your reference, their title, institution, relationship to you, telephone number, and email address.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58745646
  • Location:
    Colorado, United States
  • Position Title: Primary Care Research Fellowship at ACCORDS
  • Company Name: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Practice Area: Healthcare/Health Science
  • Job Function: Fellowship
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years

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