Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Research Fellowship

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James Tulsky, MD, Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care is directed toward physicians, psychologists, doctorally-prepared nurses, social workers, and other clinicians who wish to prepare themselves for an academic research career in palliative care or psychosocial oncology. The goal of this fellowship is to train early investigators prepared to move these fields forward through the conduct of highest quality research.

The Fellowship Experience

  • Completion of an original research project under the guidance of a Harvard Medical School Faculty mentor(s), at least one of whom is affiliated with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • Core curriculum in research methods and biostatistics delivered through the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Catalyst, and further coursework tailored to the fellow’s needs.
  • Frequent opportunities to present research ideas and challenges in small group settings.
  • Weekly seminar series on other key topics essential to building a successful research career.
  • Works-in-Progress Seminar sessions to present, receive feedback, and learn about related research.
  • Participation in relevant conferences and symposia hosted by Harvard Medical School affiliated institutions.

Learn more about the Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Research Fellowship, including how to apply.