Complementary & Alternative Medicine Research Fellowship
This traineeship provides research training to individuals aiming for careers in health science research related to CAM. The training program is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and individualized to each trainee's specific needs. Each trainee will be matched with primary and secondary mentors. The traineeship will be administered by the UW Department of Family Medicine, but will involve faculty and mentors from across the UW Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy, and in UW Departments such as Psychology and Anthropology. The leaders of this proposed training program have strong CAM research backgrounds, including several projects funded by NCCAM, and successful histories of training and mentoring new and early stage researchers. The traineeship supports both doctoral candidates and post-doctoral trainees, including residency-trained physicians. In summary, the research training program provides a mentored research training experience to facilitate the transformation of new and early stage CAM researchers into independent productive health scientists. This will help to address current and future national needs for CAM researchers who can fill leadership roles in this growing area of health research.