Primary care Investigators Training in Chronic disease & Health disparities (PITCH) Fellowship
The goal of this HRSA-funded T32 fellowship at the University of Chicago is to train the next generation of primary care clinical investigators to improve health outcomes and care delivery for patients living with HIV and vulnerable populations from underserved backgrounds.
The PITCH Fellowship will recruit fellows from diverse backgrounds and train four (two first-year and two
second-year) primary care fellows each year. Research projects will be aimed primarily at transforming HIV primary and secondary prevention, HIV treatment and care, and behavioral interventions related to the promotion of health in infected and vulnerable populations, including biomedical approaches to support our ongoing efforts to end the HIV epidemic. Fellows will attain the core competencies for research in HIV prevention and HIV treatment and care and formal education addressing responsible conduct of research, oral and written presentation, manuscript and grant writing, leadership skills, and project management.
All primary care clinicians with a commitment to a clinical investigator career will be considered for this two-year fellowship. Non-clinical PhDs are also eligible. Priority will be given to physician candidates from the specialties of infectious disease (HIV) and/or those from underrepresented backgrounds.
Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in internal medicine, family medicine, and/or pediatrics and eligible for licensure in the state of IL by July 1 of their first fellowship year. In addition, due to federal regulations based on our funding, applicants are required to be U.S. citizens or have permanent U.S. residence status at the time of the application.