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Collaboration with NICER

Lurie Cancer Center members are invited to submit proposals for comparative effectiveness studies and cancer health policy evaluations. There will be an annual call for proposals, but off cycle proposals will also be reviewed. These projects would be done collaboratively with support from NICER investigators and staff.

NICER Comparative Effectiveness Research Course

The Institute offers a one-day course for clinicians to gain exposure to various research designs and methodologies and to help develop research studies. The course includes didactic lectures, interactive sessions, and work-in-progress sessions with experienced investigators.

Research Training

NICER in Oncology offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in oncology health services, outcomes, and quality improvement research. This is particularly geared to those individuals taking two years after or during residency to focus on developing a research career. We will consider physicians and postdoctoral fellows from any discipline, but the applicant must be available for two years full time. The research fellows will earn a Master's degree in one of six different programs during their two years of research.

The goal of the research fellowship is to help prepare a fellow for a career in academic medicine and cancer health policy by developing an expertise in oncology comparative effectiveness, health services and outcomes research. All research fellows are expected to develop a research agenda which they can pursue once finished with their training. Prior fellows have had very productive research experiences and have been successful in finding subsequent fellowships, faculty positions, and external funding. Fellows will also have the opportunity to earn a Master's degree that bests suits their needs through one of the six programs that Northwestern offers. Generally, our fellows have enrolled in the Health Services and Outcomes Research Master's program through Northwestern's Center for Healthcare Studies. Funding is arranged on a case-by-case basis. Contact k-bilimoria@northwestern.edu with questions.