Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD (Professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine) has accepted a role as Associate Director of the Primary Care Research Fellowship (T32), which is funded by HRSA and administered in the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. The main objective of the fellowship is to train primary care physicians and PhD scientists to become independent investigators in the areas of organization, delivery, or effectiveness of primary health care and preventive medicine.
The fellowship is among the oldest, most successful primary care research fellowships in the nation. Since 1993, it has trained more than 60 post-doctoral fellows. The fellowship also provides mentored research training to six individuals annually for careers in primary care medical research at academic medical institutions. Recent fellows have focused research on tobacco cessation, meditation for chronic pain, substance use disorders, osteoarthritis, adverse childhood events, women’s health, and diet and exercise in Native American children.