SPICE Training Program: Strengthening Professionals in Comparative Effectiveness

Strengthening Professionals in Comparative Effectiveness (SPICE) Training Program is a training opportunity for postdoctoral and clinical fellows, residents, and faculty. The program goal is to increase the number of researchers qualified to oversee or conduct Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). A Comparative Effectiveness Research certificate program, including courses on CER-specific methods and data sources, is available in addition to the on-going career-development and training component of the UR-CTSI. The program targets clinical and basic science researchers with diverse research backgrounds (e.g., MD, PhD, PsychD, DMD, DDS, nursing PhD, PA, RN, PT, as well as healthcare administrators and managers) and at different stages of their career (e.g., doctoral candidates, research fellows, junior and mid-career faculty, research staff, and community health practitioners).

We also partner with research and training affiliates of the University of Toronto (site PI, Dr. Jeffrey S. Hoch) to offer our trainees exposure to unique tools and approaches used by Canadian CER researchers and policy makers (e.g., see Cancer Care Ontario).

The CER certificate program provides an opportunity for qualified individuals to select didactic training modules and to participate in hands-on research activities matching their individual backgrounds and research interests. The culminating experience of the certificate training is preparation and submission of a proposal utilizing CER to a funding agency that supports CER or in response to a CER-specific program announcement.

For more application information and other inquiries, please contact Katia Noyes, MS, MPH, PhD.


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.