Education and Training
The Education and Training Core supports training in health disparities and implementation sciences for existing UCSF trainees and junior faculty, particularly those from under-represented minority backgrounds, as well as community clinical practitioners interested in stroke and cardiovascular disease prevention interventions.
Update: We have successfully launched two courses in health disparities in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics that will form the core of an eventual disparities “track” within the Masters in Clinical Research. We have funded three fellows on projects related to stroke and disparities – two of these projects have resulted in published manuscripts and have led to these investigators joining the research faculty and continuing to pursue work in hypertension, stroke, cognitive decline, and health disparities in this conditions. The expanded work in simulation modeling will provide on-going opportunities for fellows for additional work in this area.
The goal of the Education and Training Core is to develop a cadre of researchers capable of developing and testing stroke prevention interventions that address stroke disparities, and implementing effective interventions in clinic and community settings, in order to achieve timely and meaningful impacts on stroke prevention in the communities most at risk.
Through the Scholars Program, trainees and junior faculty in existing programs at the University of California, San Francisco, will receive additional training within the UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) focused on health disparities and implementation sciences.
Through the Community Leader Program, community clinical practitioners engaged in implementing stroke prevention interventions in their practice settings will receive training in health disparities, implementation sciences and clinical practice change within the CTSI.
Monthly Discussion Forums will focus on works-in-progress of participants, and study and discussion of current topics in disparities and interventions to reduce stroke. Public forums will be hosted to educate the community of practitioners at UCSF, Kaiser Permanente, and affiliated community clinics in the area of stroke prevention and elimination of stroke disparities.