Two post-doctoral trainees with links to CHEPA are among the beneficiaries of a new Health System Impact Fellowship (HSIF) and Training Modernization Start-Up Grant program announced on Oct. 2 by federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor.
Julia Bidonde, recipient of the inaugural CIHR-CADTH McMaster Health System Impact Fellowship, and Mark Embrett, a graduate of McMaster’s Health Policy PhD program, are two of the 46 PhD graduates who will receive hands-on learning opportunities in Canadian health system organizations.
Bidonde will split her time between McMaster (in CHEPA, the Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) and the Department of Health Evidence and Impact (HEI). The other half will be spent in Ottawa with fellowship partner organization CADTH.
Embrett will receive academic supervision and mentorship from CHEPA faculty member Gillian Mulvale and will split his time between McMaster and Canada Health Infoway.
The Fellowship and Training Modernization program, which the health minister’s remarks say are designed to provide recipients with “experiential learning opportunities in health care organizations where they will bring new ideas and innovative approaches to tackle the complex challenges these organizations are facing,” is a collaboration between CIHR, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Mitacs, and 36 health system partners and 17 universities across Canada.
To read the news release about the announcement, click here.