Clinical Research Fellowship in Women's Heart Disease and Health

Los Angeles, California
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September 25 2020
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CA) lnstitution(s)

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Program Type: Clinical Research Fellowship in Women's Heart Disease and Health

Date Established: 2002 Duration of Program: 1 year Sponsored by:

  1. Barbara Streisand Women's Heart Center
  1. The Constance A. Austin Fellow in Women's Heart Health
  1. Edythe Broad Endowed Cardiology Research Fellowship
  1. Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program


C Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC

Director, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center Smidt Heart Institute

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

127 S. San Vicente Blvd., AHSP-A3206 Los Angeles, CA 90048

Telephone: (310) 423-9680

Fax: (310) 423-3522


BS WHC Program Website:

BS WHC Fellowship Website:


Eligibility Requirement(s) Medical Degree from accredited school.

Completion of an accredited residency, internal medicine preferred; completion of a clinical cardiology fellowship preferred. Unrestricted California Physician license.

Required Activities Under the direction of the faculty Drs. Bairey Merz, Shufelt, Wei and Minissian, the Fellow will work in the pioneering research in the prevention and diagnosis of heart disease in women in this 1 year unaccredited clinical research fellowship. Specifically, the Fellow will participate and facilitate the clinical aspects of the ongoing research directed at improved understanding the sex and gender differences in heart disease, in order to translate these research findings into improved heart disease care for women.

Didactic Components The fellows may participate in the Cedars-Sinai Clinical Scholars Program which includes didactics in biostatistics, ethics, research study design, abstract/manuscript writing, grant writing and submission, research budgeting and contracting, and electives. Additional monthly conferences, journal club, Colloqui and quarterly Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds. Additional tutorials with Designated Mentor(s), as appropriate. Career Development Seminars, as well as additional didactic and ad hoc options are available through the UCLA and USC systems.

Special Degree(s)/Certificate(s) Offered Fellows are eligible for the Cedars-Sinai Clinical Scholars Program:

Fellows are eligible for the Cedars-Sinai Master’s Program:

Fellows may be eligible for course work at UCLA leading to a Master of Public Health degree

Fellows who have completed their Clinical Cardiology training may be eligible for the Smidt Heart Institute T32 Research Training Program:

Goals of the Program

To provide focused training in clinical and translational research with regard to heart disease in women, to train heart health practitioners in research, teaching, health administration and policy in women's health, and to respond to the needs of individual residents, fellows, faculty and voluntary staff regarding women's heart health in the medical institution and community.

The Women's Heart Center Teaching Faculty (Drs Bairey Merz, Shufelt, Wei, Minissian) will assess the activities and performance of the fellow and will discuss the evaluations with the fellow. For the purpose of graduation, the fellow in this program is evaluated and must demonstrate competency in the following areas: 1) Patient care, 2) Medical knowledge, 3) Practice­ based learning and improvement, 4) Interpersonal and communication skills, and 5) Professionalism

For additional information, please contact Debbie Krems: or 310-423-9989.

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