The University of Minnesota Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA), in partnership with the School of Public Health, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and the Center for Learning Health System Sciences (CLHSS), supports up to two scholars annually. If you have a full-time appointment at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor and are interested in pursuing a research career in learning health systems with a focus on rapid and continuous learning and translation of findings into patient-centered care, you may be eligible for this program.

This program provides 

  • Protected time for mentored research career development for two years, research development support funds, and training in patient-centered outcomes research and in learning health system science.
  • Significant, mentored real world research experience.
  • A dynamic environment for scholars to learn, apply Learning Health System tools, and make meaningful differences in health care contexts serving children, the elderly, underrepresented minorities, rural populations, veterans, and those with multimorbidity.
  • An opportunity to develop Learning Health System Research Core Competencies.
  • A community of scholars, patients, mentors, and faculty who have interests in Learning Health System research and improved care across the educational and experiential spectrum at the partner organizations and beyond.

Attendance Expectations
Participation in seminars, workshops and DesignShop sessions is a top priority for the MN-LHS program. Participation fosters a cohort culture and builds scholar-faculty relationships, both of which are essential for an enriched learning experience.

Design Shop 100%
Kern Career Development Workshops 50%
CTSI K Seminars 75%

If applicants have questions or would like more information, please contact:

Mona Rath
Program Administrator

Timothy Beebe, PhD

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