Training to Advance Care Through Implementation Science in Cardiac and Lung Illnesses (TACTICAL) Fellowship

Nov 9,2017 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

Application due date: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation is accepting applications for the Training to Advance Care Through Implementation Science in Cardiac and Lung Illnesses (TACTICAL) program. TACTICAL will provide 5 post-doctoral scholars a structured 3-year program of career development. Afterwards, as part of independent research careers focused on bringing evidence-based best practices to improve critically ill patients’ lives, TACTICAL scholars will become independently-funded leaders who both drive change at their own institutions while also developing and evaluating better approaches for driving change nationally and internationally.

The first cohort of scholars will begin July 2018, a second cohort starting July 2019.


TACTICAL scholars will be a mix of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and PhDs with clinically relevant backgrounds (e.g. informatics, engineering, learning health sciences). The ideal candidate will have just completed their clinical and initial research training, and be ready to begin their first faculty position. In select situations, more mature practitioners who are changing the direction of their career towards still several decades of independently funded research in implementation science will be considered.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning August 1. First offers may be made as early as November for matriculation the following July; that is, in November 2017 offers will be made for the July 2018 cohort, and interviews will continue until the cohort is filled. Additional applications will be considered for the next cohort.

For more information and to apply, visit the TACTICAL webpage.