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The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources.

Neiman Institute Fellowship


The Neiman Institute Fellowship in Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy Research provides a unique opportunity for fellows and junior faculty in radiology or radiation oncology to gain experience in clinical effectiveness and health policy research. The fellowship’s purpose is to foster new researchers who will contribute to our mission to provide evidence to inform health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of health care resources and improves patient care.

The fellow will work closely with mentors and collaborators in the Imaging Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research program that is jointly sponsored by the Neiman Health Policy Institute (NHPI) and Northwell Health.  Fellows will learn and apply health services research methods focused on demonstrating the value of imaging through measured clinical and cost outcomes, as well as understanding its impact on health policy. The fellow will engage in a research project during this fellowship year and will be supported by mentors and collaborating scientists with expertise in health economics, decision sciences, health services research, operations and optimization research, data science and biostatistics. The project team will be supported by research coordinators, data analysts, and IT specialists. A data administrator and analytics support team assist in projects using the population databases (Medicare and SHOUT).


Strategic Topics

Research proposals focused on the following key topics in demonstrating the value of imaging in the context of health policy are strongly encouraged.


Patient outcomes

Population health

Personalized medicine

Appropriateness of care

Incidental findings

Eligibility requirements

Applicant must be an ACR member in good standing with an MD and/or PhD (or equivalent) degree.

Applicant must be a fellow (PGY 6+) or junior faculty (within first 5 years after completion of graduate training) during the research fellowship award period.

Applicant’s primary institution must be an ACGME-certified program in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine discipline.

Department Chair and/or Program Director must provide endorsement of the application with commitment to support 20% effort for the applicant to dedicate to the research project during the fellowship period and attendance at the required on-site program visit and ACR annual conference.


Application Process

Program advertisement and official call for applications to the ACR membership will be posted in October and November.
Applications will be reviewed by the program chairs. The applicant selected will be announced by December 15th. The fellowship period starts January 1st and terminates December 31st in accordance with the calendar year.

Application deadline is November 30th at 8PM ET.


Please Submit Your Completed Application with the Following Required Attachments:

1. Project Proposal
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV): Prefer NIH Biosketch format (5-pages maximum)
3. Letter of Support from Department Chair or Program Director with endorsement of the application and description of the department’s commitment for the applicant to participate in the program.

Please see the Prospectus & Application for more details & complete application information