The Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship Fund was endowed by Harvard Community Health Plan to honor their former Chief Executive Officer. The fellowship promotes training of individuals studying critical topics in domestic health policy and health care systems. This fellowship is awarded through a competitive process each year to individuals working with a DPM mentor. The fellowship has been used to support an additional year of scholarly activity for trainees already in the Department, and particularly for those transitioning from the role of fellow to faculty member at DPM. These funds particularly benefit those who have been funded for only 2 years on NRSA (T32) type training grants, and require one more year to complete and publish their work, and DPM fellows with limited other sources of funding.