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  MARCH 04, 2011
ASPH NEWS OF NOTE
ASPH Announces New Fellowship Opportunities with CDC – Deadline April 14

ASPH-CDC-FellowshipsASPH is pleased to announce new fellowship training opportunities with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The fellowships will be offered through two ASPH programs: the ASPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program and the ASPH/CDC/PRC Minority Health Fellowship Program.

 

ASPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program
The ASPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program offers early career professionals, with graduate degrees in public health (master’s and doctoral level), an opportunity to round out their academic training and gain practical public health experience. Fellows will benefit from: exposure to state-of-the-art technology and databases; acquisition of skills and knowledge to enhance their careers; and interaction with technical experts in their chosen fields. Fellows will be placed with Centers/Offices/Institutes (CIOs), located at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Participating CIOs include the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) and the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their master’s or doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than June 2011) or within the last five years (no earlier than May 2006).  Graduate degrees must come from an ASPH member graduate school of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S. to be eligible for the fellowship program.  

ASPH/CDC/PRC Minority Health Fellowship Program
The ASPH/CDC/PRC Minority Health Fellowship Program enhances the preparation of future public health professionals from ethnic and racial minorities by providing unique training opportunities in prevention research. The program aims to expand minority representation in public health prevention research while offering fellows the opportunity to conduct doctoral-level research related to their dissertation topics, under the direction and guidance of leading experts in public health and prevention research. Fellows will be placed at CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) across the country. 

To be eligible for this program, applicants must be doctoral students at an accredited school of public health, or other health profession school that hosts a CDC-funded PRC, and be from an under-represented minority (URM) group (African American/Black American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Asian/Pacific Islander). Applicants must already be actively enrolled in a doctoral-level program at the time of application and anticipate completion of their doctoral degree within the next two years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.

Key Information and Application Instructions
Detailed program information, the Requests for Applications (RFA), and all application instructions can be accessed on the ASPH Fellowships web site. Complete applications must be submitted to ASPH electronically, via the ASPH Online Application System by no later than midnight (Eastern) on Thursday, April 14.

Questions may be directed via e-mail to ASPH Graduate Training Programs at TrainingPrograms@asph.org