CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity's Summer Interns Have Arrived!
Our summer interns have arrived and they’re off to an exciting start! Please join the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)
in welcoming the 2012 National Undergraduate Summer Public Health Program (NUSPHP)
Twenty five interns from Morehouse College and 6 from Columbia University students are taking part in a CDC-sponsored 10-week summer experience designed to expose undergraduate students to public health and biomedical science careers.
The program is intended to expose undergraduate and graduate students to minority public health issues. Ultimately, we hope to improve the quality of public health services nationally by providing interns with opportunities to work in real-world public health settings. It is expected that the program will not only increase awareness of public health in practice, but also encourage students to pursue a career in public health.
This effort would not be possible without the help of more than 40 CDC mentors. Some of these mentors have been collaborating with OMHHE for years, and continue their involvement because it is a mutually enriching experience. We also want to welcome many new mentors who have expressed great enthusiasm for insuring the success of the next generation of public health workers.
CDC-based undergraduate interns will be joined by the other 160 NUSPHP interns from Columbia University, University of Michigan and Kennedy Krieger Institute, who have been assigned to various public health settings, academic institutions, and community-based organizations across the country.
The CDC-wide culminating activities for 191 students will be held from July 30 thru August 3, 2012. We look forward to your attendance and participation in these events. More details about this special week of activities will be made available soon.
Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
We also want to welcome the 13 graduate students participating in the 8-week Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship this summer. Eight students have been assigned to CDC in Atlanta and five to Kennedy Krieger Institute and other affiliated public health organizations in Baltimore, MD.
The Ferguson fellowship is a professional development and experiential research program for graduate students in medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, and public health master’s-level graduate programs. The focus of the research conducted by the Ferguson Fellows is emerging and infectious diseases.
This fellowship program is supported through collaboration with the Division of
Preparedness and Emerging Infections (DPEI) in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).
Please take the opportunity this summer to welcome these interns and connect with future colleagues!
Welcome 2012 Summer Interns!