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Last Reviewed: January 14, 2008
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Highlights in Minority Health
January / February, 2008
 
Student Training Opportunities
 

TIME TO APPLY FOR A 2008 INTERNSHIP!

Many applications are due soon, so fill yours out today!

   
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The programs below are designed to encourage under-represented minorities to consider pursuing careers in the public health sciences and the Federal government.  We encourage all such students to consider applying to programs for which they are eligible.

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Graduate & Undergraduate Students
red arrow Project IMHOTEP: Summer Research Internship Program
Application due January 31, 2008
Project: IMHOTEP is an 11-week PHSI internship program designed to increase the knowledge and skills of undergraduate students in biostatistics, epidemiology, occupational safety and health, or the health sciences. It provides participants with intensive research and data analysis experience with experts at CDC and other agencies and academic institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University. This program is a collaborative effort between the CDC and Morehouse College.
red arrow Dr. James A Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Application Due February 15, 2008
The Ferguson Fellowship Program is an eight-week summer program designed to expose minority and disadvantaged medical, veterinary, pharmacy, and other allied health, public health, and graduate students to various research and prevention opportunities. The Ferguson Fellowship is a program of the National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID) of CDC, carried out in collaboration with the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS).
red arrow The Public Health Summer Fellows (PHSF) Program
Application Due February 28, 2008
The PHSF is an eight-week summer program designed to provide practical experience in public health to minority undergraduate juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. This experience will introduce students to public health skills and practices that stimulate interest in public health and increase the representation in the public health workforce of minority professionals. This program represents the combined efforts of the Association for Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS), the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, and the CDC.

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Middle & High School Students
red arrow The Starlab Summer Science Program
Application Deadline April 11, 2008
The Starlab Summer Science Program is a six-week program designed to encourage under-represented minorities to consider pursuing careers in the public health sciences. The program is conducted in collaboration with the National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBBChE), the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS), and scientists from CDC. During the program, middle and high school students are exposed to laboratory demonstrations as well as hands-on laboratory experiments on selected topics in chemistry, biology, medical technology, and engineering. In addition, students are able to interact with minority scientists from local colleges, agencies, and laboratories.

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All Students
red arrow Regional Research Center for Minority Health (RRCMH)
The RRCMH was established to develop and direct an interdisciplinary program that promotes public health research on the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States.  Participants conduct and participate in research with professionals already in the field, and enhance their development into professional public health researchers.  This program is funded through the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS) in collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM).  Please contact eamensah@msm.edu  for more information.

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There are many other opportunities available.
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This listing gives the title, a brief summary and a link to further information on both OMHD Sponsored and Other Training Opportunities.
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