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Last Modified: June 28, 2010
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Highlights in Minority Health
January / February, 2010
 
Student Training Opportunities
 

TIME TO APPLY FOR A 2010 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
These are just a few highlights of available training opportunities, see a more comprehensive listing at http://www.cdc.gov/omhd/training.htm
 

red arrow Project IMHOTEP: Summer Research Internship Program External Web Site Policy
Application Due:  January 31, 2010
Project: IMHOTEP is an 11-week PHSI internship program designed to increase the knowledge and skills of undergraduate (juniors, seniors, and recent graduates) 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. Application.
red arrow Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, Inc. (HSHPS) / CDC Internship Program External Web Site Policy
This Nine-week paid Internship Program will provide the opportunity for medical students to work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and to gain knowledge about the Federal government careers and skills related to prevention research, surveillance, public health policy and program development. Through this internship, students will have the opportunity to develop their awareness and skills for future careers in public health, focused on Hispanic health.
red arrow HSHPS / CDC Fellowship Program External Web Site Policy
This intensive six-month paid traineeship places students and recent graduates at the CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia . The program provides each fellow with an increased understanding of public health and is intended for individuals who are able to commit to a six-month placement and are interested in pursuing a full-time position at the CDC or one of the other agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services.
red arrow Kennedy Kreiger Institute (KKI) Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) External Web Site Policy
Applications Due:
Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate: February 26, 2010
Medical Student: March 5, 2010
RISE is a CDC-funded program designed to promote professional development, research, education, and training for racial and ethnic minority graduate, nursing, post-baccalaureate, and medical students who are interested in pursuing research experiences in the field of public health.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in mentored research experiences with faculty at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine focusing on public health issues related to children and their caregivers.
red arrow Dr. James A Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program External Web Site Policy
Application Due:  February 12, 2010
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 External Web Site Policy
Application Due:  February 26, 2010, 5:00pm EST
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.
Founded in 1987, this distinguished 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. Overview, Detailed Info & Application.

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Middle & High School Students
These are just a few highlights of available training opportunities, see a more comprehensive listing at http://www.cdc.gov/omhd/training.htm
 

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The Starlab Summer Science Program External Web Site Policy
Application Available:  Usually February, 2010
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
These are just a few highlights of available training opportunities, see a more comprehensive listing at http://www.cdc.gov/omhd/training.htm
 

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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).  RRCMH is targeted to Atlanta-area participants. 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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