Fellowship Openings as of December 30, 2015

December 30, 2015 | Career Announcements

Position: James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Organization: CDC in Atlanta, GA or in Baltimore at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
Posting date: December 22, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD

Summary: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, nine-week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for fellows interested in infectious diseases research and health disparities. Fellows from underrepresented populations as defined by the federal government (http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/ExecutiveOrders.html) are strongly encouraged to apply.

The program begins May 30, 2016 with an orientation at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD that focuses on research design, infectious diseases, urban health issues, and other health equity topics. (Fellows assigned to CDC will have an orientation in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday of the first week.) During the remaining 8 weeks of the program, fellows receive mentored research and professional development experiences at the CDC in Atlanta, GA or in Baltimore at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). The Ferguson Fellowship is contingent on federal funding.

The CDC Site in Atlanta offers a research externship focused on infectious diseases and addressing public health challenges. Fellows work with research mentors on a range of infectious disease projects and public health prevention, treatment and epidemiological studies. Research experiences include laboratory science, epidemiology, public health policy, public health education and emergency preparedness. Conferences and networking related to public health infectious diseases research and response preparedness are offered.

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland Department of Health, and Bureau of Prisons (Baltimore MD and Washington DC) offers a clinical, state, and community-based research externship. Fellows work with research mentors on projects related to infectious diseases treatment, prevention, and epidemiology. Fellows located at the Baltimore, MD site may participate in clinical and community experiences. Fellows may receive training in the conduct of community-based participatory research, which engages communities that are currently underserved by the healthcare system. Fellows may also rotate through clinical experiences related to infectious diseases and public health, attend clinical rounds, and/or work with DHMH.

All Fellows participate in weekly research and public health seminars. During the last week of the fellowship, students present their research to peers, mentors, and researchers. The final day of the Ferguson Fellowship program is July 29, 2016.

• A $4,000 stipend is provided for all participants
• Housing and round-trip travel are also available for out-of-state fellows
• Sponsorship to attend a national scientific meeting
• Sponsored membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Fellows who are members of underrepresented populations (as defined by the federal government) are strongly encouraged to apply!
In order to be considered for acceptance into this program, the applicant must:
• Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program
• Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
• Have the ability to commit to the length of the fellowship

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.kennedykrieger.org/ferguson. Applications are due and must be uploaded by January 31, 2016, 11:59 pm (EST). Applications must be completed within one two-hour session. After two hours, the application system will time out and your information will NOT be saved!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact: Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger


Position: National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) Call for Fellowships.

Organization: National Institutes of Health
Posting date: December 25, 2015
Location: Bethesda, MD

Summary: The NBBTP is a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. This is a rare opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Additional information regarding the Fellowships and Professional Development courses is online at www.nbbtp.org; Application packages are due July 5, 2016; fellowships begin January 10, 2017 at the NIH Bethesda campus.
The NBBTP Fellowship is designed specifically for people interested in careers in high-containment. This is an intensive two years, immersive experience where Fellows are introduced to all elements of biosafety. The program includes traditional lectures, reading assignments, mentoring projects and travel to off-site conferences and training sessions.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: NBBTP Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Nationals of the United States who meet all federal regulations and policies necessary for working with select agents. Fellows must be willing to relocate to the Bethesda, MD area for two years and be able to travel to participate in multi-week assignments. Additional eligibility guidelines, including information on English proficiency, are posted online at: http://nbbtp.org/policies-and-guidlines.aspx#eligibility.

QUALIFICATIONS: Fellowship is open to bachelor, masters, PhDs, post-docs, and alumni that meet the eligibility requirements (see attached and http://www.nbbtp.org/policies-and-guidlines.aspx#eligibility).

HOW TO APPLY: Directions to apply are also in the attached document and online at http://www.nbbtp.org/how-to-apply.aspx.
Interested applicants must complete the Fellowship Application online at https://nbbtpapplication.org/application/. Resumes/CV are required components of the application package. However, applicants who submit resumes/CVs without the additional required application materials will not be considered. All application materials are due by the close of business on July 5, 2016 including, resume/CV, official transcripts from the university of highest degree and references forms (http://nbbtp.org/reference-form.aspx).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Fellowships and NBBTP Professional Development courses is online at www.nbbtp.org

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