July 22, 2014

Scholarships and Fellowships

2014 ACU-KP Scholarships

Open to ACU Members only. Kaiser Permanente has committed funding in 2014 for ACU members to participate in professional development programs, conferences and seminars sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). There are two ways to participate:

  • Attend IHI Open School online courses or
  • Various IHI trainings, seminars or conferences.

Funding covers registration fees but not travel expense. Visit the IHI Web site for a list of upcoming programs. To apply for funding, please use this online scholarship application form.

The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship Program in Minority Health Policy

Now accepting applicants for its 2014-15 class. The fellowship supports training for physician leaders dedicated to creating high-performance health systems for vulnerable populations. Application deadline: December 16. Learn more here.

Health Policy Fellows

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program has issued a call for applications. The program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy. The application deadline is November 13, 2013.

Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is seeking applicants for a program in which selected fellows spend 10–12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, where they carry out epidemiologic analyses in various areas of public health. This challenging, diverse and intellectually stimulating environment provides multiple opportunities to enhance skills in research and analytic thinking, written and oral scientific presentations, and preventive medicine and public health. The application deadline is December 6, 2013.

 Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy offered by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School is seeking applicants for the 2014-2015 fellowship year. This fellowship is a one-year or two-year academic degree-granting program, designed to develop oral health leaders, particularly minority oral health leaders, who will pursue careers in health policy, public health practice and academia. The deadline for applications for the program starting in July 2014 is December 26, 2013.

Fellowship in e-Health Policy

Fellowship in E-Health Policy in Washington, DC, offered by the eHealth Initiative (eHI), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through information technology. If you know someone interested in being immersed in the Washington
health policy environment, please pass along this information.

American Psychological Foundation (APF) Pearson Early Career Grant 

 A $12,000 annual grant plus travels costs to attend the American Psychological Association Convention intended to  encourage early career clinicians to work in an area of critical societal need. Applicants must be a psychologist with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdocotoral. Submission guidelines available online. Application deadline: December 31.

UCLA Anderson School of Management

Apply now for the 2013 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program to be held July 7-17 at UCLA in Los Angeles. This management and leadership development program is especially designed and valuable for community health centers to prepare them for the Affordable Care Act. Applications are due May 15, 2013. More information and the application are available here.

The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Fellowship

The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Fellowship is seeking applicants for the fellowship year beginning in August 2013.  This program is designed to produce leaders in the field of integrative medicine who excel in clinical practice and teaching. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Family Medicine residency training.  For more information, click here.  If you or someone you know is interested in this Fellowship opportunity, please contact Fellowship Director, Amy Locke, MD via email: alocke@umich.edu.

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation sponsors the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program. This intensive summer program provides college students with an opportunity to work on policy issues in a congressional office and to engage in original health policy research and analysis under the guidance of Foundation research staff. Application materials and more information are available online.

Center for Dental Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh

The Center is seeking applicants at the certificate, MS, PhD and postdoctoral levels for this highly multidisciplinary program. Open to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, such as information science/computer science, dentistry, medicine, information technology or related fields. Financial support, in the form of a full scholarship, a stipend, health insurance and more from the National Institutes of Health is available to eligible individuals. Program starts in August. More information is available online.

The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

This is a one-year fellowship tailored for rising 3rd- and 4th-year medical students, designed to increase the pool of physicians with a population health perspective. Eight competitively selected fellows spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offices in Atlanta, GA, where they carry out epidemiologic analyses in various areas of public health. Examples of previous and current areas of concentration include viral and bacterial diseases, cardiovascular health, obesity prevention, birth defects, STDs, injury prevention, and air pollution and respiratory health. More information is available online.

Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, a research center focused on child and family policy, have launched the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect for doctoral and dissertation students. The new program aims to identify and nurture promising leaders in child abuse prevention.

Fellows can be based at any academic institution in the United States and will be selected through an open national competition. Because the prevention of child maltreatment requires knowledge and collaboration from and among diverse fields, the program is multidisciplinary in scope and approach, with the range of academic disciplines including but not limited to social work, public health, medicine, public policy, education, and economics. Fellows will work on a variety of issues, such as designing programs that attract and retain the most vulnerable families, creating strategies that better connect public and private efforts, and applying empirical evidence to improve practice and policy.

Selected fellows will be mentored by leaders in the field and professors, participate in a collegial network for fellows, attend an annual knowledge sharing meeting, and take part in presentation and training opportunities.

The program will consist of two cohorts of fifteen fellows with two-year terms, the first starting in the fall of 2011 and the second starting in the fall of 2012. Each fellow will receive an annual stipend of $25,000.

For more information and/or application instructions, visit http://www.chapinhall.org/fellowships/doris-duke-fellowships

Georgetown University Family Medicine Fellowships

Primary Care Health Policy Fellows collaborate with mentors at the Robert Graham Center to develop timely research projects. Fellows network with national leaders and organizations in public policy research, planning and implementation. All fellows have published and presented their work at national or international conferences.

Community Health Center Director Development Fellows gain administrative and executive experience working with the CEO of Unity Health Care – DC’s largest consortium of CHC’s. Fellows develop skills in CHC advocacy and public health policy through collaboration with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and National Association of Community Health Centers.

Medical Humanities Faculty Development Fellows explore and pursue projects related to arts-in-medicine. Fellows develop a curricular project using the arts in medicine, and will have numerous opportunities to incorporate medical humanities/arts into teaching at pre- and post-doctoral levels.

These fellowships are for Board-Certified or Board-Eligible Physicians who have completed family medicine residency and are committed to advocating and caring for the underserved. Fellows benefit from comprehensive mentoring and significant growth opportunities in faculty development, patient care, administration, leadership, research and networking. Fellows also do regular clinical work in community health centers, 4-6 weeks of inpatient attending, and precept residents. Competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, submit a CV, personal statement, and two letters of support with references by March 31 the year of application. Additional details are online at: http://familymedicine.georgetown.edu/Fellowships or contact Kathleen McNamara, Coordinator: (202) 687-0925 or km487@georgetown.edu.

HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Program

Sponsored by the HIV Medicine Association, the HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Program aims to increase the number of African American and Latino physicians with the expertise to provide clinical care to patients with HIV in the communities most affected by HIV disease. Two one-year fellowships are awarded annually with one going to an African American physician and one to a Latino physician interested in pursuing careers in HIV medicine in the U.S. The award includes a $60,000 stipend plus funding to support benefits for one year. Learn more or apply online.

HRSA Public Health Internship Program

This program enables graduate and undergraduate students to get a taste of Federal service through a one semester rotation at HRSA. Participants have frequent contact with HRSA’s public health experts in one of a wide-range of disciplines including, to name just a few: rural health policy, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, health care systems, and program analysis and evaluation.The application deadline is rolling. Learn more

Integrative Medicine Fellowship on Care for the Underserved

The Institute of Urban Family Health, in affiliation with Beth Israel Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, offers a one-year fellowship in Academic Integrative Medicine starting in July 2012.  Fellows will learn clinical Integrative Medicine in both primary care and consult models.  Clinical training will be at a community health care center, as well as the Continuum Center of Health and Healing, an integrative health care setting. More information available online.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Fellowship Program

IHI offers a one-year fellowship program for mid-career health professionals. The goals of the program are to develop health care leaders with the drive, skills, and experience to spread improvement in the United States and globally; and to build capability within health care organizations to reach dramatically higher levels of performance. Fellows spend one year at IHI’s office in Cambridge, Massachusetts and return to their home organization to lead transformative change. Fellowships include travel and tuition, and support expenses associated with individual learning plans. Please visit www.IHI.org/Fellowships for more information and to download an application.

The Public Health Informatics Training Program

Sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the Public Health Data Standards Consortium. Courses for this program are available completely online. Applicants currently working in the public health field who wish to re-tool to specialize in public health informatics are encouraged to apply. More information is available online.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research

This program develops and supports a new generation of creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. Each year the program selects up to nine highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to future U.S. health policy. More details and how to apply available here.