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Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program
Deadline for electronic submission of application: 01/16/2014
Deadline for ASPPH's receipt of hardcopy materials: 01/17/2014
The Environmental Health Fellowship Program is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The goal of the ASPPH Environmental Health Fellowship Program is to provide professional training and opportunities for early career public health professionals by enabling them to work in EPA on current and emerging environmental public health needs. These placements will be for one year, with a possible one-year extension. The program capitalizes on an important interdependence between the academic public health community and the EPA, one of the most important public health agencies in the world. EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for American people. ASPH/EPA fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts who work to protect the environment.
The Program is designed to provide leadership training in environmental health and policy. Selected Fellows will:
Collaborate with leading experts in the fields of environmental health, toxicology, epidemiology, biology, and risk assessment on important current and emerging public health issues;
Participate in work on cross-cutting health assessment issues
· Have access to environmental research laboratories and specialized equipment;
· Acquire skills, experience, and knowledge to enhance your career.
Fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for duration of one year (September 2014 - August 2015, estimated). Fellowships may be extended for an additional year, pending available funding, continued priority of the project area within EPA, and mutual agreement by the fellow, EPA, and ASPPH.Fellows will be placed in various EPA organizations, most of which are located in the Washington, D.C. area, but may also be located in any of several laboratories, regional offices, or centers throughout the country. Applicants will be notified of exact assignment locations during the final selection phase and matching process.
To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member school or program of public health within the last five years and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health.
Fellows will receive a stipend payment for the duration of the fellowship based on the education level/degree requirement of the fellowship position. The fellowship stipend is intended to cover all living expenses including housing and project related travel.
In addition to the fellowship stipend, the fellow will have “fellowship allowance” intended to cover health-related expenses incurred during the one year fellowship period. The “fellowship allowance” may also be used to cover project-related travel, tuition, journal subscriptions, association dues, etc.
All applications to the fellowship program undergo a two-phase review process. In the first stage, the applications are reviewed by two faculty members from schools of public health (other than the applicant´s institution) on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation. Applicants approved by the faculty review are invited to Washington, DC to interview for the fellowship. A panel will interview applicants and along with the faculty review comments to assess which of the candidates applying for the individual projects are most suited for the fellowship.
There are two components to the application process, the online application and hard copy documents that must be mailed to ASPPH in ONE package. The following lists all documents required to apply:
1. An essay (1500 word max) for each training area to which you are applying
explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for that position and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.
3. Two references - Name, email and phone number.
Hard copy documents:
Two Generic Letters of Recommendation (from the references provided in the online application). Must be on a letter head with contact information and original signature. Does not need to be in a sealed envelope. Please request your recommenders to not fold or staple recommendation letters.
Signature Page available upon submitting the online application. You will need to print, and sign. Please do not fold or staple pages.
Official Graduate Transcripts (School of Public Health only). This will need to be in a sealed envelope issued by your school.
A copy of your Green card, if you are not a US Citizen.
- Climate Change
- Sustainable Communities
- Drinking Water and Public Health
- Children's Environmental Health
- Social Science/Environmental Justice
- Air Quality
Call for Nominations: International Association for Food Protection Awards
The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our Association awards. You do not need to be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague for one of the awards listed below.
The deadline for all award nominations and applications is Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or submitting your application for one of our 2014 awards.
Black Pearl Award
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company's outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
■ Sponsored by Wilbur Feagan and F&H Food Equipment Company.
Marble Plaque. Presented to Member(s) who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
Honorary Life Membership Award
Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Member(s) for their devotion to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
Harry Haverland Citation Award
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.
■ Sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Food Safety Innovation Award
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual or organization for creating a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health, and the quality of life.
■ Sponsored by Walmart
International Leadership Award
Plaque, $1,500 Honorarium and reimbursement to attend IAFP 2014. Presented to an individual for dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.
■ Sponsored by Cargill, Inc.
GMA Food Safety Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2014, the award will be presented to a group or organization in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
■ Sponsored by GMA.
Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
■ Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
■ Sponsored by Weber Scientific
Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.
■ Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the profession of the Sanitarian.
■ Sponsored by Ecolab, Inc.
Elmer Marth Educator Award
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the arena of education in food safety and food protection.
■ Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Harold Barnum Industry Award
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the food industry.
■ Sponsored by Roka Bioscience, Inc.
Travel Award for State or Local Health or State Agricultural Department Employees
To provide travel funds for state or local health or state agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in the U.S. to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.
■ Sponsored by IAFP and the IAFP Foundation
Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy
To provide travel funds for a food safety professional working full-time in the field of food safety in a country with a developing economy to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Related professions may include positions in the fields of research, education, industry, government service or in the private sector.
Student Travel Scholarship
To provide travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting (including symposia and technical sessions) of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a college or university food safety related degree program.
Call for Nominations: Society for Public Health Education Dorothy B. Nyswander Open Society Award
Deadline: December 13, 2013
This award will be given each year to recognize an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching.
Dr. Dorothy B. Nyswander pioneered health education, mentored many public health leaders, and had an illustrious career spanning more than six decades at international, national, regional, and community levels. As illustrated in the quote above Dr. Nyswander was ahead of her time in advocating for equality and justice for ALL people, and was one of the first to introduce the concept of an “Open Society.” One of her first community health initiatives included setting up day care centers during World War II for women working in defense plants. Dr. Nyswander passed away on December 18, 1998, at the age of 104.
This individual or group uses activism in institutionalizing an Open Society that:
-- Actively engages in initiatives that promote equality and justice for all, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability;
-- Advocates for and initiates dialogue and action to address health injustices affecting marginalized communities;
-- Participates in activities that endorse education as a means of individual and community advancement and growth and;
-- Views poverty as a societal responsibility and from an ecological perspective.
1. Applies health education and promotion processes to catalyze and significantly advance social change that fosters access to quality healthcare and health promoting initiatives for marginalized populations.
2. Possesses practitioner acumen and demonstrates strong communication capacity for learning about and addressing the ecological factors that make system changes and demonstrate evidence of improving a community’s quality of life.
3. Creates and actively endorses internal policies and/or infrastructures that lead collective teams of professionals in significant strides toward the reduction of health disparities as well as advocate for inclusion and equality.
4. Serves as a visionary, courageous leader that advocates for, and gives voice to health injustices that affect marginalized communities.
5. Nominators must be National SOPHE members; nominees are not required to be National SOPHE members.
Membership status can be verified through the National SOPHE office, (202) 408-9804.
The award recipient(s) will receive a one-year membership in National SOPHE (for non-SOPHE members) and a $250 monetary award, which may be used to further the work of the individual or group. Awards will be given at the SOPHE Awards Celebration at the Annual Meeting.
Awards are recommended by the SOPHE Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.