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Call for Applications: Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: A Media and Policy Initiative
The Mayday Fund will cover travel expenses for the training in October, and will cover the cost of receiving communications support over five months from Burness Communications.
The Mayday Fund, a New York City-based foundation dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree, and consequence of human physical pain, is interested in providing new leaders in the pain field with tools that will enable them to reach the broader public.
In 2004, Mayday established the Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: A Media and Policy Initiative, a fellowship program to train physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, basic, translational and clinical scientists, policy experts and legal scholars in the pain management community to go beyond their own professional pursuits to become leaders and advocates for change in the pain field in the United States and Canada. The Fellowship seeks those applicants who have the capacity, time and passion to become active advocates in the field, and foresee significant impact from their efforts to improve the lives of people in pain.
The deadline for applying to the 2013 program is Monday, July 1. You must submit:
1. Your completed application
2. A letter approving your participation in the program from your immediate supervisor or chairperson. The letter should include confirmation that you can devote 10 percent of your time to the Fellowship, and provide supporting background about your candidacy for the Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship.
Finalists will be involved in a phone interview with members of the Mayday Fellowship Advisory Committee. The Committee will select Fellows by late August 2013. Chosen Fellows will be required to participate in a training October 20-23, 2013.
The Mayday Fellows advocate on behalf of themselves and not on behalf of The Mayday Fund.
Call for Nominations: Pan American Health Organization/Pan American Health and Education Foundation 2013 Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care
The call for nominations is now open for the 2013 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health. The deadline to submit a nomination is June 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET (Washington, D.C., time).
Form of the Award
The award consists of a cash prize, certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award.
In 2009, the Sergio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care was created by the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) in cooperation with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to promote the availability of universal healthcare with equity in the Americas. The award honors Dr. Sérgio Arouca who was a physician, researcher, and professor in the National School of Public Health and served as the Secretary of Health in Rio de Janeiro, and the Secretary of Social Participation in the Ministry of Health, Brazil. As president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, a highly recognized Brazilian institution, he helped to develop the scientific, teaching, and technological development in the Brazilian sanitary movement. Dr. Arouca devoted his entire career to the advancement of public health in the Americas with a focus in advocacy and increasing the access of health care services. The award seeks to recognize extraordinary efforts by the Latin American and Caribbean countries in improving their health systems and in achieving better access to health care by the most vulnerable population groups.
This award is one of the awards in the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, a joint partnership of PAHO and PAHEF.
The winner of the Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care will have made a significant health impact, demonstrated leadership and excellence in public health, and contributed significantly to the advancement of care, ideally in more than one country in the Americas, with a focus in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) will accept nominations from one
or more people or one or more institutions, which may be governmental or nongovernmental, that have together accomplished a significant contribution in the following:
a) the development and implementation of a policy and/or national strategy of health for all; b) the promotion of health programs that have made considerable advances in increasing the coverage and quality of care; c) improving the effectiveness of the management of health systems; d) the development and implementation of policies and/or health and ethical legislation in the framework of a nation’s health structure; e) innovative programs that target socially-excluded and geographically-disadvantaged populations; f) innovatively-designed programs in the field of education and formalized training of health care workers with the aim of expanding universal health care; g) efficacy in efforts to interest communities in the planning, management, and appraisal of health programs; h) the preparation and execution of relevant research on primary health systems. The nominee’s works ideally should have demonstrated impact in more than one country in the region of the Americas, with a focus in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
Staff members, consultants, and interns in active service of PAHO, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other United Nations agencies; current official representatives to PAHO's governing bodies (e.g., ministers of health and their delegates); sitting members of PAHEF’s board of directors; PAHEF staff, consultants, advisors, and interns; members of the Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care jury; and current employees of the Brazilian Federal Ministry of Health are ineligible to receive the award.
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2014 Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship
It is essential for any highly regulated profession to have leaders who have an understanding gained first-hand of the challenges that the practice of nuclear medicine faces. In America today, we produce a great number of skilled professionals. But too few of these individuals provide society with statesmanlike leadership and guidance in the public affairs arena.
The Robert E. Henkin Fellowship is designed to provide young professionals in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging direct personal exposure to government relations activities of the SNMMI as well as the state and federal legislative and regulatory process. The F ellowship is designed to provide gifted and highly motivated young nuclear and molecular imaging professionals with first- hand experience in the process of health policy development. For the purpose of this proposal, a young professional shall be defined as a resident or fellow (physician), a scientist or technologist who has completed their training within the last 10 years. Professionals who have been in the field for longer than ten years are not eligible.
Applications for the 2014 program will be accepted starting on September 1, 2013 with a closing date for submission of December 31, 2013. The Fellow will be selected at the SNMMI Mid-Winter meeting in Palm Springs, CA, with the Fellowship week to occur at a time mutually agreed upon between February 2014, and June 30, 2014. Expenses for the week will be paid and a stipend provided.
American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship Program 2013-2014
The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD accomplishes its mission through research, education and advocacy at the national, state and community level.
In 2008, AAHD launched the Disability and Health Journal (DHJO), the first peer reviewed, scientific, scholarly and multidisciplinary journal that focuses on health promotion and wellness for people with disabilities. In 2009, AAHD created the AAHD Scholarship Program, which supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Royalties from the DHJO and private donations fund the AAHD Scholarship Program.
Funds are limited and we anticipate that scholarships will be competitive. Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000. The AAHD Board of Directors Scholarship Committee will evaluate each of the applicants and make a decision in December of each calendar year. The 2013 AAHD Scholarship Award will be awarded January, 2014. It is the discretion of the Scholarship Committee to determine how many scholarships will be awarded each year and the amount of each scholarship.
The AAHD board and staff are excited to be able to offer this program and support the efforts and dedication of students who have chosen to pursue higher education in the disability and health fields.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CRITERIA
Applicant must be enrolled as a full time in an undergraduate school (freshman or greater status) or be enrolled part time or full time in a graduate school, and have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability. (Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered.)
Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US and enrolled in an accredited United States university.
Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.
■Applicant must provide a Personal Statement (maximum 3 pages, double spaced), including brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why they should be selected by the AAHD Scholarship Committee. This statement must be written solely by the applicant
■Applicant must provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation (One must be from a teacher or academic advisor). Letters may be sent by U. S. mail or by email attachment as pdf and should include the signature of the teacher or advisor, and the name of student should appear in the subject line of the email.
■Applicant must provide an official copy of college transcript, which should be mailed to AAHD in a sealed envelope.
■Applicant must agree to allow AAHD to use their name, picture and/or story in future scholarship materials.
Please attach your application, supporting materials, etc. and email to: email@example.com. Place “2013-14 Scholarship” in subject line. (Please use MS Word for your personal statement and MS Word, if at all possible, and/or PDF for all other documents that are emailed as attachments). If this is not possible, please mail documents to:
American Association on Health and Disability
110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J
Rockville, MD 20850
Only completed applications will be considered and must postmarked and/or received by email no later than November 15, 2013.
2014–2015 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Health Policy Fellowship
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is seeking applications for its 2014–2015 Health Policy Fellowship. The goal of the AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship is to provide the fellow with the requisite exposure, training, and skills to support health policy advocacy efforts of AAHKS. The 2-year program will provide exposure to the various legislative and regulatory bodies that affect members’ ability to render healthcare services to their patients. The deadline for Fellowship applications is Sept. 1, 2013. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
American College of Radiology J. T. Rutherford Government Relations Fellowship
The J.T. Rutherford Fellowship, named in honor of the first ACR lobbyist, was founded in 1993 to provide radiology residents direct personal exposure to ACR government relations activities. The fellowship allows residents to gain an understanding of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes and the ACR role therein. It also informs residents about the governmental factors that play important roles in shaping the future of radiology.
This one-week program includes historical background on ACR congressional activities, exposure to the ACR Government Relations Division and its relationship to the other activities conducted by the ACR.
Aside from the congressional apprenticing, the fellow spends the week:
Learning about other ACR departments’ intricate role in our goal of working for the best interest of the radiology profession
Meeting with members of Congress and their staff
Attending fundraisers of our PAC
Meeting with representatives of federal regulatory agencies
Attending in-house ACR meetings
For questions or to sponsor a resident for this fellowship, please contact:
(800) 227-5463 ext. 4974
Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship
The Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Fellowship, is named in honor of Norman F. Gant, M.D., a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and a former executive director of ABOG. The fellowship is designed to provide an exceptional learning and career development opportunity to obstetricians and gynecologists early in their careers.
The IOM brings together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. Select early career faculty and future leaders in Obstetrics and Gynecology will find their work at the IOM to be an exceptional learning experience.
Each Fellowship will be awarded for a two-year period. During this time, Fellows are expected to continue their work at their main academic posts, while being assigned to one of the following IOM boards:
Health Sciences Policy
Health Care Services
Food and Nutrition
Health of Select Populations
Population Health and Public Health Practice
Children, Youth, and Families
The Fellowship requires a 10-to-20 percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the Fall IOM Annual Meeting, and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, Fellows will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products.
This experience will introduce Fellows to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals.
Each Fellow will be assigned to an IOM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the Fellowship.
A flexible research stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to each Fellow. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the Fellow’s home institution. Stipends are not intended for use as salary offsets.
Nominees for the IOM Fellowship must meet the following requirements:
Nomination by a member of the Institute of Medicine or the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society or a Director of the ABOG
Diplomate or Active Candidate for certification by ABOG
Non-tenured member of an academic faculty
Able to dedicate 10 percent to 20 percent of time to the Fellowship for two years
Within the first five years of an initial faculty appointment
Sponsorship by academic department head
Endorsement by the Dean
U.S. citizen or permanent residency status at the time of the nomination
The Institute of Medicine especially welcomes under-represented minority candidates.
Professional accomplishments including research and publications
Potential for leadership in health policy
Quality of letters of recommendations
Expertise in an area of relevance to the Institute of Medicine
Nomination letter from a member of the Institute of Medicine or the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society or a Director of the ABOG
Letters of Recommendation and endorsement from:
An up-to-date curriculum vita
A brief one page bio
All materials should be sent to Marie Michnich at email@example.com or to:
Keck WS 702
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Application packet due: June 2013