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Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Public Health Preparedness Fellowship Program
Deadline for electronic submission of application: 04/22/2014
Deadline for ASPPH's receipt of hardcopy materials: 04/23/2014
The ASPPH Public Health Preparedness Fellowship Program, a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), is a unique, short term training opportunity offered to graduates of ASPPH member, CEPH accredited schools and programs of public health. The selected fellow will work with national experts in public health preparedness to help build sustainable capacity for local public health emergency response for a period of four (4) months.
NACCHO is a national organization representing the approximately 3,000 local health departments nationwide; its vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness work spans both practice and policy helping to build sustainable capacity for local public health emergency response. NACCHO’s preparedness portfolio aims to create, collect, and disseminate innovative tools and resources and to build and strengthen relationships with local health departments, partners, and stakeholders.?
The selected fellow will work with experienced professionals at NACCHO to support programmatic activities and functions of NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness team. These duties may include developing and disseminating preparedness-related written reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets; providing oral presentations at conferences and meetings; and updating content for NACCHO's preparedness web pages.
The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for a four (4) month period, beginning July, 2014 to November 7, 2014. The fellowship position will be located at the offices of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, D.C. The selected applicant will be required to relocate to the fellowship location. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Masters or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than June 2014) or within the last five years (no earlier than June 2009).
Graduate degrees must come from an ASPPH member graduate school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). (For a list of ASPPH members, see www.assph.org.)
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S. to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) is preferred (http://www.nbphe.org/).
The fellow will receive a stipend for the four (4) month fellowship period, paid in semi-monthly installments. In addition, the fellow will have access to sufficient allowance to offset the costs of health insurance premiums.
The fellow is responsible for his/her own move to and from the fellowship site (relocation expenses are not covered). The fellow is also required to maintain his/her own health insurance while in the fellowship program.
All applications to the fellowship program will undergo a technical review process by NACCHO staff based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience, and letters of recommendation. Finalists will then be evaluated to assess which of the candidates applying for the program is 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:
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.
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 or Program 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.
Call for Nominations: American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2014
The AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility is presented annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility.
The Award recognizes scientists and engineers who have:
• acted to protect the public’s health, safety, or welfare; or
• focused public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or
• established important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.
This annual award was established in 1980 and consists of a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.
We hope that the presentation of this award will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers as they begin their careers.
The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship.
• Send us your name, address, and phone number; and the name(s) and address(es) of the nominee.
• A summary of the action(s) that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words).
• A longer statement (no more than three pages) providing additional details of the action(s) for which the candidate is nominated.
• The candidate’s vita (no more than three pages).
• Any documentation (books, articles, or other materials) that illuminates the significance of the nominee’s achievement may also be submitted.
All materials become the property of AAAS.
Please submit all information to:
AAAS Science and Policy Programs
Attention: Deborah Runkle
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Call for Proposals: Medical Toxicology Foundation Research Award: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on February 14, 2014.
The Medical Toxicology Foundation is accepting proposals for innovative research projects designed to mitigate the harm associated with prescription drug abuse.
Misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, stimulants, and sedative medications has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death, and most of these deaths are caused by prescription medications.
The MTF will support outstanding research and other initiatives that have the potential to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, particularly among young people. A major goal is to support the development and/or analysis of innovative prevention, treatment, and/or harm reduction strategies.
The maximum amount of this award is $5,000 for direct costs. By policy, the MTF does not cover indirect costs. The maximum award period is two years.
The grant is open to any ACMT member in good standing. The PI or Senior Investigator must be an active ACMT member. Co-Investigators are not required to be ACMT members and collaboration with professionals from other disciplines is encouraged.