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Spirit of EAGLES scholarships for AAIP Annual Meeting- 7/22-27/2014

July 8, 2014

https://www.aaip.org/events/m.calendar/73/view/27

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Premed Conference for American Indian/Alaskan Native students- Denver, CO- undergrad graduate students- 7/22-23/14

July 8, 2014

July 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop

https://www.aaip.org/media/news/m.blog/76/aaip-2014-pre-admission-workshop

Attention American Indian/Alaska Native Undergraduate and Graduate Students

What:  July 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)

When:  July 22-23, 2014

Where:  Denver Hyatt Tech Center, Denver, CO

Sponsors:  AAIP and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Who Should Attend:  American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the allied health or medicine fields.

About the PAW:  This Pre-Admission Workshop is being held through AAIP’s partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.  The PAW is an event held to bring together AAIP member physicians, AI/AN college students, traditional healers, public health professionals, and other interested individuals with the goal of networking, learning and discussing the current state of Native health and health education.

Workshop Topics Include:

– Selecting a professional school

– Admissions tests (MCAT)

– Personal statements

– AMCAS application process

– Financial aid and scholarship resources

– Interview process including a mock interview

– Physician & medical student panel presentations

The Pre-Admission Workshop is a 2-day workshop aimed at addressing common challenges encountered by students in the health professional application process.  The curriculum focuses on skills necessary for successful application and admittance to health professional school.  AAIP has scholarships available to college students to cover the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, conference registration and materials and most meals.

Scholarships:  Scholarships for the July 2014 PAW are available and awarded on a one-time basis.  These scholarships will cover airfare, lodging and meals.

Deadline for submission application and all requested materials is Monday, July 7, 2014.

To apply for the July 2014 PAW, please click on the link below to access the application.

July 2014 Minnesota PAW Application

For more information, please contact AAIP at 405-946-7072 or email Gary Lankford at glankford@aaip.org

National Health Service Core Scholarships for those interested in medically needy communities- MD or DO students- Deadline 5/14/14

April 26, 2014
Application will open March 18, 2014.
Application Submission Deadline: May 14, 2013, 7:30 pm EST
 
You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in a fully accredited training program for
  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants 
The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically needy community.
 
The scholarship can be awarded for as many as 4 years. With each year (or partial year) of support beyond the first year, the student agrees to provide one additional year of service, with a maximum of four years.
 
https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/
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2014 CDC Public Health Opportunities- Undergrad Graduate students- Deadline variable

January 30, 2014

Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, these programs provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities. Jump Start Your Future – Apply Today!

CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, the following programs provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities.

NHMA CA Leadership Fellowship Program- Physicians- Deadline 2/14/2014

January 29, 2014

I would like to announce that the NHMA California Leadership Fellowship Program deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014! Applicants should be NHMA physicians in California who have at least five years of professional experience after the completion of residency/fellowship training. Applicants should be interested in public health careers at the state government level.

 

The application and additional information can be found online at http://www.nhmamd.org/index.php/programs/nhma-ca-leadership-fellowship-program. Please forward this information to your CA colleagues and don’t hesitate to contact Veronica Ramirez at vramirez@nhmamd.org with any questions.

 

Best,

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH

President & CEO

Dead Man Walking- Perscective on uninsured- JAMA

November 14, 2013

The Affordable Care Act aims to provide insurance to millions of Americans that have otherwise deferred care.  For many, it is too late.  Some are dead men walking.

Check out this free JAMA article with real world and real patient perspectives.

What can a game app that decimates humanity with a plague teach us? -article

November 14, 2013

Public health concepts, such as herd immunity, don’t resonate well with gamers. Add many more deadly options, then a game can tun viral.

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Seeking plan to health on the Rosebud Indian Reservation- article

November 6, 2013

Many of us travel internationally to try to make an impact in underserved communities.  From Haiti to Somalia, many of us volunteer to try to make things better in third world nations.   Little do you know that in your back yard so many communities in need still exist.  There are still third world communities in the U.S.

Check out the link below to check out this great article.  Also check out the CDC website celebrating American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month.

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CDC Scientific Writing Fellowship- graduate students- Open Deadline

October 31, 2013

Scientific Writing Fellowship
Office of the Associate Director for Science
Office of the Director
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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Project Description:

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in within the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) in the Office of the Director (OD) of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Through this fellowship, the selected participant will gain experience in systematic reviews of literature, scientific writing, and science policy analysis in support of programs for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and the promotion of adolescent and school health. Specific projects involve research to discover the best methods of measuring scientific productivity, improving the quality of scientific products, and defining and closing gaps in NCHHSTP’s extramural research portfolio.

Activities may include:

  • Planning and conducting systematic review of literature on: measuring and improving scientific productivity; improving the quality of scientific products; and defining and closing gaps in the NCHHSTP extramural research
  • Developing, in collaboration with NCHHSTP and other colleagues, two manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals with respect to: describing the sources, methods, results and implications of knowledge synthesized from each systematic review of the literature; and an analytic essay that addresses the application of the major findings to improve the process, products and impact of NCHHSTP science
  • Planning, convening and reporting the findings of an expert consultation to define the optimal extramural research portfolio for NCHHSTP

The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in public health, public health administration, public policy with a focus on health, or a related science received within the last five years.
  • Experience in the public health field, and knowledge of infectious diseases and methods for conducting systematic reviews of scientific literature is preferred.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please send a current CV/resume and a one-page cover letter addressing your relevant experience and your interest in the position to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-NCHHSTP-2014-0001 in all communications.

Dinosaurs died from catching colds? If only it were true.

September 5, 2013

The Spanish flu of 1918 killed off 5% of the human population but it didn’t kill off the dinos… or did it?  This Romanian Aspirin add made me laugh.  Don’t forget to get your yearly vaccinations.  Herd immunity will save us and our patients.

 

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