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Applications Due January 29 – ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program

ASPPH is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs of public health an exciting opportunity to gain global health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program; the deadline to apply is Thursday, January 29, 2015.

In recognition of a career dedicated to improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable populations, ASPPH, with support from CDC, established a fellowship in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield, former dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The students selected as ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows are expected to involve themselves, as Dr. Rosenfield did throughout his career, in all aspects of global public health. The fellowship is a unique training opportunity to learn from leading CDC experts in CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA, as well as various international posts.

The purpose of the fellowship program is to enhance the practice-based training of graduates from ASPPH members who have a keen interest in global public health. Fellowship assignments will emphasize a variety of training areas such as global surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, epidemiology, strategic information and program management, thereby accelerating the fellows’ careers as future leaders in global public health. Currently, ASPPH sponsors 48 ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows assigned to various CDC offices worldwide.

“I have had a unique chance to work with the very first cohort of the newly implemented Field Epidemiology Training Program in Zambia—a public health workforce capacity building program,” said Ms. Ramya Kumar, an ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow based in Zambia and focusing on epidemiology. “I have had so many opportunities to be involved in practical public health work such as: collaborating with Zambian government and local university officials, participating in outbreak investigations, developing new skills with EpiInfo and GIS, and writing manuscripts for publication with a team of scientists. The breadth and depth of projects available at CDC Zambia is very impressive, and I am grateful for the excellent mentorship I’ve received from several highly capable, dedicated leaders in global public in health.”

ASPPH is now accepting applications to fill multiple global health fellowship positions at CDC. Fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for a period of 12 months and will begin in September 2015. The fellowship features an intensive orientation arranged by ASPPH in consultation with CDC. The orientation will be held in Atlanta, GA prior to the start of the assignments, which is expected to occur in September.  Detailed program information, the Program Announcement, and all application instructions can be accessed here.

To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degree from an ASPPH-member CEPH-accredited school or program of public health prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August 2015) or within the previous five years (no earlier than May 2010) and also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health (CPH).

A full list of CEPH-accredited, ASPPH-member schools and programs can be accessed via the ASPPH website here.

Questions may be directed via email to ASPPH Graduate Training Programs at trainingprograms@aspph.org.