ASPPH is pleased to announce the selection of 11 new fellows who will engage in an intensive one-year assignment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Center for Global Health (CGH). This cohort of ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows were recruited as a special training cohort to focus on HIV surveillance. Ten of the new fellows will be working under the guidance of CDC mentors to help implement HIV Impact Assessment surveys in PEPFAR long term strategy countries. These surveys are being implemented through the CDC Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch. One new fellow will be placed in the CDC Center for Global Health, Division of Global Health Protection, Field Epidemiology and Training Program Branch.
The new fellows have attended a comprehensive orientation program for two weeks in Atlanta, GA. Following the program, fellows will begin their assignments located in nine countries abroad as well as at CDC headquarters in Atlanta. In honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield’s legacy, the fellows will participate in CDC global projects aimed at reducing the burden of disease and disability on people who live without access to basic, life-saving health care, as they build their own capacity to be the next generation of global health leaders.
New ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow Ms. Rachel McCullough-Sanden writes, “As an ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global HIV Surveillance Fellow, I look forward to helping to diplomatically facilitate a country-wide population-based HIV survey. I am humbled to work alongside impressive peers, thankful for world-class mentors, and truly grateful for earning this incredible opportunity in which I will develop my technical skills as a future global health leader. I am deeply honored to contribute towards furthering Dr. Rosenfield’s legacy of identifying and helping our world’s most vulnerable populations.”
The March 2015 ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows are:
The first week included welcome sessions by ASPPH and CDC staff; sessions presented by CDC staff on the structure, priorities, and leadership of CGH; and sessions presented by ASPPH staff on policies and procedures. Fellows also participated in skill-building trainings on conflict management and developing goals and objectives. In addition, fellows had an opportunity to learn from current and former ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows, as they presented on their own experiences in the fellowship. During the second week, the fellows participated in a three-day training provided by CDC entitled “Preparing for Work Overseas.”
ASPPH would like to thank CDC’s Center for Global Health for their continued support of this important workforce development program.
For more information on the ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program, please visit: www.aspph.org.