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ASPPH Welcomes Class of 2015 ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health is pleased to announce the selection of 32 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). The ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows for 2015-2016 have attended a comprehensive orientation program for two weeks in Atlanta, GA. Following the program, fellows will begin their assignments located in eleven 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.

2015 Class photo

New ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow Ms. Jessica Sexton writes, “I am beyond excited and humbled to be joining the efforts of international public health professionals as an ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health fellow. It is an honor and privilege to join the brilliant minds of the CDC to address the HIV/AIDS crisis on a first-hand basis. It is my hope that this outstanding opportunity will allow me to develop the skills I have acquired as an MPH student and use epidemiological methods to continue Dr. Allan Rosenfield’s vision and mission to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Malawi.”

The 2015-2016 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, developing goals and objectives, and creating effective presentations. In addition, fellows had an opportunity to learn from current and former ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows and mentors for the program, as they presented on their own experiences. During the second week, the fellows participated in a three-day training provided by CDC entitled “Preparing for Work Overseas.”

As new ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow Mr. Orrin Tiberi said, “This year I will have the incredible opportunity to build off Dr. Rosenfield’s legacy in public health by collaborating with the CDC Office of Global Health as a Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow. In my short time here I have been amazed by the dedication and perseverance of ASPPH and CDC staff and mentors, and can tell with their support my fellowship class will have a rewarding and life-changing year. Being based in Atlanta, I am reminded daily of the powerful history of the CDC and its impact on global health.  I can’t wait to assist them in continuing that tradition, ultimately to make the world a healthier place.”

ASPPH would like to thank CDC 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.