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ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications – Due January 28

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 2016 ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program; the deadline to apply is Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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 72 ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows assigned to various CDC offices worldwide.

“In my position I have had the opportunity to see how PEPFAR operates from a variety of angles,” says Mr. Adam Lipus, ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow based in Atlanta, GA and focusing on program management. “From CDC headquarters in Atlanta, I liaise with CDC country offices in East Africa to identify priority issues in their programs and operations and to facilitate their onboarding of new personnel. During a two week stint in Rwanda, I was able to see how a CDC country office fits into the interagency PEPFAR and US diplomatic picture, and I participated first-hand in CDC technical advising on HIV/AIDS prevention in key populations. And through my involvement with the Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement based in Washington, I have been able to see how CDC and other agencies are working together to promote the sharing and use of data to improve PEPFAR’s impact. Through these experiences I have broadened my understanding of CDC and the global health landscape and established a network of professional contacts domestically and internationally.”

ASPPH is now accepting applications to fill multiple global health fellowship positions at CDC. Fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for a period of eleven (11) months, to begin, approximately, mid-August to early-September, 2016. 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.  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 2016) or within the previous five years (no earlier than May 2011) 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.