These are two-year fellowships funded by the HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau federal grant, Strengthening the MCH Public Health Academic Pipeline, with particular foci on research pertaining to maternal/infant health, child/adolescent health, women’s health, sexual/reproductive health, family/community violence, and unintentional injury. There is specific interest in recruiting individuals from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds in addition to other underrepresented minority backgrounds.
Fellows will be mentored by matched research faculty and develop plans for professional growth. In addition, the postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with MCH faculty and postdoctoral fellows in other MCHB-funded programs, as well as with Title V and other MCH organizations and partners locally, regionally, and nationwide. Postdoctoral MCH research fellows will also participate/lead classes and seminars. Support for professional conferences and other dissemination activities will be provided. Fellows will teach one or two graduate classes per year and be expected to further their research by developing grant proposals with faculty and publishing them in the peer-reviewed literature, in addition to collaborating with ongoing MCH faculty research.
For all other questions specific to this program, you can contact Dr. Ellen Daley at email@example.com.
The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology Traineeship is to promote the advancement of applied MCH research and evaluation. The MCH Epidemiology Doctoral Training program federal grant will support doctoral students who conduct state and/or local level analyses on MCH topics as the basis for their dissertation or doctoral project. The selected doctoral student will receive a stipend of $16,544 (divided in two semesters, no tuition waiver is provided), which is meant to support the student to gain skills that can be utilized in developing a leadership role in MCH epidemiology (especially at the state and local level) and improve the scholar’s capacity to evaluate, refine, augment, collect, and analyze both traditional and wellbeing measures of maternal and child health. Preference will be given to topics that illustrate the use of state or local data to plan state or local needs assessments, interventions, policies, or planning. Of particular interest are topics on disparities in maternal and child health and/or the assurance of the quality of healthcare for mothers, fathers, children, and adolescents. A key component of the award is to train a culturally sensitive and diverse MCH workforce committed to MCH Epidemiology. Trainees will receive specialized interdisciplinary dissertation support and will be given opportunities to collaborate with Title V and MCH agencies and will be required to pursue dissertation research with a focus on maternal and child health epidemiology.
Applicants for the MCH Epidemiology Traineeship must meet the following requirements. Applicants must:
Applications should include the following:
An announcement will be advertised annually for this program. For further questions or additional information, please contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Education, Science and Practice, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), aims to “provide didactic and experiential public health training in MCH that leads to masters and doctoral graduate degrees and which advances MCH workforce capacity.” Our mission is to produce an MCH workforce who will be change-ready leaders equipped with the necessary tools to address contemporary emerging MCH issues, promote healthier children, families, and communities, and address persistent disparities in MCH and healthcare across all systems.
While the Center of Excellence in MCH activities across the education, science and practice pillars are available to and in collaboration with all students, faculty and health professionals/community members, a small cohort of master’s and doctoral students are selected as MCH scholars into a specialized program. These scholars complete an enhanced curriculum (including training opportunities in leadership, translational research, health literacy, conflict resolution, family-professional partnerships, and cultural competence and cultural diversity); and have the opportunity to meet monthly with local, state, and national MCH leaders. Furthermore, scholars are matched with a community mentor and an academic mentor, engage in peer mentorship, participate in research projects, and work closely throughout the academic year on leadership, professional development, and skill-building activities.
Students who are selected as scholars will receive full-time in-state tuition waiver (18 credits) and a stipend (approximately $18,000) to be divided over the 2-semester program, travel support to attend conferences and meetings, and individualized community and academic mentoring.
Please note, the final stipend amounts may vary based on financial aid limits and existing account balances with the University. The scholarship funds are dispersed through USF Financial Aid. Your USF College of Public Health scholarship may impact your current financial aid award package. Please contact financial aid directly to learn how, if at all, you will be impacted.
Please read the application guidelines and submit application materials via the Qualtrics link no later than Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 11:59pm.
Final candidates will be scheduled for a virtual interview after initial review of applications has been completed. Review of applications, interviews, and notification of awards will be made as soon as possible (approximately one month). Students can contact the Project Coordinator (email@example.com) with specific questions regarding the application process or requirements.
Applicants for the USF’s Center of Excellence Scholar Program must meet the following requirements:
Each MCH scholar will complete a specialized program of study. The Center of Excellence in MCH requires a significant commitment of time and effort, approximately 10-20 hours per week. Only under rare circumstance can a scholar have an additional paid work commitment. MCHB considers this stipend to be a full-time position. Students cannot be MCH scholars and receive funds from an additional federal source.
To maintain the Center of Excellence in MCH award, scholars will be required to:
Application materials should be submitted via the Qualtrics link no later than Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 11:59pm. Students can contact the Center of Excellence in MCH at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the application process or requirements.
APPLY HERE: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dgsMTmlu176VO6
Students should submit the following documents through Qualtrics:
application cover sheet (attached).
2. Curriculum vita or resume.
3. One copy of the student’s transcript (official or unofficial). NOTE: Newly admitted students must submit undergraduate/ or graduate program transcript.
4. One letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty mentor or previous academic/work supervisor. NOTE: The person providing a recommendation may submit their letter directly to email@example.com on behalf of the applicant.
5. A two-page statement of interest, single-spaced. The statement should focus on the student’s leadership qualities, experience, and interest in MCH, and specifically include:
a. Previous MCH experience.
b. Why the student is applying for the scholarship and how the student would benefit from the MCH scholar program.
c. How the student’s research/practice interests are focused on an MCH topic/population.
d. How the student has demonstrated leadership or potential for leadership.
e. Future career goals in MCH and MCH leadership.
f. Commitment to the MCH field, including commitment to the collaborative goal of decreasing health disparities and achieving health equity.