U-SEEE Fellows Program
[Please Note we are no longer accepting Fellows Program applications, due to the program's conclusion in September of 2011.]
The Fellows Program represents a period of time during which students in public health, other health-related fields, or education gain specialized training in the intersection of public health preparedness systems research and education. The goal of the program is to support the development of new applied researchers in this emerging area.
About the U-SEEE Fellows Program
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- Thuy Doan, PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences
- Kimberley Knudson, PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences
- Ryan Newkirk, PhD student in Epidemiology
- Katherine Grimm, PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences
Each fellow develops an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with annual learning goals and objectives/strategies. The ILP must incorporate the Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies (ASPH, March 2010 draft. Final expected Dec. 2010).
Each fellow takes on responsibilities in research (the largest focus), practice, and teaching to contribute to their learning. Major research projects may be the fellow’s own individual research and/or build on an existing research project.
Each fellow takes on at least one practice project or field experience per year, which may be in a health department or other appropriate organization or initiative. All fellows are expected to assist with teaching of public health preparedness topics in at least one Public Health Institute and may take on other teaching opportunities.
Time outside of research, teaching, and practice duties is available to the fellow for coursework. fellows are incorporated into the life of the U-SEEE Center and expected to contribute to drawing conclusions Center-wide through involvement with existing U-SEEE research projects, supporting common metrics activities, taking part in regular U-SEEE fellows and other Center meetings, and contributing to dissemination.
Each fellow must track their progress and provide monthly updates, take part in semi-annual and annual performance reviews, and submit reports as requested by U-SEEE and/or CDC/ASPH.
All U-SEEE fellows must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in public health, another health-related field, or education at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus.
Preference will be given to (1) Public Health Doctoral students, followed by (2) Public Health Master’s students who already have a doctoral degree in their primary discipline, (3) Doctoral students enrolled in degree programs in other schools in the Academic Health Center, and (4) Education graduate students with health-related background and interest in U-SEEE’s priority area of enhancing the usefulness of education and training.
Fellowship duration and award
The total award is $20,000 per year for up to two years (with awards made for one year at a time), contingent on performance and availability of funds.
We are no longer accepting applications, due to the program’s conclusion in September of 2011.
Leadership, advising, and mentoring
Overall leadership and direction for the program are provided by Dr. Debra Olson, U-SEEE principal investigator. Dr. Olson is responsible for final decisions regarding awards, approval of ILPs, and key meetings with each fellow (initial, semi-annual, and annual).
Core U-SEEE personnel meet regularly with fellows and provide ongoing supervision and tracking of progress. The master’s or doctoral academic advisor, appointed by the fellow’s department, works closely with each fellow and U-SEEE. Each fellow may have separate advisors for the research project(s) and practice placements. Mentoring is key to the U-SEEE fellows program, as it provides guidance and counsel for fellows as they build and strengthen their skills. All advisors are expected to provide mentoring, and fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of mentoring opportunities from various sources.
This program is supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/OPHPR (Grant Number P01TP000301-02/03).
Questions? Contact Andrea Hickle, U-SEEE Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org / 612-626-3033.