2015 Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP), USA

Kennedy Krieger Institute invites applications for a 10-week summer program that begins May 25, 2015. The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. The MCHC/RISE-UP program begins with Orientation on May 25 through May 29, 2015. Following Orientation, the Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of South Dakota sites will continue their programs until July 31, 2015. Due to the graduation and finals’ schedule, The University of Southern California site will begin on June 17th and continue until August 14, 2015. The application deadline is January 31, 2015.. The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. Grant funding for this program was awarded to Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a national consortium of institutions and universities built on the Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training framework and the previous CDC-funded RISE grant. Consortium partners include: (1) the Kennedy Krieger Institute partnering with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Morgan State University, (2) University of South Dakota partnering with Tribal Serving Institutions, and (3) University of Southern California partnering with California State University- Los Angeles. MCHC/RISE-UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate scholars (juniors and seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation), especially those from underrepresented populations, to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply.. This is a 10-week summer public health training program for junior, senior and recent baccalaureate degree students.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholars participate in public health training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.
Who can apply to this scholarship? MCHC/RISE
· UP’s ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate scholars (juniors and seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE
· UP program orientation), especially those from underrepresented populations, to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply. Individuals eligible to apply are:
· Rising juniors, juniors, and seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
· Students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 calendar months of the MCHC/RISE
· UP program orientation
· U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, and Permanent Residents
Benefits of the scholarship: A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants. Housing and round-trip travel for out-of-state scholars are also available. All program activities are contingent on CDC funding.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The MCHC/RISE-UP is a 10-week summer program that begins May 25, 2015.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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