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Research Opportunity Description

Education and Training Team Fellowship
Division of Viral Hepatitis
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

CDC-NCHHSTP-2012-0029

Project Description:

A project is available in the Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

The participants will gain experience in the Division of Viral Hepatitis, Prevention Branch, as part of the Education and Training Team. This project will provide critical support to an initiative to increase testing for hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. This is a very significant activity for the division as it is the first time that funds will be provided specifically for the provision of hepatitis testing.

The fellow will assist the Education and Training Team with the following activities:

  • Conducting a needs assessment of organizations working in viral hepatitis prevention and control, including state and local health departments, non-governmental organizations, and community based organizations. 
  • Developing, designing, implementing, and evaluating a national education campaign with the objective of increased testing for hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus.
  • Conducting formative evaluations and pretesting education and campaign related materials. 
  • Conducting background demographic and behavioral research on target populations, including Asian immigrants, and identifying issues that would affect planning of a national campaign. 
  • Coordinating campaign related steering committees and other partner engagement activities related to the development and implementation of a national communication campaign.
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating education and training projects targeting health care providers who serve populations at risk for viral hepatitis prevention.
  • Engaging partners in campaign implementation.

The appointment is for up to one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on background and experience. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The appointment is full time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. The Research Participation Program for the CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in health education, behavioral sciences, social marketing, and/or health communications is required. Degrees must have been earned within the last five years.
  • Strong health communication and health education training and/or experience, as well as experience with developing and testing health education materials, is preferred.
  • Experience with or knowledge of Asian communities and cultures is highly desirable.

How to Apply:

To be considered, send a current resume to Gina Wampler via email at Gina.Wampler@orau.org or via fax at (865) 241-5219. Please reference Project # CDC-NCHHSTP-2012-0029. For additional program information refer to http://www.orau.gov/cdc. Please apply before June 8, 2012.

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