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ORISE seeking applications for 2017 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fellowship opportunity

Fellowship to be located at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in San Francisco, California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 6, 2017

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is seeking applicants for a fellowship in its San Francisco regional office. A full-time appointment, this fellowship provides an opportunity to lead public health activities, while developing expertise in a variety of prevention-focused public health issues.

Applicants must have received a master’s or doctorate degree in public health, math, science, engineering or technology within 60 months of the appointment. ┬áThe initial appointment is through September 2017, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS, contingent on the availability of funds.

Specifically, the fellowship will focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion activities. Fellows also have the opportunity to be involved with the following:

  • Designing and leading prevention activities.
  • Engaging communities and other stakeholders
  • Gaining knowledge of HHS and other federal departments and officials.
  • Receiving mentorship from senior federal health officials including assistance with training and technical assistance.
  • Participating in key regional meetings about critical public health issues.
  • Meeting with regional staff and colleagues across the nation to share best practices and lessons learned.
  • Disseminating information through presentations and publications.

The fellowship was established through an interagency agreement between the Department of Energy and HHS. To be eligible an applicant must be at least 18 years of age, provide proof of health insurance and have received a master’s or doctoral degree in public health, math, science, technology or engineering within 60 months of the appointment.

The appointment is located in San Francisco, Calif., and familiarity with the area is preferred. Participants do not become employees of HHS or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Applications and supporting materials are being accepted online at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2952.

For more information, please contact HHSrpp@orau.org.

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