16 July 2015

NACDD Now Accepting Applications for the 2015-2016 Epidemiology Mentoring Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Association of Chronic Disease Directors 2015-2016 National Mentorship Program in Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology cohort. 
The goals of the Mentorship Program are to:
·    enlarge the pool of trained chronic disease epidemiologists at public health agencies,
·    improve the practice of chronic disease epidemiology; and
·    increase the epidemiological science in chronic disease programs and policies.
NACDD will select up to nine newly-hired (less than one year) and junior-level epidemiologists from state, tribal, local and territorial health departments.  Interested applicants must select a project that will serve as the focus of their mentorship.  
NACDD is also accepting resumes or curricula vitae from senior chronic disease epidemiologists and senior-level epidemiologists with substantial experience in applied chronic disease epidemiology.  Mentors will receive a $5,000 stipend and travel support to complete a mentor site visit.  Anyone interested in serving as a mentor must be able to enter into a contractual agreement with NACDD to receive the stipend. 
The mentoring program will begin in August 2015 and continue until June 30, 2016.  Program participants will receive travel support to attend the 16th annual Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Conference, June 19-23, 2016, in Anchorage, Alaska.    To Apply:
Mentee: Send completed mentee application, letters of support and required documents to nmccoy@chronicdisease.org
Mentor: Send cover letter and most recent resume or curriculum vitae to nmccoy@chronicdisease.org.   Address all letters to John Robitscher, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, ATTN: Epidemiology Mentoring Program, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA, 30345.  
NACDD must receive all applications and resumes by midnight, local time, on Friday, August 14, 2015.
Application and supporting documents attached.  Information on the CDC-NACDD National Mentorship in Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology can be accessed online at http://www.chronicdisease.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=128220&id=321462

Access official application announcement online at http://www.chronicdisease.org/forums/Posts.aspx?topic=1127936&page=1#post_1127936

The CDC and NACDD National Mentorship Program in Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology serves to enhance state and local capacity through networking and professional development opportunities.  This program is supported by a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Population Health.

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