SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention and Control

Type of Educational Opportunity: 
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
2 000
Friday, September 12, 2014
Students are not required to be national SOPHE members at the time they apply. Applicants must be enrolled as a full time student (9 credit hours or more) in a masters or doctoral degree program in health education, health promotion, behavioral sciences or a related field. Proposed projects should address the following areas from CDC’s injury prevention research agenda: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion, prescription drug overdose, motor vehicle/transport injury prevention, and older adult falls. Projects can focus on surveillance (such as area-specific, state data analysis), costs, risk factor research, intervention research and/or evaluation, dissemination and translation research, including communications research. Settings can include schools, workplaces, health care industry and the community Proposed projects may be new or on-going, and the applicant must have the primary role in conducting the project. Recipients will be required to submit a signed fellowship agreement form, a project timeline, and progress reports at assigned dates throughout the fellowship period For their final project, recipients must prepare a poster and/or oral presentation for the SOPHE Annual Meeting in 2015. Submission of a presentation abstract will also be required. Recipients will also be encouraged to prepare a manuscript based on their work and submit it for publication in one of SOPHE's two journals, Health Education and Behavior, and Health Promotion Practice.

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is accepting applications for one-year student fellowships in injury prevention and control, funded by the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. This fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train students working on projects in injury prevention from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences.