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Harvard seeks oral health fellowship applicants

Boston—Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine are seeking applications for the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.

The two-year, full-time oral health fellowship program is scheduled to begin in July 2009. The deadline for applications is Jan. 2, 2009.

The program is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in minority health policy and oral epidemiology. The fellowship incorporates intensive training in health policy, epidemiology, public health and administration.

The fellow will complete academic work leading to a master's degree in public health at Harvard School of Public Health during the first year, complete a research program in Oral Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in the second year, and receive fellowship training focusing on leadership and minority health policy. The program includes courses, seminars, leadership forums, a research practicum, site visits and mentoring by senior faculty and public health leaders.

Applicants must have:

  • a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree and an active dental license;
  • experience with minority health issues;
  • interest in public policy and public health;
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency.

The fellow will receive a stipend, master's degree tuition, health insurance and travel for professional meetings and site visits. Underrepresented minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

For more information or to submit an application, contact Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School, 164 Longwood Ave., Boston 02115; joan_reede@hms.harvard.edu.