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Science has released its 2015 Careers Handbook. This guide provides information about the latest career opportunities in many different fields.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health recently hosted a webinar entitled "Advancing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color" in recognition of Men's Health Month. The purpose of this program was to highlight issues impacting health and opportunities for minority men and boys. To learn more about strategies to improve health outcomes for boys and men of color across many sectors (public health, education, employment and justice) watch the webinar replay.
June is Men's Health Month
According to the federal Office of Minority Health, the health status of racial and ethnic minority men lags behind that of the general population, despite the nation’s vast advances in science, public health and health care. Examples of health disparities cited include:
Health Equity Summit: “30 Years of Advancing Health Equity; The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America”
The Office of Minority Health has announced that the webcast of the Health Equity Summit: “30 Years of Advancing Health Equity; The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America,” held by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HHS Office of Minority Health on Monday, April 27, 2015, is now available for on-demand viewing.
This webcast will be available for on-demand viewing until July 27, 2015. You are welcome to view it and share it with others.
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the the landmark 1985 HHS Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health (Heckler Report).
As discussed by the Office of Minority Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services:
The Environmental Health Services (EHS) for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement:
Application deadline February 11, 2015, for the Summer Internship with Environmental Health Services! – Applications are now being accepted for a 10-week summer environmental internship for students majoring in Environmental Health. Interns gain environmental health experience and an understanding of environmental health work at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
On 12 January 2015, the United States National Institutes of Health published an updated policy on diversity of the NIH-funded workplace.
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and to apply that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. To achieve this mission, NIH substantially invests in research to improve public health; it also devotes substantial resources to identify, develop, support and maintain the quality of its scientific resources, including human capital.
The purpose of this notice is to provide an updated diversity statement that describes NIH's interest in the diversity of the NIH-funded workforce. This diversity statement was informed by a literature review, the reports and deliberations of several internal NIH committees, as well as input from Institute and Center officials, program staff and external stakeholders.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that applications are now being accepted for a 10-week summer environmental internship for students majoring in Environmental Health. Interns gain environmental health experience and an understanding of environmental health work at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
Application deadline is February 11, 2015.
From NIH Common Fund website:
"As one component of a broad, trans-NIH strategy to address the need to promote diversity in the biomedical research workforce, the Common Fund has established the “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program. This program is a national collaborative through which the Diversity Program Consortium, in partnership with the NIH, will develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to research training and mentoring, with the goal of engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds and helping them prepare for and succeed in biomedical research careers. It provides the opportunity for transformation of the biomedical research workforce through institution-wide and eventually nationwide implementation of successful training and mentoring strategies. The long-term goal is to enhance the NIH mission through a more diverse and robust workforce, attracting talented individuals from all population sectors."
You do the research. NIH will repay your student loans. That is the idea behind the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).
NIH wants to encourage outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. If you commit at least two years to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity, NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary you receive for your research.
If you are or will be conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit institution outside NIH, you may be eligible for one of the five extramural LRPs:
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