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School of Nursing Offers Fellowships in Health Disparities in Underserved Populations

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Posted: 4/19/2002

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing announces a fellows program for pre- and post-doctoral students interested in learning about health disparities in underserved populations.

Beginning June 1, 2002, the fellowships are part of a five-year grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the grant is to prepare creative and independent nurse scientists to identify, prevent and reduce health disparities in underserved populations.

The fellows will be educated in:

  • Understanding structural, financial and personal barriers to health care experienced by underserved populations
  • Designing and testing culturally appropriate interventions to break down the barriers to health care
  • Translating research findings into practice and policy by working with clinicians, educators, communities and policy makers.

The fellowships include required course work, elective courses, a special Health Disparities Research Seminar for trainees, and research assistantships with one or more of the core or resource faculty. Led by School of Nursing faculty members Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN and Jerilyn Allen, ScD, RN, the program collaborates with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. The fellowships also include process and outcome evaluation and strategic recruitment with special emphasis on underrepresented minorities, as well as training in the ethical conduct of research, scientific integrity and cultural competence.

Four pre-doctoral and one post-doctoral nurse trainees will be accepted into the program each year and receive tuition support and stipends during their course of study.

For information about how to apply to the fellows program contact Grace Bigelow at gbigelow@son.jhmi.edu or 410.614.5346.