Thank you for your interest in mentoring a scholar who is participating in one of the four Center for Diversity programs and MERITBaltimore. This year Center for Diversity summer programs are planned to be in-person.

The two graduate scholar programs are Ferguson RISE Fellowship (6-Month, 12-Month & Summer program for graduate scholars) and EMURG Health Equity Leaders Fellowship (12-month program for graduate and recent graduate scholars) and the two undergraduate scholars programs are MCHC/RISE-UP (summer program for undergraduate junior, seniors and post-baccalaureate scholars) and MCH-LEARN (summer program for freshman and sophomore undergraduate scholars that includes academic year activities). Baltimore City collaboration with MERITBaltimore for high school scholars interested in a telehealth clinical shadowing experience.

Orientation will begin on Monday, May 29, 2023 through Friday, June 2, 2023. Following orientation, summer experiences begin on Monday, June 5, 2023, and conclude on Friday, July 28, 2023. Please note UC Davis Scholars begin on Monday, June 12, 2023. 

Our federal funders request that interested mentors and preceptors fill out a brief questionnaire and provide a description of their clinical, research, community engagement and advocacy experience that they will provide for the student. Please complete the appropriate Project Preceptor/ Mentor agreement (graduate and/or undergraduate) at the links below. 

Additional program information may be found through visiting our website or viewing the webinars provided below.

Graduate Student Program:

Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases (RISE) Fellowship

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases (RISE) Fellowship is a 6-Month, 12-Month & Summer public health research fellowship for graduate students, including medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, public health and social sciences who are interested in research in infectious diseases and/or health disparities, mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, child trauma, maternal and child health, etc. Graduate students present their research at the end of the summer and are sponsored to present their work at APHA or other national scientific meetings.

More information about the Ferguson Rise Fellowship can be found by viewing the Graduate Program Mentor webinar. (NOTE: Slides presented in the webinar are available here.)

If you are interested in mentoring a Ferguson RISE Fellow please complete the Ferguson RISE Fellowship Project Preceptor/Mentor Agreement form.

Please note: The PDF copy of the agreement found when viewing the webinar is for informational use ONLY. You must complete the agreement using the link above.

EMURG Health Equity Leaders Fellowship

The Excellence in Mentorship of UnderRepresented Groups (EMURG) for Health Equity Leaders Fellowship Program supports federal public health careers and professional development to address health disparities. EMURG Fellows will be placed in one of the Department of Health and Human Services Agencies for a 12-month fellowship.  The goal of the EMURG Health Equity Fellowship is to provide opportunities for graduate scholars to work in a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency to promote public health and identify and address root causes of health disparities through federal policy, health access, research, service, and public health sectors.

If you are interested in mentoring an EMURG Health Equity Leaders Fellow, please complete the EMURG Health Equity Leaders Fellowship Preceptor/Mentor Agreement form.

Please note: The PDF copy of the agreement found when viewing the webinar is for informational use ONLY. You must complete the agreement using the link above

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Undergraduate Program:

Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

MCHC/RISE-UP is a program for undergraduate juniors, seniors, and scholars within 12 months of receiving their baccalaureate degree. MCHC/RISE-UP is located at (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute partnering with faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing and HBCU’s (2) University of South Dakota partnering with Tribal Serving Institutions, and (3) University of California-Davis. MCHC/RISE-UP Scholars may participate in up to two of three public health leadership tracks, namely (1) clinical, (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy. MCHC/RISE-UP scholars present their work at JHU CARES at the end of the summer. 

MCH-LEARN  The Maternal and Child Health-Leadership Education Advocacy Research Network (MCH-LEARN) program, funded by the HRSA, provides the scholar with maternal and child health and public health research, clinical, and advocacy experiences. The MCH-LEARN is full-time during the summer and monthly during the academic year. 

MERITBaltimore

The MERIT Health Leadership Academy is a comprehensive academic and career mentorship program supporting Baltimore City high school students who aspire to careers in medicine. MERITBaltimore Scholars take advanced academic classes on Saturdays, work in hospitals and lab during paid summer internships, and receive long-term college and career mentorship.

More information about the MCHC/RISE-UP, MCH-LEARN, and MERITBaltimore programs can be found by viewing the Undergraduate Program webinar. (NOTE: Slides presented in the webinar are available here.)

If you are interested in virtually mentoring an undergraduate in Baltimore, South Dakota, or California or clinical mentoring for a high school scholar in Baltimore City, please complete the Undergraduate Programs Project Preceptor/Mentor Agreement form

Please note: The PDF copy of the agreement found when viewing the webinar is for informational use ONLY. You must complete the agreement using the link above.

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