Several minority fellows are currently in the pipeline for faculty positions. Other graduate and postdoctoral students are in various stages of career development. The IECD Faculty Recruitment Committee ensures all minority fellows receive adequate mentoring and are well integrated into DF/HCC activities and resources.
Strategies for Recruitment of Minority Trainees:
Learn more about the IECD plan for increased recruitment of minority trainees here.
Learn more about NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), which aims to increase the number of minority scientists in biomedical research and enhance the careers of those already in the field here.
Fellowships opportunities include:
- The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Based in the HSPH Division of Public Health Practice, the Yerby program aims to expand the diversity of fellows entering academia in the field of public health, creating scientists and policy analysts for academic leadership. With the help of a faculty mentor, each fellow develops as a scholar and independent researcher. They establish their own research agenda, present their research in local and national settings, gain publishing experience in peer-reviewed journals, learn how to obtain grant support, participate in teaching, and experience the full range of academic life. DF/HCC co-sponsors up to two Yerby fellowships per year, each carrying an annual stipend of $55,000.
- Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
This fellowship prepares physicians, particularly minority physicians, for leadership roles in formulating and implementing public health policy and practice.
California Endowment Scholarship in Health Policy at Harvard University
This program prepares California’s physicians, dentists, and mental health professionals for health-policy leadership positions in a multicultural and ethnically diverse society.