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SUMMARY: The fellow will be placed at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is a federal agency that was created to fulfill President Lincoln's promise: “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. The fellow will be matched with a mentor, an experienced staff member of the VA, depending on their area of interest, experience, and availability of projects. The fellow will assist their mentor with various aspects of a project and attend weekly seminars on professional development and health disparities.
HOUSING: HSHPS will coordinate and pay for housing. Fellows are typically placed in a two bedroom apartments and share the unit with three other individuals. Housing is within walking distance of office or public transportation. Housing amenities include: completely furnished apartment with laundry facilities, air conditioning/heater, kitchen appliances, bed, dresser, and dining room table and chairs. The housing facilities do NOT include bed sheets and towels. HSHPS cannot guarantee that the housing will include wireless internet connection or television.
July 24-25, 2014 | HHS, National Institutes of Health | Bethesda, MD
Early Bird Registration ends June 1st! | Agenda
Each student, or Mentee, will be matched with a team of three (3) Mentors. The team will consist of one primary Mentor (senior researcher in academia, public or private sector), one secondary Mentor (doctoral student or senior researcher without an active project), and one tertiary Mentor (researcher at Mentee's institution).
The primary Mentor must have an active research project that relates to a health issue affecting the Hispanic community that the Mentee can contribute to. Teams should e-meet at least once a month for one hour via video/phone conferencing to ensure that the Mentee is making progress on agreed-upon research.
To supplement the research experience, Mentees will participate in bi-monthly online lectures that focus on research methods, research careers, and disseminating research. At the end of the program, Mentees will submit a research product: abstract, research poster, and give an oral presentation. For a complete list of requirements,CLICK HERE.