News and Events


We had a great time meeting you at the 2018 Student Meeting in San Diego. Check back soon for updates on the 2019 Student Meeting and 2019 Annual Meeting Student Scholarships. See you in Philadelphia!

Date: Nov. 2-6, 2019


National DrPH Coalition

Would you like to expand awareness of the DrPH degree? Are you interested in learning how other DrPH-ers are improving public health? A coalition of current DrPH students and alumni is forming to allow us to work across schools to advocate for the degree and accelerate progress in public health. We are seeking to add current students or alumni from more programs across the country and the world.

Please reach out to Eric Coles and Gillian Christie if you are interested in finding out more.

CDC Farm to School/Fruit and Vegetable Promotion – Nutrition & Obesity Fellowship

A fellowship opportunity is available with the Child Development and Disability Branch, Division of Human Development and Disability, within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. The selected participant will have the opportunity to train on projects related to children's mental health and early childhood development. Apply by April 23, 2019.

CDC Systematic Review Research Fellowship

A fellowship opportunity is available with the Community Guide Branch, in the Division of Public Health Information Dissemination, within the Center of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. DPHID supports the work of the Community Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, non-Federal panel of experts who provides evidence-based findings and recommendations about community preventive services, programs, and other interventions aimed at improving population health. Apply by May 31, 2019.

U.S. PIRG Speak Up For the Public Interest Fellowship 

When decisions are being made that affect our health, our safety, or our rights as consumers and citizens, U.S. PIRG speaks up on behalf of the public. Whether it’s a decision about how to address the misuse of our life-saving antibiotics in agriculture, or how to stop the mishandling of our personal information by companies like Facebook and Equifax, or addressing our country’s plastic waste crisis, the problems we work on aren’t progressive or conservative. They’re just problems that we shouldn’t tolerate any longer.

You’ll run a grassroots campaign office each summer during your fellowship where you’ll hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers to raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups.

Positions available in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2019. Visit to see our immediate openings.

U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit to learn more.

Job Type: Full-time

Yearly Salary: $27,000

Johns Hopkins University  Summer Institute in Epidemiology

The Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute in Epidemiology provides students with the opportunity to further their knowledge in epidemiology. 1-3 week sessions feature courses that are available in person or online, covering various topics in epidemiology. Review course descriptions here.

For more information and to apply, visit the program website.

Ayesha Khan
615 N. Wolfe St. W 6508
Phone 410-955-7158
Deadlines: June 10, June 17, June 24 (Varies by Program)
Housing reservation deadline: June 3
Welcome reception: June 11

Virginia Commonwealth University PhD Program in Epidemiology still has openings for fall 2019 admission and is accepting applications through May 5. This four-year program offers full coverage of tuition and fees and an annual stipend, contingent on satisfactory academic progress. Faculty researchers seeking students have expertise in genetic epidemiology and epidemiological methods. Interested applicants should apply through Search for Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate Public Health Programs to display the link for the PhD in Epidemiology program. Applications through SOPHAS, with a supplemental application to VCU, are required.