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Application Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015

Beyond Incremental Change: Creating Tomorrow’s Health Leaders

Americans suffer more injuries and illnesses and have a shorter life expectancy than their peers in other high-income countries. The 2015 Salk Fellowship will consider solutions to major population health problems through four problem-solving lenses:

  • Social advocacy: Ignite a social movement around a positive vision
  • Crisis management: Mobilize a coordinated response with urgency
  • Predictive modeling: Target interventions and simulate the outcomes
  • Disruptive innovation: Create technology solutions

Using each of these problem-solving lenses, the Fellowship will propose solutions to serious and persistent health problems. The Fellows will work in teams to define their group’s problem with guidance from a topic expert in the first session. Each subsequent session will focus on one of the problem-solving lenses and include a presentation by a community expert about the lens and then a group activity to apply it to the teams’ problems. At the December 3rd finale, the Fellows will present proposals for each of the problems to help inform our community’s action plan.

Eligibility: Current or recent graduate students in health-related disciplines, including but not limited to medicine, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social Work, policy and law, public health, administration, business, and economics

Application: Please complete the online application (http://www.qitcenter.org/2015-salk-fellowship.html), which includes a personal statement, resume, and letter of reference

When: The following Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Dinner is included):

  • September 24, 2015
  • Ocotber 8, 2015
  • October 15, 2015
  • October 22, 2015
  • October 29, 2015
  • November 5, 2015
  • November 12, 2015
  • December 3, 2015

Where: QI2T Center (650 Smithfield St., Suite 2600, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222) and Select Sessions in the East End

Application Deadline September 11, 2015.

 
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