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Patient Safety Fellowship
Jonas Salk Fellowship
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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 Jonas 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

Fellows work in teams to define their group’s problem with guidance from a topic expert in the first session. Each subsequent session includes a presentation by a community expert about the lens and then a group activity to apply it to the teams’ problems. At the finale, Fellows present proposals for each of the problems to help inform our community’s action plan.

Recruitment for the 2016 Jonas Salk Fellowship will begin in July 2016.

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.


  • September – November
  • Eight sessions (2016 Dates TBD)
  • 4:00-7:00 p.m. (Dinner is included)

Where: QI2T Center, Centre City Tower, 650 Smithfield St., Suite 2600, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Select sessions will be held in the East End.

How to apply: A completed electronic application, together with a personal statement, resume, and letter of recommendation, is required. The 2015 Fellowship is closed, please check back in July 2016 for application materials for the 2016 Jonas Salk Fellowship.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Nancy Zionts with any questions.

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