Accelerating Progress; To Understand Big Problems, Change your Lens.
The U.S. outspends all other industrialized countries on health care. Yet Americans suffer more injuries and illnesses and have a shorter life expectancy than their peers in comparable high-income countries and an estimated 1,000 people a day die from preventable medical injury.
The 2014 Salk Fellowship will consider solutions to major population health problems through four different lenses, investigating the dynamics of complex health systems that abet injury, illness and preventable mortality:
- With the sense of urgency generated in a “war room” crisis management response;
- Using predictive modeling to understand the interplay of forces within complex systems that produce errors and poor health outcomes;
- Uncovering the disruptive innovations that will reshape care delivery; and
- Exploring advocacy and social activism that can bring about policy change and remove barriers to improved health
You must be a new, current, or recent graduate student of a health-related field (including but not limited to: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, social work, dentistry, health law, health policy, public health and business), complete an application, and submit a resume, personal statement, and one letter of recommendation
When: Mondays this Fall from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. (Dinner is included):
- September 22, 2014
- September 29, 2014
- October 13, 2014
- October 27, 2014
- November 3, 2014
- November 24, 2014
Where: Downtown Pittsburgh and the East End (for select sessions)
How to apply: Submit an electronic application form together with an uploaded personal statement, resume, and letter of recommendation at http://www.qitcenter.org/2014-salk-fellowship.html.
Application Deadline: September 10, 2014