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Epidemiology Training Grants & Fellowships

Our division offers several training grants and programs that provide research assistantships and fellowships for MS, MPH, PhD and postdoctoral students, including:

Cancer Related Health Disparities Education & Career Development

This program is aimed at training new investigators who are prepared to develop, test and evaluate interventions in both clinical and population settings to reduce cancer-related inequities among disadvantaged populations.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

One NIH-sponsored two- to three-year fellowship is available for Summer 2014 at the University of Minnesota emphasizing research methods in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (http://z.umn.edu/cvdepitraining). Fellows contribute to and gain competency in designing, administering, and analyzing cardiovascular population studies and can seek an MPH degree. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and permanent U.S. residency status. Inquiries: Dr. Aaron R. Folsom, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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Maternal & Child Health

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health is committed to improving the health of children, women and families. This program provides training in maternal and child health for MPH students in mCH and one predoctoral student in epidemiology.

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Minnesota Obesity Prevention

The MnOPT fellowship program is dedicated to providing innovative interdisciplinary training for the next generation of biologic, behavioral, and clinical obesity prevention scientists to predoctoral, postdoctoral and medical fellows.

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Musculoskeletal Research

This is a five-year award from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the NIH. Its purpose is to provide state-of-the-art research training in musculoskeletal biology to predoctoral graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Nutrition & Cancer

This fellowship program provides integrated training in nutrition and cancer research at both predoctoral and postdoctoral levels within the context of a large division of epidemiology and a comprehensive nutrition graduate program. The program is intended to prepare fellows for research careers in nutrition and cancer etiology and prevention.

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Pediatric Cancer Epidemiology

This training program is offered by the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics and the Cancer Center. The program provides opportunities for both pre- and postdoctoral students to enhance their research training and experience in pediatric cancer epidemiology.

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Public Health Nutrition

The Leadership, Education and Training Program in Maternal and Child Nutrition Program (LET) offers pre-or postdoctoral fellowships, or sabbatical leaves, to support Registered Dietitians who wish to specialize in the field of maternal and child nutrition.

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