HERO - Health Equity Research Opportunities
HEALTH EQUITY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES (HERO) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Health Equity Research Opportunity (HERO) Fellowship was
designed by a working group consisting of representatives from Maya Angelou
Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest School of Medicine and the surrounding Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as North Carolina Agriculture and Technical
State University, Johnson C. Smith, Winston-Salem State University, North
Carolina Central University, and Livingstone College. The
overall goal of the HERO
fellowship is to provide underrepresented junior faculty with the experience
and skills that will ignite their research pursuits focused on health
disparities. Because these institutions have an emphasis on teaching some of
our brightest and innovative students, the goal is to further inspire teaching
faculty to encourage their students to pursue a career in research focused on
The fellowship is a one year training program to provide
professional advancement courses during onsite sessions and online training
opportunities which emphasize research concepts, public policy, service
learning activities, and social consciousness related to health equity. The fellowship includes a research experience
in which fellows work collaboratively with a researcher from Wake Forest School
of Medicine and partnering organizations.
Who should apply? Underrepresented minority faculty who have a
common interest in biomedical and/education pursuits should apply. These early-career, post-doctoral faculty
members will be recruited from such schools/universities as: Wake Forest
University Health Sciences and HBCUs such as North Carolina Agriculture and
Technical State University, Johnson C. Smith, Winston-Salem State University,
North Carolina Central University, and Livingstone College.
HERO Fellowship Program Description
2015 HERO Syllabus will be provided soon!
apply by 5:00 p.m., November 30, 2015.
Eligible faculty should submit an online application and
upload the following:
their curriculum vitae,
a one-page statement indicating why they are
interested in the program,
a letter of support from their department
Chair providing release time for participation during the academic year,
Identify your research collaborative
instructed in the application, please access the following resources and links
to view various faculty and their research interest. In your application,
indicate three faculty and their research interest that you would like to work
with during the summer. MACHE staff will contact faculty to determine
feasibility and best fit. Please do not contact faculty directly.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Montez Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-713-5066
if you have any questions.