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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 health disparities. 

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

The 2015 HERO Syllabus will be provided soon!

Please apply by 5:00 p.m., November 30, 2015.

Eligible faculty should submit an online application and upload the following:

a)      their curriculum vitae,

b)      a one-page statement indicating why they are interested in the program, 

c)       a letter of support from their department Chair providing release time for participation during the academic year,

Identify your research collaborative interest

As 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 ymlane@wakehealth.edu or 336-713-5066 if you have any questions.

 


 

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