University of Nebraska Medical Center

Health Policy Leadership Fellowship (PhD or MD)

Deadline: January 17, 2014

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Morehouse School of Medicine established the Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program in 2009, as a multi-disciplinary training program designed to provide postdoctoral professionals with the specific knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to prepare them for leadership roles promoting and implementing policies and practices that reduce health disparities and advance health equity. Consistent with the vision and mission of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI), it is the goal of the fellowship program to develop a diverse group of health leaders who care enough, know enough, do enough and are persistent enough to help realize global health equity.

Fellowship candidates may also be considered for a unique concurrent training program through our partnership with Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability.  The Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (GaLEND) interdisciplinary training program prepares health leaders to serve children with developmental disorders and their families. Combined Health Policy/GaLEND fellows divide their time, fulfilling the requirements of both programs.


Applicants eligible to apply for postdoctoral fellowship must have received their doctoral degree (i.e. Ph.D., DrPH, J.D., or equivalent) or medical degree (M.D., D.O., etc.), with completed residency training. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Degree requirements must be completed by June 1 prior to starting the fellowship. Residency training must be completed by June 30 prior to starting the fellowship.

Program Description

The fellowship is a full time 10-month program, beginning in September and ending in June of the following year. Fellows may be eligible for faculty appointments in academic departments related to their disciplines or may have additional training opportunities through our partnerships. This will include shared time and responsibilities with the supporting department or partner. A limited amount of fellowship-related travel is required. All fellows will receive a $50,000 salary including health and dental insurance, through Morehouse School of Medicine.  Support for fellowship-related books, travel and conferences will also be provided.

View more information about the program, including application instructions, online.

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