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Job Title: Congenital Syphilis Fellow
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Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 8/14/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: A fellowship opportunity is available in the Program Development and Quality Improvement Branch (PDQIB), Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

In response to rising syphilis rates in the United States, CDC released a Call to Action: "Let’s work together to stem the tide of rising syphilis rates in the United States” in April 2017 (ht ( ltoactionapril2017.pdf). DSTDP is engaged in in several activities to address CS inc including working with national partners and sta state/local health departments to: improve con congenital syphilis data through enhanced dat data collection tools to capture risk factor inf information; strengthen CS morbidity and mor mortality case review boards; develop CS pre prevention guidelines for health care pro providers and health departments; identify sys system level changes to improve effective scr screening and treatment; support working wit with state and local health departments to pro provide technical assistance and capacity bui building and; enhance clinical training. The The selected Fellow will work with the Chi Chief, PDQIB and with staff across the Div Division to coordinate congenital syphilis act activities.

A partial list of opportunities include: •Assist with capacity building and support t to local health departments •Assist with coordination of stakeholder m meetings •Assist with data collection and analysis •Assist with coordination of clinical t training •Assist with program evaluation •Participate in a cross-disciplinary team •Conduct literature reviews and assist with pr preparation of manuscripts

The selected participant will have the opportunity to learn about a range of DSTDP activities including a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector response to congenital sy syphilis. The selected participant will also ha have the opportunity to learn about program ev evaluation in the field of STD prevention, co conduct literature reviews, develop new data an analysis skills, and participate in the pr process of collecting evaluation data.

The Fellow will gain experience in STD prevention and control, evaluation research, working on a multi-sector response to c congenital syphilis, learning about c community based participatory research, l literature review and synthesis and the use o of both quantitative and qualitative methods f for synthesizing diverse findings to f formulate recommendations.

Qualifications: Master’s or doctoral degree in behavioral a and social sciences, public health, p psychology or a similar field received w within the last five years is required. • Experience collecting and analyzing q qualitative data is preferred. • Experience using qualitative research s software is desired. • Experience conducting structured l literature reviews is desired. • Experience with basic program evaluation d data collection and analysis methods ( (including document reviews, logic models, k key informant interviews and evaluation r reporting) is required. • Experience with coordination of clinical t training and meetings is desired.

Organization Description: The Division of STD Prevention provides national leadership, research, policy development, and scientific information to reduce and prevent STDs. The Program Development and Quality Improvement Branch (PDQIB) is responsible for the management and oversight of programs supporting both health department STD prevention and control programs and clinical training centers as well as the wider health care community. The Branch is comprised of 3 teams: Program, Evaluation, and Clinical. It focuses on knowledge translation, continuous quality improvement, program evaluation, monitoring and technical support and assistance to funded programs. The Branch also provides support to the DSTDP’s response to co congenital syphilis.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. related benefits. related benefits. related benefits.

Closing Date: 11/14/2017
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Contact Name: Jennifer Fuld,  Congenital Syphilis Fellow
Contact Location:

   GA  30033
United States
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     GA  30033
  United States
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How to Apply: A complete application consists of: •An application •Transcripts – Click here for detailed i information about acceptable transcripts •A current resume/CV, including academic h history, employment history, relevant e experiences, and publication list •Two educational or professional references

All documents must be in English or include an an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to C Please include the r reference code for this opportunity in your e email.

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