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Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics

Dr. Kevin Ward from the Department of Epidemiology is seeking a highly organized research assistant to help with tissue acquisition activities for a large prostate cancer study taking place in Georgia. Attention to detail is critical and some prior lab experience would be helpful, although it is not required. Dr. Ward leads the Georgia Cancer Registry (GCR). The GCR is participating in the largest ongoing recruitment study in the U.S. for African American prostate cancer patients. Approximately 4400 men are enrolled in the study to date in Georgia (recruitment is ongoing) and almost half of these men have authorized access to stored tissue from around the time of diagnosis. Tissue retrieval is underway with over 1000 specimens received and processed to date.

The research assistant’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • working with study staff to receive, log and de-identify tissue blocks from outside laboratories every week.

  • preparing required paperwork for the Winship Cancer Tissue & Pathology Shared Resource (CTPSR)

  • delivering de-identified blocks and pathology reports from RSPH to Winship CTPSR on a weekly basis

  • receiving sectioned slides from the Winship CTPSR as they are completed.

  • conducting quality control on the sectioned slides received and preparing shipping logs

    for outside processing partner (John Hopkins University – JHU)

  • packaging slides and de-identified pathology reports for weekly shipments to JHU

  • retrieving the original blocks from Winship CTPSR and returning them to RSPH

  • removing the de-identification labels from the blocks and preparing shipments of blocks

    back to the providing laboratories.

    This position requires on-campus work, pays $15.00/hour, and can support 10-20 hours per week. Work will be ongoing throughout the summer. Please email your resume to kward [at] emory [dot] edu if interested.

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities, UNC

Category : Alumni

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are seeking candidates for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in our Cancer Care Quality Training Program (CCQTP), a multidisciplinary research training program. We will have 2 pre-doctoral and 2 post-doctoral slots available for the grant year beginning on August 1, 2023. The application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023.

The CCQTP is a NCI-funded T32 training program focused on processes of cancer care delivery, including quality, access, outcomes, financing, health disparities/equity, decision-making, patient-centeredness, and comparative and cost-effectiveness of oncology services.  Information about the program is available at:

Program activities and support include specialized curriculum, travel funds, and mentoring, in addition to a research stipend, tuition coverage and health insurance.  A list of faculty mentors is provided on the website. The application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023.


  • Link to post-doctoral application and guidelines:

Scholarship Opportunity, Global Field Experience Financial Award

The Global Field Experience Financial Award (GFEFA) is a unique scholarship offered by the Rollins School of Public Health. GFE Financial Awards provide supplemental funding to support Rollins students’ international summer field experiences in low- and middle-income countries. The scholarship was started to encourage students interested in global health to participate in supervised field training which will facilitate the transfer of classroom knowledge into practical experiences.

The planned timeline for the GFE Award is as follows:

2023 GFE Timeline



This year (2023)

GFE Application Opens

Tuesday, January 17

Applications Due

Wed, March 1

Applications assigned and committee reviews

Thur, March 2- 16

Acceptance letters issued

Tues, March 21-24

If needed-Revise Resubmit due

Mon, Apr 3

Final award letters issued

Mon, Apr 10

Please note that the student will typically receive reward funds 6-9 weeks after they have provided the necessary account information and completed the Award Acceptance Agreement. The award is meant to supplement the student’s funds. The GFE Award will typically NOT cover all costs that the students will incur for the international project.

 You may see additional information on the GFE Financial Award program here:

We look forward to working with you in the coming year to make this exciting scholarship available to the students.

If you have any questions or if you need more information, please email gclay [at] emory [dot] edu.

Epi Scholars Program, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Since 2007, the Epi Scholars Program has provided rigorous training in applied epidemiology to stellar graduate epidemiology students at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

The Epi Scholars program is committed to expanding the research capacities of urban health departments to improve population health, while providing a training ground for students to put theory and research into action and develop as future public health leaders.

The program offers graduate epidemiology & biostatistics students:

  • An allowance to defray expenses for a full-time 10-12 week summer internship at participating local health departments
  • Mentoring by some of the nation’s leading epidemiologists and researchers
  • Enhanced academic opportunities and seminars in methods, theory, and public health practice
  • Practical experience in statistical analysis using programs such as SAS®, SPSS®, STATA®, or SUDAAN®
  • Opportunities to present project findings to senior epidemiologists and their peers
  • Possibility of working on a publishable report/ thesis support
  • Opportunities to interact and collaborate with Epi Scholars and leading public health professionals at the NYC DOHMH

Epi Scholars program alumni have gone on to accomplish great things: present at significant public health conferences, pursue doctoral degrees and gain employment at the local and federal levels of government.

As a partnering school we are pleased to make this opportunity available to your top graduate epidemiology students. Selected students experience research in action and join the Epi Scholars program’s growing network of public health leaders in-the-making. 

  • Epi Scholars will accept applications for the Summer 2023 session from January 15 – February 15, 2023.
  • This is a full-time work opportunity. Selected interns are expected to be available for 35 hours per week during the regular workday of the program (e.g. 9-5 pm EST).

For consideration, applications must be submitted in full by the application deadline. A complete application includes:

  1. An electronic application
  2. A current cv/resume
  3. A personal statement/ essay
  4. A school transcript from your current institution (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  5. One letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Attached, you will find information for students on how to submit an application. Feel free to share with the students.

For additional information:

We look forward to another great year of Epi Scholars and welcome any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions and concerns. 

Please note, since 1960, the NYC DOHMH has also hosted students through the HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program. We will also be accepting applications for our 2023 summer HRTP public health internship program from January 15 – February 15, 2023.

For applications and information about HRTP, please visit our website: Students may apply to both HRTP and Epi Scholars. If your student will apply to both programs, please direct the students to contact us at hrtp [at] health [dot] nyc [dot] gov.

Community Conversations: Emory Talks Climate Action

Category : News/Events

Emory University is undergoing a climate action planning and resilience assessment process led by the Emory Climate Action Task Force. To ensure the Task Force’s work is informed by the entire Emory community, Emory will host six Community Conversations this academic year to connect students, faculty, and staff across Emory University and Oxford College campuses to share climate action planning priorities. These Conversations will be hosted in various locations and at different times to enhance physical accessibility to the sessions.

These sessions are a key part of the University continuing progress toward pre-existing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals – 45% by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050, using a 2010 baseline – and upholding new commitments made by signing Second Nature’s Climate Commitment and by joining the United Nation’s Race to Zero campaign. Sign up to join a conversation using this registration link.  

All Emory community members, no matter your familiarity with Emory’s sustainability initiatives, are encouraged to register to join any of the upcoming Community Conversations:

  • Wednesday, January 25th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm Grace Crum Rollins building, 8th floor Rita Ann Rollins Room (room 860)
  • Wednesday, March 1st: 4:30-6:00 pm Campus Services, Building B, Training Room B
  • Friday, March 24th: 10:00-11:30 am Virtual session (registration required)
  • Thursday, April 6th: 2:00-3:30 pm Goizueta Foundation Center W525, W531

2023 Summer Scholarships Information Session

Category : News/Events

The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) is hosting an information session on Zoom on January 26 from 12pm-1pm regarding the following summer scholarship opportunities for injury prevention. Click here to register for the Zoom session, and email Stephanie Verna (stephanie [dot] verna [at] emory [dot] edu) if you have any questions. 

Summer Injury Research Fellowship (SIRF)

A ten-week paid summer internship providing students with opportunities to apply their public health skills to overdose prevention and transportation injury prevention in Georgia.

Scott Lilienfeld Injury Prevention Scholarship

Each summer, we award scholarships to assist and train students in injury prevention and control. The scholarship is designed to recognize, assist, and train students working on an injury or violence-related research or practice-based project.


Graduate Research Assistant, BSHES

Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for Research

Hours per week: 15-20 hours/week

Position Type: Part-Time

Organization: Rollins School of Public Health

Operating Unit: Rollins School of Public Health

Department: Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences

Position Description: This faculty member seeks to hire a Graduate Research Assistant for federally-funded cancer-related projects. Primary responsibilities may include: 

  • Program and monitor online data collection instruments
  • Data collection (i.e. REDCap, interviews) and data entry
  • Conduct data analyses of participant (caregivers of pediatric cancer survivors/young adult survivors) and survivorship clinic implementation data
  • Assist with mixed methods data analyses (e.g., creation of data tables, thematic analyses)
  • Assist with administrative research tasks (i.e., research related mailings)
  • Other tasks may include: attend research meetings and assist in report and manuscript writing.

Background: SurvivorLink is an electronic personal health record controlled by cancer survivors and their families that can help them manage their healthcare across their providers. On SurvivorLink, they can store their survivor healthcare plan and other key health documents, share health records with their provider and learn about the life-long healthcare needs of cancer survivors. This project is evaluating an educational and electronic personal health record for pediatric cancer survivors (SurvivorLink) among caregivers of pediatric and young adult survivors on return to follow-up cancer care at 12 pediatric cancer centers.

Minimum Qualifications: Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented, and interested in or experience working on research projects.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior work experience and research preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Office products and databases, especially Excel and REDCap, and online surveys. Experience with SPSS or SAS preferred.

Compensation:  $15/hour.

Start Date: as early as January 25, 2023

Application Deadline: February 6, 2023

(Applications will be screened as they arrive; positions may be filled prior to this deadline.)                                                                                                                              

Contact Information: Send resume and cover letter by email to:  

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES, cescoff [at] emory [dot] edu

Associate Professor

Rollins School of Public Health 

Victoria Krauss, MPH, vkrauss [at] emory [dot] edu 

Public Health Program Associate

Rollins School of Public Health

Graders Needed, BIOS520 – Clinical Trials

Information: This is an elective 2-unit course.

Qualifications: Any Year MPH/MSPH Students and PhD Students May Apply. In order to be considered for the position, you must have SAS or R programming knowledge. Previous course in clinical trials not necessary.

Duties: This position is up to 8 hours per week. Attending class is not necessary. An office hour is not needed.

This position will be responsible for grading weekly assignments, and co-grade midterm and final exams with the Instructor.

If interested, please contact Traci Leong at tleong [at] emory [dot] edu.

MCH Internship, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development

The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) Internship, based in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, is designed to educate, engage, and support future leaders in Maternal and Child Health (MCH).

DMCHWD accepts applications from highly motivated graduate students in good standing at schools of public health and other health-related training programs in the United States.

Open Leadership Positions Available, RSPH Student Organizations

The following student organizations are currently recruiting for first-year students to join their executive boards:

  • Emory Mental Health Alliance (EMHA)
  • La Alianza Latinx (LAL)
  • Society for Public Health in Medicine (SPHM)
  • Queer Trans Collaborative (QTC)

First-year student leaders have the opportunity to work with the RSPH Student Engagement Team to host events for the Rollins Community, network and collaborate with university and community partners, and more! 

Please reach out to our team at rsphengage [at] emory [dot] edu if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

  • EGDRC Presents: Punith Kempegowda, MD, PhD June 17, 2024 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Seminar Series Event Type: Seminar SeriesSeries: EGDRC Seminar SeriesSpeaker: Punith Kempegowda, MD, PhDContact Name: Wendy GillContact Email: wggill@emory.eduRoom Location: RRR_R809Link: Punith Kempegowda, Assistant Professor at the University of Birmingham and consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, founded SIMBA and CoMICs, leads DEKODE and PCOS SEva, and chairs Diabetes UK's Diabetes Research Strategy Group, focusing on guidelines…
  • EGDRC 2024 Distinguished Lecture June 20, 2024 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Guest Lecture Event Type: Guest LectureSpeaker: V. Mohan, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP, FACE, FACP, FNA, FRSEContact Name: Wendy GillContact Email: wggill@emory.eduRoom Location: CNR_8030 Lawrence P. &Ann Estes Klamon roomLink: us at the EGDRC 2024 Distinguished Lecture on June 20th to commemorate two decades of Emory-MDRF research and honor this year’s Kelly West awardee, Dr. V. Mohan,…
  • The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) July 15, 2024 – July 31, 2024 Conference / Symposium Event Type: Conference / SymposiumSeries: The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)Speaker: Leaders in the FieldContact Name: Pia ValerianoContact Email: pvaleri@emory.eduLink: Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.

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