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Project Coordinator, DRT Strategies

Category : Alumni

Project Summary

DRT provides GIS and technology solutions to support public health research and practice. This includes development of interactive web applications, widgets, and other data visualization products. The Project Coordinator role is part of the technical team and will work most closely with cross-organizational partners, developers, UX/UI engineers, software testers, communications experts and other project managers to support  the development of interactive software applications in a collaborative team environment comprised of public health professionals, researchers, developers, and designers.


DRT Strategies delivers expert management consulting and information technology (IT) solutions to large federal agencies, the U.S. Navy, state and local government and commercial clients in health care, technology, and the financial services industries.

The three letters of our name, DRT, stand for Driving Resolutions Together, which is the core philosophy on which the company was founded. That is, we collaborate with our clients to solve their most pressing IT challenges – together.

We are problem solvers dedicated to your success, combining Fortune 500 experience with small business responsiveness. We have established a reputation with our clients as a forward thinking consulting firm with demonstrated success in implementing solutions that lead to meaningful results. Our world-class consultants unite people to work collaboratively to achieve project goals and make your vision a reality.


  • Manage relationships with internal and cross-organizational partners
  • Coordinate design, development, and execution of technology projects
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define product requirements, milestones, deliverables, and execution strategy
  • Lead cross-functional teams comprised of researchers, programmers, designers, testers, and communication specialists
  • Develop partner-specific project plans to improve interactive mapping websites, data visualizations, and widgets.
  • Write and maintain project documentation such as meeting notes, project charters, change requests, project backlogs, and clearance documents
  • Lead weekly and bi-weekly project meetings and present project milestones to stakeholders
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years of project management experience in either a public health or software development setting
  • Experience with public health systems and language
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience working on software development projects or with collaborating with technical teams
  • High-level understanding of relational database structure and application development
  • Working knowledge of JIRA
  • Able to obtain CDC Clearance
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must have documented success supporting a cross-functional team
  • Must be a big-picture thinker who is well-organized, proactive, and works well in a team-setting
  • Must be flexible and comfortable with ambiguity
  • This role requires excellent communication skills and cross-functional team leadership.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

NORC’s Summer Internship, due 1/22

Applications are due 1/22 at 5pm CST.

-9 weeks, 6/17-8/16
-$20/hr for grad students
-Experience a summer of hands-on survey design, analysis, and operations
-Work in an environment where you’ll gain teamwork and project management skills that are important in any career
-Combine social science and statistical methods with the practical challenges of day-to-day project implementation
-Apply and develop your technical skills
-Learn the principles of survey research from its leading practitioners

-Preparation in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
-Skills in statistical or general-purpose programming (e.g., SAS, Python, R, Java) recommended
-Strong interest in pursuing a career in social science research
-Curiosity about how to build a study design from fundamental data collection procedures
-Conscientiousness and ability to thrive in a team environment
-Creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving abilities
-Strong written and verbal communication skills

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Division of Health Care Quality-ORISE Fellowship, due 4/9

Category : Alumni

Seeking two new ORISE fellows to serve in the Division of Health Care Quality within the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, at the US Department of Health and Human Services. The job is based in Rockville, MD, just outside Washington, DC.

ORISE fellows are recent graduates of public health (and pharmacy) programs who desire an educational and mentoring experience in federal government over a one to three year period. We have a great public health policy office here and are eager to help develop and guide junior career staff.

Much of our time is directed towards supporting our Congressionally-mandated federal advisory commission which focuses on diabetes; in addition, we have responsibility for two national action plans, one on prevention of health care-associated infections and the other on prevention of adverse drug events, including opioids, diabetes agents, and anticoagulants.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

APE Portal Info Session 1/15, 1/16, 1/17

Category : News/Events

First-year MSPH and MPH students, join us to learn more about the APE requirement and APE portal!

Global Child Health Fellowship, apply by 2/28

The Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children is recruiting fellows for the Academic Global Child Health Fellowship training program for the start date of July 2020.

The Global Child Health Fellowship program is the first in Canada to concentrate on preparing candidates for academic careers in global child health. The exceptional training program will serve to develop leadership and scholarly skills in working with disadvantaged paediatric populations (from neonates to adolescents), and their families, throughout the world.

Applicants should be looking to start a challenging 1 to 2-year fellowship program. This interdisciplinary program will be accepting applicants from a variety of clinical, health care, research, and other related professional backgrounds (e.g., MDs, nursing, allied health, epidemiology, etc.)

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Interested applicants can contact the Global Child Health Fellowship Program Committee at cgch [dot] fellowship [at] sickkids [dot] ca for further information.

Summer Practicum – Marshfield Clinic Research Institute 1/21

Summer Program 2019:  May 28 – August 8, 2019

Program Overview

The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute has offered summer research internship opportunities to qualified students since 1974. The primary goal of the program is to provide a mentored, hands-on research experience for college undergraduate, graduate, dental, and medical students considering a career in research. Students work with a research scientist on an independent project and contribute to all aspects of the research process. In addition to the independent projects, students are encouraged to attend medical Grand Rounds, scientific seminars and journal clubs. Opportunities to shadow clinicians are also available. All students are required to attend an IRB meeting, lead a journal club discussion, prepare an abstract describing their research, and prepare and deliver an oral presentation of their research at the annual Research Symposium on August 7th.

You must be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate/medical/dental school). An applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed all sophomore credits by the time the internship begins and will be entering at least the junior year following completion of the internship. Please note: For undergraduate positions, preference will be given to students with senior standing.

F-1 international students currently attending a college or university within the U.S. who hold, or can hold for the purposes of the internship, a valid Employee Authorization Document (EAD) are eligible.

A selection committee will make final selections of student interns based on the applicant’s:

Academic standing (GPA at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale)
Personal statement
Course selection
Interests match with available projects
Some positions may require a telephone interview.
Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision generally by April 1.

To apply, click HERE

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