Health Fields of Study


The 2018 Della Keats HS Summer 4-week program dates are confirmed:  7/15/18 to 8/10/18

The Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program is a program offered to high school students in Alaska through the University of Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education. The goal of the Della Keats Program is to foster, affirm, and encourage high school students’ interest in the medical professions by allowing them to explore health-care careers and to obtain a valuable introduction to college life.

Watch the You Tube video from 2009 Della Keats

Current high school juniors and seniors in Alaska who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the program:

  • Come from an ethnic minority background
  • Live in rural Alaska (off the road system)
  • Be a first-generation American
  • Be the first in his/her family to go to college
  • Speak English as a second language, and/or
  • Be economically disadvantaged

Housing/Tuition-There is no cost to participants in the program and dormitory housing is provided at no charge. A small stipend is provided to help cover food and miscellaneous expenses of participating in this program.

Apply to the 2018 Della Keats Health Sciences & Summer Research Programs.

Click HERE for more information.

The National Indian Health Board is now accepting applications for their 2018 Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship. Twelve Native youth from around the country will be selected to engage in Indian health policy solutions, tell their personal story, and advocate for changes in the healthcare and public health systems that affect their tribal communities.

Applications are due at 5pm ET on April 6, 2018. Click here to apply!

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • Be a member of a federally recognized tribe;
  • Be between the ages of 18-24;
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Be actively engaged in their tribal community;
  • Have access to a phone and email account for monthly communications; and
  • Reside on or near tribal reservation.

To Apply: Submit the online application and include:

  • A completed adult recommendation from; and
  • A tribal leader letter of support.

Questions? Email  firstkids1st@nihb.org.

RRANN Nurse Camp
June 5-7, 2018
For high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates, ages 16-19

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

See below link for a flyer for more details or click HERE.

RRANN Anc Nurse Camp Flyer 2018

DEADLINE: February 23, 2018!

The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for Native American Undergraduate Junior and Senior students who are interested in Health Science research. The internship is located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The internship focus is to provide Native American students an outstanding laboratory or clinically based research experience working alongside world-class research faculty at the University of Utah. The goal of the internship is to support the academic, career, and personal development of Native American students who are interested in Health Science careers. Each student will participate in approximately 40 hours/week of internship activities. Approximately 30 hours/week will be for research-related activities, and approximately 10 hours/week will be for academic/professional development. Students will work closely with research mentors as well as Native American faculty and staff mentors, develop meaningful relationships within the Health Science and Native American research communities, attend a Native American Health conference, and have opportunities to shadow physicians at their clinical practice. Students will also gain insightful knowledge in the areas of graduate/medical school preparation, career development, additional academic opportunities, community engagement, professionalism, creating scientific posters, and presenting research material. Additionally, students who successfully complete a summer internship have the option of participating again during the following summer, essentially being able to participate for two summers. The Native American Research Internship provides participants compensation for their participation in the summer program, as well as housing at the University of Utah. Both University of Utah students and non-University of Utah undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. No previous research experience is required.

Click the link below for online PDF application. You can email, post-mail or fax applications.

http://medicine.utah.edu/pediat…/research/education/nari.php

Announcement Date: October 23, 2017

Submission Date: November 19, 2017

Awards Announced: December 15, 2017 (estimated)

Funding Period: January 14, 2018 – May 12, 2018

I. BACKGROUND

The Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program invites proposals for mentored undergraduate research projects. The overarching goal of BLaST is to enhance undergraduate training and mentoring in biomedical research through increased diversity of students, increased integration of research and teaching, and enhanced integration of rural campuses into a cohesive biomedical community in Alaska.

Click HERE for more information.

 

There are two Radiologic Technology Scholarships currently open. This application is for both scholarships. 

1- STACY KAISER MEMORIAL FUND

Purpose
To provide scholarships for students currently enrolled in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s Community and Technical College.

Award Amount
One $1,000 scholarship from the Stacy Kaiser Memorial Fund will be awarded to a second-year student. The award will be applied to the students’ accounts for the spring 2018 semester.

Qualifications
1. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
2. Applicants must be an Alaska resident.
3. Applicants may be a full-time or part-time student enrolled in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s
Community and Technical College.
4. The Stacy Kaiser Memorial Fund scholarship is open to second year students (at least 30 credits earned) only.

2- BREAST CANCER DETECTION CENTER (BCDC) RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose
To provide scholarship support for students in the radiologic technology program at the Community and Technical College, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Award Amount
There will be one $1,000 award from the BCDC Scholarship. The scholarship will be applied to the students’ accounts for the spring 2018 semester.

Qualifications
1. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
2. Applicants must be enrolled full time in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s Community and Technical
College.
3. Must have a strong interest in mammography.
4. Must intend to stay in Alaska after graduation.
5. Financial need is a primary consideration.

To apply for either of the scholarships above, please submit this application only once by 5pm on November 17th, 2017.

If you have questions about this scholarship or your application, please contact the UAF Scholarship Coordinator at uaf-scholarships@alaska.edu or 907-474-6228.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

Check out these great fellowship and internship opportunities on the National Institutes of Health page!

https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/CareersAndTraining/Fellowships/

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