*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: Two research training opportunities are currently available with the Child Preparedness Unit (CPU), Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD), within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
NCBDDD seeks to promote the health of babies, children, and adults with disabilities. The work of NCBDDD includes identifying the causes of birth defects, developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities. NCBDDD has three Divisions that carry out this mission: Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders (DCDD), Human Development and Disability (DHDD), and Blood Disorders (DBD).
This fellowship opportunity is currently available within DHDD’s Children’s Preparedness Unit (CPU). CPU champions the needs for children before, during, and after emergencies by helping build an evidence base, developing partnerships, increasing awareness of children’s needs, and responding to public health emergencies.
Research Project: Specifically, the participant will be trained on various elements of CPU activities, including administrative activities (e.g., developing agendas, tasking points, taking notes) and monitoring of programmatic activities, including a focus on emergency preparedness projects for pediatric populations. The participant may also have the opportunity to train while participating in deployments for emergency responses, trainings, networking events, conferences, and leadership meetings as needed. In addition, the participant will train on providing support on partnership building activities that maintain and expand the work on the Children’s Preparedness Unit in emergency preparedness and response at the national state, territorial and local levels.
Learning Objectives: The participant will learn general emergency preparedness and response topics, how children are uniquely vulnerable to disasters, and how CDC works to ensure that needs of children are taken into in local, state and federal emergency planning. The Participant may also have the opportunity to learn how CDC responds to public health emergencies by participating in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) responses.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Jeanette Bloomfield (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 2021. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCBDDD@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.