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Epidemiology

Department-Awarded Scholarships

The following awards are sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology for degree candidates in the Department.

These awards are issued to incoming students by the Admissions and Credentials Committee; there is no application process outside of a review of each student’s application package.

THE MARY MEYERS SCHOLARS PROGRAM IN EPIDEMIOLOGY

The Department of Epidemiology is pleased to have a generous and competitive scholarship program designed to identify, select, and support outstanding doctoral applicants. Selected incoming doctoral students will receive tuition support and stipend support. The program is open only to new students enrolling at JHSPH for the first time. The program provides a stipend and a full-tuition grant to cover the first year of the doctoral program for the selected candidates. The Department expects to fund 1-2 students annually. Priority is granted to the very top candidates in reproductive and infant and child health from each entering class. Further funds may be available to the initial awardees for their subsequent years of study on a competitive renewal process. The Student Funding Committee will review requests and award continuing support. The Scholars Program was originally established in 1981 by Dr. Meyer’s family and friends as a lasting memorial to an associate professor who gave much to students and to the School. Through the continued generosity of her family, the Mary Meyer Award is now known as the Mary Meyer Scholars Program.

THE DYAR AWARD

Dr. Robert Dyar (MPH ’37, DrPH ’38) established this award to support Department of Epidemiology students who are concurrently pursuing medical degrees and who demonstrate a commitment to incorporating these fields in their research and future careers. The award is designed for Epidemiology graduate students also seeking medical degrees and is open to PhD, ScD, and DrPH applicants. Funds will be used to offset tuition or issue a stipend.

MIRIAM BRAILEY FUND

The fund is named after Dr. Brailey, the first woman to be named to the Department’s faculty. It was established by Dr. Jonathan Samet in 2000. The fund is designated as incoming support for graduate training and research in the Department of Epidemiology and will support members of underserved populations.

DR. and MRS. ROSCOE MOORE JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. and Mrs. Roscoe Moore established this fund in 2000 to support doctoral students. All eligible candidates are considered, with preference given to graduates of historically black colleges and universities.

The following awards are sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology for degree candidates in the Department. Each year an announcement will be made regarding the details of these individual endowments. The awards are issued by the Department’s Student Funding Committee.

THE CHARLOTTE SILVERMAN AWARD

This award was established by Dr. Silverman in 1996 to acknowledge scholarly endeavors related to epidemiology and public policy with the goal of improving the health of communities. This award is designed to recognize Department of Epidemiology doctoral students and newer faculty for outreach projects involving significant research, education and/or service.

THE TRUDY BUSH FUND

Family and friends of Dr. Trudy Bush, a former faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology, have created this fund in her memory to support a student pursuing a MHS or ScM degree in the Department of Epidemiology with a specialization in women's health.

CHARLOTTE FERENCZ SCHOLARSHIP

The award provides research support for current master's or doctoral students in the area of birth defects, with preference given to projects related to the etiology of congenital heart disease.

HARVEY M. MEYERHOFF FELLOWSHIP IN CANCER PREVENTION

This endowment was established by the Joseph Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds in 2003 to assist with cancer prevention efforts. Income from this fund will support stipend or tuition to a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology whose research focuses on the epidemiology of cancer and cancer prevention.

THE JEAN COOMBS AWARD

This endowment was established by the estate of Jean Coombs (PhD ’78). Preference is given to a doctoral student whose dissertation research concerns cancer or childhood diseases.

THE DOROTHY AND ARTHUR SAMET STUDENT SUPPORT FUND IN EPIDEMIOLOGY

This endowment was established by Dr. Jonathan Samet in 1996 to create a general fund to support student research or other activities. No application procedure is required; faculty members will nominate a qualified student. The award is presented to doctoral students whose dissertation research and/or extracurricular activities, exemplify a significant contribution in the field of epidemiology.

LOUIS I. DUBLIN AND THOMAS D. DUBLIN FUND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS

The award in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, will support graduate student research. The award is open to current and new students in both departments. Selections will alternate annually between Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The winner of this award will be selected by the Department of Biostatistics. Per the website, applications are due in February.