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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 MIRIAM E. 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.

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.

THE JEAN COOMBS FUND

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 ROBERT DYAR MEMORIAL FUND

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.

THE CHARLOTTE FERENCZ SCHOLARSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

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.

ELLEN B. GOLD FUND FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY

Created by Dr. Gold's family to recognize superlative doctoral students in epidemiology. Dr Gold is a current faculty member at UC Davis School of Medicine researching the effects of lifestyle factors and occupational/environmental exposures on cancer and women's health, particularly pertaining to ovarian function and menopause. This award recognizes post comprehensive exam doctoral students not currently assigned to training grants or teaching scholarships.

ANNA HUFFSTUTLER STILES SCHOLARSHIP

Created by Dr. H.M. Mac Stiles in memory of his mother Anna Huffstutler Stiles, this scholarship supports master's students conducting innovative research during their second year.

ABE LILIENFELD SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Dr. Abraham Lilienfeld chaired the Department of Epidemiology in the 1970s and is called the "dean of epidemiology" by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. It is said that at one time half the department chairs of epidemiology in schools of public health had been trained by Dr. Lilienfeld. From an early career in the Baltimore City Health Department, he worked with the CDC-EIS and was later named staff director of the Presidential Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke. He's been credited with rescuing the Framingham Heart Study from certain demise in the 1960s due to NIH budget cuts. This fund was created to recognize outstanding student leaders in the field of applied epidemiology.

THE MARY B. MEYER MEMORIAL FUND

This award was established by Mary Meyer's family, friends and colleagues to honor her scientific career and years of service on the faculty of the department. The Meyer family's continued generosity enables the department to identify exceptional incoming students who demonstrate academic excellence and who hold the promise of future contributions to the field of epidemiology.

THE 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.

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 DOROTHY AND ARTHUR SAMET STUDENT SUPPORT FUND IN EPIDEMIOLOGY

This endowment was established by Dr. Jonathan Samet in 1996 to recognize student accomplishments in respect to the enrichment of the department and/or community.

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 CENTENNIAL SCHOLARS FUND

In honor of the JHSPH 100th anniversary, the Centennial Scholars Fund provides immediate impact funding to recruit the best and brightest public health students to the school. The Centennial Scholars Fund supports students from all ten academic departments and the MPH program.

THE NANCY FINK FUND FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND SERVICE

Founded in memory of a dear friend and colleague of the department, this award recognizes Nancy's depth of caring and commitment to the master's students and to the community of East Baltimore, both of which she loved so much.

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.