Eight-week summer experience at UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health, which includes a service learning course, placement with a cancer-related research project and workshops. Students will learn about core public health concepts, disciplines and careers; professional skills valued by public health employers; and personal and professional public health networks.
Professional Development workshops in use of online/social media for professional networking and for projects in the professional public health arena; leadership skills; communicating messages about public health issues to a variety of audiences in written, oral, and poster formats
Cultural Competency workshops exploring how cultural beliefs and practices affect public health services and research, as well as best practices working in multicultural environments.
Preparation for Graduate Record Exam
Attend regional or national scientific meeting to present research results
Paid research fellowship at NCCU for 10 – 14 hrs/week during the academic year;bimonthly journal clubs
During the academic year complete two courses at NCCU: Introduction to Public Health (HEDU 3210) and Introduction to Epidemiology (HEDU 3220)