The National Academy of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the Anniversary Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine. The fellow will be awarded a flexible research stipend of $25,000.
The fellowship gives early-career health science scholars the opportunity to actively participate in the health- and medicine-related work of the Academies and gives up-and-coming leaders a chance to further their careers.
Nominations for under-represented minority candidates are strongly encouraged. Please note: Only members of the American Association of Colleges Osteopathic Medicine Board of Deans, the AOA Board of Trustees, the American Osteopathic Foundation Board and the National Academy of Medicine can nominate a fellow.
The fellowship is awarded for a two-year term. The fellow is expected to continue working at his/her main academic position and will be assigned to one of the following Academy boards:
- Children, Youth, and Families
- Food and Nutrition
- Global Health
- Health Care Services
- Health of Select Populations
- Health Sciences Policy
- Population Health and Public Health Practice
During the two-year period, the fellow will be exposed to a variety of experts and perspectives including: legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists and more. The fellow will also be given a NAM member as a senior mentor.
Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, was awarded the fellowship for the 2016-2018 term. As a fellow, she helped write a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that offers recommendations for decreasing the cost of prescription drugs without hindering innovation in drug development.
“Through the National Academy of Medicine Anniversary Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine, I have learned how to transform evidence-based research into actionable recommendations to improve public health,” Dr. Kwon says. “This is an incredible opportunity to engage with leaders and experts in medicine, health policy, engineering, health care administration, and research. The mentorship provided by these individuals during this early stage in my career development has been transformative.”
Creagh Milford, DO, received the first anniversay fellowship and says the relationships he fostered during his time as a fellow remain strong today.
“I was fortunate to work side-by-side the best health policy experts in the country and access to the NAM staff, leadership, and Board members afforded me insight into the most challenging health care policy topics facing our nation,” Dr. Milford says. “Learning how NAM approaches tough health care topics with academic vigor and then interacts with Congress was not only rewarding but also educational.”
Interested in the fellowship? Email nominations and queries to AOANAMFellow2018@osteopathic.org. Nominations are due to the AOA May 14.
Learn more about the fellowship here.