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SOPHE / CDC Student Fellowship

SOPHE / CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention

The SOPHE / CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention is funded by the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  The fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train students working on research or practice-based projects in either unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences.  For one year, selected "SOPHE / CDC Fellows in Injury Prevention" receive a stipend, one-year student membership to National SOPHE, and complementary registration at the SOPHE Annual Meeting, where they have an opportunity to display poster presentations on their projects.

To view the Fellowship Applications and see deadlines please go to

From the mouths of experience…

"What attracted you to the SOPHE / CDC Student Fellowship opportunity?"

This fellowship offers an important opportunity for students interested in injury and violence research. Although there are many agencies interested in funding studies of adolescent substance use behavior, the support for youth violence research is much more limited, especially at the pre-doctoral level.
—Kate Karriker-Jaffe, doctoral candidate, 2005-2006 Fellowship Recipient

This fellowship is the only one I've seen that emphasizes behavioral approaches to injury prevention. It's a great opportunity for behavioral science students to secure support for their research project.
—Michelle Price, doctoral candidate, 2005-2006 Fellowship Recipient

The professional recognition of my research project. In addition, it is also wonderful to have the opportunity to meet with other students who share the similar research interests.
—Ying Li, doctoral candidate, 2005-2006 Fellowship Recipient

My Major Professor pointed it out to me. I thought it would be a good opportunity to reach a larger audience with my research on suicide, as we tend to mainly present to clinical psychology audiences.
—Tracey Witte, doctoral student, 2005-2006 Fellowship Recipient

Meet this year's SOPHE / CDC Student Fellowship Recipients:

  • Dorian Lamis, PhD (c), MA, University of South Carolina
    Dorian Lamis is a doctoral student in Clinical-Community Psychology. His research focuses on suicidal behaviors and alcohol use and abuse in adolescents and young adults.
  • Catherine J. Vladutiu, PhD (c), MPH, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Catherine Vladutiu is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology.  Her current research examines adverse maternal and fetal outcomes resulting from trauma during pregnancy.

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