To be a steward for human well being is to be an advocate for a safe and stable environment. Physicians have been conspicuously absent in the larger policy debates of environmental change and health, yet are the most well-respected and effective science communicators in society. Our Climate Change initiative seeks to enhance the knowledge and communication skills of physicians so that they may more effectively convey the health risks associated with climate variability and change and advocate for multi-sectoral solutions.
We are pleased to announce the Living Closer Foundation physician GME Fellowship in Climate and Health Science Policy.
As the first non-governmental fellowship of its kind, we endeavor to empower training physicians, through innovative projects and experiential learning, to become highly credible leaders and spokespersons in clinical, basic science, and policy settings.
This 12-24 month Fellowship will be based in the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine*, and entail Fellow placement with our principal partners at the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health and locally through the University of Colorado Consortium on Climate and Health. The Living Closer Foundation has underwritten the Fellowship and provided invaluable support to its mission.
We believe this novel fellowship will serve as a powerful demonstration of an expanded role for physician advocates in a time when public concerns about health and climate are growing.
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Fellowship will include the following:
- Mentorship and guidance from principals listed above
- Travel stipend for time spent at NIH (Washington DC area), CDC (Atlanta), and both national and international Conferences
- Travel stipend to relevant meetings and courses
- 2017-18 activities includes training/coursework at:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- American Meteorological Society
- Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
- George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication
- University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
- TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health
- Reduced number of clinical Emergency Medicine shifts at the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine
- Administrative support