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REACH-Informatics Fellowships Program for East African Citizens, 2013/15

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the field of Health Information Technology for the East African Citizen at Indiana and Moi Universities, 2013/15 Kenya, Africa and Indiana, USA

Study Subject(s):Study Subject is health information technology
Course Level:This scholarship is open for postdoctoral programme.
Scholarship Provider: The Regional East African Center for Health Informatics (REACH-Informatics)
Scholarship can be taken at: Kenya (Africa) and Indiana, (USA)

 

Eligibility:
-To apply for REACH-Informatics Fellowship, you must Meet both the educational and professional requirements Must be fluent in English Be willing to commit to a 2-year full-time program Be willing to relocate to Indianapolis, Indiana, USA for year 1 of the program and Eldoret, Kenya for year 2 of the program Be interested in a career leading a team implementing health informatics in Africa Demonstrated leadership ability Technical background and experience in computers, computer science, databases, or data analysis East African citizen (Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Seychelles, or Tanzania)
-Doctoral (PhD, MBChB, MD, DO, etc.) degree. Degree must be from an accredited academic institution in: Public health, medicine, health care, health-services research Computer science, information science, information systems Statistics Epidemiology Public health informatics or related discipline At least 1-year documented experience in public health or another health setting. Additionally, documented strong fluency in any of the following is preferred: Informatics Information systems Information science Computer science Information technology

Scholarship Open for International Students: Scholarship Open for East African citizen (Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Seychelles, or Tanzania)

Scholarship Description: The Regional East African Center for Health Informatics (REACH-Informatics) in Eldoret, Kenya, was created in 2009 and builds on the long-term collaboration between Indiana and Moi Universities and the global informatics leadership of the Regenstrief Institute. REACH-Informatics is offering a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship aimed at developing informatics expertise to implement and use health information technology to enhance research and improve health care quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Fellows will spend 1 year at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA to complete classroom work. The second year of the program will be spent in Eldoret, Kenya, at Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH). Fellows will be eligible for either a Master of Science in Clinical Research or a Master of Science in Health Informatics at the end of the two year period.

Number of awards offered: Not known

Tenure of award:2 Years

Value: A stipend will be provided for living expenses and travel to the United States.

Other Benefits:Not known

Selection criteria:Not known

Notification: November 15, 2012 Select candidates are invited for interview December 1, 2012 Selected fellows are notified July 1, 2013 Fellowship begins at Indiana University.

How to Apply:Complete the application form here All supporting documents must be emailed directly to fogarty.informatics@iukenya.org

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

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