Fostering Advancement & Careers through Enrichment Training in Science (FACETS)

FACETS (Fostering Advancement & Careers through Enrichment Training in Science) is a school-wide 4-week summer program set to begin June 16, 2014.

The program provides participants with exposure to the range and applicability of public health.  Participants will receive introductory coursework in epidemiology and biostatistics, formal lectures from different faculty within HSPH. Participants will also engage in a group research project with an assigned HSPH faculty member. These faculty members will be based in the Departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health, Nutrition, or Genetics and Complex Diseases. Students have the opportunity to select areas of interest on the FACETS application.

For more specific training, HSPH currently offers 3 department-based summer programs, which include the Summer Program in Epidemiology (Department of Epidemiology), Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences (Department of Biostatistics), and the Summer Program in Biological Science in Public Health (Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases).

FACETS participants will receive summer salary, housing, and funded travel.

Please find the online application here!

The application deadline is March 15, 2014


In order to take advantage of this opportunity, applicants must meet all of the criteria below:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S;
  • Applicants must be from an underrepresented group in biomedical research, which includes:  First generation college students; students with disabilities; students from an economically disadvantaged background (this requires additional supportive documentation), students from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented, such as: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders;
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Applicants must be from a quantitative science background OR have taken several quantitative classes beyond intro level courses;
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in public health, specifically epidemiology.

Program Director:
Felisa Nobles, Director of Recruitment Programs