Grants, Awards & Funding Opportunities

Emily Kontos, a Research Associate within the Department and Assistant Director
of the Lung Cancer Disparities Center, was a recipient of LRP funding through
the National Institutes of Health Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health
Disparities Research.

Dr. Rima Rudd was honored for her ‘outstanding contribution to health literacy’ with the Cecilia and Leonard Doak Health Literacy Champion Award, named after the founders of the health literacy field at an award ceremony in St. Louis Missouri on October 5th hosted by Health Literacy Missouri and the Missouri Foundation.

Dr. Laura Kubzansky was the winner of the 2011 Office of Faculty Affairs and HSPH Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Mentor Award. Laura was nominated by her postdoc, Allison Appleton. The PDA Mentor Award is to recognize a faculty member who has provided outstanding mentorship of a postdoctoral fellow. This award was presented to Laura at the 9/22 postdoc reception in honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Day. Congratulations to Laura!

Ben Capistrant was awarded The Hewlett/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development for his dissertation on family caregiving in middle and lower-income countries.

NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship. The Harvard School of Public Health’s Departments of Society, Human Development and Health; Epidemiology; Nutrition; and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Population Sciences invite applications for a joint fellowship in cancer prevention and control. The following fellowships are available September 2012: pre-doctoral training, post-doctorate research, and post-doctorate research for M.D.’s obtaining a degree (MS, MPH) with a research focus. The program’s objective is to train researchers in the design and evaluation of cancer prevention and control. Applicants may work in any area related to cancer prevention. Potential areas of research include health care providers, worksites, schools or youth, or under-served populations, in addition to prevention policy. Applicants for the post-doctoral position must have a doctoral degree in the social and behavioral sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology, economics); epidemiology; biostatistics; decision sciences; nutrition; nursing; genetics; education; medicine; or related fields. The postdoctoral research fellowships are funded for two to three years and do not result in a degree. Applicants for a degree program must complete separate applications to the Harvard School of Public Health’s Admissions Office and to the Cancer Prevention Program. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Please request application materials from Whitney Waddell, Staff Assistant, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02115-6096, (617)432-3689 or e-mail: Application deadline is January 4, 2012.