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OIPRT Funding


NIOSH TRAINEESHIPS

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides stipend support and tuition reimbursement for eligible students enrolled in full-time programs of study.   Students must be a U.S. citizen.  International students are not eligible for a traineeship unless they have been admitted for permanent residency.

FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS

  • Nancy A. Robertson Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Injury Prevention
    This fellowship provides one or more fellowships annually to students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Eligibility includes all graduate students enrolled at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, with a preference for students in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences who wish to focus on the area of injury prevention. Additional funds may be contributed by anyone at any time.
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  • The Mary Lauren Olson Minnesota Environmental Health Association Scholarship Award
    The Mary Lauren Olson Memorial MEHA Scholarship fund is a permanently endowed scholarship for students enrolled in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Recipients of the scholarships are required to be full time students. Selection may be based on scholastic merit, community service, and/or involvement in the field of injury research.
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  • Susan Goodwin Gerberich Fellowship in Injury Epidemiology and Prevention
    This fellowship provides funds for graduate students in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, who are committed to study in the field of injury epidemiology and prevention. Eligibility includes all potential or current full-time graduate students (MS and PhD) enrolled in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, who are committed to study in the field of injury epidemiology and prevention. Additional funds may be contributed by anyone at any time.
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  • Leon S. Robertson Professorship in Injury Prevention
    The fund reflects the thoughtfulness and generosity of Dr. Leon S. and Nancy A. Robertson and serves as a lasting tribute to the value they place on public health education. Dr. Robertson, a major leader in the injury field, spent much of his career as a transportation injury epidemiology researcher on the faculties of Wake Forest, Harvard, and Yale universities and was able to achieve a positive impact on public health through his contributions in the area of injury prevention.  The purpose of the Fund is to attract and /or retain the services of a world-class faculty member in the area of injury prevention in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health. It is hoped that this Professorship will help to foster injury prevention research, education, and public service programs in public health and enhance the University’s reputation in these areas. Dr. Susan Goodwin Gerberich was identified as the first Leon S. Robertson Professor in Injury Prevention in 2012 and continues in that position. Distribution from the Fund may be used for salary supplement, research support, travel, or other purposes, relevant to injury prevention, as approved by the Head of the Division of Environmental Heath Sciences. Funding for the Leon S. Robertson Professorship in Injury Prevention will come from the Endowed Faculty Research Fund for Injury Prevention together with additional gifts designated for the purpose from the Donors or others. Additional Contributions to the Fund may be made by anyone at anytime MMF/UMF Fund #1548.
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  • Susan Goodwin Gerberich Faculty Fund
    Susan Goodwin Gerberich, PhD, is currently the Leon S. Robertson Professor in Injury Prevention and Mayo Professor in Public Health. Dr. Gerberich began her career as a charge nurse specialist in the intensive, coronary care, and emergency departments. She received her Master of Science degree in Public Health and PhD in Environmental Health at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. In 1983, she joined the faculty, full-time, and is currently a Professor in Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center. During her academic tenure, to date, Dr. Gerberich has advised 135 graduate degree students (38 PhD, 23 MS students, 3 MA, and 71 MPH) and launched the academic, research, and other professional careers of her students across the United States and throughout the world. She also co-directs the Regional Injury Prevention Research Center, Center for Violence Prevention and Control, and the Occupational Injury Prevention Research Training Program. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support to faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences. It is the long-term goal of the Donor to grow the Fund to support a named faculty position at the highest level allowable under University policies. If in the future the Fund reaches the minimum funding required, the Fund will then be used to assist the University in recruiting, supporting, and retaining outstanding faculty members in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences by providing funds that support the named faculty position and its activities. The Donor’s wish is for faculty holding this position to be a recognized expert, specializing in the area of injury epidemiology and prevention, including areas of unintentional and intentional injury. The Fund and any holders of the named position supported by this Fund will be referred to as the Susan Goodwin Gerberich Chair in Injury Epidemiology and Prevention (Professorship or Faculty Fellowship) according to the minimum funding level that is reached. All faculty supported by this Fund will be recruited according to the University and the School of Public Health policies and procedures in place at that time. The position and terms of appointment, typically three (3) years, and terms of renewal, will be approved by the Dean. The position may be held open or awarded on a temporary or interim basis as the situation warrants. The Donor has made provisions, as further described in the most recent Statement of Future Gift form or written description of the gift from the Donor, which will also be directed to this Fund. Additional Contributions to the Fund may be made by anyone at any time (UMF Fund #1035).
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