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ALUMNI BY THE NUMBERS

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Current number of Alumni
Percentage of Alumni who authored or contributed to a formal presentation or publication during their fellowship

WHERE OUR ALUMNI WORK

After ending their fellowship, PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni have completed at least one year of distinct, hands-on training with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are ready to embark on the next steps in their global health career journey with skills and competencies needed to succeed. Alumni pursue a variety of post-fellowship opportunities where they can use their newly gained or further developed technical and professional skills, including:

CDC/U.S. GOVERNMENT DIRECT HIRE

Finding open positions within government agencies can be difficult for individuals at any level, but this is particularly true for early career professionals with limited networks and working experience. Through our program, Fellows can leverage their positions within active CDC global health teams to build their network and develop the skills necessary to be viable candidates for these hard-to-find jobs. After finishing their fellowship, some Alumni have been able to continue working with their current teams as contractors or full time employees, or move on to work with other CDC offices and government agencies.

NON-PROFITS AND PRIVATE SECTOR

Experience gained from working with world leaders in disease research and prevention can increase distinction for early career candidates searching for employment in the non-profit and private sectors. Our Alumni end their fellowship with at least one year of direct exposure to working with CDC’s global health experts and are prepared to communicate their knowledge and ideas with government and non-government entities alike.  Not only do our Alumni benefit from gained technical skills sets, but they are also able to join the workforce with a unique understanding of major funders, partnerships, and stakeholders in the global health field.

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

Following their fellowship, some Alumni decide to continue their studies in the public or global health field by pursuing PhD’s in Public Health or related areas and other post-graduate degrees. They may also decide to continue their research outside the CDC by joining research centers at academic institutions. The experience they gain during their placement allows them insight into the industry’s current best-practices that inform or define their research focus.

Current Alumni have continued their studies/research at the following institutions:
–   Georgia State University                 –   University of California, Berkeley
–   University of Gothenburg               –   University of Queensland

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

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PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni, Rachel McCullough-Sanden, co-facilitated a training for a delegation of Nigerian health and government professionals in Cameroon. Click here to read more.
PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni, Allison Moffitt, was featured on the “Storytelling with Data” blog for her data visualization work with PEPFAR Cambodia. Click here to read more.
ALUMNI PROFILE – ALISON YOOS

PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni, Alison Yoos, with Kenya’s first cohort of IMPACT Distinguished Fellows in October 2016. Alison is featured in our first Alumni Profile, available here.

Photo credit: CDC CGH DGHP website

ALUMNI RESOURCES

Alumni: Although you have finished your time with the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, it doesn’t mean that your contact with the program has to end! We are always excited to hearing about your latest career goals and achievements and look forward to sharing them with our audiences and potential applicants. There are many ways to continue your engagement after leaving the fellowship, including:

–   Share your accomplishments with us on Twitter (@PHICDC) and LinkedIn (The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program);
–   Join our Alumni LinkedIn group, PHI/CDC Alumni Community, for job postings and career resources;
–   Send us updates on your global health career directly via email;
–   Participate as a guest speaker during orientation and outreach events such as conferences and information sessions; and
–   Continue to tell the story of your Fellow experience by participating in an Alumni Profile.

If you are a PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni with questions on how to stay engaged with the program, reach out to us at alumni@phi-cdcfellows.org. For general inquiries from all other audiences, please reach out to program staff at info@phi-cdcfellows.org.

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

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