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Stanford - NBC News Fellowship in Media and Global Health

How to Apply
The application for the Stanford-NBC Global Health Media Fellowship for 2013-2014 is now available. The deadline is 12AM, February 5th, 2014.

About the Fellowship
In 2011, Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) launched the first U.S. Fellowship in Media and Global Health to demonstrate how multiple media platforms can have significant impact upon work in global health. Fellows are competitively chosen from a national pool of physicians-in-training and physicians committed to a career in global health. The Fellow learns how multiple media modalities can play a significant role in health and human rights efforts, foundation and government health assistance, and individual health choices.

This opportunity is targeted to provide medical students, residents, fellows and/or faculty with 12-months of practical training in global health reporting using a variety of media platforms including: print, television, social networking and fundamentals in journalism and communications.

One fellow is selected each year to complete a 12-month fellowship with leading media organizations. The Fellow will complete training programs through the Stanford University Graduate Program in Journalism. The Fellow will work at the WHO's (World Health Organization) South East Regional Office (SEARO) in New Delhi.

The Fellow will also work extensively with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News, and her producers to research the ‘News of the Day’ and learn how 'Nightly News' stories are chosen to be highlighted in the US. During the Fellowship, the Fellow will be mentored by Dick Thompson, Senior Editor for the Journal for Health Affairs, Paul Costello, Chief of Communication and Public Affairs for Stanford, Ann Grimes, Director of Stanford’s Graduate Program in Journalism and Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health at Stanford School of Medicine.

The Fellowship aims to teach the chosen fellow:

Upon completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be required to produce a publication on an in-depth topic of choice in global health.

The Fellow will return to medical training with the expectation that in addition to treating patients, conducting research or teaching, s/he will also become an advocate and spokesperson for global health issues in the media. We believe that this will improve the quality and increase the quantity of coverage of global health issues in the media, which will contribute to better understanding and support by the public.

Stipend
The Fellow receives a competitive stipend. The Fellowship starts in June of each year and lasts for 12 months.

Eligibility
Medical students who have completed their first two years of medical school, residents, fellows and faculty are eligible.

Current and Past Fellows
2013-2014 Fellow: Hayley Goldbach, MD
2012-2013 Fellow: Kristina Krohn, MD
2011-2012 Fellow: Joyce Ho

For questions regarding this fellowship, please contact Larkin Callaghan.


Supporters of this Fellowship include:

Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health at Stanford School of Medicine
Paul Costello, Chief of Communication and Public Affairs for Stanford
Ann Grimes, Director of Stanford’s Graduate Program in Journalism
Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor and Physician, NBC News
Dick Thompson, Senior Editor for Global Health at Health Affairs

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