Health and Society Scholars
The Health and Society Scholars
Program, recently has been awarded a five year grant by the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). It is a University-wide initiative
and is highly prestigious. Penn was selected as one of six sites
(the others are Harvard, Columbia, University of Michigan,
University of Wisconsin, and University of California San
Francisco/Berkeley). The program aims to train post-doctoral fellows
toward the creation of a new field of health and society, focusing
on population health, and the social determinants of health.
The new RWJF Health and Society
Scholars program is currently recruiting the first cohort of
Scholars (entering August 2003). This program is an intensive
two-year postdoctoral training fellowship designed "to build
the nation”s capacity for research, leadership and action to
address the broad range of factors affecting health."
Applications are due at the Foundation by October 25, 2002.
Please check the national RWJF
Health and Society Scholars website which contains basic information
about the program such as brief summaries of the six programs,
eligibility requirements, and a timetable for applications, at www.healthandsocietyscholars.org.
Please check the Penn-specific
Health and Society Scholars website for an overview of the Penn
program and specific information about involved faculty, core
curriculum, health and society at Penn: www.upenn.edu/rwjhssp.
Also, please circulate these URLs
to any potential applications and to colleagues at Penn and other
institutions who are likely to be in contact with applicants.
For more information about the Penn
program, please contact:
Health & Society Scholars
University of Pennsylvania
3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6218
Phone: (215) 746-7744
RWJ Health and Society Scholars Program
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 5, September 24, 2002
September 24, 2002
Volume 49 Number 5