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Health Policy Fellowship The Bower School of Population Health's Health Policy Fellowship program seeks outstanding graduate students and faculty members (tenure-track, research track, or graduate faculty) in the Bower School of Population Health with an interest in health and health care who:Health Policy Fellowship

  1. possess an interest and commitment to use the fellowship experience to incorporate health, health care, and health policy into their scholarship (thesis, dissertation, teaching, research, and/or practice);
  2. bring a depth of expertise and knowledge about health and health care to the policy-making process; and 
  3. agree to participate in all components of the fellowship program.

The fellowship is a part-time, 4-month experience during the Mississippi legislative session. Access the application.

For more information on the SOPH Health Policy Fellowship program, please contact Dr. Fazlay Faruque by email at, or by phone (601) 984-4993.

Myrlie Evers-Wiliams Fellowship - The Evers-Williams Fellowship will be available to outstanding scholars who have been admitted to the SOPH, Department of Population Health Science at UMMC. This fellowship is intended to recruit and support the most promising students entering graduate programs in population health at UMMC.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to health disparities research in population health. Students selected for the program will be primarily mentored by a faculty member in the SOPH and secondarily by an affiliate of the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute (MEWI).

For more information on the MEWI Fellowship program, please email or contact the Office of the Dean by phone at (601) 984-1020.

Obesity Health Disparities (OHD) PRIDE Scholars Program - The OHD PRIDE program is designed to enhance the participation of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in an evidence-based research training and mentoring program. The program includes outreach to early-career faculty or transitioning postdoctoral fellows who hold appointments at or earned degrees from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

OHD PRIDE is a partnership between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the University of California at Los Angeles, and Vanderbilt University. The application process for the OHD PRIDE program is managed through the Coordination Core of the NHLBI-sponsored PRIDE programs. Access the OHD PRIDE application and view additional information.

For more information on the OHD PRIDE program, please email or contact the program office by phone at (601) 815-9003.

Robert Smith, MD Graduate Scholars Program - The Graduate Training and Education Center (Jackson Heart Study) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC-GTEC) is committed to cultivating the next generation of scientists and innovators who will be equipped to contribute to the discovery of new knowledge and equally committed to the dissemination and application of this information to diverse stakeholder groups. 

The Robert Smith, MD Graduate Scholars, 2019 GTEC cohort completed Summer Institute I.

The Robert Smith, MD Graduate Scholars Program is a two-year research mentoring and training program funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Designed for doctoral and health professional students who are considering careers in cardiovascular health sciences, the program allows students to observe and participate in the research process alongside mentors from leading research institutions.

Students enrolled in doctoral programs in the social sciences, health sciences, health professional programs, or STEM-related fields, or those interested in biomedical research should apply. Access the application for the Robert Smith, MD Graduate Scholars here.

For more information on the GTEC program, please email or contact the program office by phone at (601) 815-9003.