Daily Bruin Highlights New Training Program Directed by Professor and Department Chair Michael Prelip

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From the Daily Bruin

A new UCLA summer program will give college students interested in public health hands-on experience in the field.

Students in the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training program will conduct field work three days a week from June to August with a community-based organization in the Los Angeles area, and will also receive a $3,000 stipend, housing, meals, a metro pass and a paid trip to Georgia, where they will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Applications for the program, which is open to any second-year, third-year or fourth-year student enrolled at a four-year institution, are due Jan. 31.

Michael Prelip, the program’s director and professor of public health, said several organizations, including CDC, provided a total of $2.7 million to fund the program for the next five years.

Students in the program will be matched with community organizations based on their preferences and can work on projects specific to their interests, Prelip added.

Students will work at the community-based organizations three days a week. The rest of the week the program’s participants will go on field trips to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles and learn about the work of professionals in the field of public health.


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