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Patrick Remington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine & Public HealthAssociate Dean for Public Health and Professor of Population Health Sciences

APTR-CDC Fellowship - Nursing Education
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APTR-CDC Public Health Fellowship Program

Fellowship Title:

Implementing Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Integration of Immunization into Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum (ACIIUN)

Sponsoring CDC Center:

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); Communications and Education Branch (CEB); Immunization Services Division (ISD)

Project Discipline and Focus Areas:

  • Health education
  • Program planning and development
  • Health professional education
  • Vaccine-preventable disease

Center Background and Objectives:

The mission of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and control of respiratory and related diseases. The Communications and Education Branch (CEB) of the Immunization Services Division (ISD) of NCIRD provides physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals with resources and educational opportunities designed to increase the knowledge and skills needed to effectively implement immunization recommendations.  CEB provides training and education through a variety of delivery methods including web-on-demand videos, web-based self-study modules, in-person presentations, webinars/net conferences, and apps.  Most training and education activities are approved to offer continuing education (CE) credit.  Immunization recommendations change frequently. Healthcare professionals require access to up-to-date training and education resources to understand increasingly complex immunization recommendations, new vaccines, vaccine delays and shortages, and vaccine safety.

Project Description:

In April 2015 the Advisory Committee on Integration of Immunization into Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum (ACIIUN) met in Washington DC. The goal of the meeting was to discuss curriculum gaps, review educational resources and training methods, and provide recommendations for improving the integration of immunization information and resources into undergraduate nursing education. The Fellow will manage the implementation of recommendations for the development of immunization education resources for undergraduate nursing.The Fellow will work with CEB and APTR staff to 1) develop goals, objectives, timeline, and project milestones; 2) coordinate regularly scheduled work group meetings with advisory committee members; 3) develop budget and scope of work recommendations; 4) manage the design, development and clearance of product(s); 5) collaborate with national nursing organizations; 6) conduct evaluation activities including beta-testing of product(s). 

Travel and Training:

Travel to an additional Advisory Committee meeting is anticipated for the fellow.  Mentors support requests to attend CDC-sponsored trainings.

Required or Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Academic background in nursing.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Organizational skills including management of complex projects and product development.
  • Written communication skills.
  • Quantitative and qualitative evaluation skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Nurse Educator experience desired but not required.

Expected Benefits:

This project will provide the fellow an opportunity to co-lead an advisory committee comprised of national leaders in nursing education and implement recommendations for development of immunization resource for undergraduate nursing curriculum.  The Fellow will fill a critical staffing need within CEB and provide services that will be used to coordinate and develop an undergraduate nursing education product that is anticipated to be utilized nationwide. The Fellow will be a member of the Education Team. The team consists of 4 physicians, 2 nurses, and 3 health educators.  Team members have a variety of experience and extensive immunization expertise and will provide technical assistance. The Fellow will have access to program leadership through the CEB Branch Chief and will interact with division leadership.

Period of Assignment:

The term of each fellowship is 12 months, with an option to renew for an additional 12 months subject to the availability of funding. The fellowship would begin in February 2016.

Fellowship Location:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • CDC Roybal Campus


  • Master's Level Stipend: $45,339 (equivalent to GS-8, step-1)
  • Doctoral Level Stipend: $50,077 (equivalent to GS-9, step-1)

Travel and Training:

  • $3,000

Fellowship Allowance:

  • $4,000

Application Deadline:  

Friday, September 18, 2015

Application Checklist:

  • Applicant Information
  • Academic Institution Information & Certification *applicable only if currently enrolled
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Academic Transcripts (graduate level studies only)
  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Applicant Essay  
  • *If you are not a U.S. Citizen you will be required to attach a copy of your Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

More Information

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Fellowship Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Tips for a Strong Applications Link Administration 8/27/2013
Fellowship Competency Definitions PDF (69.15 KB) Administration 10/10/2014

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