Fellowship Program

The new Center for Urban Health at IUPUI offers a Fellowship Program to support doctoral-level student research focused on urban health issues in collaboration with Center faculty. Funding is available to help support the Fellow's academic training (stipend and tuition) as well as modest funding to conduct preliminary research projects. To apply for financial support from the Center, interested students should express their specific interests in urban health research and provide a rationale for the support you are requesting.

Funding is typically limited to a 12-month period. If funding is available after this period and progress on the research has been excellent, Fellows may be considered for an award extension. Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in research related to urban health issues with Center faculty and/or affiliates while supported by the Center. Limited support is also available for Fellows to present their research findings at national conferences. Fellows will be asked to help participate in promoting the Center when possible.

To be considered as a Fellow applicant, you must be:

  1. Enrolled as a masters, doctorate or post-doctorate candidate at IU/IUPUI (preference will be given to candidates pursuing degrees on the Indianapolis campus)
  2. Pursuing a research career focusing in issues relating to urban health
  3. Willing to commit 10 hours per week as service to the Center for Urban Health if awarded a 1-year Fellow position

Application Process

The application should include:

  1. Your curriculum vita.
  2. A list of course work taken or planned that provides the skills needed to conduct scientifically valid research.
  3. A brief prospectus (2-page maximum) describing the urban health research you plan to conduct as a Center for Urban Health Fellow. Include an explanation of how your research project supports the Center's goals.
  4. A letter of support from your academic advisor, stating what role your advisor may play in mentoring you in your research, and how the results of the Fellow support will enhance or augment specific planned proposals for external funding.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2011

Please submit application materials to cuh@iupui.edu.

Current Fellow

2010-2011: Mike Reger
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Michael K. Reger, MPH
Epidemiology Doctoral Student

Department of Public Health

714 N. Senate Ave. Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46202

E-mail: mkreger@umail.iu.edu

Michael K. Reger is a PhD student in the Department of Public Health at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University in 2005 and Master of Public Health Degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis in 2009. Mike began a doctoral program at the University of Iowa in 2009 before transferring back to Indiana University in Indianapolis in 2010 to join the first class of Epidemiology doctoral students. He has worked as an epidemiology research assistant for three years on several different projects, resulting in numerous publications. A partial list of these projects includes:

  1. 2008 Indiana Physician and Nurse Surveys
  2. 10-Year Obesity Trends in Indiana
  3. Pregnancy Intention and the Relationship with Low Birth Weight
  4. Herbal Remedy Use Among Hispanic Women
  5. Vitamin D Blood Levels and the Risk of Malignant Melanoma
  6. Evaluation of the Improved Child and Family Functioning Program

Mike's other research interests include lifestyle factor differences between urban and rural populations leading to risk differences in preventable disease, and cancer epidemiology specific to the evaluation of new screening methods for aggressive cancers leading to improved health outcomes.