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Since 1973, more than 2,400 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows have bridged the divide between science and public policy, gaining significant knowledge about the federal government system while advancing their careers and helping promote science in the U.S. and around the globe. Year-long opportunities are available in approximately 30 congressional offices and more than 15 federal agencies in Washington, DC.
Project Director, Outreach/Recruitment, Salaeha Shariff will present information on available opportunities, qualifications, the application process, and how the program can enhance our career. Alumni AAAS S&T Fellows will also share their experiences. Graduate/medical students, post-docs, residents/physicians, alumni and faculty from all fields of science, social science, engineering and medicine are invited to attend.
Applicants must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree (DVM, etc.) in any physical, biological, medical/health, computer science, economics, mathematics, social/behavioral science, engineering, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. A master’s degree in any engineering field plus 3 years of professional experience also qualifies. All degree requirements must be completed by the application deadline, 5 December. Federal employees are not eligible and U.S. citizenship is required. For more information, see: fellowships.aaa.org
Project Director, Recruitment, Professional Development & Alumni Engagement
Salaeha Shariff directs recruitment cultivation, national outreach activities, and diversity enhancement for the S&T Policy Fellowships. She plans and manages Fellowship orientation, professional development activities and interest/affinity groups. She is also responsible for furthering alumni engagement activities and initiatives to cultivate and maintain alumni participation in ongoing Fellowship initiatives.
She joined AAAS in September 2011, following over five years with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Chapter, where she directed and managed public health grants focusing primarily on immunization education and policy for Illinois pediatricians. Salaeha's responsibilities included overseeing development of educational programming for healthcare providers, recruitment and engagement of Illinois pediatricians and allied healthcare providers on varied educational and policy initiatives, managing committees/interest groups related to school health and infectious diseases, and policy work related to financing/reimbursement for pediatric practices and public health engagement. She has prior experience directing and managing operations for a small nonprofit educational organization. Salaeha holds a master's degree in public service from DePaul University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago.
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