May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


2017-2018 Samuel D. Harris Health Policy Fellowship

September 2016 Volume LI Number 5

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is accepting appli- cations for the Samuel D. Harris Health Policy Fellowship sponsored by Preventech. Pediatric dental residents and individuals in their first five years post-residency (academic or private practice) are eligible to apply.

Expectations and Outcomes

The Harris Fellow will work with the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center to complete a project in health policy resulting in a paper to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The topic of the project and resultant paper will be mutually agreed upon by the Fellow and the AAPD. Relative to that goal, the Fellow partici- pates in various meetings and events throughout the year. Addition- ally, the Fellow will present the findings of the research at the 2018 Annual Session in Honolulu, HI by poster and/or oral presentation.

The AAPD, the Harris Fellow and their program director (if ap- plicable) will work together to agree upon the exact fellowship dates. The schedule will be flexibly designed for the Harris Fellow and their program or practice. A stipend to cover the costs of travel to necessary meetings and the Annual Session will be provided. AAPD will arrange and provide housing and all fellowship-related administrative costs and supply needs.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the applicant’s:

• Interest and specific personal goals for the program

• Relevant activities or roles within their professional sphere (both on-going and future)

• Three required letters of reference (if the applicant is a current pediatric dental resident, one letter must be from the applicant’s program director authorizing an absence from training.)

• Proposed research project topic(s).

• Phone interview with AAPD Staff and leadership (if applicable).

Applications must be submitted electronically and are due by April 14, 2017. The application is available on the AAPD website and clicking on Awards and Fellowships under the Resources tab. For more information, please contact AAPD Educational Affairs Manager Scott Dalhouse at (312) 337-2169 or

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