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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 aapd-oldsite.ae-admin.com 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 sdalhouse@aapd.org.

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