2008 APHA Conference Scholarship Announcement

September 2, 2008

AUCD in collaboration with the American Public Health Association (APHA) Disability Section is excited to announce five new $1000 conference scholarship opportunities open to AUCD Network (UCEDD, LEND, and IDDRC) Trainees as well as other graduate students involved in the work with CDC State Disability and Health grantees to attend the 2008 APHA Annual Meeting from October 25-29, 2008 in San Diego, CA. Scholarship recipients will have the exceptional opportunity to attend the scientific and poster sessions of the APHA Disability Section and the APHA Annual Meeting, and will be recognized during the Business Meeting and Social of the Disability Section on Monday evening, October 27.

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is a wonderful and important Public Health Educational Forum, drawing about 15,000 participants nationally and internationally. The APHA Annual Meeting theme, "Public Health Without Borders" explores transnational public health, and will provide a forum to address a diversity of topics including immigrant and refugee health; coordinating disease surveillance and epidemiologic response activities across borders; and the international transmission of socio-cultural behaviors with adverse health implications. The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for a better understanding of the aspects of disability and public health, and gives students the opportunity to meet researchers and health professionals who have focused their careers on studying important issues related to people with disabilities. Learn more about 2008 APHA Annual Meeting.

Applicants are eligible for $1000 scholarships. All applicants are required to submit statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and letter of recommendation ONLINE.

Online Applications are due to AUCD by September 30, 2008 5PM EST. Contact Sue Lin with questions about the scholarships or the application.