CDC-Gilstrap Fellowship in Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Reproductive Health Project 968

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The CDC Foundation, in collaboration with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), and the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), is announcing an exciting new fellowship in honor of Dr. Larry Gilstrap, an international leader in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with CDC, the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched nearly 1,000 programs and raised over $700 million. The CDC Foundation manages over 250 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 100 countries.

The CDC Foundation seeks an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) to work full-time for up to one year between July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019 (start date negotiable) at CDC on focused public health research, epidemiologic and surveillance projects in infectious disease, sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive health in women and/or pregnancy. This position is full time and works 40 hours a week. The fellow will be hired by the CDC Foundation as a CDC Foundation field employee and assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The position will be located in the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) ( in collaboration with the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) ( The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary commensurate with post-graduate training and experience and an attractive benefits package.

The primary goal of this fellowship is to provide a unique public health training experience for an OB/GYN scientist who, upon completion, can be appointed to universities, and federal, state or local public health agencies with a focus on maternal and child health (MCH) and STD/HIV prevention.

The fellow will be assigned to the CDC’s DSTDP and will have opportunities to work on projects within both DSTDP and DRH. The scope of the fellow’s projects will be determined by the fellow in consultation with the CDC Foundation and CDC colleagues. It is anticipated that one of the fellow’s primary projects will be to evaluate data, identify gaps, and develop recommendations related to the prevention of female and congenital syphilis. Other potential projects include analyses of national data sets to assess prevalence and risk factors for STDs among pregnant women and women of reproductive age, analyses of data from recently completed clinical trials at DRH studying the effects of hormonal contraception on HIV and other STD risk, analyses of national databases on patterns of hospitalizations for various conditions or health service claims for women of reproductive age, effects of emerging infections in pregnancy, and collaboration with the World Health Organization on projects related to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, hepatitis, and syphilis. It is anticipated that the fellow’s work will result in at least one presentation at a national conference and one publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

• Applicants must have an M.D. degree, must have completed an OB/GYN residency within the last five years, and must be eligible for the certification process of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) at the time of award.
• Preference will be shown to applicants with experience in clinical, epidemiologic, behavioral, or health services research, scientific writing, and/or public health.

To apply:
Qualified candidates should email the following in Microsoft Word or PDF Format to
• Essay outlining career goals with particular emphasis on future involvement in maternal and child health (MCH) and/or STD/HIV prevention
• Curriculum vitae (CV)
• Names and email addresses for 3 professional references
Please put “CDC-Gilstrap Fellowship - 968” in the email subject line. Incomplete packages will not be considered. Hard copies, calls, faxes, personally delivered CVs or CVs sent through any other source other than directly to the email address will not be accepted. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

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The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.