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New fellowship focused on maternal health seeks applicants

July 19, 2021 11:00 AM
Carolyn Scofield cscofiel@tulane.edu
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Tulane University School of Medicine has received a $1.4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support education and research of maternal health in Louisiana. It funds a two-year fellowships in Preventive Medicine focused on improving maternal health in the state and is open to anyone who has graduated from a pediatric, family medicine or internal medicine residency. 

Louisiana has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, and research has shown a number of contributing factors could be to blame. Many women in the state have to travel long distances for checkups and emergency care. Black women in Louisiana are four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than non-Hispanic white women.

During their two years at Tulane, the fellow will focus on research, public health, clinical work and population medicine that improves poor maternal health outcomes and supports mothers and babies. The fellow also obtains a Master of Public Health that is fully funded by the grant and will graduate board eligible in Preventive Medicine.  

This fellowship is open to physicians interested in public health and population medicine or those who have an interest in maternal health. It is ideal for new graduates or mid-career professionals. One position is open and to be filled immediately, and another will be available soon during the upcoming residency application cycle. For more information and to apply, email prevmed@wave.tulane.edu.