Student Professional Development
The Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow Program is committed to strengthening the public health infrastructure of New York State through academic, practical and leadership training opportunities. PHLOT will provide stipends to support eligible University at Albany School of Public Health students to travel to local, regional and/or national conferences/meetings (particulary those with a governmental service focus) to encourage professional development. Preference will be given to students engaged in internships at either a local health department or the New York State Department of Health and/or to those students who are presenting findings related to LHD/NYS DOH internships. Priority will be given to SPH students attending their first conference.
Stipend funding can be used towards such expenses as membership/registration fees or costs associated with travel and accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to make all necessary arrangements to attend the conferences (ie travel, accommodations, registration, etc.)
Students interested in applying for a stipend will need to complete a Professional Development Application Form and provide supporting documentation in order to be considered. Application forms and supporting documentation needs to be submitted by e-mail to Susan Bernardi-Bain, Program Coordinator.
Applicants are encouraged to submit the form well in advance of the meeting/conference they plan to attend to allow ample time to process the stipend.
CORE Student Leadership Program
From 2006-2012, the CORE Student Leadership Program was designed to provide intensive leadership team-building skills, professional mentorship by local public health leaders, and additional practice-based experience to a select group of MS or MPH students committed to public health practice. Competitive admission to the program was based on academic achievement, overall potential for leadership in the field of public health and demonstrated dedication to future employment in NYS.
The overall goal of the program was to cultivate personal and professional growth in the areas of leadership, teamwork, interpersonal communication, academic achievement and success among students dedicated to serving in the public health practice arena.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
In addition to participation in leadership development activities, the CORE team members designed and implemented a year-long community service project to create a sustainable public health impact in the surrounding community with a non-profit organization in the Capital District. For the 2011-2012 academic year, members collaborated with Equinox, a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, outreach and prevention services to youth and families living in Albany.
PHLOT CORE Alumni Testimonials