RISE Programs

Kennedy Krieger Institute is accepting applications for three programs developed as part of its Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Program. These programs are funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are designed to provide educational opportunities for students.  Students who are members of underrepresented populations (as defined by the federal government, http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/ExecutiveOrders.html) are strongly encouraged to apply! 

RISE Programs

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduate juniors and seniors, and recent baccalaureate degree students who are interested in learning more about public health and preventing health disparities. Through this program, university partners from across the nation will offer public health leadership learning opportunities for students, both at a local and national level.

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a nine-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in learning more about the area of infectious diseases and health disparities.  Fellows may also participate in clinical experiences and increase leadership skills.

The Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program is a 10-week public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior students minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. The PLLUSS program provides students with mentored public health research and community health activities, mentorship, and professional development.