Thank you for your interest in mentoring a scholar who is participating in one of the four Center for Diversity programs. This year Center for Diversity summer programs are planned to be in-person.

The two graduate scholar programs are Ferguson RISE Fellowship (6-Month, 12-Month & Summer program for graduate scholars) and EMURG Health Equity Leaders Fellowship (12-month program with placement in one of the Department of Health and Human Services agencies for graduate school and recent Master’s and Doctoral Degree scholars) and the two undergraduate scholars programs are MCHC/RISE-UP (summer program for undergraduate junior, seniors and post-baccalaureate scholars) and MCH-LEARN (summer program for freshman and sophomore undergraduate scholars that includes academic year activities).

Ferguson RISE 6-Month Graduate Fellows begin February 5, 2024 and continue through July 26, 2024. In-person orientation for all scholars will begin on Monday, May 27, 2024 through Friday, May 31, 2024. Following orientation, summer experiences begin on Monday, June 3, 2024, and conclude on Friday, July 26, 2024 for Ferguson RISE Summer, MCHC/RISE-UP and MCH-LEARN scholars. Ferguson RISE 12-Month Graduate Fellows begin June 10, 2024 through May 23, 2025. Please note UC Davis Scholars begin on Monday, June 17, 2024. 

Our federal funders request that interested mentors and preceptors fill out a brief questionnaire and provide a description of their clinical, research, community engagement and advocacy experience that they will provide for the student. Please complete the appropriate Project Preceptor/ Mentor agreement (graduate and/or undergraduate) at the links below. 

Additional program information may be found through visiting our website or viewing the webinars provided below.

Graduate Student Program:

Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases (RISE) Fellowship

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases (RISE) Fellowship is a 6-Month, 12-Month & Summer public health research fellowship for graduate students, including medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, public health and social sciences who are interested in research in infectious diseases and/or health disparities, mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, child trauma, maternal and child health, etc. Graduate students present their research at the end of the summer and are sponsored to present their work at APHA or other national scientific meetings.

More information about the Ferguson Rise Fellowship can be found by viewing Ferguson RISE Mentor Webinar. (NOTE: Slides presented in the webinar are available here.) SAMPLE Copy of the Ferguson RISE Mentor Agreement for planning your responses.

If you are interested in mentoring a Ferguson RISE Fellow please complete the Ferguson RISE Mentorship Agreement Form.

QR code for Ferguson Rise Mentorship Agreement Form

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Undergraduate Program:

Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

MCHC/RISE-UP is a program for undergraduate juniors, seniors, and scholars within 12 months of receiving their baccalaureate degree. MCHC/RISE-UP is located at (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute partnering with faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing and HBCU’s (2) University of South Dakota partnering with Tribal Serving Institutions, and (3) University of California-Davis. MCHC/RISE-UP Scholars may participate in up to two of three public health leadership tracks, namely (1) clinical, (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy. MCHC/RISE-UP scholars present their work at JHU CARES at the end of the summer. 

MCH-LEARN  The Maternal and Child Health-Leadership Education Advocacy Research Network (MCH-LEARN) program, funded by the HRSA, provides the scholar with maternal and child health and public health research, clinical, and advocacy experiences. The MCH-LEARN is full-time during the summer and monthly during the academic year. 

More information about the MCHC-RISE-UP and MCH-LEARN can be found by viewing the Center for Diversity MCHC/RISE and MCH-LEARN Mentor Webinar. (NOTE: Slide deck for the MCHC/RISE-UP and MCH-LEARN Mentor Webinar are available here.)  SAMPLE Copy of the MCHC/RISE-UP and MCH-LEARN Mentor Agreement for planning your responses.

**If you are interested in mentoring an undergraduate in Baltimore, South Dakota, or California, please COMPLETE the Center for Diversity Undergraduate Mentor Agreement.


Undergraduate Programs Project Preceptor/Mentor Agreement form QR code

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