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Summer 2024 Sid Lerner Women’s and Adolescent Health Fellowship
The Sid Lerner Women & Adolescent Health Fellowship was created in honor of the late Sidney Lerner, a lifelong public health advocate, legendary advertising executive, and generous donor to Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health (CU MSPH) and the GATE Program. Sid was a devoted champion for women's reproductive health issues, including menstrual health research and advocacy. In addition, Sid believed in the power of puberty education, especially ensuring that youth around the world were empowered with critical information about their growing bodies. The Sid Lerner Women & Adolescent Health Fellowship is an annual research and practice summer practicum position for current Columbia University MSPH MPH candidates.
The Sid Lerner Women’s and Adolescent Health Fellow for the Summer of 2024 is a practicum opportunity for current CU MSPH MPH students. The fellow will work closely with the GATE team to support a range of research activities related to global (including in the US) menstruation and puberty topics. This includes supporting new and ongoing GATE projects, such as: 1) Pediatrics and Periods qualitative study; 2) Military and Menstruation study; 4) Being Boys USA puberty project; and 3) Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Ten, a global agenda focused on transforming schools for menstruating students. The Fellow will also provide communications support for relevant team projects as needed.
Summer 2024 Menstrual Health Fellow
The Menstrual Health Fellow is a practicum opportunity for current CU MSPH MPH students. The fellow will work closely with the GATE team to support a range of research activities related to global menstruation and puberty research, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. This includes supporting new and on-going GATE research projects, such as: 1) MHH in humanitarian response; 2) FGC Type III and menstruation; and 3) Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Ten, a global agenda focused on transforming schools for menstruating students. In addition to these research activities, the Fellow will also provide general social media and communications support as needed.
Graduate Assistant Positions
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Our team of student workers support a range of activities across a variety of topical and thematic areas. Past positions have included:
- A Research Assistant position supporting data analysis for the OFDA-funded Global Scoping Project on effective practices for menstrual waste disposal, waste management & laundering for menstrual waste.
- A Communications and Marketing Assistant leading social media efforts, and supporting the promotion of the Period Posse Presents webinar series.
- A summer practicum position conducting research exploring key considerations for MHM during an Ebola epidemic. (Learn more)
- A summer practicum position analyzing qualitative data about the menstruation and puberty experiences of low-income adolescent girls growing up in America. (Learn more)
- A summer practicum position conducting audits of public toilets across NYC to understand how equipped they are (or are not) to support the menstrual hygiene needs of people experiencing homelessness. (Learn more)
- A summer practicum position supporting qualitative data collection for an exploration of the menstrual hygiene experiences of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people in New York City. (Learn more)