Melissa Silverman, a student in Worcester State University’s M.S. in Nursing – Community and Public Health program, has been selected as a 2017 Paul Ambrose Scholar.
This one-year fellowship is awarded by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Silverman will travel to Savannah, Ga., in April for her first meeting, and is the fourth Worcester State student to be selected as a Paul Ambrose Scholar in Nursing since 2010.
Silverman was selected from a highly competitive pool of hundreds of health professions students with interests in prevention and public health who applied from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Of this applicant pool, only 40 health professions students from allopathic medicine, dentistry, graduate nursing, graduate physician assistant, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy, and public health are selected for the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program.
This unique experience brings 40 students together under the guidance of Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to attend a three-day public health leadership symposium, which serves to guide them in their own implementation of a micro-grant funded, community-based health education project.
Previous Paul Ambrose Scholars from WSU, also students in the M.S. in Nursing – Community and Public Health program, were Bet Key Wong, Mary Collaro, and Lisa Chan.
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