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Andre Cramblit andrekar at NCIDC.ORG
Wed Mar 30 18:04:27 UTC 2005

Internships & Externships Available
In Epidemiology & Prevention
  Native American Cardiology Program
  Indian Health Service
  1215 N. Beaver St., Suite 201
  Flagstaff, Arizona  86001

  The Opportunity: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of
  death among American Indians. The Native American Cardiology Program
  promotes cardiovascular health and wellness through state-of-the-art
  treatment, education, and prevention efforts for American Indian and
  Alaska Native patients. Epidemiology and prevention activities at the
  Native American Cardiology Program are a national resource that focuses
  on CVD surveillance, facilitating cardiovascular health promotion at
  the community level, and evaluating the quality of secondary prevention
  efforts in IHS and Tribal hospitals and clinics. You are invited to
  consider joining us as an intern or extern.

  Dates: Preferred start and end dates are June 5th through August
  11th. Longer periods and/or different start and end dates are welcome,
  depending on student needs.

  Examples of Current Projects: 
  ï Epidemiological analysis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality
  trends among American Indians and Alaska Natives in 5 regions
  throughout the U.S.,
  ï Evaluation of process, barriers, opportunities and costs associated
  with a pilot test of ìGet with the Guidelines,î a rapid cycle quality
  improvement program to prevent acute coronary events in high risk
  patients within IHS and collaborating tribal clinics,
  ï Design of surveillance or information systems to monitor the quality
  of preventive care within IHS hospitals and clinics aimed at improving
  cardiovascular health.
  ï Translation and dissemination of American Heart Association
  guidelines for improving cardiovascular health at the community level
  into forms useable throughout the IHS, Tribal, and urban Indian health
  care system. 
  ï Many other opportunities.
  ï Nurses and other clinicians will also be given the opportunity to
  include additional clinical orientation and experience with American
  Indian patients and communities if they desire. 

  Interns/externs can expect to develop skills in the collection,
  processing, and simple analysis of epidemiological or health services
  data, as well as qualitative data analysis, creation of reports and
  presentations, literature review, coordination of meetings and
  workshops, and proposal development. The intern/extern will have the
  opportunity to learn basic skills in epidemiology and prevention
  through collaboration with the program epidemiologist and other Native
  American Cardiology Program staff.

  Qualifications and Requirements: The applicant is expected to have a
  career interest in epidemiology and disease prevention/health
  promotion. Experience or knowledge of American Indian/Alaska Native
  cultures and health care systems is preferred. Students at the graduate
  and undergraduate level are welcome to apply, as are students in
  transition between undergraduate and graduate levels.  

  Funding: Students who will not be carrying credits from their own
  institution during their time in this position are qualified to apply
  for a Civil Service externship, complete with a salary. Externs can be
  on a break between academic terms or between the completion of an
  undergraduate program and a graduate program for which they have

  If you are interested, please contact:
  Mark A. Veazie, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
  Native American Cardiology Program
  Indian Health Service
             Adjunct Professor, College of Health Professions, Northern
  Arizona University
             Adjunct Professor, College of Public Health, University of
  1215 N. Beaver Street, Suite 201
  Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
  (928) 214-3920
  mark.veazie at
  mveazie at

202 Hokona Hall: College of Education
University of New Mexico; Dept of LLSS
  MSC 05 3040; Albuqerque, NM 87131-0001
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