The AAFP is recruiting for the Vaccine Science Fellowship Program. The program develops a group of family physicians interested in, and knowledgeable about, vaccine issues. They also help address the interactions between public health and the family medicine community.
The AAFP has two vaccine science fellowship positions available for family physicians. The selected fellows will work with mentors to become more familiar about vaccine science and policy.
Selected applicants will gain education and practical hands-on experience through meetings with experts in public health and immunization, federal and state vaccine policy groups, and vaccine manufacturers. For example, the 2020 Vaccine Fellows conducted a web-based survey to examine vaccine confidence before and since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about their work in Survey Measures COVID-19’s Impact on Vaccine Confidence.
This fellowship creates a group of family physicians interested in the science of vaccine development, production and policy. This program is designed for those who are mid-career in their professional development. The awards are granted to two fellows annually. Each fellow will work with mentors with experience in immunization policy and issues.
Graduates have expressed appreciation for the program and the opportunity to develop expertise in policies and practices of immunizations, which has been applied in services to their patients, practice and community.
James Loehr, MD, FAAFP (Ithaca, NY)
Everett W. Schlam, MD (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
John Epling, MD, MSEd, FAAFP (Roanoke, VA)
Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP (Wilmington, DE)
Chris Lupold, MD (Lancaster, PA)
Mary Pat Friedlander, MD (Pittsburgh, PA)
Nina Ahmad, MD (Orlando, FL)
Melissa Martinez, MD, FAAFP (Albuquerque, NM)
Kimberly Stump, MD, MSc (Salem, OR)
Amra Resic, MD, FAAFP (Palm Harbor, FL)
Madalyn Schaefgen, MD FAAFP (Allentown, PA)
Adora Otiji, MD, MPH (Upper Marlboro, MD)
Anne Schneider, DO (Lombard, IL)
Lisa Doggett, MD, MPH, FAAFP (Austin, TX)
Elizabeth Rosenblum, MD (San Diego, CA)
Paul Hunter MD (Milwaukee, WI)
Jeff Moore, MD (Merrill, WI)
Pamela Rockwell, DO (Ann Arbor, MI)
Jennifer Hamilton, MD, PhD (Pittsburg, PA)
Robin O'Meara, MD (Grand Rapids, MI)
David Cope, MD (Bountiful, UT)
John Merrill-Steskal, MD (Ellensburg, WA)
Laura Morris, MD, FAAFP (Columbia, MO)
Mina Khan, MD (Oneonta, AL)
Gretchen LaSalle, MD, FAAFP (Spokane, WA)
Eugene Schiff, MD, MPH (Bronx, NY)
Michele Zawora, MD, FAAFP (North Wales, PA)
The AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship Program is funded by an unrestricted grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.