Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

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Funded by Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Programs are unique. They provide interdisciplinary leadership training, faculty development, continuing education, scholarship, technical assistance and collaboration with MCH programs, Title V Programs in state departments of public health, State Adolescent Health Coordinators, policymakers, and professional organizations concerned with the health of adolescents. Leadership training produces the manpower for the next generation of leaders who will influence and train clinicians, public policy and public health experts, investigators and educators. All of these individuals will move the field forward by improving clinical services, program development and research/evaluation. 

Our Training
The UMN LEAH program has been continuously funded since 1978 and is one of seven LEAH programs across the nation. Our program provides interdisciplinary leadership training in adolescent health for pre- and post-doctoral fellows from diverse disciplines including: medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, and social work, among others. Our multidisciplinary faculty come bring diverse expertise and experience to the training of emerging leaders in adolescent health.

Key Components of out LEAH training program include: 

  • Weekly Friday afternoon seminars which cover a range of child/adolescent helath topics, and build skills for: leadership, research, public speeking, legislative advocacy, working with communities, and translating research into practice.
  • A research project conducted in concert with a faculty mentor; 
  • Leadership and community engagement ecperience; and 
  • Opportunities to participate in other specialized training and professional development

Fellows receive a stipend (based on their level of training) as well as support for conference travel.

We are not currently accepting applications. 

For more information please contact: 

Adolescent Medicine Program Director
Nimi Singh, MA, MD, MPH
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
717 Delaware Street SE, Room 389
University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, MN 55414 
Phone: 612-626-2134
E-mail: singh031@umn.edu

LEAH Program Director
Renée Sieving, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM
Professor, School of Nursing & Department of Pediatrics
Pauline A. Vincent Chair in Public Health Nursing
Phone: 612-626-4527
Email: sievi001@umn.edu

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Training Manager
Judith A. Kahn, M.S.W.
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
717 Delaware Street SE, 3rd Floor
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-626-1835
E-mail: jkahn@umn.edu

Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Ismahan Abdi
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
717 Delaware Street SE, #353
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Fax: (612) 626-2134
Email: abdix085@umn.edu