Kirby Summer Internship Honors APHA 2013 Sedgwick Memorial Medal Winner
October 31, 2013 – ETR today announced its sponsorship of an annual Kirby Summer Internship named after American Public Health Association (APHA) 2013 Sedgwick Memorial Medal Winner the late Dr. Douglas Kirby. The internship will be offered to a graduate student with an interest in the field of sexual and reproductive health, including prevention programs, implementation science, online learning and research methodology.
Douglas Kirby was a senior research scientist at ETR who dedicated his career to promoting sexual and reproductive health among young people through writing, teaching and research. During his career, Dr. Kirby served as a scientific advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the U.S. Agency for International Development; the World Health Organization; the United Nations Population Fund; the United Nations Educational, Safety and Cultural Organization; and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Dr. Kirby is posthumously receiving the 2013 Sedgwick Award Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health, the APHA’s oldest and most prestigious award.
About ETR: With offices in Washington, D.C., Oakland, California, Sacramento, California, and the Silicon Valley, ETR is a leader in science-based health and education products and programs, providing solutions that work for health professionals, educators and consumers throughout the United States. We employ proven methods that engage individuals, families and communities in eliminating health and educational inequities, managing risk and making optimal health choices.
For more information about the Kirby Summer Internship, please visit www.etr.org/about-us/careers/interns/ or come to ETR's booth (623) at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting and Expo, November 2-6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusettes.