Pretoria, South Africa -- The American Cancer Society is pleased to support a trans-disciplinary research and graduate training program in tobacco control at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The program – an 18-month residency degree -- is a collaboration with the School of Dentistry in concert with the School of Health Systems and Public Health.
Three fully funded fellowships are available for a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion with special focus on tobacco control. The program will provide students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in public health and translate this knowledge to the field of tobacco control.
The focus areas are intervention designs and monitoring as well as evaluation of national and regional tobacco control on the the African continent. The University of Pretoria-American Cancer Society fellowships will be offered on a competitive basis to citizens from countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2011. To find out more about requirements and courses, or to download the information brochure and application form, please visit the University of Pretoria's website.