Service-Learning Programs

FARE Health Equity Scholars Program

Established in 2022, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), has partnered with NMF to develop the FARE Health Equity Scholars Program.

This program is designed to provide students from underrepresented backgrounds with opportunities to deeply engage in food allergy research to build the pipeline of diverse physicians and researchers who are committed to investigating, evaluating, and addressing the socioeconomic factors that impact healthcare access for food allergy patients.

The goal of the program is to increase the pipeline of diverse physicians and researchers interested in becoming future leaders by developing a cohort of aspiring diverse MPH, MD, DO, MD/PhD, and DO/PhDs with training and mentoring in clinical and community-driven research as well as exposure to the clinical practices and challenges that impact food allergy patient care.

Scholars will participate in research/ data analysis project related to food allergy prevention, management, or understanding barriers to accessing food allergy care and safe food. Chicago will have additional program components.

If selected, scholars will be paired with a FARE Clinical Network (FCN) site in one of the below cities. Each site will have a mandatory one-week, on-site orientation, and the remainder of the program will be conducted virtually (with the exception of Chicago, which is all in-person).

  • Stanford, California
  • New Haven, Connecticut 
  • Washington, DC
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois (must live in Chicago)
  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Houston, Texas

Cities are subject to change.

Program activities include the following: 

  1. Participate in a week-long on-site orientation, expenses will be covered by NMF
  2. Work with an assigned FARE Clinical Network(FCN) site or other partnering institution, in a remote capacity, to participate in a research/data analysis project related to food allergy prevention, management or understanding barriers to accessing FA care and safe foods,
  3. Volunteer 20 hours with a local community partner engaging in community access work in food allergy,
  4. Receive mentorship from designated FCN site or partnering institution regarding food allergy research and career pathways,
  5. Attend FARE Research Retreat and One other meeting (e.g., FARE Annual Summit, AAAAI, etc.)
  6. Attend and present at a virtual Culminating event – project reporting & presentation/poster (also encouraged to submit at national or regional conferences), and
  7. Submit an end-of-program 500-1000 word essay describing their experience and impact

Chicago site will have additional program requirements, see here for more details

Applications are currently closed.


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