3-Month Summer Fellowship

JIFSAN Extended Fellowship for Food Safety Professionals - (12 weeks)

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The 2016 fellows presented their projects at the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) in Washington, D.C.

Course Work - (4 weeks)

Starting in 2011 JIFSAN began offering a 3-month extended fellowship program.  The program was created in order to build knowledge in the area of food safety risk analysis. The training consists of 4 weeks of course work followed by approximately 8 weeks of project development designed with the fellow in mind.

Since projects are customized based on the candidate’s background, the definition and scope should be predefined and discussed well before the fellow arrives for training.  Identifying a project, defining research goals and project development are the responsibility of the selected candidate.

The candidate is also responsible for travel and accommodations during their stay.  The program can support up to six students per year. If interested please make inquiries to Dr. Clare Narrod at cnarrod@umd.edu

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Project development - (8 weeks)

The selected candidate will come to JIFSAN with a clearly defined project on which they will focus once the course work has been completed.  The project should be discussed and approved well before the candidate arrives with a pre-selected JIFSAN mentor.  Both the student and the mentor should agree on the project scope and goals. JIFSAN will provide the tools and guidance to aid the candidate in completing the project within the 3 month time frame.

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Participant qualifications: It is important the candidate be proficient in Microsoft Excel (to be used in the Quantitative Risk Assessment class), have a solid background in statistics, be fluent in English and have an idea for a project proposal.

To view a schedule from a previous extended internship, click here.

Piloted 2011 and 2012; 2013 open to additional participants

List of past participants:

  • Jianghui Zhu (2011)
    China Center for Disease Control, now called China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Xiaoyu Song (2012)
    China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Ning Ma (2013)
    Chinese Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Dyah Kusumastuti (2013)
    National Agency of Drug and Food Control, Republic of Indonesia
  • Rosnizam Ismail (2013)
    Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Abdul Ghani bin Abu Samah (2013)
    Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Song Yan (2014)
    China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Wang Ye-ru (2014)
    China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Wei-Hsiang Chang (2015)
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Rafiqul Islam (2015)
    Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation
  • Aidong Liu (2015)
    China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Chieh-Han Pu (2015)
    Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute
  • Pharrunrat Tanaviyutpakdee (2015)
    Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Pingping Zhou (2015)
    China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Ruby Apilado (2016)
    Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Philippines
  • Dung Le Hong (2016)
    National Institute of Nutrition, in Vietnam
  • Maputa Kamulete (2016)
    Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Zambia
  • Jiang Liang (2016)
    China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Chalinee Srinimnuan (2016)
    Thai Food and Drug Administration
  • Haixia Sui (2016)
    China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

Past Testimonials

 

"I was so fortunate to participate in the JIFSAN Extended Risk Analysis Fellowship program, a comprehensive and up-to-date training course on the latest trends and practices in food safety risk analysis. The resource speakers unselfishly shared their knowledge and were eager to help us understand every aspect of the training course. Projects were done to incorporate all that we have learned and these were presented at the International Life Science Institute. Now I have a different perspective of risk analysis and its components. The new knowledge gained will help me make better food safety researches and enhance my expertise as a food safety professional. Aside from the technical aspect of the fellowship, the three-month stay at the United States allowed us to build a friendly relationship among the fellows, knowing we can depend on each other during our risk analysis activities back in our respective countries. I highly recommend this training course to food safety professionals!"

Ruby Apilado
Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Philippines

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"Overall, it is a very comprehensive and well-organized training program, including listening to the lectures by scientists on risk analysis, communicating with the experts or policy makers from the US food safety agencies, visiting the food processing site, participating in conferences on food safety and doing our own risk assessment projects under careful guidance. So the training greatly expanded my view and improved my ability on risk analysis. And I am really impressed by the serious and responsible working attitude of the staffs in JIFSAN."

Jiang Liang
China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

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"It is a good opportunity and a wonderful experience for me that I was a participant in the JIFSAN Extended Risk Analysis 2016 Summer Integrated Program. Overall of program: lectures, discuss program and all experts are excellent. This program expanded my perspective and improved my ability on risk analysis, even I had a little experience in this field. During the training, I have many friends who can keep in touch and share the information about risk analysis of our country."

Chalinee Srinimnuan
Thai Food and Drug Administration

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"JIFSAN is indeed a professional training institution on risk analysis. Risk analysis theory and application is well organized through class lectures, visiting food safety regulators and enterprises. I am deeply impressed by this comprehensive program. It is really a valuable experience for my career."

Haixia Sui
China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

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"Overall, a very useful program with very intelligent, energetic, and fun people. I learned through attending lectures, making comments, and getting connected with scientists/policy makers on food safety and risk analysis. I was really impressed by the magnitude of the program's activities and the quality of the services at JIFSAN."

Wei-Hsiang Chang
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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"It is a very comprehensive program. I learned not only the theory of risk analysis but also learned how it is done through active participation, such as presentations from industry experts, factory visits, conferences and meetings and designing and creating a comprehensive project of our own."

Dyah Kusumastuti
National Agency of Drug and Food Control, Republic of Indonesia

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"The courses, lectures, people and programs were wonderful.  The extended internship allowed me to broaden my view on all aspects of risk analysis.  It also refined my ability to perform a systematic risk assessment."

Ning Ma
Division of Risk Assessment, Chinese Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

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"It's a wonderful experience, not only because of the summer integrated course I attend, but also all kinds of professional exposure I've joined that arranged by my supervisor Dr. Clare Narrod in JIFSAN. From the course, I got systemic training on risk analysis. And during the training program, I was able to build up a quantitative risk assessment model of Campylobacter in broiler chicken. Very fruitful process for me! My view on risk assessment has been largely widened. And the program will change my whole working career. I did enjoy my stay in JIFSAN and I appreciate all the help I received from people in US FDA and USDA."

Xiaoyu Song
China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

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