Public Service Information Session

Date

02/16/21

Webinar: Learn about my Path to Federal Service, the National Health Service Corps, HRSA, and more!

Date: Tuesday, February 23 @ 4pm

Register: Here

Description: Speaker Sika Dedo is a Public Health Analyst with ten years of work experience with the federal government. She currently works for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration as a Senior Public Health Analyst. In this one-hour session (including Q&A), Ms. Dedo will discuss her path to federal service as well as provide information about the National Health Service Corps which provides financial assistance to health professionals in exchange for service in communities in need.

 

Our speaker, Sika Dedo, is a Public Health Analyst with ten years of work experience with the federal government. She currently works for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration as a Senior Public Health Analyst. Prior to this position, she worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Navy. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she received bachelor's degrees in French and Health Sciences, with a minor in public health, and George Washington University, where she received a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Policy.

In her current role, Ms. Dedo works with current and prospective National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites to ensure compliance, provide technical assistance, and assist with clinician recruitment and retention. She also works with current NHSC participants, to assist with placement at eligible sites.

In this one-hour session, Ms. Dedo plans to discuss her path to federal service as well as the NHSC. The NHSC provides financial assistance, through loans and scholarships, to health professionals, in exchange for service in communities in need. Additional information about the NHSC can be found here.

The informational session will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session.