Career Center

SoMCC Series



AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program - An Introduction

Sponsored by:  

The School of Medicine Career Center



Monday, August 8, 2011



12:00 -1:00 PM (Presentation and Q&A)
1:00-1:30 PM (Informal reception)


Li Ka Shing Center, Room 130

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Angelique Dorazio-Sanders, Health, Education & Human Services Fellowships Manager  
Jennifer Shieh, PhD, Health, Education and Human Services Fellow, NIH, National Cancer Institute, SBIR Development Center
Horacio Murillo, MD-PhD, Former AAAS Congressional Fellow


Since 1973, more than 2,000 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows have bridged the divide between science and public policy, gaining significant knowledge about the federal government system while advancing their careers and helping promote science in the U.S. and around the globe. Year-long opportunities are available in approximately 30 congressional offices and more than 15 federal agencies in Washington, DC.

Health, Education, and Human Services Program Manager, Angelique Dorazio-Sanders will present information on available opportunities, qualifications, the application process, and how the program can enhance your career. Former AAAS S&T Fellows will also share their experiences. Graduate students, alumni and faculty from all fields of science, engineering and medicine are welcome to attend.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree (DVM, MD, etc.) in any physical, biological, medical/health, or social/behavioral science, any field of engineering, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. A master's degree in any engineering field plus 3 years of post-MS degree professional experience also qualifies. All degree requirements must be completed by the application deadline, 5 December 2011. Federal employees are not eligible and U.S. citizenship is required. For more information, see:



Speaker Bios:  

Angelique Dorazio-Sanders

Senior Program Manager, HEHS Fellowships

Angelique Dorazio-Sanders manages the Health, Education and Human Services (HEHS) Fellowships. She works closely with host agencies and offices facilitating partnership operations and contracts, overseeing the selection and placement of HEHS Fellows, monitoring and assessing fellowship activities, and serving as liaison and guide to Fellows and their mentors and supervisors. Angelique also serves on the team to plan and conduct orientation, and participates in outreach and recruitment efforts.

She received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the Fellowships team in 2008, Angelique was as senior project coordinator for the AAAS ENTRY POINT! Program, which offers internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. She also has experience as a continuing education specialist with the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, and taught science at the middle school level for several years.

Jennifer C. Shieh, PhD

Health, Education and Human Services Fellow, NIH, National Cancer Institute, SBIR Development Center

Jennifer studied brain and cognitive sciences as an undergraduate at MIT, then earned her PhD in neurosciences from Stanford University. Funded by a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship, her dissertation research in the laboratory of Susan McConnell focused on the way newborn neurons move as the brain develops. During that time, Jennifer was fortunate enough to get many opportunities to combine her professional and personal interests: working (and playing) at the Tech Museum of Innovation, co-authoring a neuroscience techniques textbook, and dancing her dissertation. Being immersed in the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley, after graduate school Jennifer became a jill-of-all-trades (except programming) at a mobile games startup and a cloud-based enterprise software startup that creates applications for scientists. She also found her way to the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences as a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow to pursue her dreams of engaging the public with science, improving education, and generally learning how scientists can make the world a better place through policy. In August 2011, she will be starting as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellow on the Health, Education and Human Services track at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Development Center.

Horacio Murillo, MD-PhD

Former AAAS S&T Policy Fellow

Horacio is a former AAAS Science and Technology Congressional Fellow (2005-2006) in the US Senate HELP Committee.  He did the M.D., Ph.D. program at the the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He also did a Health Science Policy Fellowship at The National Academies in the Institute of Medicine (Washington, DC).  After completing a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Texas HSC San Antonio, he came to the department of radiology at Stanford School of Medicine where he is doing a cardiovascular imaging fellowship.

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