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NEXT GEN LEADERSHIP

 

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CDN is helping to create the next great leaders in the diabetes sector by bringing young adults like you to diabetes conferences, matching you with mentors, and building your networks in the field.
 
You are the future of diabetes care and we want to support your career goals!

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2021 NextGen Fellowship
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Each year, CDN selects a group of young adult leaders as part of our NextGen program to attend conferences to network, represent CDN, and learn about the latest research and innovations in diabetes. In past years, CDN has taken young adults to Endocrine Society Annual Conference, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting, The American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, and the American Association of Diabetes Educator Annual Meeting. 

In 2021, we will be selecting 20 young adults to participate in a virtual six-month NextGen Fellowship Program. This Fellowship will run from April to November and feature:

  • An 8 week "Leadership Summit Series" with skill building components, featuring experts from the diabetes sector
  • 90 day mentorship program
  • Opportunity to attend 1 diabetes-related conference
  • Presentation at CDN's Annual Board of Directors Meeting
  • $500 stipend at the completion of the Fellowship 
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Who should apply?

  • Those with an interest in pursuing a career in the diabetes sector, with a strong emphasis on clinically-focused path.
  • Strong preference will be given to those young adults with previous CDN leadership experience.
  • Must be U.S. or Canadian citizen, or have U.S. work permit.
  • Those with a passion for making an impact in the future of diabetes care.

Requirements:

  • Must be between 20 and 30 years old.
  • Must have completed two years of higher education or two years of relevant work experience.

Time Commitment (April-November):

  • Approximately one hour per week for weekly meetings/workshops (April-June).
  • Weekly communication with assigned mentor (starting in May).
  • Self-paced suggested reading, research articles, and social media groups. 
  • Independent Project work (September-November).

Applications are due Monday, February 15. 

Applicants will be notified no later than March 5.

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Check out blogs from the past NextGen Leaders:

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Thank you to our sponsors of the NextGen Leadership program!

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Thank you to our partners for supporting the NextGen Leadership program!

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Mentors
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AADE 2018 has definitely reinforced my goals. I want to become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in type 1 diabetes. So having one of my mentors with a Doctorate in Nursing and hearing her academic goals and accomplishments really motivated me even more.

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Alondra Zambrano
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UC Merced
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Attending a Conference
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Walking into the [ADA Scientific Sessions] exhibition hall made me feel like I was in diabetes Disneyland. Spending a week surrounded by so many like-minded people was inspiring. From the presenters, my mentor, fellow CDN members, to the CDN staff, everyone had something to offer. All of the presenters left me feeling motivated to work toward my own career so that I might be in their shoes one day and everyone I met left me feeling inspired.

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Emily Jacox
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University of Cincinnati
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Cincinnati, OH
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Attending a Conference
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It was an amazing experience. The networking was invaluable and I picked up so many people's business cards who were excited about my educational and career goals and saw I have a passion for the field because of my involvement with CDN.

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Morgan Kath
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University of Rochester
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Rochester, NY