The following is a guest post from Jayme Hummer. Jayme serves as Manager of Special Projects and Research at Enspektos, LLC. She also co-hosts the Path of the Blue Eye Project’s podcast, fyi: healthmarcomms. She has more than ten years of experience in research, project management, writing, editing, and publicity.
Part of the Path of the Blue Eye Project, unNiched is a series of live events for health marketing communications professionals interested in receiving stellar education and forging deep connections with their peers. We hold two types of unNiched events: micro and macro. The macro event – a large scale event focusing on innovation in health marketing and communications — is under development. However, we held three unNiched(micro) events in 2011 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. These intimate breakfast events feature discussion, networking and collboration around a range of topics, including mobile health, freeing federal and private health data and innovative health marcomms tactics and strategies. unNiched(micro) has been a success and we’ve seen a number of partnerships and collaborative efforts spring from the events.
Another aspect to the unNiched project is our Fellowship Program where we select one individual per year to attend one or two unNiched(micro) events and cover all travel expenses. The fellow also becomes a regular contributor to Walking the Path, the official blog of the Path of the Blue Eye Project and a leading member of our online community. We’re also interested in publishing articles and case studies produced by the fellow. We are currently seeking individuals from academic institutions or non-profits in health communication, including public health, mobile, hospitals, etc. to apply for the 2012 fellowship program. The program is open to individuals in the United States or Canada.
Interested in the program? Hop on over to the application form. If you have questions or comments about the program, please submit them here.