Public Health Students Selected for Future Leaders Program

Three students from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health were selected for the inaugural class of The Milken Institute’s Future Leaders Program.

The students, Ashley Simenson (epidemiology), Jessica Salerno (infectious diseases and microbiology) and Kaitlyn Saal-Ridpath (health policy), are among a dozen fellows selected nationwide.

The program aims to give the students exposure to health leadership to help accelerate their future work tackling complex public health challenges. The institute plans to learn from them as well; during the year-long fellowship, they will work on projects such as helping the DEA 360 program, which is tackling the opioid epidemic, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which helps inspire and educate youth.