Siamit trains clinical fellows from Massachusetts General Hospital and offers a dedicated postgraduate fellowship called the Della Keats Fellowship in Indigenous Health Equity.
Della Puyuk Keats was a beloved midwife in Northwest Alaska. In her honor, Siamit offers a unique postgraduate fellowship for early-career American Indian and Alaska Native health workers.
The Della Keats Fellowship consists of three core components: clinical work with Maniilaq Social Medicine, a research or health planning project at Harvard Medical School, and a social medicine curriculum taught by our community and academic faculty.
The fellowship is led by community director Corina Kramer and faculty director Lucas Trout. Fellows are paired with a mentor in their area of interest and supported by a growing family of faculty, health workers, and community member—in Alaska and beyond.
The fellowship trains health workers from a range of backgrounds, including doctors, nurses, social workers, and CHA/Ps. Clinical effort, faculty mentorship, and academic projects are tailored to fellows’ interests and experience, as well as the priorities and needs of the community.
Reach out to introduce yourself here with some background on where you’re from, what you’re up to, what you care about, and what draws you to this work.
The inaugural Della Keats Fellowship cohort includes two talented early-career health professionals working to strengthen health systems in Northwest Alaska.
Teressa Baldwin, MSW
Teressa Unaalin Baldwin is a clinical social worker from Kotzebue, Alaska. Her fellowship is focused on building a culturally-grounded system of care to promote the mental health of Alaska Native children, youth, and families.
Joseph P. Gone, Ph.D.
Sayaqagvik system of care for Alaska Native child, youth, and family behavioral health equity
Savannah Jones, RN
Savannah Jones is a women’s health nurse from Kotzebue, Alaska. Her fellowship is focused on mapping and addressing reproductive health needs in Northwest Alaska through community-based participatory research.
Elizabeth Harrington, MD
Community-based research to advance reproductive health equity in Northwest Alaska