Touch the Lives of All Americans! FDA invites outstanding healthcare professionals, scientists, and engineers to apply to the Commissioner’s Fellowship Program, where they will receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy, or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist.
Coursework & Preceptorship
The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship program combines coursework designed to provide an in-depth understanding of science behind regulatory review with the development of a carefully designed, agency priority, regulatory science project.
Who Should Apply? Applicants with doctoral level degrees (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.C., D.D.S., D.P.M., Pharm.D., Dr.P.H, or Ph.D.) or with bachelor’s or master’s degrees can apply. Each Preceptor(s) will list specific eligibility criteria for their respective projects on their project description pages annually. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence at the time their applications are submitted. Applicants cannot be current FDA employees or FDA contractors (such as ORISE fellows). NOTE: All degree requirements (including thesis defense) must be complete before applying.
The snowstorm that tore across the Northeast cancelled Dr. Graur’s connecting flights from Houston. While they found another connecting flight option, that too did not make it.
He was very sad not to be able to share his work with us and promised to come another time.
Thank you everyone who helped during the planning process and it’s such a shame that the weather interfered on this day of celebrating Darwin!
The 18th Annual Darwin Day will be held on February 10th at 11 AM in the VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons. Dr. Dan Graur will be giving a talk titled, “The Imperfection of Evolution and the Evolution of Imperfection.” The poster for the event can be found here
The Department of Biology has four merit-based scholarships that it awards each year to continuing students majoring in Biology. For more information and to apply, visit https://vcu.academicworks.com/ and search enter “Biology” as your search term. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is February 28th! The applications require that you submit a resume, a copy of your transcripts, and an essay. You MUST also have a faculty member write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. You should contact your potential recommender as soon as possible to give them adequate time to prepare your recommendation before the February 28th deadline.
If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application requirements, please contact Dr. Joseph Battistelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Department of Biology. If you have any questions about how to use the Academic Works system or difficulties with the application process, please contact Caitlin Hanbury (email@example.com) in the Dean’s office of the College of Humanities and Sciences.
Whitney Civitts, the Assistant Camp Director at Camp Easter Seals UCP, will be at the Nonprofit and Social Services Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday February 15th from 12pm- 3pm at the Student Commons in the Commonwealth Ballroom . Camp Easter Seals UCP is an overnight camp that serves both children and adults with disabilities. They offer a unique, supported camp experience for both campers and staff. Many of their staff have called their time at Camp Easter Seals UCP a “LIFE CHANGING” experience.
They are currently hiring staff to join them for summer 2017. Feel free to contact Whitney Civitts at the contact information below for more information.
Nonprofit & Social Services Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 15 12:00-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, 2nd floor
Join us for our annual Nonprofit and Social Services Career Fair. Representatives from more than 70 nonprofit and social service organizations will fill the Commonwealth Ballroom for three hours of education and networking. Organizations attending this fair are actively seeking students and alumni to fill roles in diverse job functions including, fundraising, community organization, marketing and operations. Many of the organizations are offering internships as well as full- and part-time jobs.
This event will be held on the second floor of the University Student Commons in the Commonwealth Ballroom and Richmond Salons.
For more information and a complete list of attending organizations is available on our Facebook page.
No pre-registration is required. All students and alumni may attend. We strongly encourage you to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 804-828-1645.
Have you ever felt like an imposter? Like someone is going to find out you really don’t belong in science? You are not alone. Dr. Michael Southam-Gerow, VCU Psychology professor, is an expert on imposter syndrome. This is a well researched phenomenon where high-achieving individuals (like you!) suffer from an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as “fraud”. Dr. Southam-Gerow is highly entertaining and will give you all some great tips on how to internalize how awesome you are!