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VCU Post Baccalaurette Research Education Program (PREP)

The VCU Post-Baccalaureate Research Training Program (PREP) is a one-year biomedical research training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented groups considering graduate-level training in the biomedical sciences.  The program provides scholars with a year-long paid mentored research experience and the opportunity to develop technical and critical-thinking skills.  PREP scholars have the opportunity to take graduate-level courses and a GRE preparation course, as well as receive formal advice on the selection of graduate programs, preparation of graduate school applications, and preparation for graduate school interviews.

Eligible applicants must have graduated prior to program start on July 1. Students must be interested in pursuing a PhD .  Applicants must have graduated within 3 years of program start. Applicants must be US Citizens, permanent residents or non-citizen nationals with proof of citizenship status.

We Offer:

  • Mentored Research Experience
  • Formal advice on graduate applications
  • Salary of $27,000
  • Opportunity to present at National Scientific Conference

Application opens November 15, 2017-March 15, 2018

Apply online at: https://artes.som.vcu.edu

For more information contact:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Center On Health Disparities
P.O. Box 980501
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0501
cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org

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2018 Call for Applications for VCU IMSD undergraduate research training program

Calling future Scientists!
Are you passionate about science, ready to immerse yourself in research, looking for a community of like-minded peers, craving career development opportunities and interested in pursuing graduate education?
The Center on Health Disparities is excited to request applications for:
The VCU Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) undergraduate research training program.
We are looking to recruit 10 eager young biomedical or behavioral researchers from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who are excited to engage in a research intensive curriculum and a long term biomedical or behavioral research experience.
More details about what the program has to offer can be found below.
The deadline for applications is: March 16th 2018
Prospective students can apply online here:
If you have any further questions about the program please contact myself
Dr. Sarah Golding, Director of the VCU Undergraduate IMSD program
For questions regarding the application process please contact.
Ms Khiana Meade
IMSD Program Coordinator
We look forward to reviewing your applications!

The VCU Initiative for Maximizing Student Development undergraduate program (IMSD-ugrad) provides research training in the Biomedical and Behavioral sciences for individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research.  IMSD is designed to prepare students to apply for PhD programs in the Biomedical or Behavioral Sciences. IMSD Scholars are typically admitted as rising sophomores or juniors and are involved in program activities through graduation. The program provides:

¨ Lab Skills “bootcamp”
¨ Up to 2 Full years of Mentored  Research!
      – 2 x 10 week (40 hr per week)  Summer Research Fellowships
      – 12 hr per week Semester Mentored Research
¨ Opportunity to travel to and present at a national scientific conference
¨ GRE preparation
¨ Career development counseling
¨ Community of like-minded peers
¨ Local and National Networking

 Program Specifics:
The VCU Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) research training program is hosted by the Center on Health Disparities (CoHD), VCU School of Medicine. IMSD is part of a federal initiative to increase the diversity of the future biomedical and behavioral workforce. Funding for this program comes from National Institute of General Medicine IMSD program www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/IMSD

Applications for 2018 are open now and close on March 16th 2018. Apply online: https://artes.som.vcu.edu

Successful applicants must have a strong desire to pursue a PhD in the Biomedical or Behavioral Sciences. Applicants must have at minimum 3 remaining semesters at VCU but are encouraged to apply as early as their freshman year. A GPA over 2.8 in major is preferred. Eligible applicants must be current full-time VCU undergraduate students, and must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or non-citizen nationals. Proof of citizenship status or resident status will be required. Applicants can be from any Science major (eg. BIOL, BNFO, BME, CHEM, CLSE, PSYCH).

Successful applications will be expected to participate in a 1 week “Molecular lab skills bootcamp” from May 14th-18th to prepare them for their laboratory experiences.  Students will receive help with securing a research mentor but are encouraged to start this process before being admitted (this will be seen as a positive!).

There are 4 key elements to our training program:
Intensive summer research program – IMSD scholars must dedicate 40 hours a week for 10 weeks (May 29th – Aug 3rd) in the summer to research. During the summer program scholars participate in an array of enrichment activities such as; seminars (on careers, research, graduate school), Discussions with professors, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows, and other research themed topics. Students must participate in the CoHD GRE preparation course.(offered in July). We provide a small amount of financial support for the IMSD summer research program. Scholars must arrange and pay for their own housing during this time. Scholars can participate in 2 consecutive summers of research via the IMSD program.

A llong-termmentored research experience – After the initial summer in a research lab, IMSD Scholars are expected to dedicate 10-12 hours of time to research during the semester in addition to their academic commitments.  We provide a small amount of financial support for this experience.

Research intensive curriculum – IMSD scholars will receive specialized advising to help  select research based

classes during your normal academic schedule to compliment the training we provide. We will help you select these within your specific discipline but strongly recommend BIOL392 Introduction to Research, and an honors thesis if possible.

Mentorship and Community – IMSD undergraduate is one of 4 research training programs in the CoHD family. We aim to act as mentors to your future, to help provide the additional support you need to make your dreams become reality. We hope to introduce you to a community of likeminded peers with whom you can form a network. We anticipate the friends and connections you make through IMSD and other CoHD research training programs will last a lifetime. In order to achieve this we require you to attend an array of enrichment activities offered via our research training colloquium (~3 hours a month). These meetings are typically 3-5 pm of Friday afternoons; we request that you schedule your classes/work around this time to maximize your ability to participate. Scholars are required to attend 75% of IMSD events.

We look forward to receiving your applications! Please email cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org with any questions.

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Call for Applications for the VCU IMSD research training program

Calling future researchers!
The Center on Health Disparities is excited to request applications for:
The VCU Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) research training program.
We are looking to recruit eager young biomedical researchers from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who are excited to engage in a research intensive curriculum and a long term biomedical research experience.
More details about what the program has to offer can be found on the attached flyer.
The deadline for applications is: March 15th 2017
If you have any further questions about the program please contact myself
Dr. Sarah Golding, Director of the VCU Undergraduate IMSD program
For questions regarding the application process please contact.
Ms Khiana Meade
IMSD Program Coordinator
We look forward to reviewing your applications!

cc:
Dr. Hamid Akbarali – VCU IMSD Principal Investigator
Dr. Joyce Lloyd – VCU IMSD Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. Teraya Donaldson – VCU IMSD Graduate Program Director
Khiana Meade – IMSD Program Coordinator

Field help needed!!

This is a last minute request for field help. We can reimburse gas, but there is not money for a stipend. The field techs will be collecting vegetation data to be tied to woodpecker habitat as well as different management regimes (prescribed fire, timber harvest, etc).

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Getting involved with Research Information session!

Emerging Healthcare Leaders is hosting an information session on getting involved with Undergraduate research.

This session is wide open to non-members!

Please join us!

EHL

Undergraduate research assistant positions with Dr. Joseph McClay

Dear STEM Advisors,
There are currently open undergraduate research assistant positions with Dr. Joseph McClay.  There is the option here for course credit while students conduct research.  Students can view the full description of the research projects at the link below, and also download the application there.  Please share with your students!  If they have questions, they can contact me directly.

http://wp.vcu.edu/vcuurop/2016/02/02/ramcclay2016/

Thanks to all,

 

Herb

Opportunity to write for a Community engaged UROP fellowship

All,
I have a community-engaged research project focused on health and wellness that I work on with organizations and residents in the East End (blog website- http://rampages.us/rvawellness/). We’ll be working on dissemination of results this summer to include results of research questions of interest as identified by my student team members.  If you know a student that is interested in community-engaged research, please have them contact me.  I would be happy to work with a student in the development of a competitive scholarship application for the CE CCTR fellowship (see attached file/forwarded message).
Additionally, I have a genetic epidemiology research project working to understand the genetic and environmental contributions to smoking behaviors including smoking cessation.  If you have a student that is interested in biomedical research and is interested in submitting an application for a UROP fellowship (also attached/forwarded), I would also be happy to work with them to develop a submission.
The deadline is rapidly approaching and motivated students are encouraged to contact me as soon as possible to discuss ideas and options.   If you know someone who might benefit from this type of opportunity, please feel free to forward this message.  Students may contact me by e-mail atElizabeth.Prom-Wormley@vcuhealth.org.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Prom-Wormley, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology
Department of Family Medicine and Population Health
Virginia Commonwealth University
Mail: PO Box 980212
Richmond, VA 23298-0212
FedEx: 830 East Main Street, 8th Floor, Room 820
Richmond, VA 23219-2701
Telephone: 804-828-8154

Richmond Teacher Residency Program Recruitment

Please share with your senior STEM advisees

 

Know someone passionate about becoming an urban teacher ? 
Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR) is an innovative partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Richmond Public Schools (RPS).  Coordinated by the Center for Teacher Leadership (CTL), RTR recruits, trains, and supports teachers—preparing them to meet the distinct challenges of urban school systems.  Residents learn side-by-side with top RPS teachers for an entire year while earning a master’s degree from VCU.  RTR’s support doesn’t end at graduation either:  our graduates receive one-on-one training from a content-specific coach throughout the first two years of their teaching career. In addition to this strong preparation and support, teaching residents receive:

 

  • $24K stipend during the residency year; additional $4K for science and math candidates
  • special reduced tuition rate
  • 100% placement record post-residency with full benefits and salary as a full-time RPS teacher
  • support for National Board Certification after teaching for 3 years

Application deadline:  March 15, 2016

Want more information? Check out our website:
Richmond Teacher Residency

PATH/Siemens Seattle Summer Fellowships

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well as we’ve fully launched into the new year. I am a Recruiter with PATH, a global health organization focusing on developing and implementing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. With a new year comes new opportunities, and, we are excited to share that PATH and the Siemens Foundation are partnering to offer six new Seattle-based fellowship opportunities in the global health diagnostics space. We could really use your help to attract or identify talented undergraduate and graduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students.

What is the ask from you?!

Will you please consider forwarding the below information and/or attached flier to STEM students, professors, university career counselors, etc.? Please also consider adding an update to your Linked-In status through a quick copy/paste of the blurb towards the bottom of this page (instructions included). You can also send referral or networking ideas to me at khoward@path.org or direct students to apply at http://tinyurl.com/hhrx2bb.

 

About PATH/SIEMENS STEM Fellowship Opportunities, Summer 2016

PATH, a leading global health organization, in partnership with the Siemens Foundation, which advances workforce development and education initiatives in STEM, is launching the new, competitive Siemens Foundation Innovation Fellowship Program. This program is comprised of a cohort of six undergraduate and graduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students, who will join PATH’s staff in their Seattle, WA facilities for a three-month term, starting in June 2016. This program offers hands-on experiences in diagnostics and global health innovation. The fellowships vary from hands-on laboratory research at PATH’s facilities to using various sources for literature research, review and writing. At the conclusion of the assignment, the cohort will visit the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. facility in New York to present and showcase their projects.

These are great opportunities for STEM students to explore careers in global health and gain some valuable, real-life experience, while serving society by accelerating high-impact, low-cost solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health needs. The program also offers a generous housing and living stipend to encourage participation from students whose economic situations may not otherwise offer the opportunity to accept unpaid or lower-paying fellowship or internship programs.

If you know someone with connections to talented STEM students, please help spread the word about the Siemens Foundation Innovation Fellowship Program, and if interested please apply at http://tinyurl.com/hhrx2bb.

I know we’re all very busy, so thanks so much for considering this request!!

Best regards,

Katie Howard

Global Recruiter, PATH

 

If you have a linked in profile, please consider posting an update on your homepage and share publicly with your networks. Here’s an example and how it should look on your Linked In homepage: (see below)

Linked In blurb:

Now hiring STEM FELLOWS!! PATH and the Siemens Foundation are partnering to offer hands-on laboratory and research fellowships in diagnostics innovation. PATH is seeking six undergraduate and graduate STEM students to join their staff in Seattle, WA for 3 months, starting in June. These are great opportunities for students to explore global health careers and gain real-life experience, while contributing to high-impact, low-cost solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health needs. Stipends included. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/hhrx2bb.

NIH Scholarship Program

Dear NIH-OITE-INFO Member,
If you are an undergraduate student looking for a college scholarship and NIH training experience, check out the Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP). The application deadline is March 14, 2016, but it’s important to determine your eligibility before starting an application. Use our Eligibility Wizard and ask your financial aid officer to determine if you have Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) by having them fill out an EFN form and sending it to our office. Please contact us with your questions.
Best regards,
Rayna
Rayna Truelove, Ph.D. [C]
Director of Student Services
Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Office of Intramural Training and Education
Bldg 2, Rm2E26