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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!

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).



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!


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.

Thanks to all,



Opportunity to write for a Community engaged UROP fellowship

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- 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
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 or direct students to apply at


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

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

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 Truelove, Ph.D. [C]
Director of Student Services
Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Office of Intramural Training and Education
Bldg 2, Rm2E26

SUMMER 2016 Field Biology Courses and REU Internships: Mountain Lake Biological Station

Summer 2016 Field Courses


REU Opportunities (NSF Site)
Mountain Lake Biological Station

****      REU Applications due February 20      ****


Mountain Lake Biological Station (University of Virginia) announces its 2016 summer program of field-based undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses offered by nationally recruited faculty, and its NSF REU undergraduate research internship program, now in its 24th year.


Summer Courses:  

·         Plant Diversity and Conservation

·         Field Herpetology

·         Science Writing

·         Field Biology of Fishes

·         Field Biology of Fungi

Financial aid available for undergraduate and graduate students.


Summer REU Internships:

REU participants are recruited from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of station scientists. REUs are paid internships that include room and board, travel, and a $5,250 stipend.

Program dates: May 23 – July 29

NOTE: Application are due soon – February 20.


Please forward this information to colleagues or students you think might be interested. Thanks for your help! 


****      Learn all about Mountain Lake at      ****


Hoping you’ll join us on the mountain this summer,

Butch Brodie, Director


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USGS Reston Microbiology Lab Internship Announcement

Dear colleagues,

The Reston Microbiology Lab is looking for an intern this summer who will participate in research aimed at understanding microbial impacts on unconventional oil and gas development. We are looking for highly motivated students with backgrounds in microbiology, biology, chemistry or environmental science, that have a strong interest in research. Experience with molecular biology, microbial cultivation, chemistry and field work is a plus.
The students will be working at the USGS National Center located in Reston, VA with Adam Mumford and Denise Akob and more information about the lab can be found here:  ​ Housing is not provided although we are happy to make suggestions for housing options. ​ ​
If you know of students that fit these needs would you be willing to post an advertisement for our position? Our administrative officer, Emerson Perez-Paniagua, will be emailing you the advertisement that we would like you to post​ for 5 days (Feb. 12-19). Please encourage students to apply.
Requirements for the application:
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

All applications will be submitted directly to Emerson.

Denise Akob and Adam Mumford
Dr. Denise M. Akob
Research Microbiologist
U.S. Geological Survey
National Research Program
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.
MS 430/1B402
Reston, VA 20192
Office: 703-648-5819