All posts by segolding

National Scholarship General Information Sessions

National Scholarship General Information Sessions
The National Scholarship Office (NSO) will be holding two general information sessions on Friday, March 23, at 3p, and Tuesday, March 27, at 2p.Both sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room (1303) at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street). These general information sessions are designed for first- and second-year undergraduates and any students who are new to VCU. A variety of national and international scholarship opportunities will be discussed. Strategies for creating a competitive profile and application will also be covered in these sessions. Bring a friend(s). Students who are not able to attend either session are welcome to schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Meredith Sisson or Mr. Jeff Wing in the NSO. There is a link to schedule appointments on the NSO website.
Thanks for helping to publicize these information sessions to your students.

Regards,
Jeff
Jeff Wing
Fulbright Program Advisor
Director, National Scholarship Office
Assistant Dean, VCU Honors College
Virginia Commonwealth University
701 W. Grace Street, Room 1212
Box 843010
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3010
 
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Spit for Science recruiting undergrad research assistants for Fall 2018

Spit4Science is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 undergraduate research team. I wondered if you all might be willing to spread the word about this opportunity? I’m attaching our informational flyer that also contains a link to the application.

WHAT IS SPIT4SCIENCE?
VCU-wide research project
Goal: understand how genetic and environmental factors
come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes
in the VCU undergraduate population
www.spit4science.vcu.edu

WHY BE INVOLVED?
Be involved in recruitment, marketing, data collection and
analysis, and other research activities
Work in teams to develop research questions and analyze
Spit for Science data
Meet different faculty involved in the project

CLASS DETAILS
Application only
Three credits
A-F grading system
Students from all class levels and majors are
encouraged to apply

Questions? Please contact
adkinsae@vcu.edu.

Apply via https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=F8NWWPA9W7 

Applications due by Monday, March 26 at 5:00 PM.

S4Sflyer_Fall18

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is now accepting applications for our 2018 Horticulture Research Internship.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is now accepting applications for our 2018 Horticulture Research Internship.

Job Description

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Team is seeking an inquisitive, dynamic, hard-working and enthusiastic research intern who is excited about spending the summer learning the art and craft of horticulture while implementing and completing a plant-based research project. The intern will work in all Garden areas, assisting staff and volunteers with the challenging, hands-on tasks of managing and curating a wide variety of seasonal displays, garden areas, plant collections and departmental initiatives. When not scheduled to conduct research, the intern can expect to weed, rake, groom, prune, plant, mulch and haul debris in seasonal extremes and all weather conditions on a daily basis.

Responsibilities

Research Tasks

  • Work with Director and Manager of Horticulture to execute a summer research project, designed to address a current challenge faced by the Horticulture Department (examples of past topics: water quality monitoring, integrated pest management resources and strategies, food crop production, medicinal plants and benthic macroinvertebrate population surveys)
  • Compile research into a user-friendly resource to share with the department, Garden and guests
  • Prepare and present a report of experience, procedures and findings to Garden staff and guests

Horticulture Tasks

  • Assist horticulturists in all areas of the Garden with wide variety of primary garden care tasks, including planting, mulching, grooming, watering, fertilizing, weeding, etc., using best horticulture practices in accordance with established Garden standards
  • Participate in routine group tasks such as leaf blowing walkways and string trimming weeds
  • Perform routine maintenance on Garden power tools and equipment such as filling gas cans, re-stringing trimmers, cleaning and sanitizing tools, and keeping equipment organized and tidy

To apply, please see the full 2018 Horticulture Research Intern job description and forward a resume and cover letter to George Cowart, Horticulture Manager, at georgec@lewisginter.org

Would you mind pushing out or posting the following the attached job description?

For additional information, please visit the employment page of our website.

 Thank you so much,

Laurel

__

 Laurel Matthew
Senior Horticulturist

804.262.9887, ext. 333 804.929.5857

laurelm@lewisginter.org

1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

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

PREP flyer_2017-2018

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
EXTENDED MARCH 30th 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.

IMSD Undergrad FLYER 2018 FINAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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).

RHWO_Ad

 

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