Category Archives: Graduate Programs

70th Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at University of Michigan

University of Michigan has just open their application for the  70th Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques.

There are select fellowships available.

M.S. Integrative Neuroscience at Georgetown

Chemistry-Biology Interface at VHU

The CBI Program brings together 29 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and provides a diverse selection of research projects for students. In order to assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year graduate students are supported by a NIH Chemical Biology Training Grant. During this time the CBI students participate in three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.

Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response, and we have attracted an excellent group of students. Our program has grown to over 30 Ph.D. students. To date, ~10% of the students in our program are from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in Chemistry and Biology, and we are very interested in increasing the number of students from these backgrounds. Hopkins is a very supportive institution, and Baltimore is a multi-cultural city. The University has a number of mechanisms to assist minority graduate students, including the Mentoring to Increase Diversity in Science (MInDS; http://pages.jh.edu/~cmdbminds/minds/index.php) organization. Please feel free to contact me if you or any students are interested in learning more about the Chemistry-Biology Interface Program at Hopkins. You may also browse the website that describes many facets of the program athttp://cbi.jhu.edu/. A pamphlet describing the CBI Program is available on our website. Thank you for your assistance.

CBI Brochure 2016-2017

University of Miami Master of Professional Science degree

The Master of Professional Science (MPS) degree prepares students for science careers in industry, government, and non-profit organizations, where employment demands are growing. MPS degrees were developed and implemented nationally in response to employer demands for well-rounded, highly trained employees with a breadth of knowledge and practical skills to address emerging environmental issues and improve the management of natural and cultural resources.

The curriculum is structured to allow students to complete their degree in as little as 12 months, with the training and real-world experience necessary to prepare them for careers in today’s professional science job market.

Go to http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/ for more information.

New Ph. D. Program in Oral Health Research

From Oonagh Loughran, PhD Program Director for the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research:

I would like to draw your attention to a new PhD program offered at VCU. The program is housed in the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Philips Institute is located on the medical campus at Virginia Commonwealth University. We are in close proximity to, and collaborate with the Massey Cancer Center, an NCI designated cancer center, the VCU Medical and Dental Schools and the Institute for Engineering and Medicine. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty in these centers.

Our well-funded faculty of research clinicians and scientists help translate our discoveries to the patient population.
The title of the Ph.D. program is Oral Health Research and students can conduct research in one of three areas:

  • Cancer
  • Immunology and infectious diseases
  • Regenerative Medicine

We have a small annual intake of students and students receive a stipend and tuition waiver.

Should you come across any students interested in a graduate degree in biomedical research that you feel may be suited to our program please ask them to contact me at oloughran@vcu.edu.

We are currently recruiting a class to enter in Fall 2017.  

Personal Statements: A hands on approach to writing about yourself

Tuesday, October 11
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100
and
Thursday, October 27
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100

Writing a personal statement can be tough. How do you begin? What if you don’t understand the prompt question? What if there are no prompt questions?

Our highly-interactive workshop introduces students to writing a personal statement for their application to a graduate or professional school, Teach for America or any other program which requires at Personal Statement. We will cover the key points to consider and steps in the process. We will teach you strategies to help you understand the prompt questions, organize your ideas, and draft a compelling statement that will help you stand out from other applicants.

Note: You only need to attend one workshop.

These workshops are presented in partnership with the VCU Writing Center.

EVMS School of Health Professions Open House (October 22)

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Hello, I’d like to tell you about the Biomedical Sciences Programs at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS).  We offer a Ph.D. Program, a 2-year Research Master’s Program and a new 16-month Biotechnology Master’s Program.  Our students get rigorous scientific training in both the classroom and in unique hands-on laboratory courses.  They get lots of personal attention from faculty mentors in their research labs.  Our students learn to evaluate and understand the research literature, present their work orally at regional and national scientific meetings, and are trained in scientific writing, including practice in writing grant proposals.

The Ph.D. program offers a competitive stipend ($26,500/year), 100% tuition and fee waiver, and free health insurance.  Many of our Ph.D. graduates enter postdoctoral positions at large research institutions like Duke, University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health.  Some of our Ph.D. graduates are teaching at colleges and universities, while others work in industry.  The average time to graduation is 5.75 years.  The application deadline for the Ph.D. program is January 13, 2017.  By that date, we must receive all materials.

We also have a terrific 2-year Research Master’s program, which is very similar to our Ph.D. program.  All of its graduates have found good jobs in biotech companies and universities, or have gone on to further education.  Our Biotechnology Master’s Program is a unique 16-month curriculum focused on hands-on technical training in cutting-edge technology to prepare graduates for employment.  It includes 6 months of internship training at a biotechnology industry partner and/or at EVMS. All the graduates in the program’s first class are employed, some in companies where they interned.  More information on the Master’s programs can be found on the EVMS website (links below).  The early application deadlines are March 1 and April 1.  The final deadlines are May 15 and June 1.

Details of our admission requirements and application procedures for all programs are found on our web pages (below).

http://www.evms.edu/education/doctoral_programs/biomedical_sciences/ (Ph.D. program)

http://www.evms.edu/education/masters_programs/biomedical_sciences_research_masters_program/ (Research Master’s program)

http://www.evms.edu/education/masters_programs/biotechnology_masters_program/ (Biotechnology Master’s Program)

Please contact me if you have additional questions.

Sincerely,

Margaret A. Morris, Ph.D. | Associate Professor

Internal Medicine
Director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs
Eastern Virginia Medical School

700 W. Olney Road |Lewis Hall 2126 |  Norfolk, Virginia 23507|
Phone: 757-446-5891|Fax: 757-446-7339|* morrisma@evms.edu|

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Panel on Graduate School in the Sciences

Tuesday, September 27
3:30pm-4:30pm
University Student Commons, Forum Room

It’s no secret that many jobs in the sciences require a graduate degree. So we’re willing to bet you’ve pondered the costs, the time commitment and probably thought about whether you could handle a graduate program.

Give us an hour and we will help you make a decision.

We’ve assembled a panel of four VCU science and healthcare professors to offer their advice and reflections on succeeding in a graduate program. During this one-hour Q&A, our panelists will discuss

  • How to select a good program that aligns with your research interests
  • How to stand out as a graduate student
  • How to use your graduate degree to advance your career

We hope you’ll join us for this informative session, which we know will add clarity to your decision about graduate study.

Fore more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu.

Young Innovative Investigator Program

Research Opportunity for Underrepresented Minority Students
The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn), a cross university translational institute led by Dr. Cato T. Laurencin and Assistant Director and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Linda Barry, is pleased to announce an exciting research opportunity.

The Young Innovative Investigator Program (YIIP) provides academic training to underrepresented students dedicated to pursuing careers as scientists and scholars in biological and biomedical science with the intent of developing the next generation of innovative biomedical scientists while increasing diversity among the pool of academic scientists. Scholarships are available to students accepted to the program.

About YIIP
YIIP, created in 2013 under the direction of Dr. Linda Barry, is a one to two year, full-time program at UConn for college graduates who are prepared to conduct supervised research in biomedical laboratories on the UConn Health campus in Farmington, Conn. The program also provides students with individualized mentorship, academic support, and career guidance. This is NOT a post-baccalaureate program.

The applicant must be prepared to complete graduate level scientific coursework. Upon successful completion of coursework in year one, students obtain a Graduate Certificate of Research Experience in Biomedical Science from UConn. In year two, students who meet the academic qualifications may have the opportunity to pursue a Master of Science degree. By fulfilling the program requirements, YIIP Scholars will acquire the expertise necessary to enter a MD, MD-PhD or PhD program.

Eligibility
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.3 science GPA
Demonstrated high motivation and potential to become a basic scientist with a goal to attain a MD, MD-PhD or PhD
Underrepresented minority students in health professions and the sciences: Black, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander who meet all the eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program
Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
Download Application Materials
DEADLINE FOR YIIP APPLICATIONS: APRIL 11, 2016

New PhD Program in Oral Health Research seeking students

See links for pdf announcements and message below about new Ph.D. program in the VCU School of Dentistry.

VCU OHR PhD
Oral Health Research PhD

The School of Dentistry is accepting applications for Fall entry into our new Ph.D. program. Students will be based at the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research in the School of Dentistry. Our research themes are
· Cancer
· Infection and immunity of the host microbiome interaction
· Tissue engineering, stem cells and new materials

Well-qualified applicants will receive an offer of financial support which will includes a stipend commensurate with NIH guidelines and the payment of all applicable tuition and fees on behalf of the student.

We are actively seeking applicants from VCU. Should you know of any students who may be interested in graduate research in one of these areas please share the attachments with them which include a little more information on the program or ask them to contact me at oloughran@vcu.edu.

Regards

Oonagh Loughran PhD
Associate Professor
School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
oloughran@vcu.edu
www.dentistry.vcu.edu/