Category Archives: Mentorship

HGSC-GREAT Summer Research Program

The HGSC-G/GREAT (Genetics/Genomics Research Education And Training) Summer Research Program is accepting applications!  This is a research program designed to interest African Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans; and Pacific Islanders in genetics/genomics careers.  Our goal is to increase the number of these underrepresented groups with Ph.Ds in this field.  We offer research projects in bioinformatics; molecular genetics; and engineering.  We are beginning to offer more bioinformatics research opportunities to our program participants.  Life science majors with an interest in coding or CS/engineering majors with programming backgrounds interested in medical research will be given priority.

Program eligibility:  We accept undergraduate junior and seniors from the above mentioned groups.  Students should also have a 3.0 GPA (or above) and major in one of the following:  chemistry; biology; computer science; mechanical or electrical engineering to name a few.   This internship is a paid; 9 week; residual program.  Please see attached brochure for more program highlights.

Deadline:  March 3rd

Debra Murray, Ph.D.
Director-Education & Minority Diversity Programs
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Instructor
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza N1519
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 798-8083 W
(713) 798-5741 F
https://www.hgsc.bcm.edu/mdp

M.S. Integrative Neuroscience at Georgetown

Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region – REU 2017

Below you’ll find information about “Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region,” our 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors from any college. We’ll be accepting applications until Wednesday, March 1.

Dr. Chris Gough in VCU Biology regularly serves as a mentor and is senior personnel on this REU.  Interested students are encourage to contact Dr. Gough (cmgough@vcu.edu) as well as apply to the REU program.

Here’s the link to the REU portion of our website, which includes a link to the application and a list of last year’s projects and mentors: http://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/research-opportunities/reu-program.html

 

TECBio Program

We are pleased to announce the 8th summer for our REU program in computational biology.

More information and a PDF of our 2017 program flyer can be found at our website – www.tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also hosts our program application page.

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2017

Program Dates:  May 22 – July 28, 2017

Student Support:  $5500 stipend, housing*, and travel
*housing not guaranteed for Pitt students

We would also be most grateful if you would be willing to pass this information on to your colleagues who might know of students that would benefit from our program.

Thank you again for your support.

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.

Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Research experiences are offered at: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) ● Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) ● Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) ● National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD) ● Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: January 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2828

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://orau.gov/dndo/

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

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

Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services Internship Opportunities

Internships at DCLS provide a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in one of the most diverse public health laboratories in the Nation.  As an intern, you will have the chance to participate in a variety of laboratory activities and interact on a daily basis with public health and emergency response laboratorians.  The experience gained from the completion of a DCLS internship will strengthen your credentials as you prepare for a career in public health.

DCLS internships are project-oriented and are designed to be mutually beneficial to the intern and the laboratory. DCLS does not offer internships consisting solely of “shadowing” experiences.  Projects will vary based upon DCLS initiatives.  Successful candidates will be assigned to a project within one of the analytical or support sections at DCLS!

Internship Program Areas:

  • Biomonitoring
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Emergency Preparedness (biological and/or chemical)
  • Environmental Microbiology and/or Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology/Food Safety
  • Immunology/Virology
  • Infectious Disease Pathogen Detection
  • Informatics
  • Molecular Subtyping
  • Newborn Screening
  • Quality Assurance/Auditing

  Internship Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a Virginia resident, at least 18 years of age and either:
    • Be enrolled as a rising Junior, Senior, or Master’s degree candidate in a science or public health-related program at a College or University.
    • Have recently graduated from a science or public health-related Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program at a College or University OR a Virginia resident attending an out of state College or University.
  • Applicants must submit a current resume or CV.
  • Applicants must submit a transcript from each higher learning institute attended that is listed on the application (official or unofficial will be accepted).
  • Applicants must submit a letter of reference from an academic professional with knowledge of the applicant’s coursework.
  • Applicants must have maintained a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • No hand-written, late, or incomplete applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants must be able to provide immunization records, as requested, if applicable to area of work.
  • ALL selected candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Summer Program in Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is extending an invitation to students who wish to participate in a summer program here at the Harvard Chan School. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have regarding this program.

Application Deadline is February 23, 2017!

Summer Program website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/epidemiology/diversity/summer-program-in-epidemiology/

Application link: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dotymSrroQOVFmR

Eligibility:

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, applicants must meet all of the criteria below.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Applicants must be from a quantitative science background or have taken several quantitative classes beyond intro level courses
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in public health
  • Applicants must be from at least one underrepresented group in biomedical research, which is defined by meeting the NIH’s criteria below:
      • People with disabilities
      • Racial and ethnic groups such as blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American
      • Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders;
      • People from disadvantaged and low socioeconomic status);
      • Annual family income below established low-income thresholds, based on family size(supplemental Income Worksheet required upon admission;
      • A rural, inner-city, or other environment that has inhibited a person from getting the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a research career

Job Search Bootcamp on January 13th, that VCU Career Services will be hosting.

In 6 hours they will:

  • Develop a target list of employers and positions to apply for
  • Perfect your elevator pitch
  • Create a resume that gets noticed
  • Practice interviewing like a pro
  • Produce a LinkedIn profile and learn how to network

There is a $25 registration fee that can be paid by check, cash, or credit card. All participants will receive lunch, interviewing padfolio and career resources. Scholarships available for those students with need (contact careers@vcu.edu for details).

*Please note: Registration is limited to the first 40 students. Open to ALL majors.

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.