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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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M.S. Integrative Neuroscience at Georgetown

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.

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.

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.

Healthy People Penn State – Conference and Expo

Healthy People Penn State

An all-expenses-paid research conference and expo for current college juniors/seniors/graduates considering graduate school

Penn State, University Park, PA | October 12-15, 2016

The College of Health and Human Development and the College of Nursing invite juniors/seniors/graduates from traditionally underrepresented groups with solid records of academic achievement (GPA>3.25) and who are committed to research and education to attend an all-expenses-paid conference and expo to learn about opportunities for graduate study in colleges whose missions are to improve the health of individuals and communities, as mandated in the nation’s Healthy People 2020 initiative.

Conference Activities

  • One-on-one and group sessions with current graduate students and professors
  • Presentations from graduate students engaged in cutting-edge research
  • Visits with professors and to research laboratories and departments
  • Advisory sessions on applying to graduate programs
  • Group meals, tours, and social events with Penn State students and professors as well as students from other colleges and universities

Presentations

Learn about the goals of Healthy People 2020, as well as modern-day threats to health and current research conducted in the College of Health and Human Development and the College of Nursing that are aimed at alleviating their effects, including:

 

  • Aging processes
  • Child maltreatment
  • Cognition
  • Communication disorders
  • Daily stressors
  • Disabilities
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Genetics
  • Global health
  • Health disparities and health policy
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting and child development
  • Physical and recreational activity
  • Risky environments and behaviors
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse

 

Graduate Student Life at Penn State

  • What to look for in a graduate program
  • Admissions
  • GPAs and GREs
  • Research
  • Social networking
  • Graduate work-life balance

Travel and Expenses

Airfare or ground transportation to and from Penn State, lodging, and conference meal expenses will be covered by Penn State.

Additional Information / Apply Now

2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMP). The GSMP matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships in order to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they consider further study and to provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring skills as they share their own personal experiences with the undergraduate students in the program. Students are matched based on areas of academic discipline and/or interest. Students interested in being matched with a specific student must both indicate this preference on their applications.

 

Graduate Student Mentor Applicants:

In order to qualify, graduate students must be at least second-year and be in good academic standing.  Interested graduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

 

Undergraduate Student Mentee Applicants:

Preference is given to applicants going into their sophomore, junior or senior years. Undergraduates are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the program. Interested undergraduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

 

Applications should be submitted by March 1st for the initial review.

Applicants will be accepted by rolling admissions.

 

Applications are available on the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

 

Graduate School Mentorship Program, VCU Graduate School
Program Director: Melissa W. Tyler
Program Coordinator: Madeline Goldman