Tag Archives: Spring 2019

Student scholarships now available

We’re looking for future conservation leaders.

Student scholarships now available.

The Conservation Conference is an opportunity for students to join with and learn from leaders in corporate social responsibility, environmental health and safety, government agencies and NGOs – all working to create and maintain healthy ecosystems.

A limited number of scholarships are provided by several corporate sponsors so apply early!

Submit a scholarship application

Register for the Conference

Scribe America Hiring Medical Scribes

What is a medical scribe?

A Medical Scribe is a revolutionary concept in modern medicine. Traditionally, a physician’s job has been focusing solely on direct patient contact and care. However, the advent of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) created an overload of documentation
and clerical responsibilities that slows physicians
down and pulls them away from actual patient care.
To relieve the documentation overload, physicians
across the country are turning to Medical Scribe
services.
A Medical Scribe is essentially a personal assistant
to the physician; performing documentation in the
EHR, gathering information for the patient’s visit, and
partnering with the physician to deliver the pinnacle
of efficient patient care.

Why become a medical scribe?

For someone interested in medicine, whether it is a
personal interest, or part of a career goal to become
a physician or physician assistant, the chance
to become a Medical Scribe is unlike any other
opportunity available. It offers exciting one-on-one
collaboration with a physician, and is unprecedented
in its level of exposure to real medicine in practice.
A background in Medical Scribing is quickly
becoming the standard for pre-medical experience,
and is suggested by medical school acceptance
committees across the country. The competition to
become a Medical Scribe is intense, and the demand
for Medical Scribe services across the country has
never been higher.

Visit scribeamerica.com/apply to see if we are hiring in your area.

8 x $10,000 Research Fellowships available for summer and year-long research

The VCU IMSD program has 8 x $10,000 Research fellowships available for summer 2019 and academic year 2019-20
We are still accepting applications through April 15th, 2019  
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 7-8 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. We accept students from all STEM Majors (BIOL, BNFO, BME, CHEM, CLSE, HPEX, MATH,  PHYS, PSYC, SCI)
More details about what the program has to offer can be found on the attached flyer.
We are still accepting applications through April 15th, 2019
Prospective students can apply online here:
If you have any further questions about the program please contact me
Assistant Professor 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!

National Scholarship Office (NSO) General Information Sessions

Each semester, the National Scholarship Office (NSO) offers a couple of general information sessions. These are intended for students who are new to VCU (first- and second-year undergraduates, transfer students, new graduate students), although anyone is welcome to attend. During each information session, students will be introduced to a range of (inter)nationally competitive awards and discuss what makes for a strong application. Most importantly, we will talk about ways that students can prepare themselves to be competitive for these awards in the future.
The sessions scheduled for this spring will be held on:
Wednesday, March, 27, 2p; and
Thursday, March 28, 12:30p
Both info sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room (1303) at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street). This room is right next door to the National Scholarship Office.
After attending one of the info sessions, students will be invited to meet with me or one of the other fellowship advisors in the NSO.

CSBC/PSON Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Systems Biology Consortium & Physical Science Oncology Network’s Summer Research Program application deadline is less than a month away. Undergrads interested in conducting systems biology & physical oncology research at one of our NCI funded research centers this summer can apply here:https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram/ 

Information Sessions: Applying for Summer Undergraduate Research Programs at VCU

Greetings colleagues, below is the full schedule of information sessions for spring semester.  Feel free to share widely with students and faculty.  You are also welcome to share our blog post with further details here: http://wp.vcu.edu/vcuurop/2019/01/23/infosessionsspring19/
We will post a separate schedule of Research Poster Design Workshops soon!  Many thanks as always,
Herb

1/24/2019 Thu 3:00 PM-4:00 PM MPC | Harris Hall 2129  (All Summer Programs)

1/31/2019 Thu 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160  (Applying for Funding for Community-Engaged Research)

2/5/2019 Tue 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (All Summer Programs)

2/7/2019 Thu 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (All Summer Programs)

2/11/2019 Mon 4:00 PM-5:00 PM MPC | Hibbs Hall 264 (All Summer Programs)

2/14/2019 Thu 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (Applying for Funding for Community-Engaged Research)

2/18/2019 Mon 4:00 PM-5:00 PM MPC | Hibbs Hall 264 (All Summer Programs)

2/26/2019 Tue 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (Applying for Funding for Community-Engaged Research)

2/28/2019 Thu 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (All Summer Programs)

2019 Physiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA

We enthusiastically invite you to apply for the 2019 Physiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Since its inception in 1892, the Physiology course has educated generations of leaders in cell biology and has contributed to seminal discoveries, including the Nobel-prize winning discovery of Cyclin B. In this tradition, the 2019 Physiology course provides an incredible opportunity for participants to use cutting-edge tools as they conduct hands-on research with investigators who are at the forefront of quantitative cell biology. As part of its mission to advance new generations of researchers, the Physiology course is strongly committed to recruiting promising students, postdocs, and junior faculty from underrepresented groups, including women and underrepresented minorities, to enroll in the course.

Follow this link to find out more about the course and to apply: http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/physiology-modern-cell-biology/

The deadline of February 1st is fast approaching. Admissions is ‘need-blind’ and scholarships are available for attendance, so do not let the course costs deter you from applying.

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) Application is open for the 2019-2020 academic yea

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive academic scholarships for up to $20,000 per academic year to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.  Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed for up to 4 years.  Please visit our website at: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp for additional information.

UGSP offers:

Scholarship support

Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation

Eligibility requirements:

U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident

Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America

Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class

Having ‘Exceptional Financial Need’ as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (UGSP’s Exceptional Financial Need Form (EFN) can be found on the OITE/UGSP website)

KEY DATES FOR ADMISSION CONSIDERATION IN FALL 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

(Dates updated 1 December 2018)

  • January 2, 2019 – Application Opened
  • March 15, 2019 – Application Deadline
  • March 2019 – Letter of Recommendation Deadline
  • May 11, 2019 – EFN Form with Tax Information Deadline
  • Mid-June 2019 – Invitations to Phone Interview Distributed
  • July 2019 – Phone Interviews for Admission
  • Late-July 2019 – Selection of Scholars

Gilman Scholarship Workshop

If you are a  Pell Grant recipient who is interested in studying or interning abroad, you should apply to the  Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

The Gilman Scholarship awards over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 (plus up to an additional $3,000 for critical language study) to undergraduates who study or intern abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year.

VCU Education Abroad will be hosting a Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop to help you craft your application.

Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop
Monday, February 4th, 12 – 1:30 PM
SGA Chambers, Commons (formerly the Forum Room)

Why come to the Gilman Workshop?
We will help you craft an application that maximizes your chances of receiving Gilman funding, and continue VCU students’ track record of success in writing nationally-competitive Gilman applications.

Why apply to the Gilman Scholarship?
The purpose of the Gilman is to broaden the student population that studies and interns abroad, by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program encourages students to choose non-traditional destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship supports students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including (but not limited to) students with high financial need; community college or transfer students; students in fields such as technology, science, and engineering; students with diverse racial and/or ethnic backgrounds; and students with disabilities.

If you do not receive a Pell Grant but are interested in exploring scholarships and sources of funding for education abroad, please see  internal and external scholarship listings, and feel free to reach out to us for more information at  abroad@vcu.edu.