From the Middlebury News Room:
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Four Middlebury College alumni have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Now in its sixth year, the list features 600 up-and-coming professionals across 20 industries.
Shane Scranton ’12 and Nate Beatty ’13 are featured together in the Enterprise Technology category for the company they launched in 2014 called IrisVR. The company creates virtual reality software for the building industry to help architects (and their clients) envision what a space will look and feel like before it gets built.
In the Healthcare category, Kevin O’Rourke ’09, a medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College, was highlighted for his work on colorectal cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. O’Rourke was lead author on a 2015 paper in the scientific journal Cell that described his work on deactivating, then reactivating a gene in mice that caused – then cured – colorectal cancer. Sloan Kettering described the study as among the “most compelling work” of that year.
Akshay Khanna ’09, vice president of strategy for the Philadelphia 76ers, is profiled in the sports category. Among his notable achievements, Forbes writes, Khanna “has led the acquisition and merger of two eSports teams for the Sixers, manages the team’s entrepreneur innovation lab, developed a StubHub-partnered ticketing platform for Sixers games, and negotiated an estimated $25 million jersey sponsorship deal with StubHub.”
Forbes says they received more than 15,000 nominations for the 600 positions.
Congrats to all!
The 13th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) at Yale is on April 22-23, 2017. GHIC is a must-attend event that convenes more than 2,000 professionals and students who are interested in all aspects of health, development, and social entrepreneurship. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference.
Learn about the GHIC experience: Watch a new short video about the conference here.
Experience the Global Health & Innovation Conference: Register by January 15 for a reduced registration rate of 32% off of the full registration rate.
Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
To all Student Org Leaders!
Do you find McCullough to be boring and drab? Do you sometimes wish that a giant wrecking ball or box of fireworks would just take it out? Well, so does Student Activities!
Unfortunately, it’s going to be a few more years until we can get a new building built. BUT in the meantime, we’ve got to do the best with what we’ve got.
Come to our annual Cocoa and Collaboration event on Thursday, January 19th from 4:30-6:00pm in the Crossroads Cafe to collaborate with other students and student orgs to propose new ideas for what to do with spaces in McCullough. This year, we’re retaking McCullough.
Do you want to turn Crossroads Café into a giant ball pit for kids in the community to enjoy? Turn the Crest Room into a gaming room? Turn Mitchell Green Lounge into a gymnastics room?
The possibilities are endless
Best idea* will win $$$ to host an event in McCullough and a years’ worth of bragging rights.
Cocoa and MiddCakes will be provided.
RSVP at go/RetakeMcCullough
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
*We can’t promise that these ideas will become reality, but you’ll win the money and bragging rights regardless.
Thanks to Nancy Fullman ’07, Middlebury College has a curated list of entry-level and early career positions in global health. Every few weeks Nancy emails our office with job opportunities to share with you!
Nancy received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Middlebury College in 2007 and went on to become a Post-Bachelor Fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) from 2008 to 2011. She received her Master of Public Health in Health Metrics and Evaluation from the University of Washington in 2011. Nancy is now IHME’s Scientific Advisor and we are lucky to have her in our network! You can read more about Nancy on the IHME website.
Below are entry-level and early career global health positions Nancy has curated have over the last few weeks; note they are far from comprehensive, but it’s a sampling of what she could easily find and/or organizations she knows and respects. She’s highlighted current opportunities at IHME in yellow, as she is able to provide a bit more information about those particular positions.
This week’s list of opportunities can be downloaded here.
Career Conversation with Dr. Rick Baum (Veterinarian) and Alum Dr. Adam Fasoli (Dentist)
According to the “100 Best Jobs” list by U.S. News & World Report, Dentist is the #1 job in the country for 2017. Orthodontist follows at #5; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon tied for #9; Prosthodontist is #21; Dental Hygienist is #32; and Dental Assistant rounds out the list at #100. All the more reason to pursue a career in the dental professions! Interested in dental medicine? Come meet Adam Fasoli ’04 on Friday!
Friday, January 20, 3:00-4:00 PM in Adirondack Library in CCI
Join us for a Health Professions Career Conversation with Drs. Baum and Fasoli: Frederick W. Baum, DVM is the Veterinarian and Director at the Arlington Animal Hospital. Dr. Baum is a graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Alum Adam Fasoli, DMD, `04, a local Dentist at the Middlebury Dental Group, received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College prior to receiving his doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Both will be the featured guests in a conversation about careers in dental and veterinary medicine. Join them to learn their path to success and tips for those interested in the field.
Visit go/hpevents for a list of the full winter term seminar series.
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Tanenbaum is a secular, non-sectarian nonprofit that promotes mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice in schools, workplaces, health care settings and areas of armed conflict.
Tanenbaum designs trainings and educational resources to change the way people treat one another and to celebrate the richness of our country’s diversity. In all our work, Tanenbaum is inspired not only by The Golden Rule – to treat others as you would like to be treated – but also by the Platinum Rule – to treat others as they want to be treated.
There are 4 internships available this summer in New York City in these departments: Communications, Health Care, Conflict Resolution and Education.
All positions are unpaid, but apply by the deadline of March 1 and if accepted you can apply for the CCI funding for unpaid summer internships.
Apply on MOJO now! Let me know if you have any questions.
The Depression Clinical and Research Program is part of the Outpatient Psychiatry Division of the Massachusetts General Hospital. The Program is investigating the efficacy and safety of treatments for Major Depressive Disorder while seeking to learn more about the causes and course of this disease. If you would like to read more about our program, please visit our website at www.depressionmgh.org.
Research Coordinators are responsible for managing and coordinating the clinical studies as members of the research team. This involves screening patients for study eligibility, data entry and analysis, manuscript preparation, and clinical laboratory work such as phlebotomy and EKG administration. Research Coordinators will work closely with the physicians and psychologists on staff in managing patient care throughout the studies.
Applications are being accepted for the position. Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, strong writing and organizational skills. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. Prior research or clinical experience is strongly recommended.
This position will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in pursuing graduate study in the fields of psychology, public health, or medicine.
We request a resume and cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the strengths you would bring to the position. Please indicate your preferred start date: March or June 2017. Please send materials to Esther Howe at email@example.com.
A little break from career advising to bring you what looks to be a not-to-be-missed play on THURSDAY.
Antonia Lassar’s production of Post Traumatic Super Delightful will be here this Thursday and is a performance not to miss. Post Traumatic Super Delightful is a one-woman show about a community trying to heal after a sexual assault. It deals with the myth of the perfect survivor, identity politics, skeptical bystanders, hero complexes, and so much more. This is a show that brings something to every audience member – survivors, perpetrators, bystanders, community members, faculty, and staff. Post Traumatic Super Delightful was here last Spring, with a performance in the Hepburn Zoo that was very successful, and this year with support from our DOJ grant, we’re bringing her back for a performance in Seeler Theater in the CFA to allow for a larger audience. It’s a tired line, but I truly laughed and cried during the performance. I also walked away with some hope and saw students leaving who were actively asking questions and craving conversation in new ways.
To read more about the play, here is the review from the Middlebury Campus: https://middleburycampus.com/article/ptsd-play-brings-humor-to-healing/ , and the official website for the production https://ptsdtheplay.com/
Emory University’s Office of Summer Programs is pleased to announce MD-SEE, the MD Summer Experience at Emory, for summer 2017.
Much more than a shadowing program, MD-SEE offers genuine clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine. This course will cover variable topics of special interest in the field of Clinical Neurology. Undergraduates will have an opportunity to correlate experience with actual patients with the science behind the diagnosis. During their time in the clinics, students will act as a “patient assistant,” helping patients who may have partial paralysis or loss of sensation. They will learn the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will record patients’ history and neurological findings while observing real-life patient examinations. Each student will be assigned a Clinical Neurology faculty mentor who will help develop the writing and poster projects. Publication of student work will be encouraged, co-authored by the faculty mentor.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in medical school. I encourage you to please spread the word, forward this email on to students, post within your department, on bulletin boards around campus, and steer qualified students toward this program. Attached is a flyer that can be posted and used as a handout.
Applications are now being accepted.
The preferred application deadline is February 24, 2017.