It is that time of the semester again when we hear from so many of you that you are too stressed out. We thought it might be helpful to remember that:
- “My work will get done, it will be over soon, and then there will be time for relaxation and celebration.”
- “This is a hectic time, but I don’t have to give in to it. Stress will make me frustrated and worn out, not a better writer or test taker.”
- “I’ve done this before and got through it, I can trust myself that I’ll do it again this time.”
- “I’m not giving up and handing myself over to this thing called stress. I will prove to myself that I have the confidence and resilience to succeed.”
- check out the full Psychology Today article here for more tips.
- See what the Chaplain’s office recommends.
Remember to take breaks from the studying as often as you can. Take a walk, stretch, chat with friends, eat a healthy meal, or indulge in a not-so-healthy meal – whatever works for you!
If you get to the point of feeling overly anxious, try to follow this breathing technique:
Check in on your friends as well.
Best of luck to all approaching these busy final days that are upon us!
A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I position focused on drug target discovery is available at the
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. This position is a rare opportunity to be part of a dynamic team consisting of experts in functional genomics, cell biology, protein biochemistry, and clinical medicine. Our team is focused on targeting cellular metabolism to have a transformative impact on our ability to treat a broad range of diseases. We are seeking a highly motivated research associate who will join a highly collaborative team of research scientists applying the most cutting edge techniques in genome editing and large-scale genome-wide genetic screening to identify new therapeutic targets. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organized individual who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and rapidly master new techniques. Technical skill, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills are a must. There will be ample opportunities for co-authorship on high-impact papers.
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field
- At least one year of lab experience with biochemistry and molecular biology
techniques is required
- Experience independently executing experiments and analyzing data
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Facility with computers and standard data analysis tools, as well as strong written
and verbal communication skills
- Enthusiasm for learning new experimental techniques and taking on challenging
scientific problems in a team environment
To apply for this position visit https://www.broadinstitute.org/careers and apply to position 2775.
If you are interested in Environmental Policy and/or are Native American and Alaska Native students who intend to pursue careers in health care or tribal public policy, consider the Udall Fellowship!
Scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000. Recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be renominated during the next year’s competition.
Middlebury may nominate six candidates.
Students must be nominated by Middlebury College. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students:
- Those who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and intend to pursue careers in environmental public policy; and
- Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and intend to pursue careers in health care or tribal public policy. Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be in top quarter of their class.
PREPARING TO APPLY
Read Advice and Guidance on the Udall scholarship website and give thoughtful consideration to the development of your statements and essay.
Nomination application deadline is noon on January 23, Udall final application deadline is March 15, 2017.
To apply, you must be nominated. To be nominated, interested candidates must submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by the internal deadline above.
- Prepare an 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals.
- Download and complete the sample application on the Udall scholarship website. Note: Recommendation letters are not required until candidates secure college nomination.
- A Middlebury advising transcript from BannerWeb, and copies of transcripts for any courses taken elsewhere, if grades do not appear on your Middlebury transcript.
The Udall Selection Committee will determine which applications will receive a college nomination.
FINAL APPLICATION PROCESS
Candidates who receive a college nomination will be registered to complete the final application online.
- Nominees will work with the fellowships advisor to revise their essay and application materials for the final deadline.
- Nominees must obtain three letters of recommendation; please discuss the selection of your recommenders with Dean Gates.
- Udall Scholars are required to attend the Scholars Orientation weekend in Tucson, AZ.
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
Chistopher McGrory Klyza, Professor Political Science and Environmental Studies
Franklin Hillcrest Environmental 206
YOU are invited!
February 10-12, 2017 at Harvard College.
When young AIDS activists from across the country come together, we build our power to bend the arc of history towards justice and human rights. This annual conference will come just a few weeks after president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, and is a space for us to plan the best way forward as a movement to protect the rights of people with HIV globally and in the U.S.
We will answer some big questions about how we advocate, and we want your voice to be part of those answers.
Learn new advocacy skills, strategize to push the next U.S. administration, network with SGACers past and present, and more. The conference, as always, is free to attend, but travel cost is covered by students/universities. Students and young people new to activism and unaffiliated with SGAC are welcome and encouraged to attend!
As always, the conference is free to attend but travel cost should be covered by students/universities.
Attendees are welcome to arrange their own accommodations, or will be housed with our Harvard SGACers and allies in the area. Students and young people new to activism and unaffiliated with SGAC are welcome and encouraged to attend!
HIV/AIDS is a completely cross-cutting issue with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, poverty, and more. If you are part of another movement, we would love to have you as well!
If you have suggestions for something you would really like to see at the conference, or have questions, please email Emily Sanderson at Emily@studentglobalaidscampaign.org.
The Northeast Regional Alliance Health Careers MedPrep Program invites you to the 2017 MEDICAL SCHOOL WINTER WORKSHOP: Demystifying the Admissions Process for Students Underrepresented in the Health Professions
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM in the Vagelos Education Center at 104 New Haven Ave, New York, NY 10032
Please RSVP by December 27th.
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.
Applications for MD-SEE 2017 are now open. Apply now!
The preferred application deadline is February 24, 2017.
Check out the 2017 MD Summer Experience flyer. (PDF)
The 2017 MD-SEE program runs May 15 – June 23, 2017.
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The laboratory of Dr. Richard Axel at Columbia University has a position open for a motivated Research Technician B. The laboratory is investigating how positive and traumatic experiences affect behavior and the brain. Using mouse behavior, molecular biology, and imaging, we explore how the brain responds to seasons of strong emotion, and the effects these experiences have on the neural structure and behavior of future generations (ie- children and grandchildren). The technician will assist post-doctoral research fellows in the performance of laboratory and investigative procedures, by performing a wide variety of routine experimental techniques and other related duties, as assigned.
The Scharf Lab at MGH’s Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit is seeking a motivated, conscientious, and reliable individual with an interest in psychology and/or clinical neuroscience to join our team as a Clinical Research Coordinator. The position is ideal for someone planning to pursue an advanced degree in psychology, medicine, or a related field.
This Research Study Assistant will be responsible for: Recruiting pediatric and adult participants from the Adolescent Medicine and Gynecology Clinics at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Gynecology Clinics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and through community recruitment. Enrolling study participants: performing informed consent, conducting study visits, and managing data collection technology.
Contacting and following-up with participants via email, phone, and in person. The research assistant will be trained to process, handle and transport biological samples (blood, urine, saliva, tissue, etc).
Managing data and maintain database. Preparing & updating study documents for the study team and the Investigational Review Board (IRB). Conducting literature searches and retrieve articles.
Tracking study spending and submit funding reports.
Research Associates collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of physicians and researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research. In addition, Research Associates also play key roles in the development and maintenance of a disease-specific electronic medical record system (www.thyroidccc.org) and an educational website for patients and their families (www.headandneckcancerguide.org). Finally, Research Associates have the opportunity to spend one day a week observing thyroid and head and neck surgery in the operating room.
We are a lab at Massachusetts General Hospital¬—currently ranked the #2 hospital in the United States according to US News and World Report—and we are running an innovative program focused on the treatment of type I diabetes. We are currently running an exciting Phase II clinical trial in which we are testing the potential of BCG, our study drug, to reverse type I diabetes in adults and children. Please visit www.faustmanlab.org to familiarize yourself with our work. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an interest in gaining experience in clinical research. Through this position, you will have first-hand experience conducting a clinical trial under FDA supervision, as well as gain an understanding of the importance and challenges of translational research—a relatively new field that is growing rapidly. In addition, you will have extensive patient interaction and gain excellent blood drawing skills.
The following was brought to us by Walter (Taylor) Taylor `15:
The Young-Pearse Lab investigates the cellular and mechanistic underpinnings of neurodegenerative and developmental disorders of the nervous system. Although we use rodent models, most of our research is done utilizing an iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell) model. Currently, we are a medium-sized lab of two Harvard undergraduates, three technicians, one graduate student, two postdoctoral fellows, one research scientist, and one instructor — all working under the amazing mentorship of our PI, Tracy Young-Pearse. The lab is dually affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; we recently moved to a brand new building called the Building for Transformative Medicine — the research space (and views!) are top-notch.
The ideal candidate has a background in neuroscience and/or developmental biology, some knowledge of genetics, and research experience. Because she/he will maintain the mouse colony and potentially perform rodent survival surgeries, the candidate should also be comfortable handling animals. The technician will be able to learn a wide range of laboratory techniques that include but are not limited to genomic DNA preparation and PCR, RNA preparation and quantitative PCR, maxipreps, protein preparation and Western blotting, immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy, tissue culture, viral transfection, and stem cell differentiation including several unique protocols. The candidate should be able to commit to the position for two years; it’s ideal for someone planning to eventually attend medical school or graduate school.
This position was first held by Dana Callahan `13, then passed to Taylor, so they would like to pass this position along to another qualified Middlebury graduate! The position begins June, 2017.
Interested? Send your CV and cover letter to Tracy Young-Pearse at email@example.com.
Thanks for sharing Taylor!
Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s premier educational institutions.
Middlebury has a unique on-campus resource in Forrest Wallace `17, who participated in the summer research program last summer. Forrest has been very generous in offering himself up to meet with you about Amgen if you have any questions. The following is a note from Forrest:
Hello all! My name is Forrest Wallace, and I am a senior Computer Science/Molecular Biology and Biochemistry major. Last summer, I participated in summer research as part of the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program. The Amgen Scholars Program is a unique research opportunity. As part of the Amgen Scholars Program, you will receive guidance about applying to graduate school and next steps after college. In addition, you will meet and develop friendships with other talented students across a number of disciplines. If you are interested in scientific research, but are uncertain about if you would like to pursue a graduate degree, I highly encourage you to apply to the Amgen Scholars Program. It gave me a lot of clarity about what I want to do in the future, and allowed me to be part of an exciting intellectual environment.
I would would be happy to speak with interested students about my research, what I gained from the program, and whether I think it is a good fit for you. If you are interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.