Grit Digital Health is a human-centric business comprised of specialists in behavioral health, wellness, technology and marketing communications. In the world of mental health, transcending barriers like stigma and access allow people to get the support they need, when they need it. Technology has the power to establish a new set of norms on the fundamental ways people connect to information and to each other. It’s the type of convergence that empowers individuals to make their lives and the lives of those around them healthier and grittier.
Grit developed the YOU student well-being portal to better the overall health, wellness, and success of college students. YOU is an online tool to help college students succeed in the areas of: academic and career success; physical and mental health; and finding meaningful connections and purpose on campus both in and out of the classroom. The internship is an ideal fit for students interested in psychology, health promotion, journalism, and entrepreneurship.
They have posted TWO positions in Handshake:
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study published in Nature.
Scientists have long sought a way to discover whether patients will respond to new checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapies and to better understand the characteristics that indicate a tumor can be successfully treated with them. The proposed mathematical model, which captures aspects of the tumor’s evolution and the underlying interactions of the tumor with the immune system, is more accurate than previous genomic biomarkers in predicting how the tumor will respond to immunotherapy.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience (SMDN), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2018.
SMDN conducts research on the brain mechanisms and treatment of mental illness in youth. Their particular research interest involves the investigation of the brain mechanisms associated with chronic irritability in children and adolescents, and in using this brain-based knowledge to develop new treatments. These new treatments include computer-based psychological interventions and new applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is strongly preferred. Duties and responsibilities include:
- Assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise
- Patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment
- Protocol implementation
- Data collection, entry, and analysis
- Manuscript preparation.
This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and computer-based psychological treatment clinic visits. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures. IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.
IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.
Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.
Interested individuals should complete the online application and following completion of the online application, individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to: Julia Brooks, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services – email@example.com | 301-435-6647
Alumna Christina Pil ’16 has shared with the folks in the Neuroscience department about a position opening in Nate Sawtell’s lab at Columbia. They are currently looking for a research technician to stay for 1-2 years. The start date would be this winter, so a good opportunity for graduating Febs!
Interested? Send your resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using big data to improve the world’s health.
Fellows at the Institute for Health Metrics (IHME) impact the health of billions of people by analyzing data and developing new tools. At IHME, we analyze the world’s health data to make better decisions about important health problems. This requires insights from a variety of fields, from computer science to anthropology.
Post-Bachelor Fellows (PBFs) use creativity to solve complex problems. As a PBF, you will join a community of passionate researchers in our dynamic research institute.
To apply for the Post-Bachelor Fellowship, please visit: http://www.healthdata.org/post-bachelor-fellowship/application-process
Application deadline: January 10th
Learn more at www.healthdata.org.
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 month’s list of opportunities can be downloaded here.
Thus far, there’s no definitive list of Vermont’s health-tech companies. Nevertheless, an informal tally by Jeff Couture, executive director of the Vermont Technology Alliance, indicates that more than two dozen companies are engaged in developing health- and wellness-related technologies, including medical devices, software, IT consulting and data management services. According to a vtVA report, “Vermont’s Tech Employment: The Hidden Driver of Our Economic Growth,” the $5.6 billion overall tech sector accounts for one in four jobs in Vermont, with an average wage of $72,482, compared to a statewide average of $44,540.
Curious about finding jobs or internships in Vermont Health Tech Companies? Below are links to the companies listed in the article.
Each Winter Term, many students participate in internships and apply for the opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to valuable work. Below is a complete timeline that clearly outlines all of the necessary steps to obtain credit this January.
Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at email@example.com with any questions.
Expand the sections below to access required forms and more information.
Starting now – early November, 2017
- SECURE YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Apply for opportunities on Handshake or find your own! Meet with a Career Advisor for help.
October 30-November 1, 2017
- REGISTER FOR A WINTER TERM INTERNSHIP COURSE
- If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured, register for any Winter Term class as a temporary placeholder. Failure to register for a class or an internship during WT registration means you will not be eligible for credit.
- If your internship is approved before WT registration, register on Banner for your internship; CCI will send you instructions once it is approved.
- Note: “Approved” means it has been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.
Before early November, 2017
- IDENTIFY AND SECURE AN ACADEMIC SPONSOR
- Identify a Middlebury faculty member as your Academic Sponsor- this can be your advisor or another faculty member.
- Discuss a plan that will help you make connections between your internship experience and your coursework at Middlebury.
- Identify at least three scholarly sources to list in your application for credit. You will use this as an intellectual framework for your experience and as relevant content for your final academic work.
No later than mid-November, 2017
- SEND SUPERVISOR AND ACADEMIC SPONSOR NECESSARY PAPERWORK
- Send the Intern Sponsor Agreement Form to your internship supervisor.
- Send the Academic Sponsor Form to your Academic Sponsor here at Middlebury.
- Inform them both of the November 30 submission deadline.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017: Forms required to complete your application:
- Application for Winter Internship Credit (Student submits)
- Assumption of Risk and Code of Conduct Form (Student submits)
- Intern Sponsor Agreement Form (Internship Supervisor submits)
- Academic Sponsor Approval Form (Academic Sponsor submits)
- *Optional for qualifying students* WT Internship Funding Application (Student submits)
- COMPLETING YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
- Submit self-evaluation to the CCI.
- Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation.
Would you like to intern in Israel this summer? Thanks to a generous donor, CCI is offering three $1500 grants for students to intern in Israel through Onward Israel. Onward Israel offers students 6-10 week internships in areas ranging from technology, arts, social justice, health, politics and more, to help students gain valuable work experience as well as develop a long-lasting connection with Israel and a strong commitment to Jewish life and community.
Students interested in this opportunity should apply directly to Onward Israel, be accepted, and then contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at CCI. Awards of $1500 to help cover program fees and airfare will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will complete all CCI funding requirements, such as applications and evaluations. Participation in this program will also be contingent on a 2nd-level travel review by Middlebury’s Global Operations Committee.
Eligible students: first-years, sophomores, and juniors.
Click on the icon below for Onward Israel’s application information.
This is a great opportunity for graduating Febs:
UVM’s Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) needs medical record chart reviewers from February through June 2018 for its annual statewide chart review. We seek candidates with strong attention to detail and accuracy who can commit to working a minimum of three full days per week. Bachelor’s degree required; experience reading electronic and paper medical records, working in a healthcare setting, and strong computer skills highly desired. This position involves travel around Vermont to pediatric and family medicine practices for data collection, including possible overnight stays. Travel expenses are reimbursed. We provide training, supervision of data quality, and ongoing support. The position pays $18 per hour. If interested, submit a cover letter and resume to VCHIP.CHAMP@med.uvm.edu.