Hear from Anthropology major, Global Health minor Harriet Napier on how she got from Midd to Liberia and what it’s like working in community health both domestically and abroad.
Cookies and lemonade will be provided
- WHERE: Adirondack House Library
- WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Are you an underrepresented student who is looking to earn a PhD in biomedical science and just aren’t quite ready to go to graduate school or need a little bit more experience/time to be truly competitive for a top tier graduate program?
If so, consider the Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University, DISCOVERY PREP. This NIH-funded postbac program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school. Accepted scholars are provided with:
1. PAID one year research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline
2. Individual mentoring
3. Assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs
4. Career development workshops
5. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation assistance
6. Opportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation
If you have individuals you feel would be interested in our program, please distribute this email to them.
Individuals who are underrepresented in biomedical sciences are especially encouraged to apply. For more information on participant eligibility and how to apply, please direct individuals to the Discovery PREP website. If you have any questions or want additional information on our program, please contact us by e-mail at Discovery.PREP@osumc.edu or call (614) 688-7943.
The brain dissection event will take place January 28, 2020 at 7 PM in Bihall 405. Professors Crocker and Zhai will be leading the event! We’re excited to see you there!
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Bioinformatician at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Bunyavanich Lab welcomes talented, self-motivated individuals who can fulfill the responsibilities and requirements below to apply for a bioinformatician position in our lab at the Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Supinda Bunyavanich that applies computational analysis and bioinformatics to interpret multi-scale data generated from subjects with asthma and allergic diseases.
Our researchers receive generous packages, including robust salaries and a wealth of opportunities to participate in academic activities here at the Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology and more broadly at regional, national, and international workshops and conferences. We are located in the heart of Manhattan, and Mount Sinai is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the US.
- Analyze high-throughput sequence data.
- Develop and implement methods to analyze these data.
- Maintain large datasets linked to clinical data.
- Communicate progress with PI regularly and contribute to the success of the research team.
- Develop and maintain productive collaborations within Mount Sinai and with outside researchers in academia and industry.
- Publish and present novel research findings in academic journals and conferences
- Some supervision of trainees and technical staff may also be required.
- Degree in bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, genomics, or a related field.
- Outstanding programming skills in R, Python, and Unix shell scripting.
- Excellent track record of analyzing sequence data. Experience with clinical cohorts and microbiome analysis a plus.
- Demonstrated knowledge of statistics and statistical genetics. Familiarity with genomic data tools, repositories, and databases.
- Strong attention to detail and solid analytical skills.
- Ability to work hard and independently while contributing to the team effort and adhering to deadlines.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with track record of productive collaborations.
- Demonstrated ability to work concurrently on several projects, and good understanding of analytic complexities to do independent research as well as assist other researchers.
The Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai seeks to comprehensively integrate the digital universe of information into research, training, and patient care and to develop programs that advance the future of healthcare and data science.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a CV and detailed letter of interest to Dr. Supinda Bunyavanich (Supinda.Bunyavanich at mssm.edu).
Research Intern – Application Deadline is February 1, 2020
Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Gujral lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has an opening for an unpaid internship that would be perfect for a senior student in biological sciences. This position will work with members of the laboratory of Dr. Taran Gujral in the Division of Human Biology to embark on an exciting journey to tackle two of the most burning issues in cancer treatment, metastasis and drug resistance, through an approach which combines cutting edge high-throughput methods and focused biology studies in cell lines and various mouse models. Students will gain hands-on experience in using state-of-the art technologies in proteomics and genomics.
Responsibilities: The position will begin with the student completing general lab tasks to ensure an adequate time commitment is feasible and a copacetic atmosphere is maintained. If everything works out, there will be a training period (varies dependent on individual) before moving on to your own project. Projects could vary from tumor micro-environment to immuno-oncology to tumor metabolism and drug resistance. A student could participate in many of the aspects of the work in the lab and would be expected to learn how to develop a research question, design experiments to answer the question, perform experiments, interpret the results and design additional experiments based on the results. Depending on their specific interests, the student could learn about different cancer models including PDX, orthotopic, chemical-induced and xenograft, and many other current methodologies such as reverse phase lysate microarrays, high throughput live cell microscopy-based assays, immunofluorescence microscopy, western blot analysis, RNAseq, quantitative PCR and use of various data analysis software. In addition, students will also have the opportunity to present their research during lab meetings and scientific conferences and to write, submit, and publish scientific papers. The intern will report directly to Dr. Gujral but is expected to integrate and function as team member at Gujral lab and Human Biology.
- Prior lab experience in biological sciences is preferred.
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (Undergrad credit for research is a possibility).
- Completed 1 year of undergraduate level science courses.
- Good communication skills and an interest in learning
- Ability to work in a team.
- Good numeracy, literacy and organizational skills.
Want to be a better doctor? Try talking into a banana, muttering gibberish, and tossing balls at colleagues. Medical improv transforms goofy theater games into serious skills like empathy, teamwork, and super-quick thinking.
Ajay Paul Singh, a second-year student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, felt a little nervous enrolling in a medical improv elective. But he says one exercise alone made the sweaty palms worthwhile.
The scene started with one participant standing in front of the class of 14, pretending to be an apathetic librarian. A second student then stepped in with the mission of mimicking the first student’s emotion without knowing what it was. But that participant misread apathy for sadness, performing in a way that made the first actor say, “Whoa, you’re bringing me down!” Next, her partner portrayed a frustrated accountant, but people mistook frustration for excitement.
“It opened my eyes, in a light-hearted way, to see how often we misunderstand people,” Singh says. “It was fun and humbling at the same time.”
Communication is full of such subtleties, medical educators say, and that’s precisely why medical improv is so valuable. The exercises, which use the principles of improvisational theater to hone skills needed in medicine, range from translating gibberish to communicating through eye contact alone. Sometimes, they are adapted to reflect medical scenarios, and sometimes they’re simply standard improv techniques followed by a medicine-related debrief.
No matter how goofy medical improv exercises sometimes seem, the effects are serious. The art form turns participants into sharper listeners, better collaborators, and more empathic people — and it helps them think on their feet, says medical improv pioneer Katie Watson, JD, an associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The same paradox drives physicians and improvisers,” she says. “They need to prepare for unpredictability.”
Interest in medical improv has been growing in recent years, as medical schools and teaching hospitals increasingly value the skills it teaches, says Lisa Howley, PhD, AAMC senior director of strategic initiatives and partnerships. Research shows that effective communication can improve patient outcomes, and improv markedly increased communication skills in one study of pharmacy students. Now, researchers believe a new tool published this month can better measure the educational effects of medical improv. Developed by four medical schools, the scale found that participants in a six-hour enhanced medical improv course scored significantly higher than those with no improv training.
“The arts and humanities have been shown to have effects on provider well-being and on diagnostic, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills,” notes Howley. The AAMC is currently commissioning a comprehensive review and leading a broad initiative to better integrate the arts — including improv — into medical education, she adds. Meanwhile, medical improv has accumulated a solid following, says Watson. So far, she has taught the curriculum she developed to more than 180 people in “Train the Trainer” classes, many of them faculty at medical schools.
Excerpt taken from Sarah Mahoney’s January 13, 2020 article for the Association of American Medical Colleges. Read the entire article here.
Learn more and apply on Handshake – Application deadline is March 1, 2020
Research Data Associate – Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Health
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Data Associate within the NYU Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine’s Research Division. In this role, the successful candidate will enroll emergency department patients across participating sites in English and Spanish to support a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded research project that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Relay program for opioid overdose prevention.
Research Data Associates will be responsible for patient recruitment, consent, enrollment, and accurate data collection. Research Data Associates will additionally contact and track study participants for follow-up assessments, perform data entry, and assist with data management. Research Data Associates will work directly with patients in the emergency departments across participating sites in New York City and also with a team of other research staff, and will report to the study’s Project Manager and Principal Investigator (Kelly Doran, MD, MHS). Research Data Associates will participate in weekly research team meetings.
- Clinical Research Duties:
- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of research study, study rationale, study subject, and clinical procedures associated with the study.
- Screens potential patients/participants for eligibility to the study.
- Conducts the informed consent process with patients.
- Collaborates with various personnel that may be involved in assisting with specific aspects in the study.
- Interacts with patients/participants and families in a courteous and professional manner.
- Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures of the host institution where the study is being conducted and the regulatory requirements such as IRB and other approvals if necessary.
- Uses available resources and established procedures to identify problems for quick resolution.
- Conducts study survey, obtain and document information within the time frame specified.
- Monitors any outward effects or issues regarding patient/participant safety and report this to the Principal Investigator.
- Travels using public transportation and/or car service to study emergency department sites located in multiple boroughs in New York City.
- Works with the Principal Investigators, Project Manager, and other team members on monitoring the overall conduct of the study.
- Data Collection and Management:
- Utilizes the necessary tools to ensure protocol compliance to conduct data research.
- Utilizes established methodologies to collect patient information for the research project.
- Ensures protocol compliance, that is, that standard steps regarding eligibility criteria, data collection, and required documentation are consistently followed.
- Reviews any issues that deviate from standard policy and procedure with supervisor.
- Completes paperwork and forms in a neat, accurate, timely manner.
- Stores files in the instructed manner, with strict attention to participant confidentiality.
- Ensures that information in computer database is accurate, entered and maintained on a timely basis.
- May help prepare presentations for lectures and symposium, utilizing PowerPoint for slides.
- Interacts with Medical Staff, Patients and Site Monitors:
- Interfaces with varied persons, such as, School of Medicine and or Medical Center staff (e.g. physicians, nurses).
- Initiates contact with patients; ensures contact with patients is courteous, effective, professional, and cooperative.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and follows proper clinical study processes within current policies and procedures.
- Recognizes and identifies problems, appropriately escalates issues to supervisor as needed.
- Administration, analysis, reporting, and filing:
- Records IRB approved subject study reimbursements according to standard operating procedures.
- Records, updates, edits, and maintains confidential information on paper or web-based forms in a neat, accurate, and timely manner.
- Responds to requests in a timely manner, gives/receives correct information, encourages required dialogue/follow-through.
- Secures accurate signatures and stores documents and/or forms in appropriate destination.
- Completes filing in accordance with department procedures.
- Duplicates and collates materials upon request.
- Assists with other administrative tasks upon request.
- Minimum Qualifications:
- Must speak Spanish and English fluently.
- Bachelor’s degree plus one year related experience (including experience while in school) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Computer literate and able to use iPad tablets.
- Attention to detail and punctuality are musts. Unfailing reliability and highly ethical.
- Ability to make potential study participants feel at ease.
- Interest in working on a study involving people who use drugs and ability to conduct work in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity and is free from stigma.
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with data collection, conducting surveys, and REDCap.
- Experience with or interest in vulnerable populations, substance use, and/or social determinants of health.
- Availability to work weeknight, weekend, or overnight shifts preferred.
- Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Office setting and busy emergency department setting.
Application deadline is February 29, 2020
American Heart Association Summer Internship in Biomedical Engineering with Oregon Health & Science University
Join the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Biomedical Engineering(BME) Department for a summer training opportunity focused on the mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Located in Portland, OR, this program will provide training in experimental design, data science and analysis, and scientific writing. The internship includes participation in grand rounds in the medical school, experience in clinical shadowing as well as training in ethics, protection of human subjects, scientific writing, and experimental design. Positions are available in the cardiovascular research laboratories led by Drs. Monica Hinds, Owen McCarty, Sandra Rugonyi, Joe Aslan, and Karina Nakayama.
Program dates: The 2020 BME Summer Internship will begin in May/June and continue for 10 weeks. Start and end dates are flexible.
Eligibility: This internship is ideal for undergraduates with backgrounds in health sciences, math, physics, or engineering. Students must have completed their Sophomore year or are in their Junior and Senior years. Program will also accept recent graduates.
Program Features: Internships are open in 4 areas of research: Blood cell biology and drug development, Biomaterials and medical devices, Computational fluid dynamics and imaging, and Regenerative medicine
Program includes: Access to career development and scientific seminar series, a $4,000 stipend, limited housing support available based upon financial need
To Apply: Application deadline is February 28, 2020. Send the following materials to BMEIntern@ohsu.edu: CV or resume, unofficial transcript, cover letter describing career goals and research interest, and one letter of recommendation sent separately
These Postings Expire on Handshake on January 31, 2020
Development Associate, Support Services at Mass General via Partners HealthCare
Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the world’s top academic medical centers. Founded in 1811, it is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all our staff physicians serve on the faculty. Mass General is currently in the midst of launching a bold fundraising campaign with a working goal of $3B. Through this ambitious effort, we seek to align our institutional aspirations in patient care, research, education, and community health with the philanthropic interests of our donors and prospects. No institution is better positioned to have a significant impact on the future of healthcare than Mass General.
The Development Associate plays an integral role in several key office administration processes in the Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, a large and growing fast-paced department. Reporting to the Associate Director, Financial Operations, the Associate partners with other colleagues to manage assigned responsibilities with excellent customer service, organizational and project management skills. In addition, the Associate provides administrative and programmatic support to the Managing Director of Development for Information Management, Integrated Marketing and Communication and Client Services.
For the full job description, follow this link: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3100879&lang=en
Grant Coordinator at Mass General
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The Massachusetts General Hospital’s Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking a full-time Grant Coordinator to facilitate the management of the Center’s sponsored research portfolio throughout the award life-cycle. The incumbent will ensure the successful execution of sponsored awards in compliance with institutional and NIH/foundation policies and procedures and will provide oversight of existing MPEC assets.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.
- Pre-Award: Assist in the sponsored research grant application process, including:
- Drafting and proofreading administrative components of grant applications
- Reviewing documents for compliance with institutional and sponsor requirements
- Completing sponsor and institutional application forms
- Developing study budgets
- Search for funding opportunities and investigate those of interest to MPEC researchers
- Post-award:Monitor and execute fiscal functions of the Center:
- Assemble and submit orderly and comprehensive expense reports for reimbursement
- Facilitate routine procurement transactions such as check requests and purchase orders, following institutional policies and procedures
- Work with Supply Chain personnel to establish new vendors for purchasing and contracting
- Monitor project expenditures, including monthly assessments of fund activity
- Prepare and maintain financial reports on an ongoing basis
- Work with Grant Administrator and Research Finance to resolve accounting issues
- Collaborate with Principal Investigators and Grant Administrator on annual grant progress reports
- Provide timely closeout of all expired projects through the coordination of fiscal and administrative resources throughout the system
- Collaborate with the Compliance Specialist to ensure appropriate approvals and agreements are in place for human subjects work and data transfers; monitor as appropriate through award life cycle
- Assist with maintenance of study records, including electronic regulatory study binders, electronic lab notebooks, data management plans, and publication records
- MPEC responsibilities:
- Develop systems for tracking existing Center assets, including computer hardware and software
- Provide ongoing asset management, including serving as the liaison between Center personnel and the Partners Research Computing offices
- Collaborate with Grant Administrator and Administrative Manager to guide and educate fellows and younger investigators in the MPEC through pre- and post-award grant processes
- Other duties as assigned when research policies change or workloads increase
QUALIFICATIONS: Job qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree
- 1-3 years of related experience in fiscal or project coordination
- Intermediate Excel skills required; advanced skills preferred
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Planning, Organizing, and Coordinating:·
- Time management skills with the capability to prioritize among multiple requests from multiple individuals and the ability to change direction in response to a fast-paced work environment·
- Attention to detail in all aspects of work
- Problem-solving ability, including the ability to gather information, identify resources, and imagine alternatives
- Communication Skills:
- Cognizant and respectful of cultural differences in communication approach
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to represent the Center with the utmost professionalism and ability to build strong relationships inside and outside of the group
- Ability to work successfully in a team environment
- Sense of humor is a must
- Professionalism and Integrity:
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to work in an environment that reflects diverse work styles and perspectives
- Maintain utmost confidentiality with sensitive and personal information
Apply to this position with Brigham Health!
Working independently and under general supervision from a Principal Investigator or manager provides support to clinical research. May be responsible for the following activities: coordination of clinical research project/protocol, subject recruitment, developing. Individual should be able to use independent judgment, in concert with the Principal Investigator, of the suitability of potential participants for clinical studies, developing and implementing strategies for recruiting, advertising, collecting and organizing subject data; scheduling subjects for study visits, performs telephone screening, clinical tests such as EKGs; maintaining and updating data generated by the study. Coordinates recruitment office activities overseeing the work of more entry level staff.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates the implementation, both internally and externally, of clinical studies.
- Initiates and maintains contact with study participants, via: telephone and/or mail. Responsible for screening applicants, ensuring they meet all appropriate criteria for the study, and in concert with the Principal Investigator make independent judgement as to the eligibility of the potential subject. May be required to perform clinical tests such as saliva collection.
- Develops and implements patient recruitment strategies.
- Develops, organizes and/or maintains human research subject information database for study. Required to input data, and present weeklyreports.
- In conjunction with the Principal Investigator/Project Leader, develops and prepares research protocols including, design, data collection systems, internal review board approval (IRB) applications/amendments and annual reports. Responsible for preparing payment request for human research subjects, outside agencies and etc.
- Assist the PI and Project Leader with preparation for presentations and written published article.
- Responsible for the supervising, monitoring and coordinating of the recruitment office and staff.
- Responsible for weekly staff meetings to ensure compliance with recruiting procedures, policies and practices.
- Responsible for purchases and supplies.
- Responsible for training and orienting new staff.
- In conjunction with the principal investigator or manager assist in the hiring, firing, evaluating and disciplining of recruitment office staff.
- Performs all other duties, as required.
- BS or BA.
- At least one-year experience in research setting.
- Sound independent judgment and competence in research methodologies.
- Working knowledge and proficiency with the following computer software preferred: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Ability to work independently.
- Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.
- Good oral and written communication skills.Knowledge of clinical research protocols.
- Knowledge of computer programs, database, etc.Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
- Careful attention to detail.
- Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subject rights and individual needs.