The following announcement is being sent at the request of James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund. They are still accepting more applicants for the scholarship and wish to encourage students to apply.
The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund still has over $10,000 in cash awards available to college students. All that is required is that the student submit an essay and is enrolled in a US based college or university. For more information visit: http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp or email: email@example.com
Job Title: Research Associate
Application Deadline: 05/17/2013
Job Location: Washington DC
Job Description: A fellowship opportunity is available within the President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Bioethics Commission provides advice and counsel to the President of the United States on bioethical issues that emerge as a consequence of advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. Through engaging in original research, holding public meetings, and developing reports and other materials for public distribution, the Bioethics Commission works on identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner. By joining the staff for the Bioethics Commission, the selected participant will be involved in research, writing, and administrative activities related to bioethics, healthcare, science, and public policy. Team activities may include: • research and writing report drafts, substantive background memos, and blog posts; • report drafting and editing; • meeting planning and support; • other research support activities as assigned. The Research Participation Program for DHHS is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of OASH contingent on the availability of funds and project needs. The participant will receive a monthly stipend based on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance or may secure health insurance through this position. The appointment will be full-time at OASH in the Washington, D.C., area. Participants do not become employees of OASH, DHHS, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
Job Qualifications (Degree, # years, experience, etc.):
• A bachelor’s degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public health, bioethics, or a related field received within the last five years.
• Experience and interest demonstrated in the field of science, healthcare, and/or bioethics preferred.
Salary: Approx $45,000/year
Employer Website: www.bioethics.gov
Full name, Middlebury class year if appropriate, address, phone number and email address required in order to have job announcement published
Comments: Applications will be accepted through close of business May 17, 2013. Please send cover letter, resume, 1-2 writing sample(s), and 3 references with contact information to: Esther Yoo Committee and Staff Affairs Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues 1425 New York Avenue, NW C-100 Washington, DC 20005 — Esther.Yoo@Bioethics.gov Applications by e-mail are preferred.
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone Number: (202) 233-3983
The makers of TYLENOL® believe that a bright future for healthcare depends on exceptional medical professionals. Through the TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship program, their goal is to support deserving students who can help shape that future.
Since the scholarship program began 23 years ago, Tylenol has awarded over $8.9 million in scholarships to over 6,700 healthcare students. This year, they will be awarding a total of $250,000 in scholarships to 40 students pursuing degrees in healthcare.
Visit Tylenol.com/Scholarship for eligibility requirements and an application form. [I did try to find the eligibility requirements, but would probably have to sign up as an applicant to do so--Annie (ed.)]
Application Period: April 15 – June 15
Awards Announced: August 31, 2013
10 applicants will receive $10,000 | 30 applicants will receive $5,000
Mark your calendars:
Monday, October 22
(venue not yet set, but I’m working on Bi Hall 104 and will confirm that in a later newsletter)
The army offers one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships available in health care today: full tuition plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,000. There is a service obligation, of course, after medical school. Army representatives will discuss all the details and serve pizza at this meeting (no service obligation except being there!). We need to know how many will attend so that there will be enough pizza: please let Annie know by October 18 if you will attend (email@example.com).
I have a couple of brochures here in the HP office for anyone interested.
The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest is still taking applications and has added a second essay choice. Over $10,000 is still available to winners of the essay contest.
Rhio O’Connor was diagnosed with a deadly cancer (mesothelioma) and given a year to live. Instead of giving up he found his own path to health and outlived his prognosis by more than six years. This path to health included: vitamins, minerals, a healthy (primarily vegetarian) diet, and mind-body medicine. This protocol along with Rhio’s ability to engage in research, work with licensed clinicians, foster an optimistic spirit, and make tough choices helped him beat his prognosis and live with a cancer considered “incurable” for many years. Unfortunately, many cancer patients are not as fortunate as Rhio.
Today, cancer is the leading cause of death in adults under the age of 85 and is the leading cause of death by disease in children. Conventional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery have proven to be very limited in providing a cure for most cancers. It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market. Alternative therapies like the ones used by Rhio are considered highly controversial because they are considered untested and unproven.
On January 22, 1971 President Nixon declared a “war on cancer” during his state of the Union Address. Since then the National Cancer Institute has expended an estimated 100 billion dollars in its search for a cure.
Undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the United States are invited to honor James “Rhio” O’Connor’s spirit of self-determination and intellectual curiosity by writing an essay about one of the two following subjects:
Subject Choice #1
Please write an essay about how Rhio’s story inspires you and what you would do if you faced the same challenges that he faced. What steps would you take if you were given a dire cancer prognosis? How would you conduct your research and make an informed decision when choosing a treatment? Would you look beyond chemo, radiation and surgery if they had little to offer? What resources would you use to make an informed decision – friends, teachers, clinicians, researchers, other patients, libraries, etc?
Subject Choice #2
Please write an essay about cancer and our progress in preventing and treating this disease since the “War on Cancer” was announced over 41 years ago. Are we making progress in curing cancer since 1971? If so, where? Why has the incidence rates of many cancers continued to increase? Why is cancer the leading cause of death by disease in children and of adults under the age of 85? What should be done to improve progress in curing or preventing cancer? You can take any approach you feel is best. Be sure to define the problem and provide realistic solutions.
The cash awards are:
Early Submissions Are Encouraged!!!!!
Deadline for Posting Essay on any site/blog: April 21, 2012 – 10:00 P.M. ET.
Deadline for Posting Essay on .edu website/blog: May 25, 2012 – 10:00 P.M. ET.
Winners Selected: June 22, 2012
Winners Notified by: July 27, 2012
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this undergraduate research training program is to encourage promising students, including women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences from all disciplines, to consider research careers while supporting the highest quality scientific investigation broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
SPONSORSHIP: The student secures the sponsorship of an experienced scientist engaged in appropriate cardiovascular related research at a college, hospital, or other research laboratory in one of the eight states comprising the Founders Affiliate (New England + NJ & NY). A Summer Fellowship recipient participates actively in the conduct of a summer research project and prepares a final report of accomplishments.
AWARD INFORMATION: Funding is available for research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke, or to related clinical or basic science. This ten-week fellowship provides successful candidates with a summer stipend of $5000 for full-time research. Selection is determined upon review of applications, academic transcripts, recommendation letters, relevance of the project to cardiovascular science, and information submitted by the sponsors. Awards will be announced in April 2010.
DEADLINE Feb. 15, 2010; for more info visit Founders Affiliate Local Research Opportunities at http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3015642.
The Medical Missionaries Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Global Health offers two recent college graduates the opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country. Fellows spend a year in Thomassique, Haiti, working at St. Joseph’s Clinic, built in 2006 by Medical Missionaries, a non-profit, non-religiously affiliated organization dedicated to providing health care to under-served communities worldwide regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. Information about the fellowship, as well our primary application, can be found at http://medmissionaries.org/id17.html. Also, please visit their personal blog at http://thomassique.blogspot.com. The deadline for the primary application is September 27, 2009. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.