Due to low interest, Mrs. Wickland’s Quick Questions on Fridays from 10:00-12:00 will now be open for scheduled appointments. She will no longer be hosting a Quick Question/Drop-In session on Fridays.

You can schedule a Friday morning appointment through our website.

WE CHALLENGE YOU to attend our FREE 90 minute Bootcamps THIS WEEK

Need to ace a graduate exam (such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, etc.)? Attend Kaplan’s free, 90-minute, intensive bootcamp… if you dare! You’ll gain the problem-solving and endurance skills necessary to tackle the test like a pro. Bootcamps will run from November 17th to 20th. Spots fill up quickly. Accept the challenge and sign up today: kaptest.com/bootcamp

The Charter House Coalition is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide basic food and housing in and around the Middlebury community. During the long winter months, CHC provides families with a transitional housing program in the Charter House that is staffed mainly through volunteers. Want to help keep families warm this winter? Join in this volunteer info and training session on Sunday 11/23 at 1 PM in LaForce Seminar Room to find out more about the organization and how you can help!

Addiction is an enormous issue here in Vermont. Though there is still a great deal of stigma and misunderstanding about it, addiction is a chronic disease that often co-occurs with mental health issues, housing difficulties, and other life challenges. The Turning Point Center of Addison County helps people find, maintain, and enhance their recovery experience through peer support, sober recreation, and educational opportunities. People with addictions take many pathways to recovery, and we respect and honor any path that helps an individual live a happy and productive life. We rely on volunteers to keep our center open and to maintain a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Though the majority of our volunteers have lived experience with addiction (either personally or in their family), we welcome anyone who is compassionate and caring and wants to work with people in recovery. Our next new volunteer orientation is this Thursday, November 20th at 4pm. Please feel free to reach out to Joe Pearl with any questions at 802-989-8813 or joe.turningpoint.vt@gmail.com.


  • The Summer Internship Program (SIP)
    SIP welcomes eligible high school, college, graduate, and professional students to spend eight to ten weeks conducting biomedical research with NIH investigators.
  • Other Summer Programs at the NIH
  • Internships at Other Times of the Year:  Individuals who are (1) at least 16 years of age and (2) enrolled in high school, college, or graduate/professional school can come to the NIH as Student IRTAs.  Responsibility for arranging the internship rests with the potential trainee.  The guidelines provided to SIP applicants in the SIP FAQs, particularly those under “After Applying” may be of help in  managing this process.


The Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
The UGSP provides up to $20,000 in scholarship support per year to eligible undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in fields related to biomedical research.

POSTBAC PROGRAMS (for recent college graduates)

  • The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program
    The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) is a biomedical research program that enables eligible recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school to spend one or two years working with investigators at the NIH.
  • The Technical IRTA Program
    Technical IRTAs are college graduates who come to the NIH with the express interest of developing their skills as research support personnel.
  • The NIH Academy
    The NIH Academy offers trainees the opportunity to learn about health disparities, enhance their knowledge of gaps in health outcomes, and investigate what is being done to address health disparity issues.  Any Postbac or Technical IRTA is welcome to apply to participate in the Academy

Winter Term Internship Available at the Center for Neural Science at New York University

Dr. Wendy Suzuki  and Dr. Julia Basso (‘04.5) at the Center for Neural Science at New York University are seeking two to three interns for the winter term period.  As a research assistant in the lab, you will be investigating the effects of long-term exercise or video game playing on learning, memory, cognition and mood from both a behavioral and electrophysiological perspective.  On a daily basis, you will have the opportunity to meet with new subjects, guiding them through a variety of neuropsychological tasks that test the functioning of the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and striatum.  You will also learn how to administer and analyze electroencephalography (EEG) data.  Finally, you will learn how to administer a VO2 max test to check the subject’s cardiopulmonary functioning or fitness level.  You will also have the opportunity to enter, organize and analyze data from all mood questionnaires and neuropsychological examinations.  You can find more information about Dr. Suzuki and her laboratory at www.suzukilab.com. If you are interested in further information, please contact Dr. Basso at jb4590@nyu.edu

If you wish to apply,  please send by Nov 26, 2014,

  1. a resume/CV and
  2. unofficial transcript

to Dr. Julia Basso at  jb4590@nyu.edu

Decisions will be made by Dec. 2.  If accepted, you will need to meet the Middlebury College guidelines for a ‘late’ Winter Term Internship application.  See http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/cci/internships/winter

Please note that you need to arrange for your own housing in New York City.

U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.  For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/.


  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) or had a Ph.D. conferred on or after January 2, 2014 in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree

Application closes Friday, January 2, 2015 – click http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/ to get started NOW!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows.


Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences that have completed three years of major coursework may apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Application Process

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at: http://orise.orau.gov/cdc.

To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to CDCrpp@orau.org by January 16, 2015. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2015-0002 in all communications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR.  Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.

Application due date: January 28, 2015

Program dates:  June 10 – August 14, 2015

“No two days at CDC/ATSDR were the same throughout my 10-week internship. Each day presented me with new opportunities for exploration and growth, and enabled me to think outside of the box about many environmental issues I had never before considered as important to human health.”

– Celia Karp, 2013 CLEH intern

Eligibility requirements:

  1. US citizenship or permanent residency with a green card.
  2. Full-time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2015.

Note: Seniors graduating in spring 2015 will not be accepted into this program.

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Note: The number of intern positions is dependent on funds available.

Please visit our website for more information and application instructions: www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh.

Questions? Please email Maria Jolly or LT James Gooch at CLEH@cdc.gov.

  • CCI Health Professions

    Contact Us / Advising

    Arlinda A. Wickland, Director, Health Professions ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 111

    Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director, Health Professions & STEM Advising ext 5077 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 112

    Nicole Veilleux, Administrative Coordinator ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 102

    Professor Roger Sandwick, Health Professions Committee Co-Chair ext 3496 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 451