Author Archives: Nicole Veilleux

Research Fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center – Orthopedic Hospital Spine Research Institute

The following is shared by alum Cole Bortz, ’17 – Thank you Cole!!!

Dr. Peter G. Passias, an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, is looking to hire a full-time, paid clinical research fellow interested in gaining research experience before applying to medical or graduate school. There is a large amount of responsibility and autonomy in the position, and over the course of your fellowship, you will build connections with both national and international leaders in orthopedic surgery. The position is a great opportunity to gain clinical and shadowing exposure, research experience, peer-reviewed publications, and to interact with world-renowned orthopedic and neurosurgeons. I’m the third Middlebury student to work with Dr. Passias, and I’ve found this position to be both incredibly rewarding and instrumental in my medical school application process. I would wholeheartedly recommend this position to a pre-med senior interested in a meaningful 2-year experience after graduating Middlebury before attending medical school.

Research assistants will be involved in multiple clinical studies (both prospective trials and retrospective reviews), on various orthopaedic subjects. Some topics include: adult spinal deformity surgical correction, cervico-thoracic junction fixation, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment. Research assistants will be involved in: (1) patient recruitment, (2) data collection, (3) database preparation, (4) abstract/manuscript preparation and submission, (5) IRB documentation, among others. They will also have the opportunity to present work at an international conference.

Applicants must be well-organized and have excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with the following programs is preferred: SPSS, R, Excel, Word, Powerpoint.

Interested applications can send a cover letter and C.V. to Cole Bortz. You can also email Cole for more information about the position.

Farm-Based Education Summer Fellowship at Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms is seeking a summer-season, Middlebury student interested in learning from and working alongside their farm-based education programs and staff. The student will live onsite and is immersed in the daily rhythms of the farm and the cycle of the seasons. Farm-Based Camp Educators team-teach up to 9 weeks of their summer camp program.

They offer day camps for ages 4-14, and overnight camps for ages 12-17, which provide youth with opportunities to engage in their food system, build relationships with peers, and explore natural communities.

Mentorship will be provided by education staff members; a variety of texts and resources; and through independent reflection.

Learn more in Handshake. Deadline 3/31.

HIV is a Mirror: How a Virus Helps Us See Ourselves More Clearly

Part of the Rohatyn Center’s Future of the Past Series, this lecture by Timothy P. Lahey is not to be missed.

About the speaker: Timothy Lahey is an HIV doctor, researcher and clinical ethicist. He has degrees from Georgetown University (AB), Duke University School of Medicine (MD) and Harvard Medical School (MMSc). He completed clinical training at the University of Utah and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Partners AIDS Research Center. After 13 years at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Timothy is medical director of ethics at University of Vermont Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He has published in The New York Times and online at The Atlantic, Scientific American, and Health Affairs.

About the lecture: Since its discovery in 1981, the HIV epidemic has been intensely instructive about both human biology and culture. There have been striking parallels between those insights, from the ways the immune system and our culture distinguish self from non-self to the ways social exploitation and viral mutability complicate our epidemic response. We will discuss these parallels in hopes they help us see ourselves better and thus get prepared for the next modern plague.

Tuesday, April 9 at 4:30 pm in the RAJ conference room

Co-sponsored by the Rohatyn Center, Global Health Programs and CCI.

Celebrate Pi Day at CCI with Pie (of course) and Résumé Reviews!!

Thursday, March 14 (3.14) come to CCI between 3:00 and 5:00 pm to celebrate Pi Day with PIE and résumé reviews!

  1. Gather your résumé and head to CCI (ADK House) between 3-5 pm
  2. Check in at the kiosk at the front desk
  3. Choose your favorite delicious slice of pie
  4. Meet with a Peer Career Advisor to have your résumé reviewed

Remember: Anyone who has applied for summer internship funding MUST HAVE their résumé approved by a Peer Career Advisor before April 7th.

You may as well enjoy some PIE while you work!

After your résumé approval, choose between many great events Friday night:

  • CCI’s Field Guide to ENAM Majors Alumni Panel at 5:30 pm in Atwater – learn more about the event here.
  • CCI’s UpNext: Careers in Life Science Alumni Panel at 6:00 pm in MBH 220 (followed by a reception in the Great Hall) – learn more about the event at go/UpNextLifeScience.
  • The 2019 Scott A. Margolin Lecture in Environmental Affairs at 7:00 pm in MBH 216. Learn more here.

There’s a lot going on on Thurdsay! Make sure to stop in for pie and a résumé review before you head to one of the events!

Immersive Global Health Opportunities

Unite for Sight has availability in their Global Health Leadership Internship in Connecticut, as well as in their Global Impact Corps opportunities in Ghana, Honduras, and India. Both programs are available during any month of the year, and it’s not too late to apply to participate in the summer months.

Global Impact Corps

Immersive Healthcare Delivery Experience in Ghana, Honduras, and IndiaReview complete details and application instructions.

Participate in a hands-on, immersive, and unique global health experience for weeks or months in Ghana, Honduras, or India. Students and professionals support and assist local doctors as the local doctors provide care in villages, slums, and refugee camps to those who are otherwise unable to access or afford care. During the past decade, Unite For Sight has worked with our local partners to provide care to 2.5 million patients, including more than 100,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Unite For Sight’s program offers extensive learning opportunities for those interested in any aspect of public health, medicine, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Participants support and learn from the talented local doctors who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Watch a short video about the Global Impact Corps experience.

Global Health Leadership Internship

Unpaid Internship in New Haven, ConnecticutReview complete details and application instructions.

The Global Health Leadership Internship provides outstanding undergraduate, public health, medical, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health delivery programs. This internship has a minimum of a full-time 4 week commitment, but at least an 8-12 week commitment is preferable. A minimum of a 6 week commitment is required during the summer months. The internship opportunity is available year-round. In this position, the Intern will work closely with Unite For Sight’s Core Management Team on global health programming. Interns work from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. Watch a short video about the Global Health Leadership Internship experience.

1:1 Resume Reviews with Alumni in Life Sciences Friday, March 15

Résumé Review Office Hours from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in ADK CLT

If you are interested in a career in Life Sciences, don’t miss this chance to get valuable feedback on your résumé from Middlebury alumni currently employed in the industry. Résumé reviews are private, one-on-one conversations and around 20 minutes in length. These are part of the UpNext: Life Science event. go/UpNextLifeScience for the full schedule.

Click on their names below to sign up in Handshake.

Click here for alumni bios.