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Are You a Pre-Dental Student Interested in Research?

Apply to this position with Brigham Health!

Research Assistant II – Long Term Oral 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:

  1. Coordinates the implementation, both internally and externally, of clinical studies. 
  2. 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.
  3.  Develops and implements patient recruitment strategies. 
  4. Develops, organizes and/or maintains human research subject information database for study. Required to input data, and present weeklyreports.
  5. 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. 
  6. Assist the PI and Project Leader with preparation for presentations and written published article. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the supervising, monitoring and coordinating of the recruitment office and staff. 
  2.  Responsible for weekly staff meetings to ensure compliance with recruiting procedures, policies and practices. 
  3. Responsible for purchases and supplies. 
  4. Responsible for training and orienting new staff. 
  5. In conjunction with the principal investigator or manager assist in the hiring, firing, evaluating and disciplining of recruitment office staff. 
  6. Performs all other duties, as required.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Learn more and apply on Handshake! Application deadline is April 30, 2020.

Want to Study Nutrition? Apply to Columbia’s One Year MS Program

The application for Columbia University’s one-year MS in human nutrition program is now open!

Prospective students can APPLY HERE and register for a Webinar or Open House for additional information.

SPRING WEBINAR EVENTS

Include a brief faculty-led program overview, followed by a Q&A session with alumni.

REGISTER FOR A WEBINAR

  • Thursday, January 16th, 5 – 6pm EST
  • Wednesday, February 12th, 5 – 6pm EST
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 5 – 6pm EST
  • Thursday, April 16th, 5 – 6pm EST
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 5 – 6pm EST

SPRING OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

Include a faculty-led information session, followed by lunch with alumni and a chance to attend a course lecture.

  • Monday, February 24th, 12:30 – 5:30pm EST (the last 3 hours are optional) REGISTER
  • Monday, April 6th, 12:30 – 5:30pm EST (the last 3 hours are optional) REGISTER

CAN’T ATTEND AN EVENT?

View the Program Facts Sheet and Brochure for additional information. Contact nutrition@cumc.columbia.edu with questions. The application will remain open until July 15th or until the class of 80 students is full.

Spend 2020 in NYC Filling a Big Healthcare Gap!

The ONE-YEAR MS IN HUMAN NUTRITION program is for students perusing careers in: medicine, dentistry, nursing and other sectors of the health sciences arena, health and food industry, technology, research, business, law and many other exciting fields. Our RIGOROUS CURRICULUM will train you to become competent in nutrition science and understand its role in health and disease prevention. If your career trajectory is medical school, earn up to 26 BCPM credits with us! Read about our curriculum.

Develop your writing, critical thinking and leadership skills through an INTENSIVE RESEARCH THESIS in basic science, clinical nutrition or public health nutrition. View a selection of MS theses and paper publications

Experience NEW YORK CITY; a learning lab for community projects on food security, the built environment, and sustainable food systems

Learn More Today!

Looking to Move to New York or Boston? These Research Positions Could Be For You!

Learn more and apply on Handshake!

No Joke: The Serious Role of Improv in Medicine

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.

Win a $500 Flight Gift Card with CCI’s Tell Your Story Campaign!

The Center for Careers and Internships is having a second annual Tell Your Story Campaign that culminates in a drawing for a $500 flight gift card!

All you have to do to enter is complete your Handshake profile and have your résumé reviewed and approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor (PCA) – (go/PCAs for their drop in hours) to have your résumé reviewed. The earlier you complete your profile and have an approved résumé, the more chances you will have to win!

To be entered to win, login to Handshake and complete these steps:

  1. Upload your approved résumé to Handshake.
  2. Add at least one Work Experience (volunteer experience counts!)
  3. Add at least one Extracurricular Activity (high school activities are OK!)
  4. Add at least one skill.
  5. Complete all questions on the “Career Interests” page (click on YourName>Career Interests)

Our first drawing is on Tuesday, February 11th, so don’t wait too long!

Drawings will be held every TUESDAY from 2/11- 3/24. There will be 6 $20 Middlebury Money gift cards and the Grand Prize is the $500 flight gift card.

Need help creating your first résumé? Our PCAs are here to help.

Create Your First College Résumé Workshops will be hosted on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 21 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Tuesday, January 21 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Tuesday, January 21 – Résumé Crash Course for First-Years – 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Battell Basement
  • Monday, January 27 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Monday, January 27 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Monday, January 28 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Monday, January 28 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the ADK House

Need help creating your first résumé? Don’t worry! Our PCAs are here to help.

Writing your first college résumé may seem daunting, but CCI’s Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) make the process easy!

Learn how to turn the experience you gained through academic, extracurricular, community engagement, work, and other experience into a strong Middlebury résumé.

Your résumé will help you to:

  • apply for on-campus jobs and other opportunities;
  • apply for internships;
  • apply for summer internship funding;
  • and more!

*NOTE* If you have one, please bring a copy of your most recent résumé and your laptop. If you don’t already have a draft, don’t worry! Simply bring a list of your high school and college experiences (extracurricular, academic, volunteer, work, etc.).

Create Your First College Résumé Workshops will be hosted on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 21 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Tuesday, January 21 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Tuesday, January 21 – Résumé Crash Course for First-Years – 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Battell Basement
  • Monday, January 27 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Monday, January 27 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Monday, January 28 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. in the ADK House
  • Monday, January 28 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the ADK House

Once your résumé is complete and approved, AND you complete your Handshake profile, you can be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Flight Gift Card with CCI’s Tell Your Story Campaign! Learn more here.

SENIORS–Looking for a Job that Aligns with Your Values? Join Our Boot Camp 1/16

This is a great opportunity during J-term to use the added help and motivation to get you on track for exploring the opportunities out there.

  • Are you looking for greater clarity and confidence about your interests, purpose and what matters most to you in finding and doing purposeful work?
  • Are you unsure how to structure a strategic job search to maximize your time and energy?
  • Are you clearly communicating your skills, assets and talents in a clear and succinct personal story?

If any of this resonates with you and where you are, join me with a group of like-minded peers for a 1.5 hour workshop to get you started. We’ll share techniques and tools to get you over the hump and on your way to learning how to activate our Middlebury network, identifying meaningful opportunities using targeted resources and learn how to translate your college experiences to tell the relevant stories to organizations and companies you’d LOVE to work for.

To attend the workshop

on Thursday, Jan. 16th at 4:30PM in Hillcrest

RSVP HERE.