Librarians Ryan Clement and Wendy Shook, along with Telescope and Scientific Computing Specialist Jonathan Kemp, will be teaching a series of workshops on using the R programming language for data wrangling, visualization, and analysis. These workshops are open to any students, faculty, and staff who are interested but are primarily aimed at summer research assistants.
Ideally, participants can attend all 3 workshops to get the full breadth of the material covered, but we understand if schedules and interests do not allow this.
7/29 – Introduction to R and RStudio 8/5 – Data cleaning/tidying in R with dpylr and tidyr 8/12 – Creating high-quality graphics in R with ggplot2
No level of experience is necessary for attendance at the workshops. However, students who have no prior experience with R should plan on attending the 7/29 Intro to R workshop before attending another workshop.
In this session presented by advisors in CCI, you’ll learn how to identify, describe, highlight, and communicate the skills and knowledge you’re gaining through your summer research experience. Please have a copy of your resume and a sample position you might consider applying to on-hand for this workshop.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Clinical Research Coordinator work within the clinical research program and support the research team in the overall conduct of clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigator(s) and the DFCI Clinical Trials Office. The CRC will be responsible for the primary data collection and management of patient clinical information as it pertains to participation in clinical trials. Ensures timely collection of protocol related samples including shipment to outside entities as required. Maintains regulatory binders and ensures study compliance with all state, federal, and IRB requirements. May be responsible for IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, and minimal risk protocols). This individual may also screen patients for protocol eligibility, obtain informed consent, and register study participants to clinical trials. Some travel may be required.
The Health Professions team together with the Pre-Health Society, UR-STEM and Women in Health Sciences student organizations will be hosting a Pre-Health Professions Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday 7/21/2020 at 3:30 PM east coast time. After a brief welcome and introduction, Hannah Benz and Mary Lothrop will share their thoughts on what health professions preparation looks like in the time of COVID. They will offer insight into the pre-requisite courses with particular attention to lab courses, clinical shadowing, research and extracurricular engagement. For students further along the pre-health path, they will discuss the MCATS/DATS, the Health Professions Committee, and the timing of medical school applications. There will be ample time for questions and answers. While this session will not be recorded, there will be a note-taker who will share back notes. This will be the first of many virtual programs and information sessions with the HP/STEM team and all feedback and suggestions welcome.
Background: Aceso Initiative (“Aceso”) was co-founded in April 2020 by three Middlebury alumni of diverse professional backgrounds (medicine, supply chain, finance) with a simple objective: empower health care providers around the world working to combat COVID-19. Forty-four days after submitting its Form 1023, Aceso was granted 501(c)(3) exempt status by the IRS.
Primary area of focus: Aceso’s primary area of focus is the development of its online platform, which will offer health care providers—at no cost—a global online community where they can gain real-time insight on patient care from colleagues with experience on the front lines battling COVID-19. Designed for simplicity, the platform will allow health care providers to easily login from a smartphone and engage with colleagues around the world in real-time dialogue focused on improving specific patient outcomes.
The project is backed by technology service grants from leading companies, including Amazon Web Services, Twilio, and Slack (among others)
Internship opportunity Aceso is looking for intern candidates who are interested in playing either project management or functional roles in driving the launch and ongoing development of this online platform. Project management responsibilities will include operationalizing the strategy for the launch of the initial version of Aceso’s online platform (a minimally viable product), along with coordinating a parallel effort to develop the second iteration (a more sophisticated, tailored product that is also extensible for future use by health care providers addressing other diseases).
Functional roles will include opportunities to work on strategy and execution for one or more of the following areas: design; U/X; development; user onboarding; social media; content moderation; translation; public relations; community building; and partnership development. This is an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and work alongside three Middlebury alumni to build something that has the potential to make a profound impact in the fight against COVID-19. Join us!
A Shared Shelf: Building a Meditation Practice A 5-week virtual series inviting you to intentionally set aside a few moments each week to engage in meditation practices as a community. Each week a different instructor (Michelle Kaczynski, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor; Carter Branley, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor; Brain Tobin, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor; Maddie Hope, Assistant Director of Health and Wellness Education; Rabbi Danielle Stillman, Charles P. Scott Center Jewish Chaplain) will introduce you to a variety of meditative practices. Practices will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 12:30 PM. No experience is necessary. You can join any time during the series and attend sessions when you can. This space is an invitation to gather and practice together when we are apart. This 5-week virtual series will take place July 7 – August 6, 2020. To sign up and receive the zoom link, contact Michelle Kaczynski at email@example.com.
Summer in “the Weirds”: Being a College Student During COVID-19 A 4-week virtual workshop series where we will gather together to learn skills to honor self-care and practice self-compassion during this time of uncertainty. Let’s intentionally begin to prepare for what the Fall may bring as a college student during COVID-19. Whether that be returning to campus, remote learning, taking a gap semester, still deciding, or another alternative plan, EVERYONE is welcome. Join at any point in the series and attend any of the workshops. This workshop series will take place July 21 – August 11, 2020 and will be co-facilitated by Carter Branley, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor and Michelle Kaczynski, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor. The workshops will occur weekly every Tuesday from 2 – 3 PM. To sign up and receive the zoom link, contact Michelle Kaczynski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2020 Self-Care Series: Nurturing Yourself Through the Season Okay, I am really excited about this 5-week virtual workshop series! This workshop series will be an opportunity to build a self-care practice that works for YOU and a chance to connect with and support the Middlebury, VT community (who miss you!) as they share how they engage with self-care. Each week a different Addison County local business will join us to take you on an interactive journey and offer up their real challenges remembering to incorporate self-care in their lives. Venture virtually onto a flower farm with Diddle & Zen. Learn how to make homemade pasta with The Arcadian. Mindfully sip tea with Stone Leaf Tea House. Be cozy and talk about how reading books builds empathy with Vermont Bookshop. Make your own at-home skin care masks with Parlour Salon and Spa. Join at any point in the series and attend any of the workshops. This workshop series will take place July 15 – August 12, 2020 and will be co-facilitated by Carter Branley, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor and Michelle Kaczynski, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor. The workshops will occur weekly every Wednesday from 2 – 3:15 PM. To sign up and receive the zoom link, contact Michelle Kaczynski at email@example.com.
Mindfulness & Meditation A 4-week virtual workshop series offering an introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students. This 4-week virtual workshop series will take place July 22 – August 12, 2020 and will be co-facilitated by Carter Branley, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor and Maddie Hope, Assistant Director of Health and Wellness Education. The workshops will occur weekly every Wednesday from 11 AM – 12:15 PM. To sign up and receive the zoom link, contact Carter Branley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maddie Hope at email@example.com.