Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Clinical Research Opportunity

 Dr. Michelle Lightfoot and Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are seeking an undergraduate student to fill their research assistant position. See details below - please read the description carefully. Only applicants who can fulfill the responsibilities of the position should apply. Please direct any questions to Dr. Lightfoot - mlightfoot@gaurology.com.

From Dr. Lightfoot:

Assessing Health Literacy and Numeracy in the Spina Bifida Population

Poor health literacy and numeracy (the ability to understand and interpret medical information) is associated with adverse outcomes in pediatric chronic disease including poor medication adherence, emergency room utilization, and increased healthcare costs. Targeted interventions for parents or adult patients with limited health literacy improve outcomes such as asthma management and making informed medical decisions. However, the health literacy of patients and parents of children with spina bifida, a congenital condition requiring ongoing multidisciplinary treatment, has not been described. We aim to characterize health literacy in the spina bifida population seeking urologic care using the Newest Vital Sign, a 6-question validated assessment of health literacy and numeracy. 

To continue this ongoing research project, we are seeking a research assistant to administer the Newest Vital Sign survey to parents of children with spina bifida as well as to spina bifida patients aged 10 and older. The research assistant will attend clinic at the Judson Hawk Children's clinic (located on the Scottish Rite Hospital campus in Sandy Springs) 4 half-days per month. Clinic takes place from 8a-12p on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of the month, as well as the 2nd Mondays. He or she will be responsible for obtaining verbal consent from families, administering the Newest Vital Sign surveys, and recording the responses in REDCap (a secure online server used for medical research). The ideal student will be self-motivated, have good communication skills, be comfortable interacting with families and providers in clinic, and provide their own transportation to and from the clinic. The expected duration of this project is 3-6 months depending on enrollment. There is no monetary compensation for this project; however, the research assistant will be included as a co-author on any presentations or publications that result from this work.

Interested students should contact the principal investigator, Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig, and the study coordinator, Dr. Michelle Lightfoot, with a resume and statement of interest. We are hoping to fill this position ASAP.

Michael Garcia-Roig: mgarciaroig@gaurology.com
Michelle Lightfoot: mlightfoot@gaurology.com

HRSA's Public Health Student Internship Program

Interested in a Public Health Internship? The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health & Human Services in Rockville, MD is seeking applicants for the Public Health Student Intern Program (PHSIP).

The HRSA PHSIP provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development as a public health practitioner. This unpaid internship will prepare the student to become an ambassador for the mission of HRSA in his/her professional discipline, work setting, education, or community. The student will have frequent contact with HRSA's public health experts in one of a wide-range of disciplines including Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Maternal and Child Health, Healthcare Systems, and Program Analysis and Evaluation.

Internship terms are flexible and can start and end throughout the year. There is no application deadline. For more information, including program objectives, description of duties, and how to apply, please visit: https://www.hrsa.gov/hr/internprogram.html

Monday, November 20, 2017

EPASS Academic Coaching - Exam Preparation Workshops

It's not too early to start preparing for final exams! Drop into a free workshop with an Academic Coach to create a 5-day study plan and learn test-taking strategies. Check out the flyer above for times and dates of these sessions.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Winter Internship at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

TUSPM offers a free four-day winter internship program in January for undergraduate students. Interns attend workshops and seminars on podiatric medicine, as well as shadow and work with podiatric physicians in hospital, private practice, and outpatient clinic settings. A TUSPM student doctor will also work with interns on a case presentation. Topics covered during the program include: gross anatomy of the foot and ankle; introduction to podiatric medicine; biomechanics and pathomechanics of the foot and ankle; foot screening and evaluation; diabetes; sports injuries; geriatric conditions; pediatrics; surgery and wound healing.

This is a great opportunity to gain clinical experience and learn more about the field of podiatric medicine!
To inquire about TUSPM's 2018 Internship Program, please call 215-625-5451.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Genetic Counseling Webinar

Are you interested in a career in genetic counseling? Are you preparing to apply to genetic counseling programs? Curious to learn what different roles a genetic counselor may have day-to-day?
Check out the webinar sponsored by the Student/New Member Special Interest Group of the National Society of Genetic Counselors to learn more about this fast-growing profession! This hour-long webinar will feature two practicing genetic counselors and one genetic counseling student sharing their journey to genetic counseling and current day-to-day roles.
Make sure to check out the Genetic Counseling Camp in December for a more in-depth look at this exciting healthcare field! More info: https://emoryphmo.blogspot.com/2017/10/genetic-counseling-camp.html.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Clinical Community Service Opportunity with Emory HOPE

Emory's Hospice Outreach, Perspectives and Engagement (HOPE) has a great volunteer opportunity for those looking to give a helping hand. Attend the first GBM on November 29th at 6:00pm in White Hall 205 for more info.

Emory HOPE's mission is to grant students a greater perspective on palliative care, life, and mortality through unique and rewarding learning experiences from hospice work. 

Interested in applying for a leadership position? Submit an application by November 20th: https://goo.gl/forms/HW7dOWAkEfcdKeJn1

If you'd like to learn a bit more about Emory HOPE before applying for an exec board position, attend their service event on Friday, November 17th. Emory HOPE members will be folding origami doves for patients in Hospice Atlanta from 6:00-7:00pm in Callaway 109. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/145075259464029/.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Apply for the 2018 Intramural Global Health Case Competition

Applications are now being accepted through November 27 for the 2018 Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition!

The Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for Emory graduate and undergraduate students from schools and disciplines across the university to develop innovative solutions to a 21st century global health issue. The case competition features teams of four to six students working through a real-life case scenario with the goal of providing helpful strategies for solving the case problem or challenge. The competition is centered on team presentations to judges, who then score student recommendations and award prizes.

Apply as a team (teams must have at least 4 members representing 3 different Emory schools/departments) OR apply individually to be randomly assigned to a team. Winning teams are awarded cash prizes!
  • Deadline to apply: Nov 27
  • Case Competition Dates: Friday, Feb 2 - Saturday, Feb 3, 2018
  • Learn more and apply: bit.ly/2018IntramuralCC