Tuesday, March 13, 2018

USC Occupational Therapy Virtual Information Session

All students interested in Occupational Therapy are cordially invited to attend an online information session for the University of Southern California Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy program. The entry-level program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than Occupational Therapy.

At this virtual information session, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Admissions Director Dr. Liz Carley, Assistant Director of Admissions Dr. Erin McIntyre, and a student ambassador. The session will be held online in a live chat format so participants will be able to ask questions and interact directly with these USC administrative and educational leaders.
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 29 at 5:00pm PST (8:00pm EST)
  • To RSVP: Email info@chan.usc.edu. You will receive the link to the online info session two days prior to the event.

Casa de Esperanza's Hands of Hope Year-Long Internship

Hands of Hope, Casa de Esperanza’s internship program, is recruiting upcoming and recent college graduates who have a desire to help abused, neglected and HIV positive children. This program brings together approximately 25 young adults annually to live and work with some of society’s most vulnerable children. Hands of Hope Interns commit one year to live and work with these vulnerable children in the Residential Program’s agency foster homes. Applications for the Hands of Hope Internship are accepted year-round.

Ensuring the safety of the children in placement and meeting their emotional and developmental needs are the primary responsibilities of the Hands of Hope Interns. Additional responsibilities include daily care of the children, household management, and the coordination of medical appointments and therapy sessions. The Hands of Hope Interns also work with caseworkers, psychological staff and community volunteers on a routine basis to ensure that the children in placement receive the highest quality of care.

The skills cultivated while participating in the Hands of Hope internship program are excellent life and work experiences for individuals pursuing careers in social work, medicine, psychology, education, public health, non-profit management, and social justice.

NBB Undergraduate Research Position in the Wharton Lab

From the NBB Facebook page:

The Wharton Lab in the Emory School of Medicine Department of Neurology is seeking one NBB undergraduate student for fast-paced clinical Alzheimer's Disease Research Lab. The student would work with the ASCEND and HEART studies.

Responsibilities will include:
-Processing spinal fluid and blood (approximately 50% of time spent in lab)
-Study recruitment (i.e., study screening calls, staffing recruitment events)
-Cognitive testing facilitation and scoring
-Escorting study participants
-Data entry and participant file management

Lab Requirements:
-Available to start with the lab this summer (preferably able to start ASAP to be trained by summer)
-Preferable 2-year commitment (seeking rising juniors or sophomores)
-10-12 hours per week
-Morning availability
-Able to drive/commute to location at 12 Executive Park Dr

Monday, March 12, 2018

2018 Manot Cave Dig Summer Opportunity

The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Ben Gurion University invite pre-dental and other pre-health students to join them for this unique summer opportunity (NOT a medical mission trip) to help with an archaeological dig that is contributing to  knowledge in craniofacial development and human development.  

Are you interested in a different type of international trip?  Join a team of researchers, faculty, and students to Israel to be part of a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to better understand how knowledge in craniofacial development can inform us about archaeology and anthropology.  The research team has published preliminary findings in Nature (28 January 2015) that has garnered interest around the world.  Additional information can be gleaned from the project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manotcaveproject/

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is a partner in this dig with Ben Gurion University and is organizing two volunteer student groups to assist in the research in the month of July.  The costs for participation are $1,000 plus travel costs if the student wants to stay for 2 weeks or 3 weeks.  Meals and lodging are included.
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Contact Information: For specific details and information, please contact Yvonne McDermott (ypm@case.edu , subject "Manot 2018").

Friday, March 9, 2018

Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine Reception

Emory Pre-Medical students are invited to attend a reception hosted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Admissions Office. Dr. Allan Gelber, Chair of the M.D. Admissions Committee and Dr. Shari Lawson, Assistant Dean of Stuent Affairs and Director of Diversity Programs, will give a brief overview of the SOM and the admissions process. Other members of the admissions office will be there as well, along with alumni of Johns Hopkins SOM.

The event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA.
  • Date/Time: March 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
  • Deadline to RSVP: March 19, 2018
  • To RSVP: Email somadmiss@jhmi.edu

1-2 Gap Year Research Opportunity at UC Davis Medical Center

The Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory at UC Davis studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. The TCAN Lab is currently recruiting Junior Specialists in 3 different positions at the UC Davis Medical Center:
  • Duration of Untreated Psychosis Specialist
  • Early Psychosis Study Coordinator
  • Early Psychosis Technical Specialist
Applicants are encouraged to apply to one or more of the positions depending on interest level and qualifications. You can only be considered for the positions for which you apply, so please read the detailed descriptions of each position. Positions have a one year appointment with an additional year based on performance, and they strongly consider applicants who are able to consider a two year commitment. 

Good Pill Pharmacy Volunteers Needed

Good Pill Pharmacy, a partner organization of SIRUM, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that gets unused medicine to people who can’t afford it, is currently seeking student volunteers. Good Pill fills prescriptions for uninsured and low-income patients in Georgia as the first pharmacy to operate completely with donated medicine under Georgia’s new Donated Drug Repository Program.

Good Pill Pharmacy are looking for committed volunteers or work-study students who can work 5-10 hours per week. Volunteers help with inventory management and work on special projects to improve workflow and communications with community partners. 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@sirum.org with the email subject as "Good Pill Volunteer".

Seniors: Submit Your Personal or Artistic Reflections for Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate is a unique Commencement tradition celebrating Emory undergraduates’ academic and personal growth at Emory University and sending them into the world with blessings.  You can see last year’s Baccalaureate ceremony here.

This year’s Baccalaureate will be led by the Class of 2018 and will celebrate the extraordinary gifts they contribute to Emory. This multireligious and polycultural rite of passage is a time of thanksgiving for those who have imparted wisdom, nurtured creativity, and fostered personal discovery and growth. Graduating students are invited to contribute to the Baccalaureate ceremony by offering their personal reflections, music, dance, art, or other expressions of growth and celebration.
  • More info: http://bit.ly/2tuQnS9
  • Deadline to submit personal or artistic reflection: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kaplan's "Wanna Be a Doctor Week"

Sign up for Kaplan's "Wanna be a Doctor Week" to attend free, interactive, live online sessions and enter to win prizes. Hear from a panel of successful medical school applicants, get advice on extracurriculars and research, learn tips for the personal statement, and attend an MCAT boot camp!

Summer Research Assistant Position at George Mason University

The Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology Group at George Mason University is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social-emotional development and play. Research in the lab focuses on children's imagination and their social development. 

Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry, and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in weekly lab meetings, an informal reading group, and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by lab PI, Dr. Goldstein. Stipends of approximately $1000 are available, and research assistants are encouraged to seek additional funding through their home universities. Academic credit may be available.

Research assistants are asked to commit either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week) to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends.