University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
09/12/17

Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM)

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Internships, New Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM) is offered by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

This program is available to second semester sophomore students only who possess semester GPAs of at least a 3.5 including both science and non-science courses.  If you are interested and eligible to apply to this program, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor prior to October 15 by calling 716-645-6013.  Students who are eligible and do elect to apply must come through the December 1, 2017 Prehealth Committee cycle.  Details regarding the UB Prehealth Committee can be discussed during your prehealth appointment.

Students must be nominated by an advisor to apply to this program.  It is not a direct entry application, so if you think you may qualify, please also reach out to your respective advisor (e.g., Acker, EOP) or a prehealth advisor.

Wednesday
09/06/17

Walking Palms Global Initiative Student Trip

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2017 in Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Buffalo Trip – January 18th-27th, 2018

 

Overview

Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April of 2016 resulting in high rates of mortality, morbidity, loss of homes, livelihoods and hope. Our medical clinic was developed in response to this tragic disaster and its lasting effects as we work towards recovery. We have set out to promote health from all its different angles through medical care, education, mental health attention, research and community building activities.

Who Are We?

We are the Walking Palms Global Initiative, an interdisciplinary team of young nurses, scientists and professional community developers on the ground that join forces with community members, Ecuadorian Ministry of Health, students, doctors and professionals in learning practical and theoretical applications toward ongoing global health disaster recovery.

Our Mission

Joining communities to promote sustainable development using a combination of education, holistic wellbeing techniques, medicine and research.

Be Part of Our Student Program!

Do you want to help disaster-stricken communities? Are you interested in learning about other cultures and alternative healthcare models? We are inviting engaged, curious and empathic students from relevant fields to come down to Ecuador for a hands on Global Health and Community Development Experience.

Our Student Program:

  • 40 hours of Clinical and Education Service to the
    communities
  • Medical Spanish Bootcamp
  • Sustainable Development Projects
  • Disaster Relief Training
  • Community Health Assessment Practice
  • Alternative Health Promotion Activities
  • Research Opportunities

Cost: $2,650

Cost includes all travel expenses, lodging & food, student program, and extra activities.

Contact Us!

Email: avriel@walkingpalms.org

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Our Website

Tuesday
08/22/17

Research Opportunity for a UB Infant Study in Dr. Kai Ling Kong’s Lab

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

UB Infant Study

Our series of studies is the first to examine motivation for food and non-food alternatives in an infant population. Our newest longitudinal study includes music as a food alternative, based on our recently published pilot study (Reducing relative food reinforcement in infants by an enriched music experience). We are currently recruiting outstanding student researchers to help us recruit participants, learn and implement study protocols, enter/manage data, and assist with data collection (study session). Preference is given to students who can commit 2 semesters and/or summer semesters. You must be available on Thursday evenings 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm and/or Friday mornings 9:30-11:30 am. 

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Psychology, Child Development
Student Skill-Set Needed: Experience with infants and children, organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent worker, serious applicants from any discipline are welcome.

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Katherine Gerard
Title: Researcher
Department: Medicine And Biomedical Sciences
Office: Farber Hall G56
Phone: 829-2261
Email: ksgerard@buffalo.edu ​

Tuesday
08/22/17

Community Health and Health Behaviors Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors in the School of Public Health is seeking students to work as research assistants in the Fall 2017 semester with interest in community-based interventions that focus on increasing access to healthy food. Research assistants will assist with participant recruitment, data collection and management, basic data analysis.  Other tasks (e.g., literature reviews) and projects may become available over the course of the semester. Preferred Qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and the ability to solve problems independently.

To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday
08/15/17

Pro-Dalit NGO’s Research Opportunity with Dr. Welch

Posted by Tim on August 15, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This research involves non-government organizations focused on Dalits (formerly called ‘Untouchables’) in India. Numerous international NGOs, such as Amnesty International, the Dalit Support Program of the World Council of Churches, Human Rights Watch or the International Dalit Solidarity Network have analyzed obstacles to Dalits’ economic, political and social advancement. Their efforts have been complemented by domestic NGOs active inside India, such as the PUCL (People’s Union for Civil Liberties), the Dalit Foundation or the Hope Foundation. The United Nations is also involved, via its Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and other entities.

The successful candidate for this research position will work closely with the supervisor, seeing him on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and carry out the following research tasks:

  • Identify significant Indian NGOs focused on Dalit issues
  • Summarize their major objectives
  • Discover and summarize their specific contributions to the economic, political and social advancement of Dalits

The results of this research will be incorporated into a professional journal article and subsequent book chapter. High-quality contributions by the recipient of this grant will be credited with co-authorship.

If interested, please email Tim Matthews with your resume and a brief statement of why you are interested in this opportunity at: trm7@buffalo.edu

Thursday
08/10/17

Research Opportunity on the “Dalits” with Claude Welch

Posted by Tim on August 10, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This research opportunity requires good academic judgment regarding the importance of published articles and their significance for on-going research on Indian politics.

About 1/6th of India’s population are Dalits. [They were formerly known as Untouchables.] An immense amount has been written about them, including a great deal of polemical literature. With the help of previous CURCA-sponsored students, relevant articles from the respected Economic and Political Weekly have been identified and summaries prepared for most. The recipient of the CURCA award will be expected to read the as-yet unread and unsummarized articles, and prepare summaries of their contents. Detailed guidelines will be provided, including examples from the previous grant winner. High-quality contributions by the recipient of this grant will be credited with co-authorship.

Honors experience credit is available in the form of independent study or research.

Please email Tim Matthews with a copy of your resume and a brief statement on why you are interested in this opportunity to: trm7@buffalo.edu

Friday
08/04/17

Division of Behavioral Medicine Seeks Research Assistants for Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on August 4, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 4-5 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Fall 2017 semester.

We have several exciting projects that are looking for students to help with laboratory experiments and clinical field studies. Projects include examining how cognitive biases influence energy intake, working with children to examine choices between food and fun activities, and working with overweight and obese families in a clinical weight-control program.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

To apply: please send your resume and answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:

Email:

Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Fall 2017 semester? If possible, please list your class schedule.
  8. If you have any previous experience with infants or children, please describe here.
Tuesday
07/11/17

Division of Behavioral Medicine UB ACES (Activity in Children and Environment Study) Seeks Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The UB ACES (Activity in Children and Environment Study) in the Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 2-3 highly motived undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2017.

This project involves examining children’s choices between food and fun activities. Research Assistants will be asked to work with study staff on data entry and recruitment. Qualified students will also be trained to collect data and work with families, both in laboratory and home visits.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently.

To apply: please send your resume and answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com with the subject line; alternatives grant. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Name: 

E-mail:

Phone number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Have you have any prior research experience?   If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for summer 2017? Please list a schedule if possible, in addition to your availability in May.
Monday
06/19/17

Student Research Symposium: Reflections of Life at the Forefront of Nanotechnology July 22

Posted by Tim on June 19, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Student Research Symposium: Reflections on Life at the Forefront of Nanotechnology

Saturday July 22nd, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Agrusa Auditorium, Davis Hall, UB North Campus

Chair: Jonathan Bird, Electrical Engineering, UB

 

Join us on Saturday July 22nd for a one day workshop on some of the critical

issues currently facing researchers in the fields of electronics and photonics.

 

Agenda:

  • Keynote presentations by scientific leaders from around the globe

speakers will discuss the scientific issues at the core of their research and reflect

on their careers in science, as well as the pathways which led them to their

current positions.

  • Student research poster competition – an opportunity to describe the

results of your research to your peers and to leaders in your field. Cash prizes will

be awarded for the best posters.

  • Lunch with the leaders – make a one-on-one connection with our experts and

ask your questions on research and life as a scientist.

  • Evening reception – a chance to wrap up and reflect on the day with your

peers.

 

Participation in this event is free but advance registration (no later than June 15th) is

required. You can register by submitting an email to Jonathan Bird (jbird@buffalo.edu),

at which time you should also indicate the title of any poster that you will present (note

that presentation of a poster is not a prerequisite for attendance at the workshop).

 

CASH PRIZES TO TOP RESEARCH POSTERS!

www.buffalo.edu/edison20.html

 

Tuesday
05/09/17

Research Opportunity in Child Health and Behavior Lab

Posted by Tim on May 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during the Fall 2017 semester. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca

Responsibilities of student research assistants will include: assisting with material preparation, entering data, screening potential participants for inclusion in studies, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with participants, including parents and young children, in laboratory studies. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants; however, we are also looking for students who are available during mornings/afternoons. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours of research per week for at least two semesters.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We will review applications this summer with interviews planned for August 2017.