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Monday
11/13/17

Division of Behavioral Medicine Seeks Winter and/or spring student researchers

Posted by Tim on November 13, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for winter and/or spring semester students.

We have a variety of research projects both starting and on-going that will need student research assistants. We are looking for highly motivated students to help with: data collection, recruitment of children, families and adults, community outreach, and data entry

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.

Our current projects include:

InstaThought

The purpose of InstaThought Study is to integrate lab and field studies to refine family-based weight loss interventions that can be tested in a clinical trial.  Our aim is to help families improve health-related behaviors. We are preparing for our field study phase, in which we will work with parents and their 8-12 yo children to improve the implementation of healthy change through thought training.

UB ACES

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.

Interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBMstudentapps

Questions: dbmstudentapply@gmail.com.

Tuesday
11/07/17

Summer Research Opportunities @ Cornell & Johns Hopkins: 2018 CNF & PARADIM REU Programs Announcement

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Research Information and Opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities at Cornell and Johns Hopkins for Undergraduates, Summer 2018!

  • $5,000 Stipend + housing and travel expenses
  • Hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences
  • http://www.reu.nnin.org/nnin11_login.php
  • Applications due February 14, 2018

2018 CNF & PARADIM REU Programs Announcement

Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF)
Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programs
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), CNF and PARADIM

During the summer of 2018, CNF and PARADIM will sponsor Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs from June through August. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (please find restrictions and eligibility requirements online).

The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences. The research projects are designed and supervised by the faculty and technical staff at CNF and PARADIM. Interns then work with faculty and graduate students on projects, using the unique resources offered. A convocation is held in August to allow interns the opportunity to present their work to their peers in a concise scientific presentation. Interns also must complete a written report, akin to a research paper, summarizing the findings of their research project. These reports are published and distributed to the interns and sites, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and many others.

Participants receive a $5,000 stipend, plus housing and reasonable travel expenses. Full participation in the ten-week program, convocation and final reporting is mandatory.

A complete application includes: the online application (profile, research preferences, registration of recommenders, etc.), relevant college coursework in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering, a personal essay and resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. The online application deadline is Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (5:00 p.m. Pacific, 8:00 p.m. Eastern).

Monday
10/09/17

iSEED Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

What is the iSEED?
A university-wide institute, the iSEED promotes building a culturally and intellectually diverse and academically inclusive community of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.

The iSEED is focused on excellence in education, engagement in research, mentoring and enhancement of professional development central to the UB mission.

iSEED Summer Research Experience
The iSEED Summer Research Experience is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to gain research and lab experience. Students are matched with a participating faculty member whose interests are complementary to their own. Students work on a research project and gain hands-on experience during the 10-week program.

Summer stipends, housing and travel awards are available for talented undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in research activities at UB. Students will be exposed to graduate and professional school opportunities offered at UB. iSEED summer scholars interested in undergraduate research experiences are welcome to apply online at www.buffalo.edu/iseed.

Monday
10/09/17

Consider the CLIMB UP Summer Research Program for Undergraduates!

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Created by Dr. Margarita L. Dubocovich at Northwestern University in 2007, The CLIMB ProgramTM at UB was instituted in 2009. This professional development program gives students at all levels the opportunity to not only learn, but apply, the essential skills of a professional scientist. Your training will help you to choose the best research opportunities, write outstanding fellowships and grants, craft publications, confidently present your work, and, ultimately, find the best jobs.

CLIMB UP for Summer Research for Undergraduates Gives students opportunities to conduct research in the biomedical and health sciences and explore
career opportunities. At the end of the program, students will present posters and oral presentations in a professional symposium.

Undergraduate Students interested in participating in the CLIMB UP for Summer Research should fill out an application available at the CLIMB UP website. Applications are accepted through February 1 every year.

For more information and to apply: www.buffalo.edu/climb

Friday
09/29/17

Alternate Spring Break Opportunities

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Alternative Break Program: The Alternative Break program lets you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.

2017-18 Trip Descriptions:

Alternative Fall Break – Working with the Cleveland Leadership Center in Cleveland, OH (Nov 24-26)

The Cleveland Leadership Center is the premier center in the Cleveland community for building and engaging civic leadership capital.  They offer a variety of civic leadership programs and engagement opportunities designed to foster civic responsibility; create a culture of leadership that is inclusive, collaborative, and progressive; and make a dynamic impact on the community. Participants on this trip will be working with a variety of community organizations. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $250)

 

Alternative Winter Break – Environmental Sustainability in the Louisiana Wetlands (Jan 21-27)

Participants of this trip will travel to the Louisiana wetlands to discover the beauty of the bayou and the rich and vibrant culture of those that call it home. The group will learn about the cultural and ecological history of southern Louisiana and complete community service projects that will increase the long-term sustainability of this important region. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $825)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Women’s Rights History in Seneca Falls (March 17-19)

On this exciting alternative break trip, students will explore the rich history of the women’s rights movement. Participants will travel to Seneca Falls, NY and visit several of the sites that are integral to this movement. They will also perform dynamic service, making an impact within the visited communities. (Estimated Trip Cost For Students – TBD)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Give Where You Live in Buffalo, NY (March 19-23)

While staying in Buffalo, students participating in this trip will explore a variety of social issues affecting the Buffalo area. Students will volunteer with various community organizations and get a broader sense of the city. It is our hope that students will be left with an appreciation of our city and a passion to continue to volunteer and make change in our own backyard. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $155)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Educational Programs in the Dominican Republic (March 17-24)

Working with Outreach360, students will help teach English to the kids in Santiago, DR. Students will live out Outreach 360’s vision (to transform the world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice) while learning about the history of the Dominican Republic, exploring the culture and discuss what it really means to “make change” happen in a community. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students- $1600)

Application Link for Students: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/137435 

Application Link for Staff Advisers: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/140878  

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

Deposit Deadline Extended to November 8, 2017!

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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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