University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
12/12/16

Amgen Scholars Program at Harvard University

Posted by Tim on December 12, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Harvard University is one of ten U.S. institutions that again will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2017.  The Harvard-Amgen program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, affords a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in the laboratories of faculty across the Harvard universe, including the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among the 400 undergraduates residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River.
I would appreciate it if you would forward this message on my behalf to your undergraduate scientists who may be interested in applying, and to faculty who may know talented, promising biotechnology scholars who may value the opportunity spending an amazing summer in Cambridge conducting research in the Harvard-Amgen program. The deadline to submit complete applications is Monday, February 1, 2017.  More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, including profiles of last years cohort, along with eligibility criteria and instructions to apply may be found here:  http://uraf.harvard.edu/amgen-scholars .  The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found here:  www.amgenscholars.com .  Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at gllacer@fas.harvard.edu .  With all best wishes for a terrific holiday season,

Monday
12/05/16

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students

Posted by Tim on December 5, 2016 in Academics, Internships, Summer Research

We are excited to again offer the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) program for 2017.  Please encourage undergraduate students of an underrepresented minority group who are interested in biomedical research to apply.

Internship dates are: May 30–July 27.

The deadline for application is February 10.

http://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims or contact SRIMS@marshall.edu

The program offers stipend, free room and board, travel assistance, graduate education presentations and more.

Friday
11/11/16

Harvard School of Public Health Research Training Program Deadline January 6

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is a national program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research careers. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas. MIRT is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MIRT/MHIRT) Program. The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MIRT Program (formerly the University of Washington MIRT Program) builds on established linkages with academic institutions throughout the world including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia. Students spend 8-12 weeks (beginning mid-June) at the foreign research site.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.hsphmirt.com/

Monday
10/31/16

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2016 in Academics, Summer Courses, Summer Research

Experience cutting edge research in a Biomedical Science Lab!

June 5- August 11, 2017

Opportunity includes stipend and free housing.

 

Dr. Michael Cosgrove PhD, Director

College of Graduate Studies

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, New York

 

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2017

Apply online: www.upstate.edu/grad/

Wednesday
10/19/16

Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP), for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, is a mentored, summer research program, designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research. This ten-week program runs from June 5 – August 11, 2017.

In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners. SCTRP students are expected to complete an abstract, paper and oral presentation of their summer research project.

For more information on VRIP, please visit the website: https://mfdp.med.harvard.edu/dcp-programs/medicalgraduate/visiting-research-internship-program.

For more information on SCTRP, please visit the website: https://mfdp.med.harvard.edu/dcp-programs/college/summer-clinical-and-translational-research-program.

Please note that both programs have an invitation-based application. In order for students to receive an application, they must email pfdd_dcp@hms.harvard.edu in order to request one.

Friday
09/16/16

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Opportunities Fair September 22

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2016 in Academics, Event, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Opportunities Fair
Thursday, September 22, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

Check out the many Undergraduate Research Opportunities:

Play UB Trivia Games and Win Prizes!
Enjoy Refreshments!

Create your own pathway to academic and professional success!

  • Find various opportunities (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Credit and non-credit options
  • Get information on financial support
  • Learn how research can lead to scholarships and fellowships
  • Learn about future laboratory tours, meetings and workshops

Sponsored by CSTEP, CURCA, LSAMP, McNair Scholars, UB Academies, UB Libraries, UB Scholarships and Fellowships, UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University Honors College, Undergraduate Student Association and Women in Science & Engineering.

Thursday
08/04/16

Research Associate Position with UB Emergency Medicine

Posted by Tim on August 4, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities, Summer Research

Part Time Research Associate Positions Available with the

UB Department of Emergency Medicine—ECMC Emergency Department

The Department of Emergency Medicine is looking for several Research Associates (RAs). Our RAs work in the emergency departments (EDs) of the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), and may assist with projects outside the emergency department. We are currently looking for RAs to work in the ECMC ED.

The Research Associates are responsible for identifying emergency department patients who meet inclusion criteria for ongoing clinical research and quality improvement projects.  The Research Associates are responsible for interacting with patients and emergency department staff to gather relevant study data.

This is a part-time position offering shifts in 4 or 8 hour blocks with flexibility in the total number of shifts worked per week.  A minimum commitment of 4 hours per week is required.  The Research Associates’ program provides coverage in the emergency departments Monday through Sunday, from 8 am through Midnight.  The pay is $9.00 per hour. Qualifications include current or past enrollment in a university level degree program related to healthcare, health sciences or pre-medical studies, ability to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner, and completion of a human subjects and research ethics training course upon hire. Transportation to and from the worksite is required.

We are currently recruiting for the following open shifts:

  • Mondays, 8 am-Noon
  • Wednesdays, 8 am-Noon
  • Thursdays, 4 pm-8 pm
  • Fridays, 8 am-Noon
  • Fridays, 4 pm-8 pm
  • Fridays, 8 pm-Midnight
  • Saturdays, 4 pm-8 pm
  • Saturdays, 8 pm- Midnight

If you are interested in this position and available for any of the above shifts, please forward a resume and cover letter to Dr. Heather Lindstrom at HLindstrom@ecmc.edu  No phone calls please.

Wednesday
08/03/16

Assessing Microbial Biofilms Using Spectral Imaging Undergrad Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 3, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Assessing microbial biofilms using spectral imaging

Chronic wounds are wounds which are held in one or more phases of normal wound healing. It is estimated that 1–2 % of the population of developed countries will experience a chronic wound during their lifetime. Although numerous factors contribute to wound healing, the presence of bacterial biofilms significantly affects healing and success of wound treatment. Our lab is interested in modalities to assess and treat chronic wounds that are infected with microbial biofilms. The purpose of this undergraduate research project is to analyze bacterial biofilms using various optical imaging techniques. In this project, various bacteria will be cultured in growth media and heterogeneous biofilms will be formed in vitro by mixing these microbes in various proportions. Analyses of microbial spectral signature will be performed. This analyses will aid in future development of diagnostic and therapeutic targeting strategies. The undergraduate candidate will work under direct supervision of a postdoctoral mentor, Dr. Sasikumar Ponnusamy. Both will meet with the PI, Dr. Arany on a regular basis to report progress and discuss future strategies.

Pre-qualifications: While no prior lab experience is expected, interest in biology and future career aspirations in medicine/dentistry/pharmacology/biomedical engineering are desirable. Commitment of at least 2 work sessions (6-8hrs per week) is expected. Strongly motivated and self-starting individuals with enthusiasm for lab research are encouraged to apply.

Interested undergraduates can contact: Dr. Sasikumar Ponnusamy sponnusa@buffalo.edu

Phone 716-829-6333 with a brief CV. Selected candidates will be invited for a lab visit.

Friday
07/29/16

Part Time Research Associate Positions Available with UB Department of Emergency Medicine

Posted by Tim on July 29, 2016 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Department of Emergency Medicine is looking for several Research Associates (RAs). Our RAs work in the emergency departments (EDs) of the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), and may assist with projects outside the emergency department. We are currently looking for RAs to work in the BGMC ED.

The Research Associates are responsible for identifying emergency department patients who meet inclusion criteria for ongoing clinical research and quality improvement projects.  The Research Associates are responsible for interacting with patients and emergency department staff to gather relevant study data.

This is a part-time position offering shifts in 4 or 8 hour blocks with flexibility in the total number of shifts worked per week.  A minimum commitment of 4 hours per week is required.  The Research Associates’ program provides coverage in the emergency departments Monday through Sunday, from 8 am through Midnight.  The pay is $9.00 per hour. Qualifications include current or past enrollment in a university level degree program related to healthcare, health sciences or pre-medical studies, ability to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner, and completion of a human subjects and research ethics training course upon hire. Transportation to and from the worksite is required.

If you are interested in this position please forward a resume and cover letter to Dr. Christine Verni at CVerni@kaleidahealth.org  No phone calls please.

Wednesday
06/22/16

Division of Behavioral Medicine Infant Lab Seeking Research Assistants for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on June 22, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Division of Behavioral Medicine’s Infant Lab is looking for several highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters (any beyond!).

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.

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