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Cyber-HealthGIS – Multidisciplinary Research Experiences in Spatial Dynamics of Health

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2017 in Summer Research

We are pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation-funded interdisciplinary REU Site: “Cyber-HealthGIS – Multidisciplinary Research Experiences in Spatial Dynamics of Health” at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX is currently accepting applications for the 2017 summer.

This 10 week program invites undergraduate students from all disciplines who are interested in pursuing research at the intersections of technology, geospatial analysis, mapping & visualization, and human health and well-being.

The program seeks to bring together 10 undergraduate students for this summer, with 1/3 coming from Geography & GIS, 1/3 from Computer Science & Engineering, and 1/3 from Public Health, Bio, and Pre-Med programs. Students from allied STEM disciplines with interests that match the program are invited to apply as well. All you need is a passion for geography, technology, and/or health!

Students will be placed into interdisciplinary teams to investigate research topics which include but are not limited to:

  • Web and Mobile GIS Programming and Mapping for In Situ Data Collection and Analysis
  • HPC and Supercomputing for Disease Transmission Modelling
  • Social Media Analysis for Leading-Edge Outbreak Detection
  • Volunteered Geographic Information for Food Desert Identification
  • BIG Data for Spatially-Enabled Individual & Public Health Investigations
  • Wearables and human activity recognition

In addition, this program will bring together leading faculty in these and other research areas  (one during each of the 10 weeks) to provide mentoring and guidance to students as they develop and execute their interdisciplinary team-based research projects.

Participating students will be provided with funding for a stipend/salary for the whole summer, funding for housing and meals during summer-long program, and funding for transportation to and from College Station TX. College freshman, sophomores, and juniors as well those who will be graduating in December of 2017 are welcome to apply.

Please see our website for complete details about the program and the application process:

The application deadline is March 15, 2017 so please apply as soon as you can!!

We are particularly seeking to recruit members of underrepresented groups in science which include but are not limited to women, persons of color or other minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, as well as those from two- and four-year College and Universities that do not provide students with opportunities to engage in undergraduate research.

Please help us make this program a success by distributing information about this opportunity to undergraduate students at your institutions and on your social networks!

We look forward to engaging your students in this wonderful opportunity to pursue cutting edge research at Texas A&M over this and the next few summers!

Program information:


2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program Application now available!

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program (SRP) Application is now available!

The 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Program an intensive 8.5-week program designed to provide students with a faculty-mentored research experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and allied health majors (June 6, 2017 – August 3, 2017).  Our structured research experience also enhances students’ competiveness when pursuing graduate and professional school.  CSTEP seeks talented underrepresented students who are rising sophomores, juniors and continuing seniors whose academic careers would be enhanced by conducting research under the guidance and mentorship of faculty at the University at Buffalo.  A stipend of $3,300 will be awarded to participants.  Participants also have the opportunity to receive additional funding up to $2,200.00 during the academic year.

Research assignments are made based on mutual interests of faculty sponsors and student participants.  In addition to the research experience, students participate in a research methods course, seminars to develop soft skills, fieldtrips, and community service.  As a capstone, at the end of the program, students present their research projects to peers, faculty, and the University at Buffalo community during the Annual Research Symposium.

Candidates should have completed at least one year of science coursework, and intend to pursue allied health profession in Nursing, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology OR  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors.   A history of academic excellence and interest in research is required.  Below (and attached) please find the 2017 Summer Research flyer and application detailing eligibility requirements.  Students must submit applications before the Thursday, March 16th deadline.


Here’s what previous research interns have said about their experience:


“The CSTEP Summer Research Program isn’t just a program that provides research opportunities; it gave me access to alumni, scholarships, faculty, friendships, and networking.”

Michael Singletary, Electrical Engineering

“This experience has been amazing because not only was it educational and informative, but it was uplifting and made me feel like the sky is the limit…The internship opened my mind to research and helped me to consider multiple career options.”

-Melissa Pierre-Louis, Pre-Med


Program Benefits:

  • $3,300 stipend
  • (Students also have the opportunity to continue with additional funding during the academic year)
  • Faculty Mentorship
  • Structured research experience
  • Research Methods Seminar (3.0 credit hours paid by CSTEP)
  • Development of soft skills via seminars with experts
  • Networking with professionals, faculty, & peers
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Fieldtrips
  • Community Service
  • All expenses paid to attend & present at the UB Undergraduate Research Conference

Total Value $4,800

To apply:

The application process begins with completing the 2017 CSTEP Summer Research Application COVER SHEET (attached to this email) and submitting all of the following components of the application:

  • Official UB Transcript
  • 1-2 page personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (each recommender gets one page)
  • Copy of your Student ID

Upon submitting that completed package, you will be prompted to Part 2 which is an online application found HERE.

This is a competitive process,  we encourage  students to start the process early. CSTEP staff are available to offer any assistance with the process.



Join the University of Toledo Land-Lake Ecology Team REU Opportunity Summer 2017

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center is looking for undergraduate applicants for our Summer 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates program. This is a 9 week (May 30-July 28) paid fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation. Participants will be housed in University of Toledo dormitories and will complete research projects on the UT main campus and/or at the Lake Erie Center. Participants receive a $5000 stipend, housing, and transportation while developing valuable research skills and connections. Juniors and Seniors are preferred, Sophomores will be considered. For more information or to apply, please see the attached flyer or visit:


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: .  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: .  Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at .  With all best wishes for a terrific holiday season,


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. or contact

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


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:


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:


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:

For more information on SCTRP, please visit the website:

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


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.


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  No phone calls please.