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Friday
11/22/19

HABLAB Research Studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020. 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, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com.

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently filling positions for Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

Friday
11/22/19

Prestigious Summer Fellowship at George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Class of 2022

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Student experience, Summer Courses, Workshops

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective summer institute for rising college juniors, offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president outside our nation’s capital. May 23 – July 4, 2020

Fully Funded Summer Leadership Program

Students spend six weeks living and learning at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend are provided

A Summer Like No Other

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program combines lessons from George Washington’s life, student leadership development, and a capstone project to promote civic engagement.

Experience Washington, DC

Students meet with successful professionals and participate in unique experiences in our nation’s capital.

This opportunity is exclusively for current college sophomores who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Applications Due January 31, 2020

Friday
11/22/19

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – Freshmen and Sophomores with 3.7+ GPA

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research

If you are a freshman or sophomore and are interested in possibly winning a grant to study abroad in the UK this summer, read on!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

There are four summer institutes this year: 

  1. Glasgow (Technology, Innovation and Creativity)
  2. Bristol (exploring the intersection of arts, activism and social justice) 
  3. Belfast (understanding Ireland from a Northern Irish perspective)
  4. Aberystwyth (contemporary issues in Identity and Nationhood, through the lens of Wales)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

·         Return US-UK airfare

·         Tuition and fees at the host institution

·         Accommodation

·         In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

To be eligible, students must*:

·         Be a US citizen and possess a US passport

·         Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America

·         Have a minimum GPA of 3.7

·         Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

·         Be able to participate in the program in its entirety

·         Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

The deadline is February 11th, so this is something you’re interested in, you’ll want to start working on now. If you are interested in applying, drop me an email. 

See fuller descriptions of the programs here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes

Friday
11/22/19

The Division of Behavioral Medicine – Winter 2019/Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience, Winter Session

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 6-8 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Winter 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.

Imagine to Remember Medication Adherence Study: Students will be helping on a study examining a medication adherence intervention for adults with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab, assist with data collection, create study materials, and assist with recruitment. We are looking for students with afternoon/evening availability, as well as availability on Tuesday mornings.

MINDD (Multisite Intervention and Delay discounting) Clinical Project: Students will be helping on a study examining a weight-loss intervention for individuals with prediabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab (which occur once or twice a week), where they take vitals and direct participants to the right locations throughout their visits – they may also be involved in setting up demonstrations happening during lab visits. Outside of patient visits, students will collect patient data and summarize it for use by a case manager. They will also help setting up for lab visits, creating materials for patients to use, and will help with recruitment. MINDD is looking for students who have afternoon/evening availability (2 – 8pm).

UB ACES (Activity and Children’s Environment Study) is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9-year-old children. Students working on this project would help with data entry, file organization and child care for participants’ younger siblings. UB ACES looking for students who have availability from 2 – 8pm, 2 evenings per week, Monday – Thursday.

***There are also opportunities to work on independent projects for all the large studies listed above. Interested students should indicate that in their application. ***

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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 the attached questionnaire to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. Please make sure that Winter 2019 or Spring 2020 or Winter/Spring is in the subject line of the email. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Friday
11/15/19

Hillel of Buffalo – Miami Alternative Winter Break

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Student experience, Volunteering, Winter Session

WHEN: January 19-26, 2020

WHERE WILL BE STAYING: Air BnB in Wynwood, FL

POSSIBLE SERVICE SITES: Chapman Partnership for the Homeless,
Oleta River State Park, Lotus House, Kosher Food Bank

COST: $375 (Includes flights, lodging, ground transportation,and most meals)

POSSIBLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, Beach Jewish Yoga, Shabbat with Miami Hillel, Tour of Little Havana

POSSIBLE EXPLORATIONS: Nights out in Wynwood, Lincoln Road, and Brickell City Centre

If any undergraduate student is interested, email Alexa Zappia directly at alexa@hillelofbuffalo.org

Friday
11/08/19

UB Tree Mapping with Drone-based Remote Sensing Images

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This project, OPEN TO ALL MAJORS, aims to map the trees on UB’s
campus with the latest remote sensing technologies, such as drones
and aerial photography. Tree locations, species, and health condition
will be mapped with the images acquired from the aforementioned
platforms. Field survey will be carried out to validate the derived tree
inventory information.

Why participate?

  • Gain Honors Experience credit
  • Perform research with a UB Professor
  • Help to advance the beauty and sustainability of our campus

The project will start on January 1, 2020, ending date is TBD. If
you are interested, you may contact Professor Le Wang, from
the Department of Geography, via email (LEWANG@buffalo.edu)
or phone (716-645-0474).

Friday
11/08/19

University of Tennessee Summer Undergraduate Research Education Experiences in the Environmental Health Sciences

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

The University of Tennessee Summer Undergraduate Research Education Experiences in the Environmental Health Sciences provides students an opportunity to explore their interests in the environmental health-related aspects of biology, microbiology, and the biomedical sciences through hands-on summer research opportunities. Students will uniquely experience the breadth and depth of research that occurs at a major research institution. 

Program Description
The University of Tennessee’s Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, and Office of Undergraduate Research have partnered to provide a ten-week summer research education experience program designed to immerse and challenge undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, mathematical, and medical science (STEMM) disciplines. Students will be placed into faculty mentor labs for rigorous hands-on independent research with complementary training in experimental design, ethics, statistical analysis, laboratory management, entrepreneurship, and science communication.

Program Highlights
• 10-week research experience in the lab of a University of Tennessee faculty member
• Weekly seminar series on current research topics
• Special seminars on applying to and surviving in graduate school
• Professional development in science communication
• Social trips and other fun activities

Summer 2020 Program Details
• Dates: May 26th to August 1st, 2020
• Stipend: $3,700 plus housing and travel to and from Knoxville, Tennessee
• Additional information and an online application are available at: http://ugradresearchexp.utk.edu/

Program Eligibility
Undergraduate students majoring in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, or other biotechnology-related areas, other physical sciences, science education, or public policy who have a strong desire to complete a Ph.D. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited colleges or universities.

Program Contact
Dr. Steven Ripp The University of Tennessee
676 Dabney Hall Knoxville, TN 37996 E-mail: UT.NIH.UndergraduateResearch@utk.edu Phone: 865-974-9605
Funding for this program is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Application deadline: March 10th, 2020

Friday
11/08/19

Future Public Health Leaders Program

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Student experience, Summer Research, Workshops

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) is a residential summer program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through field placements, skill building workshops and mentorship, Michigan FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. 

Michigan FPHLP students will be housed on the University of Michigan’s campus for 10 weeks to dive deep into the field of public health. Students will participate in curriculum days at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and engage with public health professionals through their field placements. 

The 2020 FPHLP Application is now open until January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. Visit our Application page to access the 2020 Application.

Monday
10/07/19

Spring 2020 Honors Seminar: Dreams of the New in Postwar France (Open to All Majors)

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars

FR 481: Dreams of the new in Postwar France
Wednesdays 4-6:40 p.m.
Room TBA…will be on north campus and likely in a seminar room
Professor Fernanda Negrete
Open to all majors….no prerequisites!
Registration #: 23546

A number of French writers, thinkers, and artists after World War II proposed radical notions of the new. They decided that the only way to revive language, space, and time, after these key elements of symbolic life had collapsed under the traumatic events of the Holocaust, was to begin creative work at “degree zero”: by starting without the guidelines and standards left behind by cultural traditions in a world that had fallen apart. In other words, these French authors, through experimental fiction, theory, cinema, and theater confront the destruction of the collective and of its very stage to ask what it means to think and write, to make an artwork, or to build and inhabit a city after it has been shattered by human acts of violence.

To think “the new” also entails asking what it means to remember, dream, and repeat. In colloquial speech we talk about “our dreams” as our great wishes and projects for the future. For its part, Freudian dream theory —where dreams refer to the productions we carry out in our sleep— claims that a dream is the fulfillment of a wish. But what happens when the future “our dreams” envision has been shattered? What kinds of wishes are left? And how do we understand nightmares here? Freud himself asked this question by thinking of (WWI) war veterans’ insistent nightmares, and discovered an important function of repetition in the unconscious, which is especially relevant when the work of remembering faces the obstacle of trauma. This unique sense of unconscious repetition was key for both psychoanalysis and the French authors who developed New Wave cinema, the New Novel, “writing degree zero,” as well as other new conceptions of community (Freud, Agamben, Nancy, Blanchot, Guattari, Oury and Guattari) and the subject of unconscious desire.

This seminar will involve discussions in different formats (roundtable, small groups) around texts, films, plays, viewings, invited lectures. Evaluation will be based on consistent attendance and participation supported by preparation, and on mid-term and final papers (5-6 pages for the midterm, 9-10 pages for the final).

Monday
10/07/19

Summer Internship to Peru for Outstanding Minority Undergrad and MA students

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Study Abroad

MHIRT Introduction

The San Diego State University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (SDSU MHIRT) is a component of the national MHIRT program funded by the National Institutes of Health. We provide international training experiences to students from health disparity backgrounds with a goal of encouraging such students to pursue careers in biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research. The ultimate mission of the MHIRT program is for MHIRT trainee alumni, through their careers as researchers and medical professionals, to work to reduce, and eventually eliminate, healthcare disparities in the United States.

The SDSU MHIRT Program is always interested in receiving applications from exceptional candidates. In addition to meeting the below criteria, we are looking for applicants with a high level of emotional maturity, professionalism, and dedication to improving the research and outcomes of populations affected by health disparities post matriculation. To be eligible for the MHIRT program you must, at minimum, meet the following criteria: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

  • You must come from an NIH specified minority group underrepresented in biomedical research. (Please visit our Program Overview page for more information).
  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have junior or senior class standing at your institution. Previous undergraduate research experience is highly recommended.
  • Master’s students must have previous research experience in the area of our MHIRT training programs.
  • You must show a commitment to pursuing a career in research, public health, or another field, focused on health disparities.