University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
10/02/19

The Humanities Institute Sovereignty Research Workshop Presents Hannah Burdette – October 11, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 2, 2019 in Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

All events will take place in 904 Clemens Hall:

“From Nunavut to Wallmapu: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization and Inter-American Studies”

A brown bag lunch session with Hannah Burdette, California State University, Chico.

October 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Visibilizar/Visualizar: Poetic Knowledge and the Radical Imagination in Contemporary Abiayala”

From the Idle No More movement in Canada and the Zapatista uprising in Mexico to the Water and Gas Wars in Bolivia and the Mapuche movement in Chile, the turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed a notable surge in indigenous political action and literary production. Whether produced in Native languages, in the dominant European language, or both, indigenous literature forms an integral part of the struggle for cultural and intellectual sovereignty. This presentation explores the intersection between poetics and politics within that context, arguing that literature serves both to visibilizar (to render visible subjugated bodies of knowledge) and to visualizar (to envision alternatives to modernity/coloniality).

October 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Wednesday
09/25/19

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2020 – April 4 & 24

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of multidisciplinary activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Transfer, Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will host SURC 2020 UPSTATE on their campus in Syracuse on Saturday, 4 April 2020, and SUNY Old Westbury will host SURC 2020 DOWNSTATE on their campus on Saturday, 24 April 2020. The intent of hosting at two different locations is to draw as many students as possible from all of the SUNY schools.  Students are welcome to participate at either of the two institutions!

Friday
09/20/19

Research Associate Opportunity at Oshei

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Emergency Department of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is recruiting new Research Associates to help the principal investigators on subjects’ enrollment.  The studies the RAs will be involved with include randomized drug trials, survey studies, trauma studies, chart review studies etc. 

This position will offer the RA a unique opportunity to learn about how to conduct clinical studies and gain some valuable experience with patient family’s interaction in an ED setting. 

This is a volunteer position, no payment or benefit will be offered.      

The research associate’s job duties include:

  1. Screening, consenting and enrolling eligible patients in studies
  2. Conducting phone follow-ups 
  3. Data collection and data entry

Requirements:

  1. Pre-med undergraduate students who have interests in pursuing MD, DO, nursing, PA, PT, or other medical related program.
  2. Can commit at least two years for this position.
  3. Can work at least 4-5 hours/week (day or evening time) from Monday to Sunday.
  4. A dedicated hard worker.

Please send your resume to the study coordinator Dr. Haiping Qiao.  Her email address is hqiao@upa.chob.edu

Friday
09/13/19

SUNY Lab Days – October 10 & 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Event, Fellowships, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Ideal for SUNY students and early career faculty researchers:

Explore and interview on-the-spot for competitive internship and fellowship opportunities in leading edge research programs at New York’s nationally-acclaimed federal laboratories.

Discover and connect with scientific mentors for research and scholarly projects.

Network with R&D leaders and identify opportunities for research collaboration and access to cutting-edge R&D facilities.

SUNY Lab Days will take place at Stony Brook University on October 10, 2019 and at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Utica) on October 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday
09/11/19

Experience UB Fair: Campus, Community, and Beyond – September 17

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Clubs, Student experience

Experience UB Fair: Campus, Community, and Beyond is an opportunity for students to get information about all the different ways to get involved while at UB. There will be opportunities to learn about campus events and programs, outreach to the Buffalo community, undergraduate research opportunities, and so much more. 

The Experience UB Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 17 in the Academic Spine from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Monday
08/26/19

Division of Behavioral Medicine Seeks Undergrad Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on August 26, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 3-5 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Fall 2019 semester.

We have several exciting projects that are looking for students to help with laboratory experiments and clinical field studies. Projects include examining how low-active people can increase their physical activity, working with adults to improve impulsivity, and working with overweight adults 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 the answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. Please make sure that Fall 2019 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.

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. Are you interested in continuing to work in the Winter/spring semester?
  8. What is your availability for this summer? (please list all commitments)
  9. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements (blood pressure, etc), please describe here:
Thursday
08/01/19

Research Associate Position at ECMC and Buffalo General

Posted by Tim on August 1, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities

Part Time Research Associate Positions Available with the

UB Department of Emergency Medicine

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

The Department of Emergency Medicine is looking for several part-time 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 and the BGMC ED.

Research Associates directly approach emergency department patients and family members treated in the emergency department.  RA’s must be able to work in a clinical environment that is unpredictable and fast paced. RA’s will see patients in many clinical scenarios, some of which may be disturbing to some individuals. Prospective RA’s should consider whether the emergency department is a setting in which they feel comfortable working.

Research Associates’ daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Identification of patients who meet ongoing study/quality improvement project inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Obtaining informed consent from patients and/or family members for participation in research when required
  • Collection of relevant study data through patient interviews, medical record review, telephone follow-up calls to patients, and other methods
  • Assisting emergency department staff with general duties including:
    • Distributing blankets, pillows, and other comfort items to patients
    • Transporting specimens (including blood) to the laboratory
    • Other activities as the need arises

Work Schedule: The Research Associates’ program provides coverage in the emergency departments Monday through Sunday, from 8 am to Midnight.

  • Shifts are scheduled in 4- or 8-hour blocks
  • The total number of shifts worked per week is flexible, but a minimum commitment of 12 hours availability per week is required.
  • RA’s are assigned a permanent schedule each semester (e.g. an RA will work Tuesdays, 8 am-4 pm every week during the Fall semester)
  • Once a schedule has been agreed to by the RA and the Research Coordinator, the RA is expected to work all scheduled shifts or find coverage
  • RA’s are expected to periodically cover shifts of other RA’s who request off.  This ensures that all RA’s can have flexibility when needed.
  • RA’s are invited back to the program and schedules are changed each semester depending upon the RA’s performance and availability (e.g. Fall, Winter Break, Spring, Summer)
  • Prospective RA’s should be available to work for a minimum of 2 semesters

Compensation: The pay is $12.00 per hour.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Graduation from a 4 year university
  • Past or current field of study related to healthcare, health sciences, pre-
  • Ability to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Completion of a human subjects and research ethics training course upon hire
  • Transportation to and from the worksite is required.
  • Ability to arrive at scheduled shift on time and stay until the end of scheduled shift consistently

Applicants should be willing to start in the fall AND continue into the winter break and spring semester with the understanding that a minimum commitment of 12 hours is needed for the spring Semester as well.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience interviewing study participants in a clinical environment
  • Experience interacting with patients
  • Experience using electronic medical records
  • Familiarity with conducting chart reviews for research studies
  • Students taking a “gap year” are strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply: email the following application materials to Ms. Cheryl Sanchez, Research Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine (cc73@buffalo.edu)

  • Cover Letter describing your interest in the position and relevant qualifications and experience
  • Current resume—please attach a copy
  • Shifts Available—please include which of the currently open shifts you are available to work

Please note—Applicants who fail to submit both a cover letter and current resume will not be considered.

Tuesday
07/23/19

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Webinar

Posted by Tim on July 23, 2019 in Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

We hope you are enjoying the heart of your summer break.  The UB Honors College was recently made aware of a webinar series available to rising college seniors that will get you up to speed on the application requirements for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  Please see the attached document for details.  If you participate in the webinar and find your interest in the Fellowship spiked, please discuss the opportunity further with your Honors College advisor and UB’s Office of Fellowships & Scholarships once back on campus for the Fall semester.

https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/07/SUNYs-NSF-GRFP-Webinar-Training-Information.pdf

Monday
07/08/19

National Science Foundation Development Programs for Doctoral Students and Rising Seniors

Posted by Tim on July 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

In Person NSF GRFP Preparation Program:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for First Year PhD Students and Rising Seniors

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science. This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years. This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens, have U.S. national status or be permanent residents, and intend to pursue a research-based master’s or PhD program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.

You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.

Dates:              August 15 and 16

Time:               9-11 a.m.

Place:              107 Capen Hall

RSVP to attend the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshops

Virtual NSF GRFP Preparation Program:

SUNY is sponsoring a series of three webinars to prepare rising senior undergraduates and first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Because it takes time to put together a winning application, we will hold the series from July 23-31 so that students can get started over the summer for the October deadlines. Webinars will be conducted by Prof. Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF). Webinar topics are as follows:

Webinar #1:  Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program  Tues July 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)

Webinar #2:  Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)  Thurs July 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)

Webinar #3:  Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)  Wed July 31, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (2.0 hours)

Home – NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) www.nsfgrfp.org About the Program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Attendees must register, but registration goes through immediately. Then, just follow the links provided below to join each of the Zoom webinars.  Each webinar is expected to be open 1/2 hour in advance of the starting time. We expect to record the webinars and make them available with a SUNY login.

If you have questions, please reply to Jacquie Spano. 

ZOOM LINKS:

Webinar #1:  Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (1.5 hours)

Tues July 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This webinar will include all the basics, such as the benefits of GRFP, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips. Please bring your questions!

Registration URL #1: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/cbcd9468d3aff3c0dc2040ba88984b7b

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #1

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Meeting ID: 489 034 460 

Webinar #2:  Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)  (1.5 hours)
Thurs July 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This webinar will include discussion of NSF’s review criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts, how to maximize the impact of your planned research, and other winning strategies. 
 

Registration URL #2: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/8ac0348cfe61f06d7c24e00bf0acd2b8

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #2

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Webinar #3:  Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)  (2.0 hours)
Wed July 30, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This webinar will cover how to write about your research in an interesting and lively way, tailored to your audience. (Recommended for all fellowship and grant writers)

Registration URL #3: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c5591374016f3a55c5b9141539e44ee6

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #3

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Meeting ID: 957 866 997 

Monday
04/15/19

Research Opportunity in the UB Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB)

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, 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 Fall 2019 & Spring 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

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with material 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 10 hours of research 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.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2019” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with our next round of interviews planned for late Spring 2019.