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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

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
11/08/19

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.

Friday
10/25/19

Research Opportunity: Behavioral Studies of Addiction

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2019 in Research Information and Opportunities

Addiction research lab is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to help in behavioral studies of addiction. We use a variety of molecular techniques, including viral vectors and chemogenetics to probe neural circuits involved in addiction. You will get the opportunity to learn surgical techniques including brain infusions, and jugular catheters, as applied to cocaine self-administration models in rats. You will also have the potential to assist in other experiments in the lab. Please check our website at http://www.thebasslaboratory.com for more information about our lab and the type of studies we do. To apply please send a brief description of your career goals, a copy of your transcripts, your schedule, and a resume. We are specifically looking for help in the morning hours, and require 10 hours per week. If your schedule doesn’t fit this semester we may be able to accommodate until next semester. Please note we are in the downtown campus, and are able to provide a subway pass, but you must plan sufficient time for transportation. 

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