1. The University of
Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS) offers graduate degree programs in a
variety of subjects, including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Materials
Science, Medical Pharmacology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pathology, and
Physiology & Biophysics.
Only osteopathic physicians are trained and licensed to
provide Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM).
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(American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) Information
Alert: 2014 Midterm Election Update
and AACOM Advocacy Efforts.
6. AACOM (American
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) announces the launching of
its new website, www.aacom.org .
7. Human Error Seeps into Electronic Medical Records, or,
“Here’s another nice mess you’ve got me into…”
8. The Frontier
Nursing Courier Internship Program, in existence since the 1920's, offers
participants an opportunity to shadow healthcare practitioners in rural and
underserved communities, learn about Appalachia, and grow personally.
9. The University of
Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) offers 4 summer undergraduate
10. Syracuse University
offers graduate degrees in Forensic Science at The Forensic and National
Security Sciences Institute.
11. The National
Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new NIH-Amgen program intended for
undergraduate students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the
12. Gap Medics is the world’s largest provider
of international pre-health clinical experience, specializing in short-term
hospital shadowing internships.
1. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson,
MS) offers graduate degree programs in a variety of subjects, including
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Materials Science, Medical Pharmacology,
Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pathology, and Physiology & Biophysics.
Great opportunities for college graduates are available
through The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the
University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS. The UMMC
School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of degree programs which prepare
students for careers in medical research and teaching. UMMC research programs
receive approximately 80 million dollars annually from agencies such as the
National Institute of Health. These programs include:
Biomedical Materials Science
Physiology & Biophysics
Our graduate faculty members are committed to providing
an outstanding learning and research experience in areas such as cancer,
heart diseases, neurological diseases, obesity, diabetes and infectious diseases.
Moreover, the low faculty to student ratio ensures that students receive the
mentoring they require for success in graduate school.
We are looking to recruit students, like yours, with
undergraduate degrees in Biology. All students who are accepted to our
Ph.D. programs receive a highly competitive financial package
from UMMC worth more than $135,000 over the typical five years of
training. This package includes a full tuition scholarship, a living
allowance of approximately $24,150 per year, and medical insurance. The
purpose of this support is to allow our students to focus entirely on their
studies and research. As a result, our students have enjoyed great
success in finding positions after completing their graduate degrees.
If you have students who are interested in pursuing a
career in biomedical research, please let them know about our
programs. For those who would like more information or to visit
our campus, please feel free to contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
by phone 601-984-1195. You may also wish to visit our website: www.umc.edu/graduateschool for information about a specific program. The application deadline for our programs is December
15, 2014. This deadline provides sufficient time for us to plan our
recruiting weekend that will take place in February 2015.
We look forward to assisting graduates of Christian
Brothers University in the next phase of their educational training. Thank
you for your time and consideration.
Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
UMMC School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
2. Only osteopathic
physicians are trained and licensed to provide Osteopathic Manipulative
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News from the Association of American
November 9, 2014
New York Teaching
Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Community Service
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will receive the
Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service at Learn Serve
Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Chicago on Nov. 9. Years before the
Affordable Care Act, NewYork-Presbyterian
Hospital (NYP) began pioneering models for accountable
population-based health care in Washington Heights-Inwood,
a predominantly underserved Hispanic neighborhood of more than 200,000.
Today, NYP is refining its successful model for adaptability to
neighborhoods across the United States. Integral to NYP's journey is its
significant investment in the healthy future of neighborhood children and
adolescents. In partnership with Columbia University Medical Center, NYP
built a network of school-based health clinics that provide mental health
and primary care services to more than 7,000 students.
Professors Honored for
Contributions to Medical Student Education
The AAMC will honor four innovative medical school
professors who have excelled in their field. The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert
J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award will be given to Charles
L. Bardes, M.D., professor of clinical medicine
and associate dean of admissions at Weill Cornell Medical College; Bernard
Karnath, M.D., professor for the Division
of General Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at
King, M.D., Ph.D., Harry C. McKenzie Professor of Cell Biology at
Harvard Medical School; and Emma
Meagher, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Perelman School of
Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Physician Awarded for
Humanism and Commitment to Global Health
Growing up in Indiana and Pakistan, Cynthia
Haq, M.D., took great interest in people
around her who were living in poverty. Today, at the University of
Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and around the world, she
is known for her humanistic and compassionate care of medically
underserved populations. Her commitment to improving global health is
steadfast. Since her first job as a practicing physician, Dr. Haq has been committed to providing high-quality,
patient-centered health care to the most marginalized world citizens, and
she helped establish the first family medicine residency programs in
Pakistan, Uganda, and Ethiopia. Today, she will receive the Arnold P.
Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.
Internist to Receive Nickens Award for Health Equity
Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., revolutionized the nation's understanding of
how race and ethnicity affect health and patient care. Through her work
at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she has identified
precise inequities in how racial and ethnic minority patients perceive
their health care providers and access the health system. She also has
worked diligently to achieve health parity by partnering with these
minority populations on community-tailored solutions. The Liberian-born
internist's passion for human dignity and equality began during
childhood, when she was witness to and victim of discrimination and
violence. Dr. Cooper remains a tireless and dedicated advocate for
justice and human equality. For her outstanding efforts, she will receive
the Herbert W. Nickens Award.
Dean Honored for Efforts
to Improve Health of Medically Underserved
Eugene Washington, M.D., M.Sc., dean of David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA, will receive the David E. Rogers Award today. Since 1979,
Dr. Washington has coupled his passion for a better future in health and
health care with his exceptional talents in clinical investigation,
public policy, and leadership to improve the lives of millions of
Americans, particularly the medically underserved. A quintessential
public servant, he has worked to improve the nation's health by holding
posts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two academic
health centers, and multiple professional and government boards and
Scientist to Receive
Award for Revolutionary Work in Cancer Research
As an adolescent, James
P. Allison, Ph.D., was a fiercely inquisitive and challenging
student—often arguing with his teachers on creationism. Fortunately, his
natural inclinations were nurtured and he grew up to be a skilled
scientist at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where his
staunch determination has revolutionized cancer treatment. Dr. Allison's
mother died of lymphoma when he was 11, he lost more than one uncle to
cancer, and in 2005, his brother died of prostate cancer, a disease he
himself has survived. His tenacity in discovering how science benefits
the patient makes him a highly sought-after researcher. He will receive
the Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences.
Dean Honored with Flexner
Award for Pioneering Work in Medical Education
O. Woolliscroft, M.D., has been leading
medical education transformation for more than three decades. He quickly
earned a reputation as a pioneer in medical education upon joining the
University of Michigan Medical School faculty in 1980, where he now
serves as dean and the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine. Dr. Woolliscroft is a talented mentor who inspires in
others a passion for educating. He was among the first to advocate for
moving the paradigm of medical education from knowledge acquisition to
performance-based metrics and champion community settings as core sites
for training medical students. Today, he will receive the Abraham Flexner
Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education.
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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges
November 10, 2014
AAMC Presidential Address: Resilience Will Drive Academic Medicine
In his address
at the 125th annual meeting of the AAMC, President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., told the leaders of America's medical
schools and teaching hospitals that resilience is an essential quality for
the academic medical community as it grapples with the extreme challenges
and demands ahead. "While most of us would say that medicine is the
most gratifying, stimulating, and noble career a person can pursue, many of
our colleagues are in genuine distress," he told nearly 3,500 meeting
attendees. "Resilience is what drives us forward and inspires us to
take on difficult challenges and to keep trying in the face of doubt and
failure." Click here
to view the full text of the AAMC president's annual meeting address,
Betz Delivers Address on Changing the Culture in the
A. Lorris Betz, M.D., Ph.D., chair
of the AAMC Board of Directors, spoke during the association's annual
meeting about the culture in the medical education learning
environment. "Changing the culture of our organizations is not for
the faint of heart. It takes the courage of leaders who must be persistent
and consistent in pushing toward the goal. It takes the courage of faculty
and staff to work together to find solutions to seemingly insolvable
problems. It takes the courage of students and staff to identify people who
are not on board with the program, and the courage to move them out."
Betz encouraged attendees to create systems and establish policies to
engage and motivate change in the nation's medical schools and teaching
hospitals. Click here
to view the full text of the AAMC chair's annual meeting address,
Alan Alda Urges Empathy and
Clarity for Effective Communication in Science and Medicine
Award-winning actor, writer, director, and science advocate,
Alan Alda, led the opening plenary session,
"Communicating Science, Advancing Medicine," at Learn Serve Lead
2014. His dynamic talk reflected his lifelong love of science and how a
near-death experience inspired him to help scientists communicate
effectively about scientific research. Founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook
University, Alda spoke of the importance of
empathy and clarity as the basis for effective communication in science and
medicine. "For public health to get better, it's essential for
communication to get better." He also talked about using the skills of
improvisation to teach doctors and scientists to distill their message and
more directly communicate with patients. Prior to the meeting, Alda shared a preview
of his presentation with the AAMC Reporter.
New Interactive Report on Diversity in the Physician
The 2014 edition of Diversity in the
Physician Workforce: Facts & Figures, released at the
AAMC annual meeting, is available now for the first time in an interactive
online format. The report offers detailed statistical information on
demographics and practice patterns of the physician workforce in the United
States. The web-based report will allow users to view the data and trends
in new ways, and includes an interactive map on physician race/ethnicity by
state and county, population data, interactive tables and charts, and
downloadable spreadsheets with raw data.
On the Move
William Ball, M.D., has been appointed
University of Cincinnati (UC) interim vice president for health affairs and
dean of the College of Medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2014. Ball currently
serves as UC vice president for research and professor of radiology,
biomedical engineering, and pediatrics. He succeeds Thomas Boat, M.D., who
served as dean and vice president since July 1, 2011.
5. AACOM (American Association
of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) Information Alert: 2014 Midterm Election Update and AACOM
Election Update and AACOM Advocacy Efforts
2014) With the conclusion of the 2014 midterm elections,
Republicans expanded their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and
captured enough seats in the U.S. Senate to tilt the balance of power in
their favor as the new majority party. Republicans gained
formerly-held Democratic Senate seats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa,
Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia, and maintained
seats in Georgia and Kentucky. A runoff in Louisiana will take
place on December 6 to determine whether Mary Landrieu returns to the
Senate, and in Alaska, Senator Mark Begich (D)
is trailing Republican Dan Sullivan, but state election officials are
still counting absentee and questioned ballots.
appeared to favor Republicans in the weeks and days leading up to the
elections, but the results exceeded projections. Senate Minority
Leader Mitch McConnell defeated Alison Lundergan
Grimes 56-40% in a race that many pollsters predicted would be much
closer. In Colorado, Republican Cory Gardner beat incumbent Mark
Udall (D) by a margin of 49-45% - a strong showing in a race that was
projected to be close. While a few races are currently
undetermined, so far Republicans have picked up seven Senate seats and
gained 12 seats in the House. The House balance is 243-181 and the
Senate balance is currently 52-45 (presuming the independents continue to
caucus with the Democrats).
In the 114th Congress, House
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) will have retired, and
current Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) could potentially take over
chairmanship of the committee. Current Ways and Means Health
Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has also stated his run for
Chairman. Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) is expected to retain
his position, as is Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim McDermott
(D-WA). In addition, House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton
(R-MI) is expected to retain his current position.
In the Senate, re-elected Senator Lamar
Alexander (R-TN) is expected to become the
Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Committee, following the retirement of long-serving Senator Tom Harkin
(D-IA). Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) or Bernie Sanders (I-V) may
become the Ranking Member. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is expected
to become the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance.
list of COM Congressional Representation in the 114th Congress
that will convene in January 2014. Twelve COMs will have either a
new House Member, Senator, or both.
reconvenes next week to wrap up the congressional year, many issues are
outstanding. Either a Continuing Resolution (CR) or an omnibus
appropriations bill (or some combination of the two) to fund the federal
government through the end of the current fiscal year must be passed.
The current CR expires on December 11. Other issues potentially
to be considered in the lame duck session include, but are not limited
to: additional funding to fight Ebola in West Africa, tax extenders, and
the authorization of military force to combat the Islamic State of Iraq
and the Levant (ISIL).
time, AACOM will continue to advocate on public policy issues critical to
osteopathic medical education. These priorities include strong support
for both Medicare-funded graduate medical education (GME) and the
Teaching Health Center GME Program; the reauthorization of the Higher
Education Act and fiscally-responsible solutions to lower medical student
debt; and federal funding for physician training and workforce programs
that aim to address the country’s health care demands. AACOM looks
forward to working closely with the new Congress on behalf of osteopathic
medical schools and the students they serve.
6. AACOM (American
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) announces the launching
of its new website, www.aacom.org .
M. Moses, Associate Director of Recruitment and Application Services:
nearly eleven months of diligent work we are excited to unveil AACOM's new
website and invite you to explore its many features!
Mobile-friendly design: Our new website is completely mobile-friendly so you
can easily view it on any device - desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.
navigation: New, drop down 'mega' menus and targeted audience sections make
it easier to find the information you want.
* A fresh,
new look: You asked and we listened! The new site has a clean, uncluttered
look, with more graphics, videos, and podcasts.
content: Content has been edited, enhanced, updated, and cross-posted
throughout the site, to bring you timely, relevant, and easy-to-read
media access: Quickly share content that interests you via email, Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn, or other social media, and read AACOM's current Twitter
and Facebook postings in sections throughout the site.
events' option: You can now add events from our website directly to your
Outlook, Gmail, or iCal calendar.
* At your
convenience, please take a few minutes to explore www.aacom.org and let us know what you think.
We hope you like it.
send comments or questions to Lisa Etienne, AACOM's Manager of Digital
Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With all good
wishes and thanks for your continued support!
Director of Recruitment and Application Services
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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7. Human Error Seeps
into Electronic Medical Records, or,
“Here’s another nice mess you’ve got me into…”
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The Frontier Nursing Courier Internship
Program, in existence since the 1920's, offers participants an opportunity to
shadow healthcare practitioners in rural and underserved communities, learn
about Appalachia, and grow personally.
The Frontier Nursing Courier Internship Program,
in existence since the 1920's, offers participants an opportunity to shadow
healthcare practitioners in rural and underserved communities, learn about
Appalachia, and grow personally.
Applications for the
summer 2015 program can be found at
L. Reinhart, MPH, CD(DONA)
Courier Program Coordinator
132 FNS Drive, Wendover, KY 41775
CELL: (502) 836-8100
FAX: (859) 899-2941
NURSING UNIVERSITY Courier Program
Visit, Learn more, Apply: www.frontier.edu/courier
The Courier internship program is a summertime internship distinguished by its
legacy and the adventuresome nature of its site placements. Couriers will
provide critical assistance to health clinics and birth centers in
Appalachia. Eight week internships last from June 8 through August 1, 2015.
2015 Courier Program Internship Sites
Mary Breckinridge Big Creek and Beechfork Clinics, Hyden, KY; Little
Flower Clinic, Hazard, KY; The
Hazard Clinic and Hospice of the Bluegrass, Hazard, KY; Lisa Ross Birth Center, Knoxville, TN; Women's Wellness and Maternity Birth Center and CHOTA,
Madisonville, TN; White
House Clinic, McKee, KY.
In 1928, Mary Breckinridge, founder of Frontier Nursing University
established the Courier Program, recruiting young people to come work in the Kentucky Mountains and learn about
service to humanity. Couriers escorted guests safely through remote terrain,
delivered medical supplies to remote outpost clinics, and helped
nurse-midwives during home visits and births. Frontier has benefited
tremendously from the 1500 Couriers who have served since 1928.
Ideal for individuals interested in health-related careers. By participating,
Couriers will gain:
Insight into the healthcare sector and the
challenges and opportunities of public health and primary care in rural and
Mentorship from nurses, nurse practitioners,
doctors, social workers and / or nurse-midwives
Personal growth including responsibility,
accountability, and working in a team
Experience working with diverse populations
Reputable internship experience for resume
Responsibilities & Duties
Responsibilities will vary by site. Couriers will work approximately 30
hours per week at a clinical site and will also engage in the community
through secondary projects each week. By the end of the internship, Couriers
Participate in Courier bound orientation and
Courier closing conference
Complete a community health profile, paying
particular attention to health equity issues
Shadow clinicians in their work with patients
Perform volunteer duties to meet critical
Assist in the clinics or other primary sites,
helping administrative, management and staff teams as needed
Engage directly with the community through
Present at least once about Frontier's mission
and vision for rural health care and the purpose of the Courier Program
Meet with Courier cluster (fellow Couriers
living nearby) and submit weekly journal entries
Requirements & Qualifications
Successful applicants will be curious, adaptable, self-motivated and
self-structured, have a commitment to respect and tolerance and be able to
independently engage in unfamiliar situations. Strong written and verbal
communication and computer skills are preferred. Applicants should be
interested in learning about public health, health care, social work or a
related field, share a commitment to Frontier’s mission of serving the rural
and underserved and be ready for an adventure! Formal training in these fields
is not required.
We prefer that applicants be at least 20 years of age and have
completed two years of higher education. Personal transportation and a valid
driver’s license is required. This is an unpaid
position. Couriers will pay for their own transportation and a $1500 fee,
which covers all housing, board and program costs.
Working Conditions & Environment
Couriers will be working in rural and underserved areas, at either small
clinics or at birth centers. Some sites will be underdeveloped in terms of
infrastructure and Couriers should expect below-average access to internet,
food choices and other amenities typically associated with urban areas.
Each site varies in its level of structure and skill set desired.
Successful applicants will be matched to sites in part based on their
personal motivation level and skill set in addition to their personal
It is likely that Couriers will be working and living with
populations unlike their community of origin in respect to economics, race, religion and health status. They are expected to do so
with respect and tolerance.
Couriers at outpost sites will mostly be living with families to gain an
enriching cultural experience. Couriers based in Hyden
and Hazard will be living at Frontier dormitories. Couriers will report
to on-site mentors and telephone or email access to their program supervisor,
the FNU Courier Coordinator.
Couriers are expected to wear a uniform of khaki pants, shorts or skirts that
come to the knee and white tops while engaged in Courier work. Two uniform
white shirts will be provided, but Couriers are encouraged to bring
additional white tops.
Hearts On, Hands Off Policy - Couriers are not, under any
circumstances, to touch clients or provide any medical treatment whatsoever.
Couriers are required to adhere to this approach with respect to all client
After the Work Day
After the work day is finished, Couriers are encouraged to explore the rich
art, history and environment of the sites in which they will be staying.
There will be ample time for hiking and exploration beyond the requirements
of the position. Host families will be a great resource for recreational
activities for outpost sites and FNU staff will provide such ideas to
Couriers staying at Wendover.
*Frontier Nursing University Mission:
To educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and
compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the
primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations.
Visit www.frontier.edu/Courier to
apply by February 13, 2015. Phone interviews will take place in
February and successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2015.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
(Dallas) offers 4 summer undergraduate research programs.
Friends and Colleagues-
from Dallas, Texas! I am writing to tell you about four summer undergraduate
research programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center. For the 22nd
consecutive year, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate
Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The
goal of SURF is to give 75 students an intensive, 10-week research
experience in a world class research environment. Students immerse themselves
in the laboratory and work on individual research projects with UT
Southwestern Graduate School faculty. Most areas of modern biomedical
engineering, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics,
immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology are represented. In
addition to research, SURF provides seminars, optional classes in Cancer
Biology and Genetics, social events, and an end-of-program poster session.
The SURF website and on-line application can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURF.
the 11th year, we are also sponsoring the Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate
(QP-SURF) Program. This program,
initially funded by a NIGMS training grant and now funded internally, will
accept 10 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the
field of biomedical engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or
chemistry. The goal of QP-SURF is to give students an intensive, research
experience and demonstrate to students in the physical and quantitative
sciences how their knowledge and skill sets are applied in a biomedical
research setting. QP-SURF students would carry out their 10-week research
project in a biomedical engineering, biophysics, computational biology, or
quantitative/analytical chemistry laboratory. QP-SURF students also
participate in seminars, optional classes in Cancer Biology and Genetics,
social events, and an end-of-program poster session. The program website and
on-line application for QP-SURF can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/QP-SURF.
For the 3rd year, we are highlighting opportunities for
undergraduates interested in research at the interface between chemistry and
basic biomedical research. We hope you will bring the QP-SURF Chemistry program to the attention of
your chemistry students.
the first time, we are also sponsoring the Summer
Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD)
Program. This program is funded by a
National Institute of health and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive
and Kidney Diseases (NIHIDDKD) training grant and will accept 15 students
who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of natural sciences.
The goal of SURISKD is to give students an intensive summer research training
experience for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in kidney-related research. SURISKD spend
10-weeks pursuing individual research projects that range from embryonic
development and physiology to kidney cancer and imaging in the laboratories
of Graduate School faculty members. The SURISKD website and on-line
application can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURISKD.
three summer programs will run from June 1st through August 7th,
2015. Participants will be selected based on their letters of
reference, course work, and experience. The stipend for the 10-week program
is $4,000. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the
program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel
expenses. Application deadline is February 9, 2015.
would greatly appreciate it if you would share these summer opportunities
with your students! The value of this summer opportunity is great for those
interested in careers in research. Previous fellows have been enthusiastic
about their experience; most have enrolled in excellent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs.
also want to update you on some recent changes with the Division of Basic
Science Ph.D program. We have successfully
shifted all Ph.D. coursework to year one of our program; therefore, Ph.D.
students are in the lab full-time after one year of classes. Our goal is to
train students to think as independent research scientists and we believe
this goal can be best achieved in the laboratory! If you have students
interested in pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences, I hope they will
visit our website (www.utsouthwestern.edu/gradschool) and learn about our
PhD umbrella program.
wishes for a great Fall 2014!
Nancy E. Street, PhD
Associate Dean, Southwestern
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390-9004
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Forensic Science at The Forensic and National Security Sciences
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced
a new NIH-Amgen program intended for undergraduate students interested in PhD
and combined degree programs in the sciences.
The NIH announced today the summer research program that will
provide hands-on laboratory experience for students interested in PhD and
combined degree programs in the sciences. The full program announcement is
Please note: “The NIH-Amgen program is for undergraduate
students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences.. ..Students with experience with health
disparities and a keen interest in learning more about the biological,
environmental, social, and genetic causes of health disparities are
especially encouraged to apply. The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program admission
committee will give preference to students who lack opportunities to perform
independent research during the school year. We welcome applications from
students in all science disciplines and encourage students from diverse
backgrounds to apply.”
Irena Tartakovsky, M.D., M.S.
Manager, Science Policy
Association of American Medical Colleges
2015 NIH-AMGEN Scholars Program.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants to the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will
complete the application for the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP). This
online application will be available on November 15.
Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH and the NIH Office of Intramural
Training & Education are pleased to announce the 2015 NIH-Amgen Scholars
Program. NIH-Amgen Scholars will spend the summer working at the NIH
side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an
environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
scholars will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will
explore important elements of the basic, translational and clinical research
enterprise. Scholars will be matched with research mentors in the Intramural
Research Program (IRP) on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In
addition to performing full-time research, NIH-Amgen Scholars will:
in a customized curriculum that will use journal clubs, case studies, and
group activities to develop communication, career readiness, and critical
the relationship between science and society in evening roundtables that
examine the role of science, policy, and community engagement in the
elimination of health disparities (for a definition of health disparities,
visit the NIH-Amgen
Scholars Program FAQs).
in a leadership development program focused on self-exploration, building
resiliency, understanding conflict, finding mentors, and understanding
§ Attend the Amgen
Scholars US Symposium in California in July to interact with top industry and
academic scientists and to network with other Amgen Scholars.
§ Present at the
NIH Summer Poster Day in August.
an individualized development plan to take advantage of the many workshops
and seminars offered for all NIH summer interns. These include our summer
lecture series, "Going to Graduate School" series, communication
skills workshops, and the NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair.
NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will begin with a week-long orientation and
leadership training program. Program participants will meet weekly for
program activities throughout the summer.
Amgen-Scholars will receive a monthly stipend and Transhare
benefits for travel within the Metro DC area (Transhare
is a transportation subsidy provided to individuals who agree to use any form
of public transportation and not their car to get to work.). Housing and
travel support for all NIH-Amgen Scholars will be arranged by the Foundation
for the NIH.
NIH-Amgen program is for undergraduate students interested in PhD and
combined degree programs in the sciences. Students interested in attending
medical or other professional school programs should apply to the broader NIH Summer Internship
Program. Students with experience with health disparities and a keen
interest in learning more about the biological, environmental, social, and
genetic causes of health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. The
NIH-Amgen Scholars Program admission committee will give preference to
students who lack opportunities to perform independent research during the
school year. We welcome applications from students in all science disciplines
and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply.
addition, applicants must:
§ Be U.S. citizens
or permanent residents.
§ Be enrolled for
Fall 2015 in a four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or
other US territory.
§ Be a rising junior
or senior (including fifth-year seniors). Transfer students from community
colleges should contact us for
advice on applying to the Community College Summer
Enrichment Program (CCSEP).
§ Have a
cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (4.0 scale).
who have earned a baccalaureate degree, students who are not currently
enrolled at a U.S. institution, and previous Amgen
Scholars are not eligible to apply.
Applicants should complete the standard NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP)
application and choose NIH-Amgen Scholars Program from the drop-down menu in
item 9. Applicants should discuss three important elements in the application
interests and educational/career goals for the future
of, experience with, and interest in learning more about health disparities;
we are interested in learning about personal, coursework-related, or community-based
experiences that have increased your interest in health disparities.
experiences in school and in the community
The application deadline for this program is February 2nd,
2015 at 11:59 pm EST. The full application package, including reference
letters, must be completed at this time for applicants to be considered for
The selection committee will review applications to the Amgen-NIH Scholars
Program, and applicants will be informed of the committee's decisions by the
end of February. Applicants who are not selected for the Amgen-NIH Scholars
Program will be released into the general pool of applicants for the NIH
Summer Internship Program and will be advised about the selection process for
SIP to maximize their chances of admission.
who are selected as Amgen-NIH Scholars, will be matched by the program with
NIH intramural scientists who have been selected to host program
participants. Every effort will be made to place students in research groups
related to their research interests. Applicants to the program should not
contact NIH intramural scientists to discuss placements on their own.
Amgen-NIH Scholars must be on campus from June 8th to August 14th, 2015.
Summer internships are full-time positions; interns are expected to devote a
minimum of 40 hours per week to their projects and training. Students should
not, therefore, expect to take courses during the daytime. Furthermore, they
should not make plans for evening coursework or volunteer activities before
speaking to program staff.
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