Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Apply to Become a Science Fellow!

The Science Fellows are a subset of the Writing Fellows program for Fellows with an academic background in science. These Fellows are pursuing majors in a large variety of subjects, but have taken rigorous science courses and pursued their own research interests. In doing so, we have realized the importance of scientific writing to success at Barnard and beyond. We work closely with science professors across departments to support every student in developing their skills at describing and interpreting data, using scientific language clearly and concisely, and blending the skills learned in their humanities classes with their scientific ones.

To apply, complete the Writing Fellow application by 3/1/19 at 5:00pm.

To learn more, stop by the info session on 2/25/18, 8:30pm, Barnard Hall 217.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Writing Workshop Thursday 2/21

Join Beyond Barnard for Writing for Health Professions Applications: Revision on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 6:00pm. In this interactive workshop, the second event in our Spring Writing Series, we’ll consider what happens once you’ve completed a draft of your personal statement. Learn techniques for evaluating and revising your statement, and consider how your statement will function within your application as a whole. Attendees should plan to bring a hard copy of their personal statement, whether a first draft or a draft that has undergone some revision already.

Prospective applicants to any health professions program are welcome to join, whether or not you are participating in Barnard's Committee process! RSVP via the link above.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Gap Year Position: Yale SOM Neurology


Dr. Elan D. Louis, Professor of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine, is hiring full-time, paid post-baccalaureate trainee(s) for the neuroepidemiological study RULET (Risk Factors Underlying Essential Tremor). The goal of RULET is to learn more about the causes for two of the most common neurological disorders—essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. The trainee may also work with the Study of Cognition in Essential Tremor (COGNET), which is attempting to understand the relationship between cognition and essential tremor.

This NIH R01-funded study draws on the expertise of clinical neurologists, neurotoxicologists, and neuropathologists, and our subjects come from motivated essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease communities. RULET is unique in scope and, if successful, could identify modifiable risk factors for these diseases.

This is the perfect position for a motivated graduate who is interested in obtaining additional hands-on research experience before applying to graduate or medical school. As part of their educational experience, the post-baccalaureate trainee will develop strong research skills pertaining to: the clinical evaluation of patients with a broad range of tremor disorders, methods to assess environmental and dietary exposures in neurological patients, and methods of data analysis using statistical software.

The post-baccalaureate trainee will learn about numerous aspects of clinical research from study design and planning, questionnaire development, preparation of materials for the institutional review board, and selection of appropriate methods to evaluate and track study subjects. They will also learn from the PI how to recognize a range of involuntary movements in the study participants. Opportunities for independent research will be available to the post-baccalaureate trainee and are strongly encouraged. Thus, the trainee will learn how to prepare and publish a scholarly paper on which they are first-author in a peer-reviewed journal. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to apply to professional or graduate school; many of our previous research assistants have successfully matriculated into top MD and graduate programs.

Job Responsibilities

The post-baccalaureate trainee’s activities will include the performance of in-person neurological assessments, blood draws, and videotaped neurological examinations with patients across the Tri-State area. They will additionally be responsible for conducting telephone interviews with participants and participating in scientific and regulatory duties necessary for the study. These include questionnaire development, data preparation and analysis, and preparation of IRB materials. Regional travel will be required on a regular basis, roughly 2-3 days per week, as participants reside all over the Tri-State area. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required.

If the opportunity presents, the post-baccalaureate trainee may work with the COGNET study. Responsibilities would include the performance of phone assessments with elderly ET patients and their family members. The phone assessments include a short clinical evaluation and an hour of neuropsychological testing. The trainee would also regularly present their impressions of COGNET participants to a neuropsychologist and psychiatrist at diagnostic case conferences.

Qualifications
  • BS or BA required
  • Driver’s license required
  • Commitment of at least one year required
  • Phlebotomy experience or willingness to learn phlebotomy required
  • Good diction and clear speaking voice for phone interviews required
  • Experience working with neurological and elderly patients is greatly preferred
  • Experience with REDCap and statistical software is a plus, but is not required


Interested? Please submit a resume and cover letter to rulet@yale.edu. Please address cover letters to Dr. Elan Louis.

Undergraduate Research Panel - February 25

Have questions about how to find an undergraduate research position? Wondering what conducting research means for your future? Join Beyond Barnard and the Network of Pre-Medical Students for a panel discussion featuring a Barnard faculty member, current students, and a recent alumna who can speak to the experiences of searching for research positions, the value of these experiences for undergraduate education, and their impact beyond your time at Barnard! Snacks will be provided.

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Milbank 328
RSVP via Handshake!


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Event: Communicating Science Beyond the Ivory Tower

Barnard's Susan Scheman Ratner '86 Writing & Speaking Pedagogy Series presents Communicating Science Beyond the Ivory Tower, a lecture by Dr. Carl Hart, chair of Columbia University's Department of Psychology.

All who are interested in science communication are encouraged to attend this event on Wednesday, February 20, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, in the James Room.


4+1 MPH Info Session 2/26/19

Students interested in applying for the new 4+1 MPH pathway with the Mailman School of Public Health are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming information session on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, in Milstein LL001. 

To attend, please register via Handshake

Questions? Please contact beyondbarnard@barnard.edu.

Clinical Assistant in Pediatrics Practice

Hudson Heights Pediatrics, PC, located in upper Manhattan, seeks a graduating senior or recent graduate for a full-time clinical assistant position. This is a fitting training ground for those interested in medicine, health care, or small business management. Hudson Heights Pediatrics is looking for someone interested in both clinical and managerial aspects of medicine.

The ideal candidate has:
interest in the field of healthcare
effective communication skills and is comfortable interacting both in-person and over the phone
the desire to take initiative
comfort multitasking, prioritizing, and dealing with several pressing matters at once
sensitivity to the needs of patients, visitors and coworkers
excellent organizational skills
strong teamwork skills
experience working with children

Responsibilities include:
serving as clinical and administrative staff, including taking patient vitals, assisting with vaccines, intake and checkout and other reception duties
discussing clinical cases with patients over the phone
helping to manage Dr. Richter’s schedule
managing Dr. Richter’s medical and insurance certifications
liaising with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and maintaining other professional relationships
communicating requests to other staff members

This is a full-time position starting spring 2019 and requiring 35-40 hours per week, including one Sunday per month. Spanish language skills are a plus. We work with an amazing team of doctors led by Dr. Joseph Richter who has been affiliated with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for 20 years and founded the practice in 2009.  Hudson Heights Pediatrics has been managed and staffed by Columbia and Barnard graduates since its opening.
 
To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and interest to newsearch@hudsonheightspediatrics.com
 
To read about our doctors, and find out more about our practice, please visit our website: www.hudsonheightspediatrics.com

CSTEP Internship Program at SUNY Optometry

Applications are currently open for two opportunities to learn more about the profession of optometry at SUNY Optometry, located in midtown Manhattan. SUNY Optometry's CSTEP Internship Program is designed to support New York state residents who identify as members of a historically underrepresented group or who come from an economically disadvantaged background.

The Spring Internship program runs from June 4 - June 14, 2019. This is an exploratory program, designed to let students shadow in clinics, visit private practices, go through professional school readiness workshops, network with students and faculty, and do a research presentation.

The Summer Academic Program meets every Tuesday between June 4 and July 30, 2019. In this academic program, students will get a chance to take introductory optometry curriculum courses with SUNY Optometry faculty, for 2 elective credits.  They also get a chance to shadow one day in the clinic.

For more information, or to submit an application, please visit:
https://www.sunyopt.edu/education/admissions/cstep

Camp PALS Volunteer Positions

PALS Programs is a nonprofit organization that provides one week long summer camp opportunities for teens and young adults with Down syndrome and their peers at 14 college campuses across the country, including PALS NYC at Fordham University and PALS NY at Cornell. PALS is currently accepting volunteer applications for Summer 2019 programs.

PALS Programs offers immersive one-week long summer camps for teens and young adults with Down syndrome and their peers. Volunteer counselors are paired one-to-one with a roommate who has Down syndrome for a week of incredible activities and trips. Trips have included a day at the beach, yacht cruises, amusement parks, and more!

PALS provides an opportunity for future healthcare professionals to gain experience with diverse populations, develop genuine friendships, and build leadership skills. Check out this video to see why volunteers call PALS the best week of the year!

Application can be submitted here, and questions can be directed to rosemary@palsprograms.org

Research Assistant Positions at the Tisch MS Research Center


Research Assistant Position:
A Research Assistant position will be available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) starting the summer of 2019. Tisch MSRCNY is an independent research center in New York City dedicated to finding the cure for MS, under the direction of Saud A. Sadiq, MD.  The Tisch MSRCNY is closely affiliated with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, creating a unique environment designed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. Please visit our website for more information www.tischms.org.
Ideal candidates for this educational opportunity are students, who have recently completed their undergraduate education, seeking a rewarding experience in a biomedical research program before attending graduate or medical school. Working in our research laboratory, under the direct supervision of a principal investigator, the Research Assistant will be required to perform a variety of techniques in the fields of immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, and neuroscience including, but not limited to, PCR, aseptic cell culture technique, histology, experimental animal models, western blotting, ELISAs, and flow cytometry.
Candidates must have good oral and written communication skills and should be able to demonstrate the ability to work as a team. Applicants must have a recent Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, OR should have an expected graduation date for the spring of 2019. Previous laboratory experience and a two year commitment are required.
We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. If interested, please send cover letter, CV (please include your GPA), and names of three references to researchjobs@tischms.org. Please specify “Research Assistant Application” in the e-mail.



Clinical Research Assistant Position:
A Clinical Research Assistant position will be available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) starting the summer of 2019. Tisch MSRCNY is an independent research center in New York City dedicated to finding the cure for MS, under the direction of Saud A. Sadiq, MD. The Tisch MSRCNY is closely affiliated with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, creating a unique environment designed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. Please visit our website for more information www.tischms.org.
 Ideal candidates for this educational opportunity are students, who have recently completed their undergraduate education, seeking a rewarding experience in a medical research program before attending graduate or medical school. Working in our research laboratory, under the direct supervision of a principal investigator, the Clinical Research Assistant will assist with clinical research studies, patient interaction, drafting research protocols, etc.
Candidates should have good writing skills and be knowledgeable in data processing and computer usage. Good human relations skills are required for interaction with patients. The ability to interact and work well with others is also essential. Applicants must have a recent Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, OR should have an expected graduation date for the spring of 2018. A minimum commitment of 2 years is required
We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. If interested, please send cover letter, CV (please include your GPA), and names of three references to researchjobs@tischms.org . Please specify “Clinical Research Assistant Application” in the e-mail.