Monday, August 14, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Inpatient Units at St. Luke's

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Dear Students,

Please email prehealthadvising@barnard.edu for a copy of the volunteer application. Their office will be accepting applications until early September.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Clinical Opportunity: Winthrop LIDA Birth Doula Project

My name is Deborah Rotunno, and I am one of the project coordinators for the Winthrop-LIDA Birth Doula Project. The Winthrop-LIDA Birth Doula Project is a coalition of women’s health practitioners at Winthrop University Hospital and Long Island Doula Association, Inc. (LIDA)-trained birth doulas seeking to improve birthing outcomes for mothers in our community. We are hoping to recruit and train individuals interested in offering continuous, evidence-based birth support to women in labor and their partners. The Winthrop-LIDA Project is a unique clinical opportunity for any student interested in:
-          Gaining hands-on, meaningful, clinical exposure
-          Empowering women to become agents of their bodies and health
-          Promoting mother and baby-friendly childbirth initiatives
-          Exploring birth doula work, midwifery, or obstetrics as possible professional trajectories 

Specifically, birth doulas provide emotional, physical and informational support to women in labor. The benefits of birthing with birth doulas are numerous, including:
-        Personalization and respect of individual birthing choices
-      Promotion of breastfeeding and maternal-infant bonding
-       Increased rates of vaginal delivery
-        Acknowledgement of birth as a natural process
-        Increased maternal satisfaction 
Volunteers will not only gain holistic exposure to the field of women’s health, but will also be fulfilled by their abilities to affect positive change in the diverse patient population they will serve. 
Our next training is September 9 & 10, 2017. If your students are interested in registering for the next training and learning about pre-training requirements, please encourage them to reach us at winthroplida@gmail.com.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Post Grad Job Opportunity: Lab Technician in new lab at Meyer Cancer Center (WCMC)

Please contact: 

Elena Piskounova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology in Dermatology
Department of Dermatology
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center

Weill Cornell Medicine
Belfer Research Building, BB1324
413 East 69th Street
New York, NY, 10021
Phone: 646-962-6167






WEILL MEDICAL COLLEGE POSITION DESCRIPTION

           
POSITION SUMMARY

The Piskounova Lab focuses on understanding the process of metastasis, specifically on the metabolic and post-transcriptional adaptations that occur in cancer cells as they progress through the metastatic cascade. We use patient-derived xenografts of melanoma and pancreatic cancer to model metastasis in vivo

The Lab Manager / Research Technician will head an energetic and cutting edge cancer research team, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the laboratory and participating in ongoing research projects. He/she will coordinate purchasing and inventory for the laboratory, ensure safety requirements are met, procedures are outlined and followed, and trainings are up to date. He/she will also perform experiments under the general supervision of the Principle Investigator and Research Fellows, and be able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively to execute experiments and management tasks. Located in the new Belfer Research Building at Weill Cornell Medicine, the position will be an integral part of a diverse and expanding research team. The successful applicant should have a strong interest in biomedical research and two or more years experience in a research laboratory setting. Prior experience working with laboratory rodents is desired, but not essential.

ACTIVITIES
  • Organize equipment and reagents. Place orders as needed. Ensure laboratory is in compliance with safety and environmental regulations

·         Liaise with vendors, service personnel and laboratory administration

  • Culture and manipulation of human cell lines and xenograft tumors, including drug administration and RNA interference experiments
  • Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent stains; DNA and RNA analysis, including QPCR; western blotting;
  • Mouse necropsy, tissue/fluid collection and processing for molecular biology, metabolomics, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry.

           

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

·         Bachelor's degree in Life sciences or a related scientific discipline with two years experience or a Master’s degree with requisite knowledge and skills
  • Experience with computer systems including web-based application and Microsoft Office suite. Experience with relational databases (e.g. Filemaker Pro) and image software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop) is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.


HIGHLY DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Prior experience with breeding and experimentation of laboratory rodents preferred but not essential
  • Background in mammalian cell culture and/or molecular biology
·         Ability to work both independently as well as in a team



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

First-Year Opportunity: Pre-Med Monday Google Hangout with Dean Cohen on July 17th




Pre-Med Monday
July 17, 12-1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
With Melinda Cohen, Dean for Health Professions Advising
- for entering first-year students with questions about pre-health course selection







To RSVP:
1. Log into myBarnard
2. Click on this link to access the RSVP form: https://goo.gl/forms/Olp9MXbN6JpSzJhP2
3. Complete the form and click "submit"


To Participate in your chosen Hangout:
A few minutes before its scheduled start time, either:
1. Log into Google Hangouts app using your Barnard credentials
     or
1. Log onto your gBear email and make sure you have enabled Hangouts (not just gChat). 
2. If you have RSVPed, you should see your Hangout as an option -- if not, please email first-year@barnard.edu and ask for a link to join.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Penn Dental Medicine Pre-Dental Academy


Hello Pre-Dental! 

Less than TWO WEEKS left to Register. Limited spots available!

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) would like the invite you to our inaugural summer Pre-Dental Academy. This event will be held on July 21-July 23. We are holding this event to help YOU, the Pre-Dental student, become a better applicant for dental school and also to introduce you and show you around our dental school and interact with our students. 

By attending this event, you’ll get a glimpse of what it feels like to be a dental student with brief student-led lectures and hands-on lab work on SaturdayOn Sunday, we will be explaining you through speakers and breakout sessions the intricacies of the DAT, the AADSAS application, and Interviews. We hope to help you as much as possible to get into any dental school! And on Friday evening, we will be having a meet and greet with our students so come hang out.

More information including a breakdown of each day’s events are within the TicketLeap event page with the link below. There are two payment options for which you can choose. The first being if you live within the area or prefer to find your own accommodations, the base fee for the weekend is $60 and will cover your food, supplies, and fees. Or if you are coming from far away and wish to stay at our local Sheraton University hotel hassle-free with a discounted group rate, the payment will be $245 and will include the $60 fees. If you wish to come with someone you know, we can pair you up with them in that 2 person room, otherwise, we will pair you up with someone of the same sex. Lastly, we are offering a social event for that Saturday to a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game as an additional purchase, so please consider that, where you will be able to further interact with dental students. 


If you have ANY questions or concerns at all, please feel free to contact me at this email: dliber@upenn.edu 

Thank you and we hope you consider attending Penn ASDA’s Pre-Dental Weekend Academy. It’s going to be really informational and of course, a lot of fun!

David 


David Liberman

Opportunity: NYU Emergency Department Research Associate Internship - Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Research Associate Internship

The Research Associate (RA) Internship is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, the internship grants students an opportunity to experience and observe multiple aspects of clinical research. The program consists of clinical and non-clinical research shifts based in the Emergency Department. The program offers the committed student a unique experience to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare. This school-year long or summer intensive unpaid research internship will expose participants to a diverse spectrum of clinical research investigations occurring in the Emergency Departments of Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and NYU Lutheran.
RA interns will develop basic research skills and become an integral part of research projects and grants occurring through the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine. They will be taught how to collect, enter and analyze data, and maintain databases. RA interns will participate in laboratory meetings and gain Principal Investigator mentorship and/or shadowing experiences. RA interns will also become oriented to the Institutional Review Board and other Human Subjects courses.
Successful in-state RA interns who commit to at least a school-year will be eligible to apply to become Chief RAs. Chief RAs are expected to commit to 12 hours/week and assist in training and orienting new RA interns. Chief RAs work closely with PIs and/or their Research Coordinator to fulfill and help meet the respective project's deliverables. RA chiefs will also have the opportunity to continue clinical volunteering within the ED.
This experience permits RA interns to be exposed to new and innovative research, and develop a comprehensive understanding of clinical research.

Requirements

 

The RA Internship is a very demanding program and requires a great deal of commitment on the part of the student. We accept applications year-round, but only accept students into the program to begin in the Fall-Spring and Summer sessions. Fall-Spring RA interns can expect to work at least two, four-hour clinical shifts and one, two-hour non-clinical shift per week for a total of 10 hours per week during the length of the school year.
Summer RA Interns are required to commit to at least four, four-hour clinical shifts and one, two-hour non-clinical shift per week for a minimum of 18 hours per week during the summer.
RA interns are also expected to attend study meetings when new research studies are starting in the ED.
Shifts take place each day of the week, including weekends, in four-hour time blocks. The first shift is 8am-12pm, and the last is 8pm-12am.

Application Process

 

The application cycle for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Internship is now OPEN. All application materials including letters must be submitted by Friday, June 30th, 2017. The Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Internship will take place during the following time frame: September 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018. Please download the Schedule Template Form Here.

*Summer 2018 Research Associate Internship Application will open in January 2018*

We are actively recruiting SPANISH and NON-SPANISH speaking Research Associates. For SPANISH-speaking applicants, please indicate your level of proficiency in your application. 

We invite applications from mature, committed, and motivated students who fully accept the demands of the RA Internship and have a willingness to participate enthusiastically in all aspects of the program. We encourage applications not only from students with a strong interest in healthcare (aspiring doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners, physician assistants, clinical psychologists/psychiatrists, and clinical social workers), but also from students who are uncertain about pursuing a career in healthcare. Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies are eligible to apply. Though research experience is preferred, it is not necessary.
Two letters of recommendation are required in order for your application to be reviewed. Letters of Recommendation must be written and directly sent in by a non-relative. Letters cannot be faxed and must include a completed Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet and physical signature. Letters should be e-mailed either to Michelle Shum at EMResearchAssociates@nyumc.org or sent in a signed-and-sealed envelope, and mailed to:

Michelle Shum
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
462 First Avenue, Suite A345
New York, NY 10016

For questions or concerns, you may contact Michelle Shum at EMResearchAssociates@nyumc.org

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Opportunity: UF Center for Arts in Medicine


The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine is accepting graduate students for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. The Center provides a comprehensive experience for students seeking training and expertise in the growing field of arts in health. 

As an international leader in education and research, the Center for Arts in Medicine prepares students for careers that blend the arts, including the performing, literary and visual arts, with health. 

The Center offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Arts in Medicine, a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine, and a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Public Health. The programs provide the flexibility of online learning and allow students to do hands-on work in their home community. 

These programs are of interest to students entering or doing graduate work in healthcare, the arts, or any other variety of fields of study.
 
Please feel free to share the attached information with students through e-mail and by printing out the attached flyer for posting on your college's or department's bulletin board. 

For more information about the program, visit our website or check out our flyer.

Call or e-mail:
Phone: (352) 273-1488
E-mail: cam@arts.ufl.edu
Contact us at:
352.733.0880 or cam@arts.ufl.edu
PO BOX 100141 Gainesville FL 32610


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Opportunity: Pre-Med Conference at Einstein CoM in Sept







The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) local chapter at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will be hosting a Pre-Med Conference open to all students interested in applying to medical school.

This half-day conference will take place on:

Sunday, September 17
9am - 12pm
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

The conference will feature:
  • Einstein admissions committee panel
  • Medical student panel
  • Mock interviews
  • Informal Q&A session

If interested, please complete this brief form.

Please feel free to contact me at stahmed@mail.einstein.yu.edu if you have any questions or would like more information.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Reminder: Dean Cohen's Maternity Leave

Re-posted from March 31, 2017:

Dear Pre-health Students,

As many of you are aware, I am pregnant and will be going out on maternity leave shortly after the last day of classes. My last day in the office is this Friday, May 5th.  I will return on a part-time basis at the end of August and return full time in October.

Although many of you are away for the summer and rarely seek advising, I wanted to let you know that the other advising deans in the Dean of Studies Office will be available for general pre-health advising questions. And as always, Melisa Adiram, our administrative assistant, will be more than happy to assist you. Please direct all questions and concerns related to pre-health to our email alias: prehealthadvising@barnard.edu).

To schedule an appointment with a Dean:
Please visit the 'Meet with the Deans' webpage and/or call the office (212-854-2024) to schedule an appointment

I wish you all a wonderful summer! I look forward to reconnecting at the start of next semester. Thank you all in advance for your patience and understanding.

Best wishes,
Dean Cohen 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Opportunity: Medical Interpreting Training at St. Lukes!

MEDICAL INTERPRETING TRAINING

As a medical interpreter you can make a difference!

The Language Services Department at Mount Sinai St. Luke's has developed a two day training program to enable participants  to acquire basic interpretation skills in the medical setting. Trained volunteer interpreters assist providers to meet the health care needs of our culturally diverse patients.

A trained medical interpreter contributes to better health outcomes, better communication between provider and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients, increased clinician and patient satisfaction, and reduced legal risks.

This program meets the requirements of the New York Department of Health and adheres to federal mandates and guidelines on cultural and linguistic appropriate health care.

The training will take place at 

Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital 

on Saturday, June 3 and Saturday, June 10 

both days are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, May 31st.

Interested candidates should contact Maribel Fiol at maribel.fiol@mountsinai.org.

Announcement: Study Rooms available 5/2-5/11


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Looking for a place to study?

The Dean of Studies Office has you covered:

Barnard 406 and 407 will be available from 8am - 11pmTuesday,5/2 through Thursday, 5/11 with the exception of Thursday, 5/4, when only Barnard 406 will be available.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Application extended for AMST UN3930- Life at the End of Life

Spots still remaining for this course! Application link below
Direct all questions to jld2203@barnard.edu


Life at the End of Life, Thurs. 4:10-6:00 amst un3930, section 6   
Robert Pollack
This seminar is designed to provide opportunities for readings and reflections on the experience of volunteer service work in the At Your Service program at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center. Students will learn how to critically reflect on their experiences at the health care center in the context of questions raised in the texts read in the seminar. Shared experiences and reflections on texts and interactions at TCC will enhance the critical reflection of all students engaged in the course. Students will experience what it means to be a long-term or short-term patient in a nursing home. Students will provide assistance and support, whether emotional or recreational, or by simply serving as the person consistently there for someone during chronic illness or at the end of their life.  At the core of this framework is the patient; however, it is important to think about the impact this will have on the student as well. Students will develop skills necessary to critically reflect on the significance of emotional care as a medical practitioner, as well as form a deeper understanding of the role of palliative care and comfort care in a life cycle of care.  Students are required to read The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman, M.D., and What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri, M.D. Ph.D. At least one prior semester of volunteer work in a clinical setting relevant to the syllabus is recommended. Application required. 

Application link

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Event: This Thursday Global Health Panel Event in Lerner

GlobeMed Global Health & Foreign Policy Panel

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8-9PM

Lerner 569

Join us for a panel with graduate professors, researchers, and public health professionals as we discuss how the changing US political climate might affect health both domestically and internationally. This is a great educational and networking opportunity, and a Q&A with the audience will follow. 

Pizza and refreshments will be served! 

Featuring: Joanne Csete (health and human rights scholar/Mailman faculty), Lynn P. Freedman (maternal and reproductive health scholar/Mailman faculty), Sally Guttmacher (Director of NYU MPH program), Diana Hernandez (community medicine scholar/Mailman faculty), Susan Michaels-Strasser (Senior Director of ICAP/Mailman faculty), and Peter Navario (Executive Director of HealthRight International/NYU faculty)

Opportunity: New Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Methodist University


Dental Employment Opportunity: Dental Assistant/ Receptionist for Periodontist

Dental Assistant/Receptionist for Periodontist
The job is Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for a dental assistant/receptionist. It is a great opportunity for pre-dental students who plan on taking a gap year/s before attending dental school.
Location
Midtown Manhattan

Job Description
Dental Assistant
 - Assist the doctor during various periodontal procedures including implant, crown lengthening, and tissue graft surgeries.
- Prepare surgical trays.
- Prepare room for surgery and cleaning.
- Sterilize and organize instruments.
- Sterilize room post-surgery and cleaning.
Receptionist
Send patient dental claims to insurance company.
- Schedule patient appointments.
- Confirm patient appointments.
- Maintain a clean office space.
- Order dental supplies.

Compensation to be determined.

Please email resume/cover letter to hjwdental@gmail.com