Events & Opportunities

Below is a list of important upcoming events, programs, and opportunities that we would like to highlight for you for the coming weeks. Subscribe to our listserv to receive a link to this page each week!

Non-HPA Events

The events listed below are provided for informational purposes only. HPA does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these events.  

MCW PHARMACY SCHOOL VIRTUAL FAIRS

Attend a virtual fair to learn more about the Medical College of Wisconsin Pharmacy School. Register here.
When: Monday, Nov. 25 - 12 - 1 p.m.
            Monday, Dec. 2 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
            Friday, Dec. 13 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

ACCELERATED PUBLIC HEALTH PROGROAM (APHP = mph 4+1) INFORMATION SESSION

Global Health Studies will be holding an information session for the Accelerated Public Health Program (APHP). The APHP at Northwestern University provides high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees in five years. Students in this selective program will have access to early MPH Program acceptance, specialized advising, the opportunity to complete their MPH field experience abroad, and exemption from the GRE requirement for MPH admissions. Undergraduates from every Northwestern school and major are eligible to apply.

Students accepted into the program will begin earning credit towards the MPH during the 4th year, and will also have the opportunity to take advantage of specialized advising to more thoroughly plan their MPH field and culminating experiences before the start of their 5th/MPH year. APHP students will pursue the generalist track or a concentration in global health, epidemiology, or community health research during their MPH year. Visit the PlanitPurple event here. 

When: Wednesday, Nov. 20 - 12 - 1 p.m.
Where: 1800 Sherman Ave., Suite 1-200, #1-124, Evanston

OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FINDING A FACULTY/LAB FALL QUARTER WORKSHOPS

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab Mentor workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule!  Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab Mentor workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. To view all workshop dates/times please visit the OUR website

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Internship, Volunteer, Fellowship, & Job Opportunities

The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only. HPA does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions. 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROGRAM (URAP)

The Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP) is designed to help students of all disciplines get started in research. This program pairs students who are new to research with faculty mentors who are in need of assistance on their own research projects. In doing so, students who do not have sufficient research experience to design and carry out their own independent research project gain mentoring and first-hand knowledge of research practices in their discipline. All URAP positions are paid at $15/hour and give you the ability to apply for a SSN, if you need one.

To see a list of all open positions, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Website. These positions are accepting applications (you need a resume and cover letter to apply through our website) through 11/18/19 at 11:59pm, and you can earn money during Winter and Spring Quarters (typically working 5-10 hours/week). In addition to detailed job descriptions, you will also find eligibility guidelines, application instructions, expectations and tips for preparing your resume and cover letter, a link to the application site, and FAQs. Below you will find descriptions of research projects most relevant for pre-health students. 

Keith Gordon - Movement Amplification to Improve Balance
Netta Gurari - Accuracy of Judging Elbow Torques During a Multi-Joint Task in Individuals with Hemiparetic Stroke
Katherine Martinez - Reactive Step Training in Person Post Stroke
Theresa Moulton - Coding of joint movement in infants with high risk for motor delays and typical development during early life
Gregory Phillips II - The Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Research Program in HIV and Sexual and Gender Minority Health

SCRIBE AMERICA PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Description: The central role of the Medical Scribe is to relieve the physician of clerical or secretarial duties; thus, allowing the physician to focus more directly on clinical care. The scribe observes the physician during patient encounters and performs documentation on the physician’s behalf. Under the direction of the physician, they enter information into the patient’s electronic or written chart. At the physician’s request, the scribe must be able to locate past medical records, prior lab/radiology results, or past visit histories for the physician to review. Additionally, within the EMR itself the scribe needs the ability to enter data into the chart on the physician’s behalf. All scribe-entered data is reviewed and authenticated by the physician. 

Qualifications:
-Must have a high school diploma or GED. Experience in the medical field is preferred
-Computer and typing skills are required 
-Familiarity with medical knowledge preferred 
-A responsible and mature individual with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Position type: Entry-level. Part-Time, typically 2-3 shifts per week. Full-time, 4-5 shifts per week. Average shift is between 8-12 hours. Hours will vary depending on location and specialty.
Visit the ScribeAmerica website for the complete job description and to apply. 

RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR POSITIONS AT FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for part-time or full-time (Monday-Friday) research study coordinators. Research experience is not required. The position involves assisting with a variety of research related tasks, data entry, and data collection. We are looking for dedicated, hard-working, conscientious individuals who work well in a team and can work comfortably with older men and women who have ongoing medical problems. Competitive hourly compensation.  If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Kathryn Domanchuk (k-domanchuk@northwestern.edu). 

CLINICAL POSITIONS AT ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY

Advanced Dermatology has part-time and fulll-time positions available in their Lincolnshire and Glencoe offices. View the Advanced Dermatology website for more information about their offices. This paid position includes direct patient contact. A two-year commitment is preferred. If interested, contact Lori George at lgeorge@advdermatology.com or 847-459-6400 ext. 137. 

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS AT PERSONALITY ACROSS DEVELOPMENT LAB (PADLab) AT NORTHWESTERN

The PADLab is seeking to hire Volunteer Research Assistants for winter and spring quarters. A 9-hour per week commitment is required over 2 consecutive quarters. For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please view the flyer. You can apply by visiting their website or by emailing tacketlab2@gmail.com

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The American College of Cardiology's Young Scholars Program is a 1-year program that introduces budding scientists to the world of cardiology and research.The program commences at The ACC’s national meeting in Chicago in March of 2020. Following the national meetings, students will be paired with a faculty mentor. In addition to regularly scheduled mentor-student meetings, mentors will also provide opportunities for student shadowing, as well as opportunities to work in clinical or translational research or work on a quality improvement project. Students in the program will also be provided with a scientific curriculum of webinars. Webinars are a mixture of career based educational talks as well as scientific talks, providing an overview of the anatomy and pathology of cardiovascular disease and the basics of scientific research. Over the year there will be additional programs for our students arranged by our ACC State Chapters including invitations to attend some of our Chapter meetings. Visit the program website for more information. Applications are due by Sunday, Dec. 1

IMPACT 2020 RESEARCH COMPETITION

The Mayo Clinic Health System IMPACT program, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, gives undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in novel hypothesis generation to address real-world health questions alongside Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System scientists and physicians. Over the past six years, the IMPACT program has engaged interdisciplinary teams of 850 undergraduate students from 35 private, public, technical, and community colleges. This year’s IMPACT topic asks student researchers to investigate the following question:
What is the mechanistic link between binge alcohol drinking, addiction, and the function of the neuroimmune system? The IMPACT Team recommends “The Role of Neuroimmune Signaling in Alcoholism” as a reference article for student teams as they begin their hypothesis generation.

Student teams will present a poster at the 2020 Symposium, to be held March 7 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In addition to the poster presentations, the top 10 teams (selected through review of written submissions) will give oral presentations. The IMPACT Symposium also offers students networking opportunities with physicians and scientists from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System. Each student on the winning team is awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a paid summer internship at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Each team will require one faculty mentor, and all faculty mentors are invited to attend the symposium as well. Teams of students from multiple disciplines are especially encouraged. Please visit the IMPACT website for the specific challenge topic, deadline information, and submission guidelines. Each team must register online by November 22, 2019. Ongoing updates and reminders will be shared on the IMPACT Facebook page.

RERSEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AT THE YALE CHILD STUDY CENTER

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism
The Yale Autism Center of Excellence and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (Yale SANA) is seeking highly qualified college graduates for the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism.  The fellowship recipient will participate in the development, implementation, and analysis of cutting-edge experimental methods that advance the science of human social-cognitive development and support the detection, evaluation, and treatment of autism and other developmental disorders. View the fellowship details here. 

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience
The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) will select highly qualified college graduates for the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC).  The YCSC at the Yale School of Medicine is a leading institution for research on childhood developmental and mental health disorders.  Through extensive interdepartmental collaborations, the program brings together experts in developmental psychopathology, experimental psychology, statistics, neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychophysiology, and computational science. View the fellowship details here. 

FULL-TIME RESEARCH POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

The goal of the Neurobehavioral and Neuroscience Research Group at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH is to advance the field of knowledge of the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities by spanning laboratory based scientific investigation, human biomarker development, and clinical research and treatment in affected populations. Their long-term goal is to advance personalized treatment approaches and successful outcomes for children and adults with developmental disabilities. They are seeking recent graduates for full-time research positions. View the position description for details and application invformation. 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

The Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship, with employment starting in June 2020. IRTAs are part of a multidisciplinary research team of physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Within the Emotion and Development Branch of the NIMH, the Mood, Brain and Development Unit is led by principal investigator Argyris Stringaris, MD PhD, and conducts research using fMRI and MEG data to study the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of childhood-onset mental illness. Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate IRTA Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to engage in biomedical investigation. The full-time, two-year position requires a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). Post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. View the full position description here, and complete the MBDU application by December 15, 2019. 

MUSICAL BRIDGES TO MEMORY VOLUNTEERS

The Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) is a non-profit organization in Evanston that offers creative arts therapies to different populations across the Chicagoland area. They are looking for volunteers for their Musical Bridges to Memory program; an interactive music research program that takes place in Lake Zurich, IL. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work directly with residents at a memory care facility and also receive training from ITA's music therapists throughout the program. The program runs on Saturday afternoons, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., starting on January 18th, 2020 and ending on April 12th, 2020. Please view the program flyer for details and contact information. 

CLINICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP AT LURIE CHILDREN'S HOPSITAL

The Division of Genetics, Birth Defects, and Metabolism is looking for highly motivated, detail-oriented students to assist with several clinical research projects. They are looking for a student who will have completed at least their freshman year of college and has an interest in science or healthcare. Although the program is unpaid, it offers students a chance to learn more about clinical research as well as the exciting advances being made in the field of genetics. Shadowing opportunities are available.

Responsibilities may include: research visit preparation such as creating lab kits, scheduling, and generating source documents; data entry; regulatory binder maintenance; assisting with educational patient meetings and having the opportunity to attend such meetings. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Katz at rkatz@luriechildrens.org

THANC FOUNDATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION - 2 GAP YEARS 

The THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting research and education in the early detection and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer, to advancing new therapies, and to alleviating the suffering and functional impairment of patients who undergo treatment. Research Associates collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of physicians and researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research. In addition, Research Associates play key roles in the development of an educational website for patients and their families 
Qualifications: This is a full-time position with a required two-year commitment. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree (in any field) and must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Research Associates should have a robust scientific background and excellent writing abilities. Previous experience in a clinical environment is preferred.  To apply, please submit a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Urken) and an updated CV through the application portal on the THANC Foundation website. Additionally, please have two letters of recommendation sent to recruitment@thancfoundation.org. Recommenders should email their letters directly. The application deadline is February 3rd, 2020, but priority will be given to early applicants. Interviews will begin mid-February and will be offered on a rolling basis. If selected for an interview, you will be required to complete a writing assignment.

JUMPSTART

Jumpstart is an AmeriCorps funded program that trains college students to work with preschool children on language, literacy, and social-emotional skills. They offer both volunteer and work study positions, and students are expected to commit at least 10 - 12 hours per week for the academic year. Students of all majors and areas of interest are welcome to apply. View the Jumpstart Info Sheet for details and the flyer for application instructions. 

HANDS OF HOPE INTERNSHIP WITH CASA DE ESPERANZA

Casa de Esperanza is a non-profit in Houston, TX that provides residential care to children up to six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in the neighborhood by the Hands of Hope interns. Ensuring the safety of the children in placement and meeting their emotional and developmental needs are the primary responsibilities of the Hands of Hope Interns.  Interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis. They provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join from all over the United States. View the program website for more information.

PROJECT HORSESHOE FARM COMMUNITY HEALTH GAP YEAR FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF), founded in 2007, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Greensboro, Alabama that offers service and support programs to improve the health and quality of life of adults and children in the community. HSF also offers unique education and leadership development opportunities for current undergraduates, recent college graduates, medical students, and allied health students. 

Horseshoe Farm offers two different 13-month gap-year fellowship programs for recent college graduates: a Community Health track in Alabama and California, and a Farming, Health, and Nutrition track (Alabama only). Alumni consistently express how transformative their Fellowship experience has been, and Fellows go to some of the top medical schools, graduate programs, and nonprofit organizations across the U.S. The 13-month Gap Year Fellowship for recent graduates begins in June and ends in July of the following year. The first application deadline is November 10th, 2019. If interested in Project Horseshoe Farm, contact Jason Kelly Roberts, Assistant Director of the Office of Fellowships. You can also view their website for program details and application instructions. 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSITION IN CARDIOVASCULAR, REGENERATIVE AND METABOLIC RESERACH

The laboratory of Hossein Ardehali has open positions for qualified undergraduate students. There are three major projects in the lab: 1) studying the role of various cellular proteins in cardiac, hepatic and cancer metabolism, 2) role of mRNA-binding proteins in cell regeneration, and 3) characterization of cellular and mitochondrial iron homeostasis. Using mouse models, histology, cell culture, differential expression analyses, and molecular biology assays, our lab studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate metabolic processes and iron homeostasis both in the cytoplasm and mitochondria. Highly motivated candidates who have a strong background in molecular biology and physiology are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae to Hossein Ardehali h-ardehali@northwestern.edu

RESEARCH AND TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITIONS AT KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Current Northwestern University undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for paid research and teaching assistant positions at Kellogg School of Management. RA & TA work varies greatly depending on the faculty member and research project and/or class, ranging from data entry and library searches to data management and statistical estimations, or from helping grade assignments to proctoring exams. Projects may be short term or long term and some projects may require special skills, while others may be suitable for those without prior experience. 

To facilitate matching between prospective RAs, TAs, and faculty members, we have created an online RA & TA Application Form intended to assess the skills most sought after by Kellogg faculty members. Please keep in mind that faculty seek RA & TA support with varying volume and frequency throughout the year. By submitting a Kellogg RA & TA Application form, you are added to a directory of students interested and available to serve as Kellogg Research and Teaching Assistants when the need arises. Kellogg's RA & TA Matching Team will reach out to you if a project for which you are a suitable candidate becomes available.  

CLINICAL RESEARCH POSITION IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND SPORTS MEDICINE

Position: Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant to Dr. Benjamin Domb
Location: The American Hip Institute Research Foundation and American Hip Institute; Chicago, IL
Description:  Dr. Domb runs a successful sports medicine practice in addition to an active research foundation focusing on sports medicine and arthroscopic hip surgery.  As a clinical research assistant, you will be responsible for maintaining an extensive surgical database as well as assisting with the formulation and writing of research studies.  This position offers the opportunity to be a co-author on a number of peer-reviewed journal publications and orthopaedic meeting presentations.  It also offers excellent exposure to a successful clinical practice and the field of sports medicine through the work environment as well as shadowing opportunities.  100% of previous interns have successfully published scientific articles which have helped launch their careers.  The job duration is either six or eighteen months, beginning in the fall of 2019. This position includes a $5,000.00 stipend for a six-month opportunity, and a $15,000.00 for an eighteen-month opportunity. How to Apply: To be considered for the position, please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Domb c/o Samantha Ondrla, Executive Assistant at samantha.ondrla@americanhipinstitute.com 

CLINICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP AT LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Lurie Children's Hospital is looking for research students to assist with clinical research during the upcoming school year. We are looking for pre-health students who are interested in learning more about research in pediatric surgery. We are looking for a student who will have completed at least their freshman year. The student should exhibit strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills. We want a student who can effectively manage multiple projects and present ideas clearly and concisely. Although the program is unpaid, it offers students a chance to learn more about clinical and research activities. The intern would also have the opportunity to shadow a pediatric surgeon in clinic and in the operating room.

Responsibilities include: Coordinate patient recruitment, Assist with data collection, data processing, and preparation of materials for presentations, maintain data collection records/data inventory, track and prepare study-specific information utilizing databases, spreadsheets, and other tools, and conduct literature searches.

Please provide a brief statement of interest and a resume/curriculum vitae that describes your academic coursework, research experience, volunteer and/or work experience, and your future goals to sminhas@luriechildrens.org

PAID PART OR FULL-TIME RESEARCH INTERN - NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE - ALL OF US RESEARCH PROGRAM

The Research Intern performs recruitment and scheduling for an ongoing research study under the direction of the Director of Engagement and Communications. He or She will set appointment days/times with participants via phone calls, text messaging, email exchanges, and via a web-based appointment scheduling system.  In addition, the intern will conduct recruitment in-person at various sites throughout the Chicagoland area. The Research Intern will communicate proactively in-person, by phone, or email recruitment with potential participants. Some evening and or weekend work may be required.   

Northwestern Medicine is a proud partner of the All of Us Research Program in the Greater Chicago region. Northwestern Medicine is also a leading member of the Illinois Precision Medicine Consortium – a group of healthcare providers and fellow partners of the All of Us Research Program that represent a large and diverse patient population covering the greater Chicago area and Illinois. All of Us is run by the National Institutes of Health. The postion starts ASAP or during Fall 2019. Please view the full position description for details and contact information. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT LIEBERMAN CENTER

Lieberman Center is a Nursing & Rehab facility located in Skokie.  They have volunteer opportunities for students who are looking for service learning or experience in health care in their Alzheimer's Special Care Unit.  Examples of opportunities could include leading an activity,  playing an instrument, helping activity staff, or working 1:1 with residents. They have weekly and weekend hours available or 1- time opportunities for small groups. If interested, Daniel Langert, Program Director/Social Services, at daniel.langert@cje.net. 

VOLUNTEER/COURSE-CREDITS INTERNS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS - EXERCISE AND HEALTH LAB

The Exercise and Health Lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking highly-motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate students to assist with several ongoing research projects. As an intern or research assistant, students will have the opportunity to engage with research study participants and learn about physical activity behavior change and cancer survivorship. The position is ideal for students who excel at interpersonal communication, have an interest in health outcomes and would like the opportunity to interact with research study participants. The anticipated start date is the beginning of fall quarter, September 27th, or sooner if available. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to a minimum of three quarters. Please view the full position description for details and application instructions. 

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR POSITION AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. The program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. 

Qualifications: We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your application materials. The salary for this full-time position will start at $33,200 per year, and benefits are available. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities: The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.

Please view the full position description for further details and application instructions. 

PART-TIME PHARMACY TECHNICIAN AT CVS IN TARGET

The CVS Pharmacy inside Target at 1616 Sherman Ave. is hiring a part-time Pharmacy Technician. The position is 10 to 20 hours per week. If interested, please stop by the store or call at 847-491-0127. 

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP - NORTHSHORE DIABETES AND OBESITY RESEARCH

The Northshore Diabetes and Obesity Research Program, is looking for a student interested in a part-time research internship. The position would involve screening patients for trials, doing research (citi, epic, etc.) training, helping develop patient group classes or recruitment events, clerical work, and assisting the team for research visits. Some past interns have presented abstracts at meetings or on publications related to studies. The location is 9977 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077. If interested, please email diabetesresearch@northshore.org and include a copy of your CV.

RESEARCH MANAGER POSITION AT CAREBAND

CareBand, a wearable technology company dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries due to dementia-related, wandering, is seeking a part-time research manager to work on structured pilot and research studies. The projects will rigorously evaluate the careband device and data platform for seniors living at home. For more information about the position, job qualifications, and responsibilities, please read the job description. To apply, please submit a resume to adam@careband.co

RESEARCH COORDINATOR POSITION AT THE NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH (NDR) LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

The University of Kansas is recruiting research coordinators for their NDR Lab. They investigate sensorimotor and cognitive abnormalities in individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders using a variety of systems neuroscience approaches, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), electroencephalography (EEG), sensorimotor physiology testing, motion kinematic analyses, oculomotor testing, and neurocognitive assessments. They are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals interested in working with clinical populations and getting experience using a variety of neuroscientific methods. For job qualifications and more information on how to apply, please view the job description

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSITANT POSITION AT THE DIVISION OF ORTHOPAEDICS AT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

Pre-med students who are interested in obtaining relevant clinical research experience are invited to apply for Clinical Research Assistant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For more information about the position and to apply, please visit the hospital's website

RESEARCH SPECIALIST AT UIC COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

The Clinical and Experimental Drug Addiction Research (CEDAR) Lab at UIC has a job opening for a research specialist to work on a study evaluating the etiology of premenstrual syndrome in adult women. This position is ideal for graduating seniors who are interested in women’s health research and longitudinal data collection and who want clinical trial experience prior to applying to graduate programs. Please direct all questions to cedar@uic.edu. Please view the job description on UIC's website.

PATIENT CARE NAVIGATOR

Vituity at AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL is looking to hire a part-time Patient Care Navigator. The primary focus of the Patient Care Navigator is to guide patients and their families following the discharge from the hospital to assure a smooth transition home. In this role, it is vital to use a patient centered approach and have effective communication.  The PCN displays a willingness to explore and acknowledge patient needs, expectations and values.  She/he responds to patients needs in a way that is helpful and beyond expectation.  The primary goal is to work collaboratively with patients to have a positive effect on their health outcomes by receiving the right care in the right place at the right time.

Considerations:

If interested, submit your information via the Vituity website

ALL OF US RESEARCH PROGRAM AT NORTHWESTERN 

Northwestern Medicine is excited to announce our partnership with the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, All of Us is asking one million people to share their health data to build the largest health database of its kind. Researchers can use this data to conduct thousands of studies. This may help them find the next big medical breakthrough. We encourage you to schedule your research visit by joining, you can help shape the future of health for generations to come. The total time commitment is 60-90 minutes, and participants will receive a $25 payment for completing all research components. For more information, please view the flyer and visit nm.org/joinallofus

RADAR RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT 

The overall goal of the RADAR Research Study is to identify and understand the connections among sexually transmitted infections (like HIV), drug and alcohol use, and romantic or sexual relationship patterns over time among young men who have sex with men (YMSM).  The Research Study Assistant performs biomedical and/or social-behavioral research by administering tests and/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating and/or processing responses; gathering information; and/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. The position's primary activities involve the scheduling and retention of research participants in the RADAR study with young MSM, transgender women, and gender non-conforming individuals ages 16 and up. For minimum qualifications and competencies, preferred qualifications and competencies, and to apply for this position, please visit the job description on the RADAR website. Please visit the main website for more information on the RADAR study. 

CHICAGO EYES ON CANCER

Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer is a cancer research training program for high school and college students interested in careers in biomedicine. The program also welcomes secondary science educators. For two consecutive summers, participants work full-time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers at the University. Rigorous research training is complemented with a cancer-based lecture series, skill-building workshops, and a network of faculty and peer mentors dedicated to participants’ success. The program culminates in a research symposium to showcase participants’ work across basic, translational, clinical, and population-based areas of cancer research. Chicago EYES on Cancer is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in addition to generous donations. Programming is provided in part through a partnership with Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. View the program website for details and application instructions. 

SOMOS HERMANOS GAP YEAR PROGRAMS

Somos Hermanos programs are designed to equip participants with the language skills and cultural competency they need to provide high quality professional services to Latinos. Students are not required to have previous Spanish language experience before participating. They offer a 5-month program every spring, and now they are offering a condensed 3-month version. The 5-month program is broken into three phases that entail a mix of one-on-one language instruction, community based volunteering, cultural activities and lectures, and a trip to both El Salvador and Oaxaca, Mexico. The 3-month program is broken into two phases that entail a mix of one-on-one language instruction, community based volunteering, cultural activities and lectures, and a trip to both El Salvador and Oaxaca, Mexico. For more information view their program website. 

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY

Northwestern University's Affective & Clinical Neuroscience Lab is seeking undergraduates interested in biology, psychology, & other health-related fields to join the lab and volunteer as Research Assistants for a NIH-funded longitudinal study. The position will get hands-on experience assisting in the behavioral, psychophysiological, & immune portions of the project. Other responsibilities include data entry and data management, as well as making reminder calls. Highly motivated students may work towards independent research course credits and present a poster at research conferences. Requirements include one academic year of lab commitment, 10+ hours of lab work per week, and high flexibility to collect data in some evenings and weekends. GPA 3.5+ preferred but not required. If interested, please email Iris Chat at kychat@northwestern.edu  with the subject line "RA opportunity" and include your CV/resume and the RA application.

RA Application

GLOBAL IMPACT CORPS FELLOWSHIP: GLOBAL HEALTH VOLUNTEER ABROAD OPPORTUNITY

Looking for a winter, spring or summer fellowship opportunity abroad? Unite for Sight's Global Impact Corps offers a hands-on and immersive global health volunteering experience. The program offers year-round opportunities in Ghana, Honduras and India. The program, aimed at students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine or social entrepreneurship, provides opportunities to work with local partner doctors to assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing glasses and prescribed medication and other support tasks. There are also opportunities to observe surgeries provided by the local doctors. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in the Global Impact lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. Complete details are available at the program page here.

ATLANTIS PROJECT EUROPEAN SHADOWING/HOSPITAL INTERNSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Atlantis Project seeks pre-medical and pre-health student applicants for its European hospital internship programs. The program offers pre-med students the opportunity to conduct ethical shadowing internships in European hospitals in Spain, Portugal and soon other countries as they learn about developed-world medicine and European public healthcare. The observation-only internships also include volunteering opportunities such as teaching English to hospital staff. Interested students can learn more and apply online here. The Atlantis Project awards a number of scholarships to cover program fees and travel and living costs. Learn more about the scholarships offered by visiting the scholarship page here.

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Resources & Opportunities

The opportunities listed below are provided for informational purposes only.  HPA does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of these positions. 

2020 MCAT REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration for the 2020 MCAT testing year is now open. Students can now register for January-June exam dates. Registration for test dates in July-September will open in February 2020. The 2020 MCAT calendar is now available online.  Follow AAMC on Twitter @AAMC_MCAT for regular updates and announcements. 

MSAR GUIDE

Each spring, the AAMC releases a new online edition of the Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) guide, with updated data, deadlines, policies, and information for each MD-granting U.S. and Canadian medical school. Reviewing school profiles can help you determine your medical school list based on criteria such as special programs, teaching style, mission statement, and current student data. A significant amount of information from the MSAR is available for free to all users. They have compiled a list of the data and features anyone can access free-of-charge, to help you make insightful, strategic decisions about where to apply. Visit the AAMC website for more information. 

BECOME A SYNAPSE CHAPTER FOUNDER

Synapse is a growing national organization that serves individuals with brain injury. Their mission is to provide a support network for these individuals and to empower students to become leaders in their communities. Through Synapse, undergraduates collaborate with local physicians and partners with the goal of improving quality of life for individuals with brain injury. Synapse currently has chapters across the country from MIT to UCLA. They are expanding and accepting applications for new chapters at other universities now through November 17, 2019. View their website for more information, and apply here

ALL ACCESS: MED SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PODCAST

All Access: Med School Admissions is a podcast by Christian Essman, Senior Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. All Access: Med School Admissions brings the listeners into informative and entertaining conversations between admissions colleagues. Listeners will learn about a variety of medical schools, what makes their programs unique, and what they are looking for in their prospective students. Most importantly, Christian will lead the discussion on a variety of medical school admissions-related topics where you will get insight directly from the most authoritative sources out there - his admissions friends. It can also be found on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

U.S. ARMY HEALTH PROFESSION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP)

Interested in earning a full scholarship with a monthly stipend to medical, dental, optometry, or veterinary school in exchange for serving your country? If so, the military offers the HPSP. Contact Captain Nikkia Lee at Nikkia.l.lee.mil@mail.mil or 708-492-0450. You may also email usarmy.knox.usarec.list.9c2w@mail.mil. For more information visit the program website and view the program's flyer.

Additionally, the Army has physicians and dentists in a wide variety of specialties such as Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine,OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Oral/Maxiofacial Surgery, and Prosthodontics just to name a select few. If you'd like to speak to a physician or dentist in the military, contact Captain Nikkia Lee to arrange a conversation.

RUN YOUR OWN STUDY GROUP - ASLA

Academic Support and Learning Advancement (ASLA) has a new resource on their website: a guide for students who are interested in setting up their own study groups. ASLA will also offer consultations with ASLA peer leaders, so that interested students can talk to a peer who has developed experience in leading a study group. View the ASLA website here

MCAT PREPARATION

The MCAT website provides the following preparation materials:

What's on the MCAT Exam?

Visit the MCAT Website

AMERICAN PHYSICIAN SCIENTISTS ASSOCIATION UNDERGRADUATE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

APSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for aspiring physician scientist trainees. One of the goals of APSA is to provide opportunities for physician scientist trainees to develop skills needed for future careers in academic medicine and industry, including future trainee mentorship. The goal of this program is to connect APSA professional (MD, DO, MD/PhD, and DO/PhD) students with undergraduates who are interested in careers as physician-scientists in one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships. Visit the APSA website for program details and application information. 

MCAT STUDY RESOURCE FROM THE AAMC

The AAMC has announced a new resource, A Roadmap to MCAT® Content in Biochemistry Textbooks,  for students to view and download free of charge. The AAMC reached out to publishers of biochemistry textbooks and asked them to identify where the foundational concepts and content categories tested on the MCAT exam can be found within their textbooks. At present, there are three textbooks included in this resource, all of which are free and open-access. As the AAMC hears from other publishers, they will continue to update this resource.

STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE OPPORTUNITY

Health Services is looking for a first or second year student with an interest in athletics to serve on the Student Health Advisory Committee. The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) acts as a liaison between Northwestern students and Health Service Administration to discuss student needs, concerns and suggestions about the programs and services provided by NUHS. For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, please visit the website

AAMC FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Planning to take the MCAT or apply to medical school this year, but unsure if you can afford the related fees? The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) may be able to help through its Fee Assistance Program, which aims to assist those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the MCAT, apply to medical schools that use the AMCAS application and more. Fee assistance benefits are not retroactive, so it is best to submit an application as early as possible in the calendar year you intend to take the MCAT or apply to medical school. For details on eligibility, applying and more, visit the program website here.

NORTHWESTERN NETWORK MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) has launched a new mentorship program that cultivates meaningful mentorship opportunities within the Northwestern community. Watch the intro video here to learn more. The program launched in February to students in three pilot industries, but all students are welcome to join right now. Student and alumni mentees can use the platform to search for a mentor who best matches their current and future professional goals and submit a request to work with a that mentor. Alumni mentors may either accept or decline a mentorship request. If the request is accepted, the mentor and mentee connect via the platform to set their first meeting. To register, visit the program registration page here.

"AAMC PRE-MED NAVIGATOR" MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER LAUNCHED

The AAMC has launched an e-newsletter for pre-med students. The AAMC Pre-med Navigator is a monthly email that includes relevant information, resources, tools, tips and important dates for pre-med students at every stage of their journey to medical school. To see the articles in the inaugural issue or to subscribe, visit the newsletter homepage here.

NORTHWESTERN CAREER ADVANCEMENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Northwestern Career Advancement Career Development Fund will provide funding to support the career needs of undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.  This program is collaboration between NCA and the Northwestern Undergraduate Budget Priorities committee, who provided the financial support to launch this initiative.  

Students can apply to receive funding to support the following career development pursuits:

An application and more information can be accessed at this link on their website.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as funds are available.

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Courses of Interest

ENTREP 360: LEADERSHIP, ETHICS & YOU

Farley Center's Leadership, Ethics, and You is designed for students who want to explore how ethics and integrity fit into leadership. This course will help student entrepreneurs develop their “True North,” a compass that allows students to lead themselves and others. View course details here.

ENTREP 470: MEDICAL INNOVATION*

(Fall 2019 and Winter 2020) Co-taught by Feinberg School of Medicine, Pritzker School of Law, Kellogg School of Management, McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science -  This course is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program designed to expose students to the entire innovation and entrepreneurial life cycle of new medical technologies. Medical innovations evolve from basic clinical needs, and NUvention is designed to simulate how they become businesses in the real world. The primary goal is to walk through the steps associated with bringing a medical innovation to the patient. In a very compressed period of six months, students work through a number of product, intellectual property, regulatory and business development steps as an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial team. View course details here.

CFS 392 IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Might you have flexibility in your Fall schedule and interested in gaining experience in the public health, or health and medical field?  If yes, then consider advancing your academic and professional goals by participating in Field Studies in Public Health. We have openings for the Fall course, and Chicago Field Studies has many organizational partners that are still seeking Fall interns – Mothers & Babies, Vous Vitamins, Peer Health Exchange, Lurie’s Children Hospital, Evanston Health & Human Services, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute for Therapy through the Arts, EverThrive, Weissbluth Pediatrics and more.

Take the ONLINE CFS information session to learn more and apply. We will help you with your resume (if needed), interviewing, and recommend you to the employers that most interest you. Other students in Field Studies in Public Health will be interning with AVIA, Center for Community Health, Healthbox, Legal Council for Health Justice, MATTER Health, Dr. Miller Lab, and Sg2.
To learn more, visit https://www.internships.northwestern.edu/apply/information-sessions.html, or contact Karen Allen at karen-allen@northwestern.edu or CFS@northwestern.edu or call 847-467-0605.

LDRSHP 204 - PARADIGMS & STRATEGIES OF LEADERSHIP

This is a one-credit introductory class that can function as a stand-alone course or as the first step toward the Undergraduate Leadership Certificate. Paradigms will help you become an effective leader on campus, in your community, and in your career.

During the class, you'll examine fundamental challenges and concepts through exercises, lecture and discussion. Paradigms & Strategies of Leadership (LDRSHP 204) is offered every Fall and Spring. Evanston campus undergraduate students are eligible to enroll. LDRSHP courses are offered through the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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