Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Internship Opportunity: Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program

PLLUSS website link:

Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program

The PLLUSS Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior scholars minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. The PLLUSS Program provides scholars with mentored public health research and community health activities, mentorship, and professional development, especially in the area of promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities research. PLLUSS scholars will participate in a comprehensive educational and applied public health learning experience that will enhance their abilities to successfully transition to graduate and professional school, and ultimately to a career in public health. 
The PLLUSS program is a collaboration of:
  1. Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (including Morgan State University and Howard University), Johns Hopkins University undergraduate program in Public Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD
  2. California State University – Los Angeles (CSU–LA, a diverse Hispanic-serving institution) in Los Angeles, CA
  3. University of Cincinnati and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (UC-NIOSH)
Scholars from federally-defined underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.


  • The PLLUSS program is a 10-week program that begins May 30, 2016.
  • Orientation begins on May 30, 2016 through June 3, 2016 for all students. Orientation will take place at KKI/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD (May 30th – May 31st) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA (June 1-3, 2016). Housing and transportation will be provided for scholars to attend the CDC Orientation. PLEASE NOTE: Students enrolled in the CSU-LA PLLUSS Program will return home after Orientation.
  • PLLUSS Research Experience
    • KKI-PLLUSS and UC-NIOSH PLLUSS scholars’ research will be June 3, 2016 to August 5, 2016.
    • PLEASE NOTE CSU-LA PLLUSS scholars’ research will be June 15, 2016 to August 12, 2016.
Current leadership and research mentorship sites include:
  1. Kennedy Krieger Institute (Lead Institution)
  2. California State University – Los Angeles
  3. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
  4. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  5. Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  6. Johns Hopkins University
  7. University of Cincinnati
  8. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Description:
Scholars will be paired with a research mentor based on the interests expressed in their application. Scholars will work with their mentor to develop a research question.  Available research topics include: health disparities, urban health issues, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, developmental disabilities, community health, substance abuse treatment and prevention, cancer prevention, and child maltreatment and community violence prevention and treatment.
  1. Scholars will be mentored to complete an abstract and manuscript through participation in weekly manuscript writing seminars.  During weekly manuscript writing seminars scholars will develop skills in data abstraction, literature reviews, basic statistical skills using STATA software (e.g., descriptive statistics, regression analysis, etc.)
  2. Scholars will be taught to use an Epidemiologic Rubric to discuss a public health topic related to health disparities.
  3. Scholars will present their research and public health topic at the end of the summer.
  4. Scholars will be encouraged to submit their research for presentation at a national scientific conference. 
  5. Scholars will participate in educational seminars in public health research methods, health disparities research, impact of social determinants on health, and urban health issues.
  6. PLLUSS faculty will provide small group professional and public health skill development.
The housing and round-trip travel expenses for out-of-state scholars are available. Student will be paid a $3,500 stipend.  All program activities are contingent upon CDC funding.


Scholars who are enrolled in undergraduate public health programs are encouraged to apply. Applications are due and must be uploaded by January 31, 2016, 11:59 pm (EST). Applications must be completed within one two-hour session. After two hours, the application system will time out and your information will NOT be saved!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Rare Learning Opportunity!

  The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences Presents…..

Dr. Leland Hartwell, Professor


Nobel Prize recipient
In Physiology or medicine

Arizona State University - Tempe


Integrating Research and Education in Disease Prevention

 Thursday, October 8
3:00p – 4:00p – KIVA
Please join us for a reception with the speaker immediately following at 4:00pm
All are welcomed to attend

Thursday, September 17, 2015

DOE Scholars Program - Summer Opportunity

DOE SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Explore the Possibilities!

The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2016.

Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars for more information or to apply - deadline is December 15, 2015!

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.
Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
  • Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
  • Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
  • Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status)
  • Travel arrangements to and from appointment site
Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.
Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail doescholars@orise.orau.gov or visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Useful Data Analysis Tools

As you consider how to analyze your data, this may be a useful table:

Vogt, P. (2007). Quantitative research methods for professionals. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Undergraduate Summer Research Program


Dear Professor Chapman,
Are your students looking for summer research opportunities? Please post, forward, or tell your students about the 2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program housed on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)
All programs for 2015 are listed at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Minority Health Disparities, Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, and Virology.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review of applications begins Monday, February 2 and all applications are due by Monday, March 2.
Thank you for your assistance in disseminating this information.
Best regards,
Maggie Jobes
Summer Research Program Director
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment 
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TWO STEM and STEM Support Internship Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Student and Alumni Research and Technical Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN

Appointments for Spring and Summer 2015!

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program

Apply by February 28 for best chance at selections; applications are accepted year-round

·         Undergraduates, Recent-AAS/BS, MS, and PhD  – Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors or related disciplines for technical support opportunities
·         Stipend based on academic status
·         Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
·         Full-time and part-time appointments
·         Professional development activities
·         Minimum GPA  - 2.5/4.0
·         U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)

Visit http://www.orau.org/ornl or contact ORNL Education Programs at ornledu@orau.org for more information!

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS) Program

Must Apply by February 28!

·         Current AAS, BS, MS, and PhD students – Majors related to Engineering, Earth and Geosciences, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, International Relations, Political Science, Government, Policy, Risk Analysis, and Computer Science
·         Stipend based on academic status
·         Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
·         Full-time and part-time appointments
·         Professional development activities
·         Minimum GPA  - 3.0/4.0
·         Open to U.S. and Eligible International Citizenship

Visit http://www.orau.org/ornl or contact ORNL Education Programs at ornledu@orau.org for more information!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

EMCC Student Conference Website - Save the date!

Hi all,
Here is some basic info regarding the EMCC conference this year:

The date of the conference this year is May, 7 2015.
The submission date for proposals is March, 23 2015.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out the week of April 10, 2015.

Here is the link to the Conference home page:

Please plan to attend, if at all possible.  Also, plan to stay all day, especially in the afternoon for the award ceremony!  Please let D know if you can not attend.  

Applications Open for MTBI 2015 - an Undergraduate Research Experience

Hello interns, 
If you are looking for a fun summer research position with a nice (4K) stipend, this program may be for you :)

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), a summer research experience for undergraduates held at Arizona State University. 

At MTBI, we prepare undergraduates in math, biology, and related fields for the rigors of graduate school by enabling students to produce student-selected, graduate-level research.  This summer, MTBI will be held from June 3rd to July 25th, 2015.  For more information on MTBI 2015 and to reach our online application form, please see the attached flyer, or simply visit (http://mtbi.asu.edu/summer-program).

Deadline for all applications and materials is January 31, 2015. 

Paid Internship Opportunity

Looking for a PAID internship?
Join us for an information session!

The HACU National Internship Program works
with federal and corporate partners to place undergraduates and graduate students in PAID internships related to their field of study. Join us on Friday January 23, 2015 to learn more about the upcoming Summer 2015 internship sessions, ask questions about the eligibility requirements, and get advice for the online application process.
When:                Friday January 23, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Where:               Your Computer or Smartphone – Webinar
To Register:      ClickHere!
Meeting Number:    804 973 925
Meeting Password: Phoenix2015

Join by phone: Please Dial 1-800-747-5150 and use access code 6026671

Gain work experience while living in a new city! Federal and corporate internships are available in the nation’s capital and in numerous cities across the US. Previous interns have lived and worked in Chicago, Denver,

New Orleans, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis and more.