Tuesday, March 3, 2015

THE 13TH ANNUAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FAIR



THE 13TH ANNUAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FAIR
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Indiana Memorial Union – Alumni Hall

Come meet informally with representatives from medical schools and health professions programs from across the country.

Learn about majors and programs offered on the IU Bloomington campus related to healthcare.


Sponsored by the Health Professions and Prelaw Center

Co-Sponsored by: Applied Health Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Sociology, Speech and Hearing Sciences


The following schools, programs, and organizations will be there to talk to YOU:

Biomedical Sciences: Des Moines University; Indiana University School of Medicine; Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; Rosalind Franklin University; Thomas Jefferson University

Chiropractic Schools: Cleveland Chiropractic College; Logan Chiropractic College; National University of Health Sciences; New York Chiropractic College; Sherman College of Chiropractic

Clinical Lab Sciences: Bellarmine University; Indiana University School of Medicine; Rush University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Kentucky

Community Organizations: American Red Cross; Indiana University Health (Bloomington Hospital); People and Animal Learning Services (PALS); Wonderlab

Cytotechnology: Indiana University School of Medicine

Dental Schools: A.T. Still University; Lake Eric College of Osteopathic Medicine; Midwestern University; Tufts University; University of Kentucky; University of Louisville

Health Administration: A.T. Still University; Des Moines University; Governors State University; Indiana University; IU Fairbanks School of Public Health; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Ohio State University; Rosalind Franklin University; Rush University; University of Kentucky; University of Saint Francis

Health Informatics: School of Informatics IU Bloomington

Medical Physics: Indiana University

Medical Schools (U.S): A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Campbell University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Central Michigan University; Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Drexel University College of Medicine; Indiana University School of Medicine; Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine; Lake Eric College of Osteopathic Medicine; Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine; Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School; Rush Medical College; Uniformed Services University; University of Kentucky College of Medicine; University of Louisville School of Medicine; University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; Western Michigan University; West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Schools (Outside the U.S.): American University of Antigua; International American University; Ross University; St. George's University (Grenada); St. George's University of London; Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine; University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts

Nurse Anesthetist: Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Rosalind Franklin University

Nursing: Bellarmine University; Governors State University; Indiana University; Ivy Tech; Mount St. Joseph University; Rush University; Thomas Jefferson University; Uniformed Services University; University of Kentucky; University of Saint Francis

Occupational Therapy: A.T. Still University; Creighton University; Governors State University; Indiana University; Midwestern University; Rush University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Indianapolis

Optometry Schools: Illinois College of Optometry; Indiana University School of Optometry

Paramedic Science: Indiana University School of Medicine Health Professions Programs; Ivy Tech Community College

Pathologists’ Assistant Program: Indiana University School of Medicine

Pharmacy Schools: Butler University; Chicago State University; Creighton University; Lake Eric College of Osteopathic Medicine; Manchester University; Marshall University; Midwestern University; Purdue University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Charleston; University of Cincinnati; University of Kentucky; University of Michigan

Physical Therapy: A.T. Still University; Bellarmine University; Central Michigan University; Creighton University; Des Moines University; Governors State University; Indiana University; Midwestern University; Mount St. Joseph University; Rosalind Franklin University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Indianapolis; University of Kentucky

Physician Assistant: A.T. Still University; Butler University; Central Michigan University; Des Moines University; Indiana University; Lincoln Memorial University; Midwestern University; Rosalind Franklin University; Rush University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Kentucky; University of Saint Francis

Podiatry Schools: Des Moines University; Kent State University; Rosalind Franklin University

Post-Baccalaureate and Medical Preparatory Programs: Indiana University
  
Public Health: A.T. Still University; Des Moines University; Indiana University Bloomington; IU Fairbanks School of Public Health; Ohio State University; Rosalind Franklin University; Rush University; Thomas Jefferson University; Uniformed Services University; University of Indianapolis; University of Kentucky; University of Louisville

Radiation Therapy: Indiana University Bloomington Applied Physics Program; Indiana University School of Medicine Health Professions Programs; Ivy Tech Community College; Rush University; Thomas Jefferson University

Radiography/Radiologic Technology: Indiana University Bloomington Applied Physics Program; Indiana University School of Medicine Health Professions Programs; Rush University; Thomas Jefferson University

Respiratory Therapy: Bellarmine University; Indiana University School of Medicine Health Professions Programs; Ivy Tech Community College; Rush University

Social Work: Indiana University; University of Louisville

Speech and Hearing: Central Michigan University; Governors State University; Indiana University Bloomington Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences; Midwestern University; Rush University; University of Kentucky

Student and University Organizations: CHAARG; Hoosier Dentist; Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS); Occupational Therapy Club; Phi Delta Epsilon

Veterinary Schools (U.S.): Purdue University

Veterinary Schools (Outside the U.S.): Ross University; St. George’s University


…and many, many more!


Not sure about what to ask?  Don’t worry!  Admissions representatives enjoy talking to all students, freshmen to seniors, and are eager to share information about their programs.  Many are experienced interviewers and are good at asking students questions about their interests.  Walk up, introduce yourself, and find out about the many options available to you in the health fields! 

Questions?  Send email to the Health Professions and Prelaw Center at hpplc@indiana.edu.

For more information and to view updates on the programs that will be attending go to http://www.hpplc.indiana.edu/medicine/med-hpf.shtml.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Women in Science and Technology Panel - March 4

Interested in a panel discussion on the experiences of women in science and technology? Then please consider joining the IU Feminist Student Association, the Undergraduate Physics Club, Indiana University Women in Science, Women Empowering Success in Technology and the Biotechnology Club at IU for a panel and discussion on the experiences of women in science and technology! Panelists include Neuroscience Professor Cara Wellman, Jill Paterson of Biochemistry, Nitocris Perez in tech, Elizabeth Housworth from Math, and the Research Director of Baxter Healthcare Wendy Saffell-Clemmer.
Date: Wednesday, March 5th, 2015
Time: 6 PM
Location: IMU Georgian Room
Contact: Connie Lu
Contact email: cflu@umail.edu

Summer Job Opportunities Available in Bloomington


Summer Job Opportunities Available in Bloomington

Summer job opportunities are available here in Bloomington with Kid City day camp for students interested in the following:
  • Summer camp counselor
  • Summer camp one to one counselor with campers with disabilities
  • Leadership/supervisory experience
  • Event/activity planning
Below is information on the job openings that are available.  For interested students, the application can be found at http://bloomington.in.gov/media/media/application/pdf/8169.pdf

Monday, February 9, 2015

Themester 2015 on-campus internship



Themester, an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce several undergraduate internships available for Fall 2015’s Themester “@Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet.” Internship duties average about five hours a week. Interns actively engage the theme by attending and reporting on Themester events. Other duties include coordinating a Themester event or project and promoting Themester.  Previous interns report that the internship helped them engage campus on a deeper level. Themester has additional opportunities for students interested in photography and design. Visit the Themester website or more information.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Multiple Positions in Clinical/Developmental Research at Northwestern University



The MAPS (Mapping the Diversity of Young Children)-Integrated Research Program (MAPS-IRP), which focuses on characterizing and predicting the early emergence of mental health problems, has part-time positions available to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The MAPS Follow-Up Study (MAPS-FUS) (PI: Lauren Wakschlag, PhD) is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to identify developmentally based brain:behavior markers in early childhood that most sharply predict which young children will go on to develop chronic mental health problems from early school age-pre-adolescence. Individuals hired for these positions will be part of a dynamic collaborative team that includes clinical and developmental psychologists, methodologists, and neuroscientists.

All interested candidates should email resume and contact information for three references to jacqueline-cruz@northwestern.edu.

Research Assistant/Phlebotomist:
One question this study is designed to answer is whether differential exposure to stress may increase health disparities in mental health problems in minority children via changes in their immune system.  To achieve this aim, we will be drawing blood from the children who participate in the school-age assessment.
We are hiring a Research Assistant with pediatric phlebotomy experience to conduct the blood draws. The candidate will also be responsible for processing and storing peripheral blood samples, separating sera from plasma, isolating and stimulating PBMCs for cytokine production and conducting ELISAs. Experience in these techniques is preferred but not required. The Research Assistant will be an important part of the research team.

The Research Assistant’s primary activities involve:
-          Performing blood draws on our pediatric population (children ages 6-9 years old)
-          Collection, handling, and processing of biomedical specimens
-          Conducting study assessments
-          Maintaining accurate, timely, and detailed records of participant contact and databases
-          Other project-related responsibilities

Experience and Preferred/Required Qualifications:
       1.            Experience or demonstrated interest in working with diverse children and their families;
       2.            Experience conducting informed consent process with human research subjects;
       3.            Experience interviewing research participants;
       4.            Phlebotomy experience;
       5.            Willingness to work weekends is required;
       6.            Proficiency in Spanish preferred.

Observational Coder (5 openings):
These positions are responsible for coding developmentally based observations of young children’s disruptive and anxious behavior and parenting behavior. In particular, coders will need to devote 12-20 hours per week of intensive training to reliability and then independently code tapes assessing children’s behavior during a series of semi-structured laboratory activities with a parent and examiner. Once training is complete, hours may be flexible but a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required. Coders must be available to attend coding training and reliability meetings on Tuesdays. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in applying to graduate school in Clinical/Developmental Psychology or in expanding their exposure to assessment of early childhood psychopathology and for master’s level professionals interested in working part-time within the context of a larger developmentally based research program.

Experience:
1.       Knowledge of typical early childhood development;
2.       Prior experience with observational methods and/or developmental research preferred;
3.       Interest and/or knowledge about childhood psychopathology;
4.       Ability to work independently and attention to detail.
Time commitment:
1.       Availability to meet on Tuesdays to discuss tapes and reach consensus;
2.       One year commitment is required.

Child Specialist (up to 6 openings):
The Child Specialist is a key member of the assessment team for the MAPS-FUS team. 500 diverse parents and their children will participate in intensive lab-based assessments at school-age (6-8 years old) and at pre-adolescence (9-10 years old). Assessments include direct observation, neurocognitive tasks, puppet interviews and parent interviews about clinical symptoms and family context. The Child Specialist participates in clinical research by assisting the data collection team with transitioning between tasks, helping administer tasks to the children, supervise siblings who are present during a family’s visit, and oversee audio-video recording. The Child Specialist adheres to the lab protocol for lab visit preparation, administration, and completion, and may be assigned general office work and other duties in support of the study. The Child Specialists may also attend team meetings including journal club and other scientifically relevant activities. This is an excellent position for students interested in careers in clinical or developmental psychology or related fields. It will provide outstanding opportunity to obtain experience in clinical research assessment with diverse, developmental populations.

Positions will be available until filled and will start asap.

Northwestern students: There is an opportunity for 399 course credit.

Experience:
       1.            Experience or demonstrated interest in working with diverse children and their families;
       2.            Experience working in a research setting;
       3.            Experience with team work.
Time commitment:
       1.            12-20 hours per week;
       2.            Weekend work is required.