Friday, June 17, 2016

Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS



The Institute will serve as the education, research and community engagement arm of Equitas Health, focused on reducing health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. We will develop and deliver exceptional LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare education and training, engage with LGBTQ patients, work with community-based organizations, and support LGBTQ health research efforts in our region.

With this expansion and in partnership with the Ohio AIDS Coalition (also a division of Equitas Health), we are launching the Transforming Care Conference. The conference will be hosted in partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on October 20-21, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.  A pre-conference for People Living with HIV in Ohio will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

This conference evolved as a result of the work of two Ohio-based coalitions. The Ohio AIDS Coalition introduced the Ohio Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS in 1997 and the Central Ohio LGBTQ Health Coalition introduced its LGBTQ Health Equity Conference in 2015. For the first time, these two events will join forces to bring together over 450 health and social service providers, community members, advocates, researchers, students, activists, and community leaders to address the vast health disparities that affect the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV/AIDS.

According to a 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation report, many LGBT individuals report negative experiences when seeking care, ranging from disrespectful treatment or providers’ lack of awareness of LGBT health needs to outright denial of care, shaming, or blaming the patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity as the cause for an illness. The same study identified significant medical disparities in the LGBT community. Relative to heterosexuals, LGBT individuals experience a higher prevalence and earlier onset of chronic conditions and disabilities, including mental health disorders, substance abuse, homelessness, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and suicide. Transgender persons are more likely to live in poverty, less likely to have health insurance, experience the greatest challenges, including stigma, and are often least likely among LGBT individuals to report their health as excellent or very good. And, members of the LGBT community are still impacted most by HIV. 

The Transforming Care Conference will provide the necessary tools and resources to ensure healthcare professionals are able to provide culturally competent care and to help us link community members with available provider resources and services.

With the announcement of the conference, we have opened a call for abstracts for both the pre-conference and the full conference. More information is available by visiting http://transformingcareconference.com/abstracts/.

If you have any questions regarding the Institute, please feel free to contact Julia Applegate at juliaapplegate@equitashealth.com. For questions regarding the Transforming Care Conference, please email transformingcare@equitashealth.com or call (614) 929-8894.

Research Assistant position at Boston Children's Hospital


The Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital has an opening for a full-time research assistant (RA) in Psychology.  The Biobehavioral Research Laboratory (BRL) conducts biobehavioral studies examining the effects of maternal and child stress and trauma exposures on young children’s risk for poor developmental outcomes. The current project involves follow-up of a cohort of mothers recruited in pregnancy and their children for assessments when the children are 3 and 5 years old. The goals of this study are to test whether prenatal and postnatal stress exposures predict child outcomes, including cellular aging, stress reactivity, neurodevelopmental functioning, and emotional and behavioral problems.  The main RA responsibilities include scheduling and conducting home and laboratory visits; collecting behavioral, questionnaire, and biosample (blood, urine, hair, saliva) data; data cleaning, data entry, and other data management activities; and administrative tasks (e.g., preparing study materials, ordering supplies, interfacing with other study sites).


Requirements include:

  1. Degree in an appropriately related discipline, preferably in a Life, Health, or Social Sciences field, with a minimum of one year of related experience. 
  2. Experience working with children, preferably young children.
  3. High attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and well-developed analytical skills.
  4. Well-developed communication skills. 
  5. Sensitivity in working with multicultural populations, traumatized women, and young children.
  6. Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. 
  7. Willingness to collect biosamples, including blood. Phlebotomy experience is a plus. Phlebotomy training can be provided.
  8. Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus.
  9. Driver’s License is required to drive to participants’ home when needed. Personal car is not required.
  10. 2-year minimum commitment.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

If interested and meet the above requirements, please send a CV and cover letter to BRL_Psychiatry@childrens.harvard.edu.

 

Research Assistant Position in Pitt Department of Psychiatry


The Pitt Department of Psychiatry is currently recruiting a Research Assistant to coordinate their NIMH funded K01 study to examine emotional processing in 9-13 yo youth at high risk for depression to start in late July or early August 2016.  This study involves collection of neural measures involved in emotion processing (using Event Related Potentials, ERPs) and well as Ecological Momentary Assessment measures of emotional responding and regulation in daily life in the youth participants, as well as a number of clinical and self report assessments in the parents and youth.

Experience with ERPs or other psychophysiological measures is highly desirable, as well as experience working with youth and/or individuals experiencing psychopathology.  Responsibilities include assisting with recruitment, screening and scheduling participants, running participants through ERP protocols, conducting clinical diagnostic interviews with adult and youth participants, administering self-report questionnaires, administering the EMA protocol, data processing/management, and submitting irb progress reports and modifications. Please email me a cover letter and cv to indicate your interest (to BylsmaL@pitt.edu) in addition to applying through the link through HR below.   The position is currently funded for 30hrs/week (may increase to 40 hrs/week) with a flexible schedule and full benefits.  Some evening and weekend available hours are needed for running participants outside of school hours.


The Recovery Village Invites Students to Apply for College Scholarships


The Recovery Village is accepting applications from students pursuing health-related degrees like psychology and counseling who have a special interest in careers in addiction medicine or substance abuse treatment. 
 
Students can visit https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/ to apply. Additional information can be found below:

 
The Recovery Village Invites Students to Apply for College Scholarships in Pursuit of Health-Related Careers

Applications for $500 Scholarships Are Due by Sun., July 31, 2016

UMATILLA, FL -- Students pursuing a health-related degree in college, and who have an interest in careers in addiction medicine or substance abuse treatment, are invited to apply for The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship, worth $500.

One $500 scholarships will be awarded every semester to students attending an accredited junior college or university whose studies include course work in counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing or psychology and who have an interest in substance abuse treatment and addiction recovery.

The scholarship is sponsored by The Recovery Village, a member of Florida-based behavioral healthcare provider Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), which operates seven addiction recovery treatment centers in Florida, Colorado and Washington.

Scholarships will be awarded based upon submission of a personal statement and an explanation of how a career in addiction medicine and substance abuse recovery factor into the applicants' future plans.

Applications for fall semester 2016 studies are due on or before Sun., July 31.

"There is a growing need for certified addiction recovery therapists nationwide," said ARS chief executive officer Mitchell Eisenberg, M.D., "and we believe that The Recovery Village can assist in filling this void by offsetting the cost of higher education for several students who want to enter this specialized field every year."

There are no geographic boundaries limiting the area from which applications will be accepted, and scholarship dollars may be used for tuition, books, or room and board expenses.

For more information or to apply, visit TheRecoveryVillage.com/scholarships/.

About Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS)

Founded in 2013, ARS owns and operates behavioral healthcare facilities providing services for adults and adolescents that include: addiction recovery and treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders and a variety of mental health issues. Its network of treatment centers includes:

·         The Recovery Village (Umatilla, Florida)

·         The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake (Palmer Lake, Colorado)

·         Next Generation Village (Sebring, Florida)

·         Orlando Recovery Center (Orlando, Florida)

·         Next Step Village (Maitland, Florida)

·         Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services (Winter Park, Florida)

·         The Recovery Village Ridgefield (Ridgefield, Washington)

For more information, visit AdvancedRecoverySystems.com.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Leading Light Awards and Scholarships


Nominations Open for LLA Scholarships

With thanks to our outstanding sponsors, Women & Hi Tech is honored to provide two $5,000 scholarships this year.  The scholarships (one undergraduate and one graduate) will be awarded to women living in Indiana with plans to remain here after graduation to put their education to work in our community.  The Women & Hi Tech Scholarships are open to women pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or math.  The two recipients will be honored at the Women & Hi Tech Leading Light Awards on October 6, 2016 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.   

Nominations are being accepted now thru July 29, 2016.  Learn more and apply at https://womenandhitech.wildapricot.org/2016-LLA-Scholarships

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Meet Your Arts and Sciences N&M Advisors

Meet with a Career Advisor!
  • ​Are you trying to find a last minute summer job?  
  • Do you need to have a conversation about career/life path?
  • Are you considering applying to graduate school in the fall and looking for information on graduate programs and how to apply? 
  • Have you recently decided not to pursue a health professions career and need guidance on where to go next?
These are just a few of the services we can provide in Arts and Sciences Career Services!  As your dedicated Natural and Mathematical Sciences Career Advisors, we can also help you with:
  • ​​Career/Life Path
  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Interview Preparation
  • Networking Strategies
Advisors are available to meet with you now and over the summer.  To make an appointment, visit Career Link, and follow these instructions.  On Career Link, you can also search our jobs and internships database (we currently have more than 700 positions listed with employers who want to hire IU students).  

We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Full-Time Research Assistant Position Announcement


We are happy to announce that we are seeking applications for full-time research assistant/junior specialist positions at the UC Davis Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Cameron Carter. Our ideal applicants have received their B.A. or B.S. and are typically interested in an RA position to be more competitive in pursuing a career in medicine or psychology.  We have both clinical (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00949) and technical (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00950) positions available at this time, the details of which are described below.  We hope to fill these positions in the next two months and have start dates in Summer of 2016. 

Applications can only be accepted via the UC Davis Recruit website.  Please note the positions are in the process of being posted to the UC Davis Recruit website and may not be immediately available.  Please check back frequently, and for any additional questions about the positions, please contact Dr. Tyler Lesh (talesh@ucdavis.edu).


UC Davis TCAN Coordinator/Clinical Position:


Broadly, the Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness.   This position is to serve a Study Coordinator for the TCAN lab at UC Davis Medical Center. The incumbent will coordinate many aspects of the research study. The incumbent will use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbent will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments.  The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions.  The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws.  The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including supervising undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases.  Furthermore, the incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help RAs develop their career goals.  The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.


UC Davis TCAN Technical Position:


Broadly, the Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness.  This position is to serve as a technically-oriented research assistant at the UC Davis Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Cameron Carter. The incumbent will be responsible for many aspects of data collection and analysis, and consequently will benefit from having experience or interest in neuroimaging and programming.  The incumbent will become proficient in operating all MRI and EEG hardware at the Imaging Research Center and will be responsible for collecting, organizing, and analyzing neuroimaging data (including diffusion MRI, fMRI, EEG/ERP, and PET).  The incumbent will use programming expertise to generate and maintain computer code used in organizing and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data.  The incumbent will manage data collection and organization of behavioral data, including supervising undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases. Furthermore, the incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help RAs develop their career goals. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.