College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Health Careers Careermail 1/21/10

January 21, 2010

1. Morehouse College Project: Imhotep
2. Research & Volunteer in Guatemala this Summer
3. Des Moines University's new Health P.A.S.S. summer program
4. Other Reminders

1. Morehouse College Project: Imhotep
DUE DATE: Jan 31st, 2010

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are providing four scholarships to qualified Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and recent graduates (class of 2009) for the Project: IMHOTEP internship program for summer of 2010. The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Alliance is working with APIAHF, and CDC to promote Project: IMHOTEP as part of their efforts to increase the number of NHPI public health and health care professionals. NHPI applicants who are not selected as scholarship are still eligible for the general selection process by Morehouse College. Please visit: for information on the 2009 NHPI scholarship winners.

2. Research & Volunteer in Guatemala this Summer
First information Session: Monday, February 1st, 4pm, 254 Dwinelle

Volunteers Around the World (VAW) provides medical, educational, and technological services to rural Guatemala. Last summer, we went to Guatemala to conduct public health surveys, provide assistance in community classrooms, and construct slow sand filters for producing safe drinking water. Join us and/or enroll in our DeCal IAS98/198 001 to prepare for our 2010 Summer Safe Drinking Water and Food Security Project! Weekly DeCal Meeting: Every Monday, 4- 6pm, 254 Dwinelle. Leadership positions available. Please e-mail: for more information.

3. Des Moines University's New Health P.A.S.S. Summer Program
DUE DATE: Feb 1st, 2010

The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars (Health P.A.S.S.) program is free to attend and students will be provided with a travel stipend, housing, and meals. The Health P.A.S.S. program is targeted at students who are underrepresented in medicine. Rising sophomores and rising juniors are encouraged to apply to the Health P.A.S.S. program. Participants will have the opportunity to experience "a day in the life" of students in four areas of health professions: Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (D.P.M.), Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), and Physician Assistant (P.A.).

For more information plase visit program website at: or contact Misty Huacuja-LaPointe at: (515) 271-1709 or e-mail at: .

4. Other Reminders
Application Deadline: Feb 1st, 2010.

The Travelers Summer Research Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine.

For more information, please visit: .