College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Health Careers CareerMail 1/28/10

January 29, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE:
1. Decal Announcements
2. Global Healthcare Outreach
3. Health Career Connection 2010 Summer Internship
4. Second Breakfast Social
5. USC Somos Hermanos Student Immersion Program
6. Adventures in Veterinary Medicine - Tufts' Summer Program
7. Summer Opportunities in Gaining Research Experience In Germany
8. Other Reminders

1. DECAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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a) HEALTH IN THE ASIAN AMERICAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

This course will look at health determinants in the Asian American Pacific Islander communities through historical, social, and medical perspectives. There will be some amazing guest speakers, comprised of physicians, researchers, community leaders, and fellow students. This course is greatly relevant for anyone interested in public health, medicine, and AAPI issues. The DeCal (2 Units) will be offered every Wednesday from 7-9pm, location TBA. Students of all majors and classes may enroll. If you are interested and have any questions, please contact the student coordinator, David Lee, at: DLee23@berkeley.edu.


b) EXPLORING VISITION SCIENCE - OPTOMETRY 198

The goal of this course is to provide undergraduates with a background of vision science. No prior knowledge of vision science is necessary for this course. Optometry 198 is purely an exploratory course aimed to provide greater insight into the processes that occur beyond the surface of the eye. Students will first study the structural anatomy of the eye in order to build a basic foundation for the course. Guest lecturers researching vision science will share with students the various ocular conditions that exist. Enrollment Information: Location: 489 Minor Hall; Time: Thursdays 5 pm-6pm; First day of class: February 4, 2010. Please
e-mail Michelle Zhang if you have any questions, michelle@berkeley.edu.

c) SPANISH FOR FUTURE DOCTORS

This course will teach the basics of Spanish as it applies to the medical field. This course is designed to help break down the conversation barrier between doctors and patients. It will be a unique Spanish course geared towards learning the basics of conversational Spanish. The DeCal (1 Unit) will be offered every Thursday from 5-6:30 starting February 5th, location TBA. One year of Spanish experience is required, and students of all disciplines are encouraged to enroll. Please see the course website http://www.decal.org/courses/1373 . If you have any questions email the course coordinators at spanish4futuredoctors@gmail.com

d) BERKELEY ENGINEERS AND MENTORS

Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) is a student mentoring group that provides underserved students with engaging hands-on project based activities that illustrate science and engineering concepts. UC Berkeley students will serve as mentors and have the opportunity to work with students in elementary and high schools to stimulate their interest in
pursuing careers in science and engineering. Through weekly sessions, mentors will learn about teaching science and build strong relationships with their mentees. For more information, please visit our website: http://beam.berkeley.edu/drupal/
Decal (2 Units) information: Monday, 7-8pm, starting Jan. 25, 2010, Location: Dwinelle

e) JADE RIBBON CAMPAIGN DECAL

Join the Jade Ribbon Campaign DeCal (2 units) and the fight against Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer in the Asian and Asian-American population! The hepatitis B virus (HBV) affects approximately 10% of Asians and Asian-Americans. HBV is the major cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, and is one of the greatest health disparities facing Asian communities worldwide. The DeCal will provide opportunities for students to understand hepatitis B issues, learn from experts about how to market a public health campaign, and gain real-world outreach
experience. Students will also gain invaluable life skills through planning and executing an actual outreach project with grant money on the line for their project.

Time: Thursdays, 5:00pm -6:30pm
Location: 3106 Etcheverry
Please join us on the first day of class which is Thursday, Feb. 4 even if you are unable to add it on Tele-BEARS. Course Contact: jrcdecal@gmail.com
http://www.decal.org/courses/jaderibboncampaign


2. GLOBAL HEALTHCARE OUTREACH
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WHEN: Feb 1st, 2010 - 8:00pm
WHERE: 210 Wheeler

Interested in global healthcare outreach? Come to MEDLIFE's first general meeting! MEDLIFE is a national organization that provides medical, dental and pharmaceutical outreach to underprivileged communities in developing countries. At UC Berkeley's new chapter, we are looking to put together a team to travel abroad this summer to assist in healthcare related outreach, so come learn about the organization and how you can get involved! Visit
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=264139281434&ref=ts for more information.


3. HEALTH CAREER CONNECTION 2010 SUMMER INTERNSHIP
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DUE DATE: February 8, 2010 at 11:59PM EST

Health Career Connection (HCC) offers ten-week, full time summer internships from mid-June through mid- August to undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in healthcare management and policy, health education, community health, nurse administration, and other
public health options. Interns are paid educational and training stipends of approximately $300 - $400 per week. The internship program includes valuable workshops on career planning, graduate education, advocacy, leadership, and cultural competency. Students from all fields
including are welcome to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.healthcareers.org/main/index.htm or email: info@healthcareers.org


4. SECOND BREAKFAST SOCIAL
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Attention all MCBers, IBers, Microbial Biology majors!

Want free food, a second breakfast, while meeting faculty at the same time? Then drop by Room 2063 on Friday, February 5th for our Second Breakfast Social from 11:30 to 12:30! Friends are welcomed and you don't have to stay the whole time. We hope to see you there!


5. USC SOMOS HERMANOS STUDENT IMMERSION PROGRAM
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DUE DATE: Feb 15th, 2010

The University of Southern California's Somos Hermanos Student Immersion Program is currently accepting applications for both the July - December 2010 and the January - June 2011 program sessions. The goal of our program is to increase the number of bilingual and culturally competent health care providers in the U.S. through a six-month intensive language and culture immersion experience in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Students from any university who are between undergraduate and graduate school in the health care professions are eligible to participate in this program. Please visit www.somoshermanos.org or contact: info@somoshermanos.org for additional information.


6. ADVENTURES IN VETERINARY MEDICINE - TUFTS' SUMMER PROGRAM
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Adventures in Veterinary Medicine is a career-exploration program designed to provide participants with direct insights into the opportunities and realities of a career in veterinary medicine. This upcoming summer AVM will be celebrating its 20th year of programming. Our week long session for college students includes lectures and laboratories from some of our top veterinary faculty, researchers, and veterinary students, on timely and relevant topics. Students are encouraged to visit the website www.tufts.edu/vet/avm for more information. There is no deadline for applying, however, as each session has limited seats, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted by early February. The admission selection process begins in February and continues on a rolling basis.


7. SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES IN GAINING RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN GERMANY
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Students who will be a junior or senior (next school year) can apply to do research at an institution in Germany. A past participant, Shan Girn, had an amazing time working and traveling and would like to share with you this perfect opportunity for Biology majors to study/work abroad. The program accepts about 350 students from US, Canada, and the UK to work in cities all over Germany. Students receive a stipend of 650 Euros a month for living and food expenses. In addition, the program covers health insurance, German rail pass, and a conference in the city of Heidelberg. The process is really easy. Please visit the website for more information: http://www.daad.de/rise/en/11632/index.html , and if you have any questions you may contact Shan Girn at: girn@berkeley.edu.


8. OTHER REMINDERS
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A) 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: http://www.apiahf.org/imhotepstudents for information on the 2009 NHPI scholarship winners.


B) 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 berkeleyvaw@gmail.com for more information.


C) DES MOINES UNIVERSITY'S NEW HEALTH P.A.S.S. SUMMER PROGRAM
DUE DATE: Feb 1, 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 www.dmu.edu/healthpass or contact Misty
Huacuja-LaPointe at (515) 271-1709 or e-mail at: misty@dmu.edu.


D) HUMAN ANATOMY FOR UNDERGRADUATES
DUE DATE: March 15th, 2010

The tenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this year. The course will run for four weeks in June, 2010, on the Medical School campus in Baltimore, and will include both lectures and demonstrations using human cadavers. Applications will be accepted from all currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year of college. More course details, including a downloadable application form, can be found on the Internet at: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/FAE/anatomyinstitute. For further information, please contact Ms. Arlene Daniel at: adaniel@jhmi.edu


E) VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA WITH DIL SE FOUNDATION

Interested in volunteering in India this summer? Over the past four years, Dil Se has been working to improve health education and primary medical care access within rural communities in the north India state of Uttarakhand. We are currently looking for volunteers to be a part of
our Youth Awareness and Primary Medical Care programs for summer 2010. Dil Se offers the unique opportunity for interested individuals to develop a larger, long-term plan for sustainable health care and public health initiatives in a model that we hope to bring to various other
regions of India. For more information on the programs and application, please send an e-mail to Anish Patel or Julia Piper at: directors@dilsefoundation.org. Also, for more information on the organization, check out our website at: http://dilsefoundation.org .


F) UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INFORMATION

Forwarded on behalf of Leah Caroll:
Lots and lots of deadlines are coming your way in January and February! Don't get caught unprepared! Come to a research workshop (or an information session) this month to find out what opportunities are out there, how to find them, how to find a faculty sponsor, and how to make your application competitive.

A little piece of advice: See a program that interests you? Read the web site carefully, attend any workshops/information sessions to find out more, and then try to contact those who run the program to find out how to make your application competitive. Start early, and get feedback on your application.

Want to hear about research opportunities weekly (to not miss any late-breaking news)? Then you can subscribe to the undergraduate_research listserv by pasting this link into their browsers: mailto:undergraduate_research-request@lists.berkeley.edu?subject=subscribe
Send the resulting e-mail, then reply to the confirmation e-mail that you will receive.

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