Attend the 2024 NeuroIMPACT Conference on May 2nd!

The annual NeuroIMPACT Conference will be held in Charleston on May 2, 2024! This year’s theme is AI in Neuroscience: Transforming Care, Education and Collaboration. Attendees can enjoy talks and panel discussions with colleagues from other South Carolina institutions (MUSC, Clemson, USC, etc) as well as Harvard, Univ of Buffalo, George Washington, Emory, and many others.

Highlights Include:

  • Three parallel sessions covering how AI will transform care of clinical neuroscience patients, education in clinical neuroscience, and collaborations between academia, business and nonprofit entities.
  • A job fair for our trainees attended by academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and recruiting agencies.
  • Vendors in the AI space will be present throughout campus to allow attendees to sample technologies from VR, AR, robotics and others.
  • Community members at large, including clinical providers of all neuro-specialties, will be invited to attend. CME will be offered.

Event Schedule: The conference will be on Thursday, May 2nd, with breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. and the day ending by 4:30 p.m. A full agenda can be found here.

To Attend: Scan the QR code on the flyer or click this link to register. The conference is free for all attendees!

Click here for more information about the conference.

MUSC Research Opportunity in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology

Dr. Naohiro Yamaguchi’s lab in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC is looking for a student intern to perform research for calcium signaling!

The Opportunity: This project focuses on the regulatory mechanisms of calcium release channels, called ryanodine receptors, and the functional consequence of their dysfunctional activities that leads to human muscle diseases. Students will be participating in cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry experiments including tissue cell cultures, mutant DNA construction and expression, and functional assay for the mutant Ca2+ channel activity.

Details: No previous lab experience is necessary as all training will be provided onsite. Selected students will work 10 hours per week during the semester and more (>15 hours) during the summer.

Great Fit For: Rising sophomores and juniors looking for a great opportunity to conduct independent research for their Bachelor’s Essay or Honors Immersed.

Publishing Potential: Recent students’ works have been published in the internationally recognized journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbc.2023.105606.

If You’re Interested: Interested students should contact Dr. Yamaguchi at yamaguch@musc.edu for more information.

Intern With the Charleston Climate Coalition

The Charleston Climate Coalition (CCC) is looking for a part-time student intern to work with their team on finalizing and piloting implementation of their new Environmental Justice Profile!

The Internship: This position will involve working with the CCC team to help create the digital platform on Squarespace, help with gathering contact information for agencies relevant to the dimensions of the profile, and potentially attend meetings with environmental justice experts to set up piloting projects. This internship can be completed in person in Charleston or virtually if you plan to leave the Lowcountry this summer.

More Info: The Environmental Justice Profile is a digital platform for assessing and raising awareness about community exposure and vulnerability to a wide range of dimensions of environmental and social justice harms.

Great Fit For: Self-motivated and eager students who can effectively manage time and carry out responsibilities independently. This position should especially interest students who want real-life experience fighting to protect frontline communities and bring about sustainable community-based solutions.

To Apply: Email your resume to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com with the subject line EJ Profile Internship Application.

To learn more about the Charleston Climate Coalition, click this link to head to their website.

Mindful-Move Out Volunteer Call!

The Opportunity: Volunteer for Mindful Move-Out from April 28th-May 2nd! The Center for Sustainable Development and their partners need all hands on deck to collect and sort the donations they receive from residence halls during Move-Out. It’s a great way to help our campus and community reduce waste (and get first dibs on free clothes, furniture, and more)!

BenefitsWorking can be counted for volunteer hours. By volunteering, participants increase their campus and community involvement and volunteers help work towards the 90% Waste Diversion metric.

Relevance: This is a great opportunity for students wanting to get involved on campus, anyone needing volunteer hours, and anyone wanting to look through some free items!

To Sign UpGo to this link to sign up for volunteering timeslots.

For more information, reach out to zerowaste@cofc.edu or sustain@cofc.edu with any questions!

Students 4 Support and S4S+ Are Recruiting!

Students 4 Support and S4S+ are recruiting student volunteers, and you’re encouraged to apply!

About Students 4 Support: Students 4 Support & S4S+ are a highly-trained, certified group of peer volunteers who offer support for personal, social, and academic concerns, frustrations, and questions. They provide support through in-person drop-ins and texting. S4S+ are members of the Queer community who are able to meet and talk with students in the pride center.

To ApplyClick this link and follow the application instructions. Applications are due May 24th, 2024 by 5 p.m.

Requirements: You must be able to submit the full application package (including three one to two-page essays) by the deadline, participate in the interview process, agree to volunteer for at least two semesters, and be able to attend all mandatory training dates:

  • Training days will be on the week of 8/14/2024, 8/15/2024, 8/16/2024, and 8/19/2024
  • Training is all day on those days, specific information will be provided to accepted members
  • Training dates may require students to be back on campus before dorm accommodations are open.  We recommend connecting with friends or requesting to connect with the Students 4 Support team to see if you can stay with one of them.
  • There are no make-up training dates. Please do not apply unless you can attend.

For more information, see the provided flyer, click this link, or go to @students4support on Instagram.

Research Specialist Position in the Han Laboratory in the Hollings Cancer Center

The Han laboratory at MUSC is looking for a Research Specialist, who will be responsible for laboratory maintenance, mouse colony management, and contributing to the research projects.

About the Lab: The Han laboratory will launch in the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in August 2024. The Han laboratory investigates pancreatic cancer at the cellular and molecular levels, utilizing genetic mouse models, cell cultures, and human patient samples.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn cutting-edge biology techniques
  • A vibrant research environment to better understand fundamental mechanisms of pancreatic cancer and to ultimately benefit pancreatic cancer patients
  • Standard research specialist salary and benefits

Great Fit For: Current seniors (students who will graduate before September 2024).

To Apply: Email your CV to hanl@musc.edu.

For more information, email Dr. Han at hanl@musc.edu. Click here to read about the kind of work Dr. Lu Han has done.

Attend the Charleston HackOps Kickoff Event!

You’re invited to the free Charleston HackOps kickoff/mixer/team night on Friday, April 19th!

About HackOps: The goal of HackOps is to bring together the tech and business communities to build innovative startups using the latest technology. In 48 hours, participants will form teams, then create both a prototype and a pitch for their best collective idea that addresses an issue impacting our community.

More Info: You’re also invited to join a CofC team for the entire hackathon event on Saturday and Sunday, including the pitch competition, dinner by Rodney Scott BBQ, and the judging and awards mixer.

When & Where: The kickoff event will be…

  • On Friday, April 19th, at 6:00 p.m.
  • At the Harbor Entrepreneurship Center across the Cooper River Bridge (11 Ewall St, Mt Pleasant)

To Attend: E-mail Lancie Affonso (affonsol@cofc.edu) if you need a ride with our SSME Van, departing from the Addlestone Library parking lot at 5:30 p.m.

To Register for HackOpsGo to this link to learn more and sign up.