Climate Change and the Law: Rising Tides Wash Up Legal Issues

Charleston School of Law and Furman University are hosting Climate Change and the Law: Rising Tides and Wash Up Legal Issues on Friday, February 24, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at The Charleston Museum.

Featured will be conversations centered around the legality of climate change policy. Panels will include subjects such as; Trends in Climate Litigation, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Management Projects and the Charleston Peninsula Study, Ethical Considerations in Climate Change: Renewable Energy, the Role of the Law Firm in a Changing Climate, and Other Considerations. 

This event is a great opportunity for any student interested in political science, law school, urban development, and sustainability.

Students may learn more & register here!

Association of Women Surgeons Hosts Surgical Education Conference at MUSC

MUSC’s Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) presents their 2023 Surgical Education Conference.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 25, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Event: Surgical speakers will lead hands-on workshops on topics like

  • A typical day in the life of a surgeon
  • Working and training as a female surgeon in a male-dominated field
  • Student preparation for a career in surgery

The Benefits: This is a great opportunity to meet surgeons as well as medical students and learn more about a surgical career as well as the path to medical school! MUSC admissions will also be giving a presentation!

How to Register: Complete the registration form and pay the $20 registration fee by the February 16 deadline; address questions to musc.aws@gmail.com.

Student Research Scholar/Research Assistant in the Learning and Memory Research Lab at MUSC

The Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Health Sciences & Research, Integrative Neuromodulation and Recovery (iN*R) Lab is currently looking for a team member who will primarily work on a newly funded project involving electroencephalography (EEG) and non-invasive brain stimulation to study memory mechanisms in healthy volunteers of older age.

Applicants will contribute to data acquisition, analysis, and implementation of a data management infrastructure following international standards and recommendations for open science and ethical data-sharing practices.

Existing or very strong interest in developing experience in EEG data acquisition and signal processing methods is preferred. Likewise, programming skills (MATLAB, Python, R) and experience with machine learning methods are a big advantage but not mandatory.

Please email your CV and a short cover letter detailing your interest in our research, experience, and fit for the position/lab, and contact details of a reference to Dr. Kirstin-Friederike Heise as soon as possible. (Start and end times for this position are negotiable).

Students may learn more about this opportunity here!

Summer Opportunity: Pediatrics Research Fellowship at MUSC

The Darby Children’s Research Institute at MUSC is offering summer scholarship opportunity for those students interested in performing pediatric basic science or clinical science research.

The Opportunity: Fellowship awardees will spend summer 2023 working in state-of-the-art laboratories with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students spanning multiple disciplines in childhood health and disease.

The Benefits: Scholars will receive lab training and lead their own project, specific to an area of childhood health or disease, and be funded with their own stipend.

  • The student Fellow will also receive a $4,000 stipend with an additional $1,000 for consumable lab supplies

Great fit For: Science and public health majors / Aspiring clinical researchers / Future pediatric practitioners / All grade-levels welcome

Next Steps: Submit any questions to Jasmine Ballentine (ballentj@musc.edu). Ready to apply? Read below for specific instructions on how to apply (deadline is Feb. 1).

The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship for the Darby Children’s Research Institute Summer Program

PURPOSE

The purpose of The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to perform pediatric clinical and basic science research.

OVERVIEW

The Darby Children's Research Institute (DCRI) is the research arm of the Department of Pediatrics and the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina. The DCRI is comprised of basic and physician scientists working together with a common goal to perform impactful science that can be translated for the wellness of children’s health. The DCRI is composed of state-of- the-art laboratories with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students spanning multiple disciplines in childhood health and disease.

The primary objective of The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship is to provide funding for trainees to gain exposure to a clinical and basic science pediatric research environment in a nationally ranked academic medical center that will advance their career aspirations.

Information on the DCRI and areas of research can be found at the following link: https://dcri.musc.edu

ELIGIBILITY

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate accredited US college or university institution.

Must be able to physically work in a designated lab for an 8-week program.

KEY DATES

Applications due: February 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST

Applicants will be notified of awards: March 1, 2023

Award Period: June 1, 2023 – July 31, 2023

AWARD AMOUNT

$4,000 stipend for the student fellow / $1,000 for consumable lab supplies

APPLICATION FORM AND DOCUMENTS

Document

  • Font Type and Size: Arial, 11pt.
  • Page Margins: No less than 0.5” on all sides
  • Document Type: Single PDF file

Required Documents/Files

Cover letter – Include what peeks your interests in pediatric research either basic or clinical. Do you have a particular area of interest? Are you interested in a particular DCRI researcher from the information provided on the DCRI website or publications? (1 page)

Personal and Scientific Background (1-2 pages) – Please describe your educational background in science, why you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, and how this would enhance or further your career goals?

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation (1 letter minimum)

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Combine all documents into a single PDF file

Email to Jasmine Ballentine (ballentj@musc.edu), Subject Line: DCRI Summer Fellowship Program

QUESTIONS

Please address questions to Jasmine Ballentine at ballentj@musc.edu

Gap Year Opportunity: Clinical Research Fellowship for Pre-Med Students

The MUSC ENT Department would like to invite graduating pre-med students who intend to take a gap year to apply to their Clinical Research Fellowship Program.

The opportunity: This 10-month funded position provides formal training in clinical research. Fellows help run an array of projects related to clinical trials and clinical outcomes research focused on otology, sinus surgery and rhinology, obstructive sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer.

The Benefits: Fellows will gain direct patient experience, help run clinic visits, write and publish manuscripts, and learn biostatistics.

Great fit for: Graduating pre-med students who plan to take a gap year.

Next Steps: Send a CV to Dr. Shaun Nguyen at nguyensh@musc.edu by May 1. For questions or more details, contact Dr. Nguyen or (Honors alum!) Emily Duckworth ’22 at duckwore@musc.edu.

Summer Opportunity: Pediatrics Research Fellowship at MUSC

The Darby Children’s Research Institute at MUSC is offering a summer scholarship opportunity for students interested in performing pediatric basic science or clinical science research.

The Opportunity: The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship supports students in the Research Institute’s Summer Scholars Fellowship. Students accepted into the program will spend summer 2023 working in state-of-the-art laboratories with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students spanning multiple disciplines in childhood health and disease.

The Benefits: Scholars will receive lab training and lead their own project, specific to an area of childhood health or disease, and be funded with their own stipend.

  • The student Fellow will also receive a $4,000 stipend with an additional $1,000 for consumable lab supplies

Great fit For: Science and public health majors / Aspiring clinical researchers / Future pediatric practitioners / All grade-levels welcome

Next Steps: Submit any questions to Jasmine Ballentine (ballentj@musc.edu). Ready to apply? Read below for specific instructions on how to apply (deadline is Feb. 1).

 

The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship for the Darby Children’s Research Institute Summer Program

PURPOSE

The purpose of The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to perform pediatric clinical and basic science research.

OVERVIEW

The Darby Children's Research Institute (DCRI) is the research arm of the Department of Pediatrics and the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina. The DCRI is comprised of basic and physician scientists working together with a common goal to perform impactful science that can be translated for the wellness of children’s health. The DCRI is composed of state-of- the-art laboratories with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students spanning multiple disciplines in childhood health and disease.

The primary objective of The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship is to provide funding for trainees to gain exposure to a clinical and basic science pediatric research environment in a nationally ranked academic medical center that will advance their career aspirations.

Information on the DCRI and areas of research can be found at the following link: https://dcri.musc.edu

ELIGIBILITY

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate accredited US college or university institution.

Must be able to physically work in a designated lab for an 8-week program.

KEY DATES

Applications due: February 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST

Applicants will be notified of awards: March 1, 2023

Award Period: June 1, 2023 – July 31, 2023

AWARD AMOUNT

$4,000 stipend for the student fellow / $1,000 for consumable lab supplies

APPLICATION FORM AND DOCUMENTS

Document

  • Font Type and Size: Arial, 11pt.
  • Page Margins: No less than 0.5” on all sides
  • Document Type: Single PDF file

Required Documents/Files

Cover letter – Include what peeks your interests in pediatric research either basic or clinical. Do you have a particular area of interest? Are you interested in a particular DCRI researcher from the information provided on the DCRI website or publications? (1 page)

Personal and Scientific Background (1-2 pages) – Please describe your educational background in science, why you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, and how this would enhance or further your career goals?

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation (1 letter minimum)

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Combine all documents into a single PDF file

Email to Jasmine Ballentine (ballentj@musc.edu), Subject Line: DCRI Summer Fellowship Program

QUESTIONS

Please address questions to Jasmine Ballentine at ballentj@musc.edu

There’s Still Time to Register for CofC’s Spring MCAT Prep Course

The Opportunity: A peer-led MCAT prep course to help prepare students planning to apply to med school in summer of 2023.

  • The course meets Saturdays starting in February 2023.

Save Big: The cost of the course is $950 including all materials (most commercial classes are $2000 and up).

Benefits: By the end of the course, students should be…

  • Knowledgeable in each of the sciences covered by the MCAT (chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, social sciences).
  • Well-versed in the various strategies and approaches useful for each MCAT section.
  • Proficient in reading and breaking down complex passages, particularly for the CARS
  • Familiar with the format of the MCAT and comfortable taking a full-length
  • Confident, relaxed, and well-prepared when test day arrives

How to Register: Register through CofC’s Online MarketPlace by EOD on Wednesday, December 14; if you miss the deadline but are still interested, Karen Eippert (eippertk@cofc.edu) to see if spots are still available.

Research Assistant Position: Help Develop Medical Science Leadership Programs

Dr. Angela Passarelli, Associate Professor of Management, is looking for a research assistant to help enhance several leadership development programs focused on the medical science field.

The opportunity: Paid, semester-long research into health science leadership coaching will include literature reviews, designing surveys, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing reports.

The benefits: Paid RA position ($12/hr); 6-10 hours per week (some remote work an option), eligible for independent study or Honors Immersed credit; supported by NIH grant.

Great fit for: Aspiring health science researchers / Future healthcare leaders / Women in STEM entrepreneurs

How to apply: Read below for the full position description, then submit a resume/cover letter/availability to Dr. Passarelli (PassarelliAM@cofc.edu). Deadline is Jan. 18.

Position Title: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Position Description: Position available to assist with various research projects related to coaching for leadership development. Projects include:

  1. CREW: Coaching and Resources for Entrepreneurial Women (with MUSC)
  2. Competencies for Coaching Physicians and Physician Leaders (with Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School)
  3. Human-centered Leadership (with Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School)

Potential Duties:

  • Complete certification in the ethics of human subjects research
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Design electronic surveys using logic in Qualtrics
  • Oversee data collection
  • Analyze quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Prepare reports
  • Meet regularly with research advisor and/or multi-institutional collaborators
  • Maintain confidentiality

Must be proficient with electronic data management systems, have strong attention to detail, and ability to communicate professionally.

Duration of position: Open for spring 2023, with possibility to extend through summer or additional semesters (6-10 hours per week, remote)

Is compensation available? Yes, $12/hr; can also be used as Independent Study or Honors Immersed credit.

How should students apply? Please email the following to Dr. Angela Passarelli at PassarelliAM@cofc.edu: (1) resume, (2) brief cover letter describing how this position relates to your academic and/or career interests, (3) spring course/work schedule

Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled (with a deadline of January 18, 2023). Note that January 31st is the last day to submit applications for individual enrollment courses. Students interested in this option are encouraged to apply early.