Learn the essentials of animal research through a spring Express II course

A new course exposes students to the world of collaborative research between College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.

The course: A one-credit class taught as an Express II course (runs from March 15 – April 26). The class will meet on Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. during that time.

  • Go deeper: The course will be taught by Dr. Suzanne Craig, DVM, past-chair of the MUSC Department of Comparative Medicine and past-director of MUSC’s Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.

What you’ll learn: Students will be introduced to the rules and regulations regarding pre-clinical (computer, cells, animal research) research, with substantive discussions about the ethics of research, research authorship, recordkeeping, and research conduct.

The benefits: The perfect way for aspiring student researchers to…

  • Learn about the expectations of research
  • Prepare themselves for the laboratory environment
  • Practice hands-on animal research handling
  • Set themselves up as competitive candidates for research positions at MUSC and beyond
  • Students can earn credit for BIOL 399 or PSYC 497, depending on their major

Great fit for: The course is open to all CofC students interested in conducting pre-clinical research in a laboratory setting, particularly those who may not yet have any formal research experience. A terrific opportunity for those interested in conducting research at MUSC.

How to enroll: HONS 102 courses require Permission of Instructor, and space is limited. Interested students are encouraged to fill out this survey to request a seat.

Present Your Work at the CofC Expo in April

CofC Expo 2023 is back! Showcase student research, creative activities, and community service projects from across campus.

This is a perfect opportunity for students to share their highly impressive undertakings with the local community and gain public presentation experience that will be valuable for future endeavors.

CofC Expo 2022 is scheduled for Thursday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in TD Arena (301 Meeting Street). This event is free and open to the public.

Want to participate? Submit an abstract to be considered. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, February 15.

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

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

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.

Learn the essentials of animal research through a spring Express II course

A new course exposes students to the world of collaborative research between College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.

The course: A one-credit class taught as an Express II course (runs from March 15 – April 26). The class will meet on Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. during that time.

  • Go deeper: The course will be taught by Dr. Suzanne Craig, DVM, past-chair of the MUSC Department of Comparative Medicine and past-director of MUSC’s Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.

What you’ll learn: Students will be introduced to the rules and regulations regarding pre-clinical (computer, cells, animal research) research, with substantive discussions about the ethics of research, research authorship, recordkeeping, and research conduct.

The benefits: The perfect way for aspiring student researchers to…

  • Learn about the expectations of research
  • Prepare themselves for the laboratory environment
  • Practice hands-on animal research handling
  • Set themselves up as competitive candidates for research positions at MUSC and beyond
  • Students can earn credit for BIOL 399 or PSYC 497, depending on their major

Great fit for: The course is open to all CofC students interested in conducting pre-clinical research in a laboratory setting, particularly those who may not yet have any formal research experience. A terrific opportunity for those interested in conducting research at MUSC.

How to enroll: HONS 102 courses require Permission of Instructor, and space is limited. Interested students are encouraged to fill out this survey to request a seat.

MUSC lab seeking student research assistants to assist with human gastrointestinal organoid research

Dr. Jorge Munera’s laboratory (@Muneralab on Twitter) in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology is looking for student volunteers interested in human gastrointestinal organoid research.

The opportunity: The lab uses human GI organoids to study human GI development and disease.

  • The schedule can be flexible (work days or weekends), but students will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Benefits: Students will be trained on various lab techniques and will have the opportunity to develop an independent research project that can count towards Honors Immersed or could even develop into a Bachelor’s Essay.

Great fit for: Freshman and sophomore Biology or related majors preferred, but juniors and seniors with research experience will be considered.

How to apply: For all students interested, please email your CV to munera@musc.edu.

Learn the essentials of animal research through a brand-new Express II course

A new pilot course exposes students to the world of collaborative research between College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.

The course: A one-credit class taught as an Express II course (runs from Oct. 12-Nov. 29). The class will meet on Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

  • Go deeper: The course will be taught by Dr. Suzanne Craig, DVM, past-chair of the MUSC Department of Comparative Medicine and past-director of MUSC’s Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.

What you’ll learn: Students will be introduced to the rules and regulations regarding pre-clinical (computer, cells, animal research) research, with substantive discussions about the ethics of research, research authorship, recordkeeping, and research conduct.

The benefits: The perfect way for aspiring student researchers to…

  • Learn about the expectations of research
  • Prepare themselves for the laboratory environment
  • Set themselves up as competitive candidates for research positions at MUSC and beyond
  • Students can earn credit for BIOL 399 or PSYC 497, depending on their major

Great fit for: The course is open to all students interested in conducting pre-clinical research in a laboratory setting, particularly those who may not yet have any formal research experience. A terrific opportunity for those interested in conducting research at MUSC.

How to enroll: Interested students are encouraged to fill out this survey. The course will meet weekly for an hour-and-a-half on Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.