August 26

Happy Monday!  This is a long one, but a really good one.

Drop-ins for Health Professions Advising are still available from 9-4pm this week.  Come see us on the ground floor of Steele Building!

Other ways to stay connected:

  • Watch this space to learn when our new website is launched!
  • Follow Health Professions Advising on Twitter and Instagram @UNC_HPA
  • Are you part of an active student organization that would like be promoted our new website?  Send us an email at healthprofessions@unc.edu.

  1. Application essay workshop at the Writing Center
  2. Pre-Health Student Organizations   
  3. University Career Services:  PT Job Expo
  4. Volunteer Opportunities: Special Olympics, Girls On The Run and more
  5. Leadership Opportunity: UNC Campus Recreation Advisory Council
  6. Research Opportunities: Sheps Center, Center for Health Equity
  7. UNC Study Abroad events this Fall
  8. Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship Application
  9. Campbell Univ. School of Osteopathic Medicine: MSBS Virtual Information Sessions and Chat Room 9/18
  10. Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science Open House
  11. Gillings School of Public Health Open Houses and Courses
  12. St. George’s University School of Medicine interest meeting at UNC

From the Writing Center:

Applying to a Special Academic Program?

In addition to our workshop next week on writing application essays, you can check out this handout on Application Essays to help you write and revise the personal statement required by many graduate programs, internships, and special academic programs.

This is a great opportunity, if you are interested in participating please complete the document here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdc002ID4MdtsEzsvE_q65eaUGVCtgRLLrWKRoJqAgUS26SVg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Upcoming Student Organization meetings:

Health Careers Club is holding an interest meeting with free pizza on Monday Aug 26th from 5:45-6:45 in Bondurant G100. We would love to talk to you about the pre-health opportunities our club offers, as well as give you free food!

Happy Kids Healthy Kids Club is a a service club with the goal of promoting exercise, healthy eating habits, and body positivity to children in the surrounding schools. We will log many service hours and it would be a great opportunity for someone looking to get involved in the community.  Contact Justin Clark with questions!

Delta Delta Sigma (DDS), UNC’s pre-dental honor society invites you to attend our fall rushee interest meeting 9/9 at 7pm in the Union Art Hallway! For those interested in dentistry, DDS offers shadowing, networking, volunteering, and mentoring opportunities. We host weekly meetings with guest speakers as well as other fun social events!  Contact Hannah Whitt with questions!

Alpha Chi Sigma (AXS), UNC’s Professional Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity, is having our open fall rush!

Interest meetings: August 28th and 29th from 5-6pm in Chapman 201

Rush (all at the ground floor of Murray, from 6 – 7:30pm):

Carolina Scientific is UNC’s premier research magazine written, designed, and edited by undergrads and we’re looking to recruit new members for our fall issue.

Learn how to get involved at our interest meeting on September 3rd from 8:30-9:30pm in Student Union room 2422. We’ll talk about writing, illustrating, designing, and blogging. In addition, we have mandatory writer’s workshops on September 4th from 5-6pm in Student Union room 3201 and September 5th from 8:30-9:30pm in Student Union room 3209, and you are required to attend one of these workshops in addition to the interest meeting to be able to design/edit/write for us this semester!

Hopefully we can help hone your science writing skills and get you published in our magazine by the end of the semester!

Check out all of our previously published issues at https://issuu.com/uncsci.

If you can’t make the interest meeting please email us.

For questions, email Sophie Troyer (sobrea1@live.unc.edu) or Sidharth Sirdeshmukh (sidsirde@live.unc.edu).

From Collin Hill, Vice President of UNC-CH Health Occupations Students Of America (HOSA):

We are a student run pre-health club that is a chapter of the HOSA national organization. Our goal is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health community. Some of the opportunities that we offer include volunteering at UNC Hospital’s pediatric playroom, meetings with guest speakers from a variety of health care professions, and the opportunity to compete at HOSA’s North Carolina state leadership conference and international leadership conference.

Contact tarheel.hosa@gmail.com with any questions!


UNC-CH 2019 Part-Time Job Expo

Are you looking for a part-time job? Earn as you learn! Come meet with local employers that have immediate hiring needs. Bring resumes! Casual attire is acceptable at this event, but business casual is preferred. This event is open only to UNC-Chapel Hill students. Jobs are available on campus, in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, and surrounding areas. (Work-study positions will NOT be presented at this event). View participating organizations at http://go.unc.edu/PartTimeExpo2019.


Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers & Athletes:  FALL into Special Olympics Orange County Fall Sports!  August 24 – November 3 – Now is the perfect time for athletes and volunteers to enjoy the fall weather by registering for any one of our fun-filled fall sports. We serve youth and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities of all skill levels. For UNC student volunteers without cars, we do our best to match you up with other UNC volunteers with cars so you can still join us! All athletes and volunteers can register through August 12th with Colleen Lanigan, Coordinator, at (919)968-2810 or clanigan@townofchapelhill.org. Athletes must complete and return the attached annual Application and Rules of Conduct form. Everyone will receive a welcome letter prior to the first practice.

Volunteer with Girls On The RunGirls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.  We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Student Health Action Coalition Seeking Mandarin Interpreters

General Body Meeting | 9/9 | 7-8 P.M. | Undergraduate Library Room 211

Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), a student-led free community clinic, is currently recruiting Mandarin speakers as part of our interpreting service. SHAC provides free health services to uninsured and underinsured members of our community. Services include medicine, nursing, social work, dental care, and well child clinic. Due to an increase in the number of Mandarin speakers coming to our clinic, we are seeking interpreters to assist with our clinic programs. Mandarin translators will serve as the direct link between doctors, clinic workers, and the patients, making significant contributions to the overall effectiveness of the clinic.

We’re having an interest meeting on 9/9 from 7-8 P.M. in the Undergraduate Library Room 211 if you would like to learn more about SHAC and take an assessment after the meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at shacmandarin@gmail.com.


UNC Campus Recreation Advisory Council is recruiting new members to serve on the Council.

Please contact Lauren Mangili (lmangili@email.unc.edu) if you are interested.

The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide a diverse and intentional recreational program in a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment which enhances the social, mental, and physical well-being of the entire University community.


Center for Health Equity PT Research Assistant

The Center for Health Equity Research is seeking a part-time research assistant with a strong interest in transgender, non-binary, and sexual minority health to contribute to data collection, management, and analysis for new and ongoing studies. Ability to travel for data collection events preferred.

  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Rate of pay: $15- $22, dependent on experience/expertise
  • Time commitment: 10-15 hours/week

Job tasks:

  • Contribute to data collection, entry, management, and analysis (40%)
  • Contribute to grant writing, reports, and publications (25%)
  • Assist research coordinator with study quality assurance tasks (25%)
  • Provide logistical support for study team meetings (10%)

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with mixed methods data collection, management, and analysis.
  • Ability to work independently with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the study team and complete tasks in a timely manner.

Please send CV and cover letter to tonia_poteat@med.unc.edu

Research Assistant Needed:  Role of Student Research Assistants for this project: The student assistants working with this project will be trained primarily to conduct the video coding/analysis for:  Aim 2. Determine the feasibility of conducting a definitive trial of the lighting system by assessing (a) the recruitment and retention of AL residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and (b) the ability of video-capture (motion-activated cameras) to record resident movement and falls in personal spaces (bedrooms and bathrooms) during nighttime hours (7:00 PM to 7:00 AM) with sufficient clarity to allow for observer ratings of postural stability, falls, characteristics of falls, and adverse events.

We are planning to start the video/analysis in September.  For questions please contact:

Carol Giuliani, PT, PhD, Division of Physical Therapy, UNC Chapel Hill

Phone: 336-264-0095 Email: carol_giuliani@med.unc.edu,

or

Kimberly Ward, Associate Director, Collaborative Studies of Long-term Care

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC at Chapel Hill

Phone: (919) 843-7811 Email: kward@schsr.unc.edu


Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions start up this week.  Study Abroad Fair will be September 6th, 10-3pm.  See their Calendar of Events here.

Being LGBTQ+ and Abroad:

  • August 28th, 7:00 – 8:00pm at Cobb Residence Hall Movie Room (015)
  • The Study Abroad Office and UNC’s Pride Place have joined forces to offer a Study Abroad 101 session for Carolina students who identify as LGBTQ+. This session will provide students with the basics for choosing a study abroad program that best fits their needs and will also explore questions, concerns, and resources for LGBTQ+ students living abroad. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship Application for 2020 – 2021 is now open.

The Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellowship is a competitive, year-long experience for recent college graduates, graduate students, or professionals interested in global health, underserved medicine, and rural healthcare delivery. Each year, two or three Fellows are placed at St. Joseph’s Clinic, located in Haiti’s Central Plateau. The Fellows act as liaisons between St. Joseph’s Clinic and Medical Missionaries, the Virginia-based organization that founded and supports the Clinic. Their responsibilities include serving as Medical Missionaries’ eyes and ears on the ground, helping coordinate the Clinic’s operations, and managing many of the Clinic’s community health programs, including: community health workers, traditional birth assistants, infant malnutrition programs, maternal and child health programs, water purification, and salt iodization. Fellows work closely with the clinic staff of doctors, nurses, midwives, and pharmacists as well as with local community health committees from each of the five outlying villages to improve and implement these programs. The Fellows have numerous opportunities to shadow the clinic staff, work in the laboratory and pharmacy, and coordinate and shadow the visiting teams of surgeons and physicians. The Fellowship is unpaid, but all fellowship-associated transportation, flights, living expenses, and evacuation insurance are covered by Medical Missionaries. Although no specific prior experiences are required, strong applicants will have outstanding academic and extracurricular records, a demonstrated commitment to reducing health disparities worldwide, and some exposure to living or working in a resource poor setting. Conversational knowledge of French or Creole is a plus, but not required. More information can be found at: https://www.medicalmissionaries.org/become-a-fellow/

The link to the application can also be found here: https://forms.gle/nsRp3C4Lb3deW53fA

For questions:

Kyra Sarazen and Logan Schulz
Global Health Fellows | 2019-2020
St. Joseph Clinic | Thomassique, Haiti

fellows@medicalmissionaries.org

logan.schulz@medicalmissionaries.org

kyra.sarazen@medicalmissionaries.org

Cell: 509.4396.0999


Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Office of Postbaccalaureate Studies Programs is happy to announce the upcoming Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences virtual information session:

If you have any questions, contact us at cusompbac@campbell.edu


Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Clinical Lab Science (CLS) is a health profession that uses laboratory science to diagnose and treat disease.  UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine offers a baccalaureate degree and a professional master’s degree in CLS.  Both programs allow students to merge their talents in science and technology with a desire to help others and work in health care.
  • If you are interested in learning more about CLS, see our website for more details (http://go.unc.edu/cls ), or sign up for an opportunity to learn more (http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/clinical/events/cls-learn-more ).
  • There are opportunities to sit in on various CLS classes or attend an Open Lab Session on Oct 9 or Oct 22 from 5-6pm in 404 MacNider.
  • We are also hosting a Family Weekend Open House on September 20 at 3pm in Room G010 Bondurant Hall.

Email tmoon@med.unc.edu with questions.


Interested in Nursing? We hope you’ll join us for an upcoming Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Session at the School of Nursing. Current nursing students, admissions staff, and undergraduate program faculty will be on hand to answer your questions about the BSN and Accelerated BSN options and the application process. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

5:30-7:30 pm

Fox Auditorium, Carrington Hall


Bachelor of Science in Public Health 2019 Open House

  • Friday, September 20th, 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Michael Hooker Research Center
  • LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FOUR UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS IN:
  • Biostatistics, Nutrition, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management
  • REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT: http://tinyurl.com/y53bupdz
  • (Event check-in is from 2:30-3pm/Part of the UNC Carolina Family Weekend schedule of events on-campus.)

SPHG 101/Fall 2019 Exploring Public Health Fields

  • Wednesdays, 4:40pm-5:40pm
  • 1 credit hour seminar
  • Pass/Fail graded
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Instructor: Greg Bocchino, EdD
  • This introductory course serves to develop a foundation in the breadth and depth of public health, locally and globally. Students will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of the public health disciplines and how they are used to promote health at a population level.

SPHG 690/Spring 2020 Environmental Health Issues

  • Wednesdays, 4:40pm-5:40pm
  • 1 credit hour seminar
  • Letter graded/A-F
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Instructor: Greg Bocchino, EdD
  • This special topics course highlights the rich diversity of our Environmental Sciences and Engineering department and is an opportunity to hear from local, national, and internationally known scientists, practitioners, and policymakers on issues of current scientific importance.

Meet SGU at UNC

  • Location:  Hanes Hall Room 239A/B
  • Date:  September 11, 2019
  • Time:  5-7pm, presentation will start at 5:30
  • Join us for pizza and chat with graduates fo the program.  There is a short presentation during this time that will cover our Medical School Program.
  • RSVP link:  www.calendly.comsgumed/unc

 

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