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Anesthesiologist Assistant Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western University is a two-year, 24 month program which begins once annually, at the end of May. Certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAAs) work in the operating room 40 hours a week providing hands-on anesthesia care to patients. This profession offers great work/life balance and significant compensation. CAAs begin their careers making $135K and up. Best of al, the majority of their students are employed before they graduate.

To apply, students must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree by the end of spring term 2017
  • completed 10 prerequisite courses with grade of B- or higher
  • an MCAT score of 493 or better
  • GPA of 3.1 or above (to be competitive)

They are accepting application until November 1st for the incoming class of summer 2017.  Anyone not meeting the above criteria is welcome to apply in April 2017 for the incoming class of summer 2018. They welcome inquiries and visits at their 3 sites year-round. Answers to frequently asked questions may be found on their website.

Iowa State University Biomedical Sciences One-Year MS Program

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The 1-Year Master of Science in Biomedical Studies program at Iowa State University is a non-thesis MS program designed to open up opportunities for students planning to find a career in the biotech/pharma industry, continue on to a PhD, or enter professional programs such as medical, dental, and osteopathic schools. Many of their successful graduates have gone on to attend professional programs at institutions such as The University Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Graduate students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces.  In addition, they have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.

 The application deadline is May 1st for Fall 2017.

 Interested students may fill out our free preliminary application!

Visit their website to find out more about the 1-year MS program in Biomedical Sciences or send an email to BMSgrad@iastate.edu.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Travel Award

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest, professional conference for minority students, including those with disabilities and US military veterans, encouraging them to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year ABRCMS will be held in Tampa, Florida on November 9-12.

ABRCMS is currently accepting abstract submissions and applications for the student travel awards. MCB undergrads, please consider applying if you are interested! The application deadline is August 26, 2016.

Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs

The UIUC SACNAS Chapter will be hosting a seminar on July 8th: “Cal State LA MORE: Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs

Invited speakers: Prof. Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez and Prof. Carlos Gutierrez, California State University at Los Angeles. They are Directors of the Minorities Opportunities in Research Program, a highly successful URM training program nationally recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education for training URMs in STEM fields.

Seminar (July 8th 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Location: Noyes Lab, Room 165.
Prof. Carlos Gutierrez
“Cal State LA MORE: Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs”
Prof. Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez
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Lunch with the Speakers (12:00 PM-1:30 PM)
There will be a free lunch at the Native American House (1206 West Nevada Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801) from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM on July 8th where you can meet Professor Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez and Professor Carlos Gutierrez. All interested students are welcome to join. If you would like to attend please fill out this Google Form by July 6th.

One Year Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences

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The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University is housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces. In addition, they have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.

The one-year non-thesis MS program is designed to open up opportunities for students planning to:

  • Enter professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary, PA, etc.)
  • Pursue a PhD
  • Teach in higher education
  • Land a career in industry

Visit their website at http://vetmed.iastate.edu/bms/ to find out more about all the graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences or send an email to BMSgrad@iastate.edu.

Rush University Graduate College Open House

The Rush University Graduate College Open House will be taking place Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM and will be held in the Cohn Research Building’s 1st floor Auditorium at 1735 Harrison St. Chicago, IL.

Attendees will be learning about specific programs of the Graduate College of Rush University including:

  1. The PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program designed to prepare students to be outstanding research scientists qualified for positions in academia, industry or administration. This program provides the students with an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on disease as a process that involves molecular, biochemical, cellular, and organ system changes. Students use multidisciplinary training to formulate and test research hypotheses in a highly collaborative environment of both scientists and clinical researchers. The program requires completion of core coursework in the basic sciences and elective classes based on the student’s selected research track and areas of interest as well as the completion of the dissertation research work.
  2. The MS in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program is a two year program designed to prepare graduate students for a scientific career in academic, industrial, or governmental environments through training in relevant interdisciplinary research and didactic education. The program requires completion of core coursework in the basic sciences and elective classed based on the student’s selected research track and areas of interest as well as the completion of the thesis research work.
  3. The MS in Biotechnology Program is a non-thesis, nine-month accelerated program crafted for students to become highly proficient and competitive candidates for positions in biomedical scientific fields and applicants for professional academic programs, including medical, dental, pharmacy doctoral programs and entry to competitive PhD programs. The curriculum includes core biomedical science classes, laboratory practice, and other relevant subjects, such as experimental design, laboratory management communications, scientific writing, and biomedical research strategies.

The registration URL link that is below will permit students to create a Rush account, which is necessary to register for the Open House:

https://rush.ellucianrecruiter.com/Admissions/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=22b1efa2-5fc1-e511-8111-12ccd5fff39d

If you have any questions, please contact Gabriella Cs-Szabo at Gabriella_Cs-Szabo@rush.edu.

Neuroscience Graduate Program Annual Preview at the University of Michigan

The Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan is hosting its annual preview event for prospective students (http://neuroscience.med.umich.edu/ngp-preview-visits , see application for specific criteria). This is an all-expense paid trip for highly qualified future Neuroscience applicants to visit the University and see everything we have to offer. They will be able to meet with faculty, learn about the program and the admissions process, participate in a writing workshop and interact with graduate students. Please send applications and materials to neuroscience.program@umich.edu by February 1, 2016.

Columbia University One-Year MS Program in Nutrition

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This 12-month program prepares students for one of several possible further directions in which advanced training may be pursued. Many M.S. students go on to train in a laboratory discipline pertinent to nutrition or in a public health field in which knowledge of nutrition figures significantly. The Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) expects to assist students actively in their explorations of avenues of further training.

For students who want to visit the Institute of Human Nutrition, you can find information about their Open Houses here: http://cumc.columbia.edu/ihn/news-and-events/openhouse.

In addition, their Webinar series offers students opportunities to listen to a 15 minute informative webinar. Students can register for the webinars here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1695385727146929665

For more information visit their website at http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/ihn/prospectivestudents.  

 The application for Fall 2016 can be accessed here: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=col-ihn  And students can submit their applications beginning December 1, 2015.

 If you have questions or would like further information, don’t hesitate to contact the Education Coordinator Kendall Singleton, at kas2244@cumc.columbia.edu  or (212) 342-3804.

Applied Molecular Biotechnology Graduate Program

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Gain experience and skills needed in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with the University of Massachusetts Amherst one year Microbiology M.S Program in Applied Molecular Biotechnology.

The program offers:

  • State-of-the-art laboratory training
  • Independent applied research projects
  • Biotech industry internship opportunities

Application deadline is December 20. Applicants are not required to take the GRE. You can find more information about this program here.

UIC MEd in Science Education and Teaching License

The University of Illinois at Chicago MEd in Science Education and teaching license can be earned in an intensive 12 month schedule. The program has a unique focus on learning to teach science in urban contexts with a focus on community responsive and culturally relevant curriculum and instruction. The coursework is supplemented by community partnerships through Science Education for Excellence and Equity in Chicago (Project SEEEC).

Project SEEEC is funded by an NSF Noyce grant that provides full tuition waivers, stipends, and additional professional support to outstanding students who make a commitment to teach in Chicago Public Schools. Project SEEEC also seeks to address the underrepresentation of African American and Latina/o science teachers and prioritizes educating new chemistry and physics teachers.

Important dates:

November 1, 2015 – Application deadline for Spring 2016

February 1, 2016 – Application deadline for Summer 2016 admission (final deadline for 2nd and final cohort of Project SEEEC Teaching Fellows and the next cohort of the 12-month MEd program)

For any questions, please contact Daniel Morales-Doyle (moralesd@uic.edu or (313) 996-6066).