Columbia Medical School is currently cluster recruiting postdocs in their Rising Stars program, which supports those who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and features tailored mentoring during their postdoctoral training. On October 12-14, they will be hosting an all-expenses paid Rising Star Postdoc Recruitment event. Applications are due by August 1, 2022 as a single pdf file to Dr. Sandra Ryeom (email@example.com). Please see below for more details and application requirements.
Purpose: To provide additional resources to graduate students involved in cancer research.
- $5,000 per year for supplies and research services (two years)
- $500 per year for meeting registration and travel (use each year)
Eligibility: Cancer Biology Group graduate students with impact scores on NIH F30/F31 proposals in 2020 or 2021, and BGS graduate students with impact scores on NCI F30/31 proposals during this time frame, are eligible.
Criteria: Awards are based on the impact score given by the study section, and relevance to cancer research in the case of tie scores.
To Apply: Email Eric Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Margaret Chou (email@example.com) copies of the NIH Summary Statement face page, with the impact score shown. Please write “Patel Scholar Award” in the subject line of your email so your award is not missed or filtered. Due date for the application is Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
If you are planning to apply for an F30/31 this year, templates for Research Strategy, Training Plan, Sponsor Letter and other documents are available through the BGS and CAMB programs. Please contact your graduate group chair for additional information.
*This award has been made available through a generous donation by the Patel Family.
Want to discover how improvisation can improve your communication skills? Would you like to meet new people and have a fun time while learning how to think more quickly on your feet?
BGS is hosting a FREE Improv Workshop
Mondays (Oct 25 – Nov 29)
5:30 – 7:30 PM
(Room numbers provided upon registration)
Penn ID and green PennOpen Pass required
REGISTER NOW! : https://forms.gle/2DkbGNJuUPbDfdGi6
WHAT ARE STUDENTS SAYING ABOUT BGS IMPROV?
‘BGS Improv made me much more confident in speaking up in class and delivering my presentations.’
‘Before I took BGS Improv, I didn’t think as quickly on my feet. Now I do.
The difference is amazing!’
‘It was just plain fun and we laughed a lot!’
If the idea of improv makes you nervous, check out this short video to see how much fun and informative this workshop is:
Space is limited, so sign up today and invite a friend to join you! https://forms.gle/2DkbGNJuUPbDfdGi6
Contact Priyanka Chatterjee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 4th, 1:30 – 3 PM,
Levine Hall, Room 307 OR Online
The Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Group is excited to host a workshop about how grad students can get involved in the effort to stop gerrymandering!
With the release of the 2020 census data, states are now in the complicated yet hugely important process of drawing maps for new congressional and state legislative districts. If you’re curious about how these maps are drawn, you’re not alone! We will be hosting Justin Villere of Draw the Lines PA (https://drawthelinespa.org/) for a workshop covering the basics of analyzing district maps. We will cover how redistricting works, look at some open source mapping software, cover the quantitative criteria used to evaluate maps, and finally go over how you can engage in advocacy in this process. The workshop will be on October 4th from 1:30 to 3PM with both in-person and remote attendance options. Snacks and Coffee from Federal Donuts will also be provided outdoors after the workshop.
If you plan on attending, please register here.
See details below for Campus Health’s upcoming Fall Wellness Programs:
- Penn’s Declassified Sex Survival Guide: an email-delivered sexual health program, beginning 9/22. SIGN UP HERE!
- Refresh: an email-delivered sleep hygiene program, beginning 9/26. SIGN UP HERE!
- Flu Clinic: annual mass vaccination clinic, taking place 10/4-10/8 in Gimbel Gym.
PENN’S DECLASSIFIED SEX SURVIVAL GUIDE
What? A 6-week, email-delivered sexual health program.
Why? Sex is part of so many of our students’ lives and everyone encounters thoughts and questions about sex and sexuality, yet so many students get insufficient sex education. Filling the gaps in sexual health knowledge and encouraging healthy sexual habits improves overall health and wellness and can support some of the burning sex-related questions our students may have.
When? Registration is open until September 20th. SIGN UP HERE!
Who? ALL students! We want any and all interested students to join this exciting new program!
This online sexual health program is a 6-week, self-paced sexual health program created by Wellness and reviewed by Penn staff and students! Program modules will be emailed to students every Wednesday for six weeks and offer information on a variety of sexuality-related topics. Some topics covered in the program include communication, healthy relationships, protection, and sexual health care.
Registration ends on September 20th. If you interact with students who are seeking more sexual-health information or could benefit from learning more about sex and sexual health, please refer them to our Sex Well page to sign-up!
What? Refresh! A 7-week cognitive behavioral sleep program.
Why? Sleep is important. Refresh is an evidenced based educational program with published results of decreased depressive symptoms and improvements in sleep quality.
When? Registration is now open, SIGN UP HERE!
Who? YOU. We are offering this intervention to students, faculty, AND staff. Please keep in mind it was specifically created for college students, but that doesn’t mean you won’t benefit.
Refresh is an evidence-based 7-week cognitive behavioral self-help program that originated at Stanford University and was implemented at several universities (University of Chicago, Dartmouth, and University of Iowa) over the past few years. Results have consistently shown a decrease in depressive symptoms and improvements in sleep quality. Campus Health’s Refresh program has helped almost 2000 Penn students improve their sleep quality.
Registration ends September 20th.If you come across students who seem to be struggling with sleep or have an interest in improving their overall sleep quality, you can direct them to Campus Health’s Sleep Well page to sign-up.
What? Wellness’s annual Flu Vaccine Clinic!
Why? Getting your flu vaccine is the single most effective way to prevent the flu.
When? October 4th-7th, 10am-6:30pm & October 8th 10am-3:00pm
Who? Everyone in the Penn community! Flu vaccines are required for all students, faculty, and staff.
Details: Flu vaccines are required for all students, faculty, and staff this year. The 2021 Flu Clinic will be held in Gimbel Gym (Pottruck Health & Fitness Center) on Monday October 4th through Friday October 8th.
What happens if an uncommon disease all of a sudden becomes much more common in the Philadelphia area? How do we respond? How do we communicate this to the public? What happens when you lose the public’s trust?
PennDemic is an annual interprofessional education (IPE) simulation that invites students from across both UPenn and USciences who are interested in learning more about disaster and emergency preparedness to participate. PennDemic brings teams of students together to address issues that could arise during an emergency situation.
Details for this year’s event can be found below:
- What: PennDemic
- Where: Virtual Event via Zoom
- When: Saturday, October 9th, 2021, 1-5 pm
Applications are due September 24th, and the application and more details can be found at the following website: www.vet.upenn.edu/penndemic. Contact Dr. Hillary Nelson (email@example.com) with any questions.