Upcoming Events

Nov 12

Master of Public Health Programs Panel

12:00 pm

Usdan University Center Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Come meet with the members of this panel to learn more about the curricula, admissions criteria and the diversity of areas of study within their public health programs at Yale, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard. Public health has as a goal the monitoring of health indicators, developing interventions, assessing risk factors and educating communities in order to improve health and quality of life through prevention and awareness of behavioral modification. Examples of public health initiatives and promotion include vaccinations, diabetes prevention though healthy eating and exercise, prevention of disease through hand washing, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases/infections and many others. Come learn how public health specialists are trained to work within healthcare teams. Presented by the Gordon Career Center Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter Co-Sponsored by the National Organization on Rare Diseases Student Association of Connecticut Co-Sponsored by BLACBrown Latinx Asian and Color Premed Society

Nov 13

"Cultural Competency in the Health Professions

12:15 pm

Boger Hall Boger Hall Room 114 (Putnam Classroom)

Please join Alice Berliner Hadler, Associate Dean for International Student Affairs, Adjunct Instructor in English , who teaches the course, Writing About Medicine and the Doctor Writer, to discuss the importance of cultural competence in the health professions and ways to acquire and leverage this competency in your pursuit of a career in the health professions. Presented by the Gordon Career Center Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter Co-Sponsored by the National Organization on Rare Diseases Student Association of Connecticut Co-Sponsored by BLACBrown Latinx Asian and Color Premed Society

Nov 18

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

12:15 pm

Boger Hall Boger Hall 101 (Olson Commons)

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop for International Students in the classes of 2020 & 2021. This session is optional, but, if you are a candidate for December completion, you are strongly encouraged to attend. You MUST RSVP on Handshake to this event. Information covered during this session will include: OPT (optional Practical Training Eligibility Step by step instruction on completing the I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) Maintaining your F-1 visa status while on OPT

Dec 2

Clinical Research Assistant Program, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry

12:15 pm

Boger Hall Boger Hall Room 112

Come join Praise Owoyemi 18 and Tamare Adrien 19, to learn about the Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program, directed by Dr. Brent Forester, which addresses cutting-edge research questions in the areas of dementia and mood disorders using new neuroimaging techniques, clinical-pathological correlations, and other study methods. Current studies include a number of Sponsor-led Alzheimer's disease clinical drug trials, longitudinal analyses of older adults with depression and bipolar disorder, and neuroimaging studies focused on oxidative stress in geriatric depression. The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry also includes a cutting edge program studying digital technologies and their potential for enhanced diagnostics and personalized care. This program is the only one of its kind, and it interfaces with the Institute for Technology and Psychiatry at McLean Hospital. The Clinical Research Assistant positions that will be available for application are geared towards individuals who are interested in gaining both clinical and research experience, and are preferably interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Clinical research assistants are largely responsible for maintaining the departments studies, including reviewing protocols and conducting visits with patients in the studies. As such, research assistants will be trained in and be able to perform many clinical tests, such as ECG, phlebotomy, and administration of neurocognitive tests. They are also expected to maintain patient information and collect data for studies. For more information contact: powoyemi@mclean.harvard.edu Presented by the Gordon Career Center Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter Co-Sponsored by the National Organization on Rare Diseases Student Association of Connecticut Co-Sponsored by BLACBrown Latinx Asian and Color Premed Society