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Georgetown Med ARCHES summer pipeline program--APPLY NOW by Feb 4! (Free Housing and $4k Stipend incl.)

Georgetown University School of Medicine invites rising juniors (current sophomores) and rising seniors (current juniors) to apply to be part of our third cohort of fellows for the 2019 Dean of Medical Education's Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHESprogram at Georgetown School of Medicine.

Spend your summer shadowing physicians, engaging in independent research, and learning our health equity in the Washington DC area. We encourage your students to APPLY NOW!

Our deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5 PM EST and we are hosting upcoming outreach webinars. Click here to sign up for a webinar.

Diverse Family Relationships Lab - Psychology Research Opportunity for Undergraduates and Non-GW students  (Summer and Fall 2018)

We are seeking several motivated and responsible students to work on a research project involving young, low-income parents.  The goals of the project are to understand the barriers and facilitators of father involvement, including the ways in which parents manage their co-parenting relationships, the gatekeeping roles that mothers play, and the effects of father involvement on children’s psychological adjustment.  In addition, we often have other research studies going on in the lab studying relationship and family issues: 1) family and friend social support among first-generation college students and 2) help-seeking and family support among Asian American college students and international students.

Undergraduate Research Assistants (RAs) will assist the research team in a variety of ways including: recruiting participants and developing partnerships with community agencies, interviewing participants, observing and coding video-taped interactions, data management, completion/updating of Institutional Review Board applications, and library research. In addition, the lab occasionally collects data on family processes and romantic relationships; research assistants may be asked to participate in data collection and data management tasks related to these projects.

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Students may receive credit for Psych 3591 credit (3 credit hours) which counts towards the 100-level course requirement and the honors requirement in Psychology. Time commitment is comparable to that of a 3-credit course (5-6 hours per week during the semester 10-12 hrs/wk during the summer for at least 10 wks. However, in many ways, experience as a volunteer RA looks better on a resume than research for credit, thus this option is encouraged for anyone looking to go to graduate school.  Note that enrollment preference is given to RAs with seniority so you may not be able to sign up for 3591 every semester.
  • Strong preference is given to those who can commit to two or more consecutive semesters (e.g., Summer, Fall, & Spring). For non-GW students, a one calendar year commitment is required.
  • RAs must be able to attend weekly lab meetings in the Psychology Bldg. In addition, interviews with participants may occasionally occur during evenings and weekends.
  • Applicants should also be comfortable working with ethnically diverse, urban communities, and be comfortable traveling by public transportation.
  • RAs will need to travel to local sites in DC to recruit/interview participants.  Access to a car would extremely helpful, but is not a requirement for the position.

This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in low-income and ethnic minority research in psychology and who intend to apply for graduate school.

If you are interested, please complete the Undergraduate RA interest form (attached) and email it to Dr. Christina Gee at cgee@gwu.edu – please cc graduate students, Rachel Mack ramack@gwu.edu, and Barunie Kim barunie@gwmail.gwu.edu

Applications will accepted on a rolling basis, but preference given for applications received by March 25th

Research Assistant Volunteer - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Section on Growth and Obesity (Chief of Section: Jack Yanovski, MD, PhD)

The Section on Growth and Obesity at the National Institutes of Health is seeking 2 highly motivated undergraduate students to assist with two of our studies: The Children’s Growth and Behavior Study (CGB) and the Mobile Attention Retraining in Overweight Female Adolescents (AR).  The CGB study examines how eating behaviors contribute to weight gain and associated health conditions among children and adolescents.  This is a longitudinal study involving observations of eating behaviors, psychiatric and sleep assessments, and cognitive evaluations, among others. The AR study seeks to understand the relationship between eating patterns and the brain’s reactions to different images of food. The purpose is to see if a 2-week smartphone program can help retrain teenage girls’ attention biases away from unhealthy foods towards healthier food. The study involves an MRI scan, several magnetoencephalography scans (MEG), interviews to assess eating behavior, and laboratory test meals.

Responsibilities for both visits include participant recruitment, data collection and entry, and administrative and clerical responsibilities. In addition, highly motivated individuals in this position will have the opportunity to assist with patient visits. This competitive and highly regarded position is ideal for students considering careers in public health, psychology, or medicine. The successful applicant will have a solid academic record and will be extremely detailed-oriented and responsible.

The position would require at least 15 hours per week of dedicated time in the lab, and applicants must be able to commit to a full year (beginning in July 2018 and continuing through the academic semesters to July 2019). If interested, please send a CV or resume and application to Research Coordinator, Manuela Jaramillo (manuela.jaramillo@nih.gov). Please contact Dr. Jaramillo to request the application form.