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General Humbio Announcements

The Bingham Foundation has generously provided funds (in the range of $100-$3000/project) to support innovative student projects proposed by Human Biology majors. These initiatives should be in education, research, and service. Projects might pertain to new courses or educational opportunities for students, to student research and publication activities, to creating internship or conference opportunities, or to public service projects with an educational component. Spring quarter deadline is April 30.  To view sample projects and application information, go to

 .  Discussing your proposal with the Program Director Paul Fisher before submission is advisable.  He is typically in Building 20 on Wednesdays and early Tuesdays, but best is to e-mail him ( to set up an appointment or telephone call in order to develop your ideas.

Suzanne will will hold office hours every Tuesday from 1-2:30 in the Student Advisors office. If you are interested in community based courses, research or internships, Suzanne is here to support you. She can help you find placements, clarify goals, align goals with academic concentration, identify research questions, or act as a sounding-board for their ideas. If you have questions, contact Suzanne directly: 

Suzanne M Gaulocher PhD, MPH

Director of Community Engaged Learning

Phone: 650-497-3657
Cell: 608-354-1864

Dear HumBio Students,

Do you know you can have a look at your fellow HumBio students' internship presentations on-line?

Find internship inspiration, ideas and insights at the following links for the current quarter's presentations (as well as last spring and winter):

Need answers about the internship requirement, the forms, the process?

This infomercial (3:48) answers the most common questions about proposing your internship and getting credit.  (Please note this change:  the presentation is now Virtual and is uploaded at a dedicated site by the end of the third week of the quarter chosen for presenting):

Still looking for an internship? This infomercial (2:33) has tips for finding your internship:

Also see  and please note the "Internship Checklist" at the bottom of the page that lists each step with internship-related information LINKS.  We want this info to be as helpful and convenient as possible, so your feedback is welcome. 

Lia - Student Services,, 725-0332 

HumBio students going abroad to non-BOSP programs need to provide their travel information at the following Bechtel International Center web site: "Stanford Students Going Abroad."

The intent of this site is twofold:

1) To provide basic information to students who go abroad from Stanford on non-BOSP related programs

2) To collect information on these students in case of emergencies.

Honors Corner

Are you writing a senior Honors Thesis next year? Are you interested in being part of an interdisciplinary network of thesis writers committed to seeing that academic knowledge is put in the service of solving public problems and aiding in community development?  

If so, consider applying for the 2015-16 Public Service Scholars Program (PSSP) sponsored by the Haas Center for Public Service. Learn more by attending the following information session

What?      PSSP Info Session

When?     Friday, April 17, noon - 1pm

Where?    Rm 212, Haas Center for Public Service 

PSSP is a year-round, credit bearing academic program that supports students’ efforts to write a thesis that is both academically rigorous and useful—directly or indirectly—to specific community organizations or public interest constituencies.  Students participate in the PSSP during their senior year, concurrently with the honors program in their academic department or interdisciplinary program of study. Students from all majors are welcome to apply! 


Applications for the 2015–2016 Public Service Scholars Program (PSSP) are due Friday, May 15, 2015.

To learn more about PSSP, including past student projects, please visit our website (, or attend our upcoming information session on 4/17.

Please feel free to contact PSSP director Clayton Hurd at with any questions you may have. 

Applications were due Feb 6th.

Upcoming Events

 Renowned Infertility Specialist and Researcher, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice has skillfully traversed two distinct sides of the health care spectrum: experience at the highest level of patient care and medical research, coupled with organizational management and public health policy.

Wednesday, April 22nd | Noon- 1 pm | Black Community Services Center (BCSC) | Henry and Monique Brandon Family Community Room

Spaces are limited, so please RSVP here | Deadline to RSVP: Monday, April 20th


Are you a sophomore or junior interested in Health Policy?

We invite you to attend aStanford in Washington (SIW) info session to learn more about the opportunity to spend Winter quarter 2016 working and studying in our nation's capital.

Winter Quarter has a unique health policy focus. Applications are due Friday May 8th.

Previous Health Policy Internships have included: National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning & Evaluation Health Resources & Service Administration,Office of Health IT & Quality, Office of Minority Health, Brookings Institute Center for Health Reform, Surgeon General’s Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Food and Nutrition Services), National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Office of Global Research), John Snow, Inc., New America Foundation Health Policy Program, Pan-American Health Organization

Info Sessions: Wednesday April 15, and Friday April 17 @ 12pm (Old Union 220)

Please RSVP here.  Lunch will be provided!

When: October 10-11 2015, UC Davis
Full Pre-Health Professions Programming
- Medicine (MD/DO), Public Health, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Physician Assistant, PhD & STEM, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Chiropractic, Podiatric Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine
Featuring Deans of Admission from over 500 Health-Professions schools!
Conference will include:
- 150 Medical Schools, 35 Pharmacy Schools, 35 Dentistry Schools, 35 Nursing Schools, 25 Public Health Schools, 15 Veterinary Schools, 25 Graduate and STEM Schools, 15 Physician Assistant Schools, 15 Physical and Occupational Therapy Programs, 5 Optometry Programs
Conference Highlights
Over 25 Deans of Admission Panel and Q&A Sessions,  Over 350 Workshops! Interactive Workshops in suture, casting, ultrasound, intubation, and VetMed, Pre-Health Professions Fair (over 700 Programs Represented), Over 15 Health Professions Student Panels, Inspirational Stories, World Renown Speakers, Over 2000 Speakers (Deans of Medical and Health Professions Schools, Physicians, Pharmacists, Dentists, Public Health Professionals, Veterinarians, PAs, Researchers in STEM, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, and more!), Over 400 Physicians in every specialty, Poster Session for College and Health Professions students
Pre-Registration: $25.00, Nov 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Early Registration: $35.00, January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015
Regular Registration: $45.00 July 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Late Registration: $55.00 September 1, 2015 to October 9, 2015
At-Door Registration: $60.00 October 10, 2015 to October 11, 2015
Group Registration: $35.00, Nov 1, 2014 to Oct 4, 2015 (min 7 tickets)
All Inclusive Packages for $95.00 Registration Deadline: October 4, 2015 (or until sold out)
-Access to All Keynote Sessions
-Access to Over 350 Workshops
-Access to All sessions
-Access to Pre-Health Professions Fair
-Bus Transportation from:
UCSD, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UCLA, USC, Mt. Sac, UC Merced, Fresno State, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, and U of Oregon. Available and open to EVERYONE 
Limited Fee Waivers & Free Housing Available

For More Information and Registration, please visit:

This conference has sold out the last 12 years, so register early!

Community-Based Internship Preparation Workshop Series
Spring Quarter
Tuesdays, 12-1pm
Haas Center DK Room

3/31: What is a community-based internship & why should I prepare?
✦Learn what differentiates community-based internships from other internship & fellowship experiences
✦Hear about the entire workshop series and what you can expect to learn

4/7: Setting yourself up for internship success

✦There’s no syllabus for internships. There’s no magic equation, either. Learn tools and tips to succeed!
✦Develop and draft a learning plan for your internship

4/14: Principles of Ethical and Effective Service
✦Avoid common pitfalls of short-term immersion in community
✦A Haas Center Signature Workshop

4/21: Day one of your internship
✦Are you ready? Tips and tricks to get smart quick on your first day
✦How do you introduce yourself to your new co-workers? How do you explain what you have done and what you want to do?

4/28: Community partner and student intern panel
✦Learn from former interns and fellows
✦Community partners include PeaceTones, Committee for Green Foothills, and more

5/5: Small group advising
✦Budgeting, housing, logistics, developing a professional network, phone & email etiquette, navigating organizations structures, having difficult conversations, managing conflicts, etc. Bring your questions! Advisors include staff from the Haas Center and the Career Development Center

5/12: Expecting the unexpected & surviving the worst case scenario
✦Things don’t always go as planned. Prepare ahead of time for a few worst cases
✦Cultivate your crisis problem-solving skills

5/19: Developing your plan for success
✦Making a plan isn’t enough--how do you implement and make sure it happens?
✦Get feedback on your internship learning plan

5/26: The role of reflection
✦How to learn when there’s no one there to teach you

✦How to avoid feeling adrift during your internship
 6/2: Sowing the seeds for future success
✦How to think, write, and talk about your internship experiences to highlight your strengths and successes when you get back

✦How to keep in touch effectively with your internship coworkers and supervisors

RSVP: or sign up for 1 unit on Axess (EARTHSYS 9/URBANST101)!

We still have many dates available for any Stanford community member to present their paper, grant or other entity at CIRGE (Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics) Writing Seminars throughout the 2014-15 academic year. Please feel free to email me for more information or visit the website ( to review past CIRGE writing seminars!  CIRGE Writing Seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 12pm - 1pm in the SCBE Conference Room.

Available dates:

*We’re happy to host an October writing seminar on10/15 if you have a paper draft near completion*

11/4/14, 12/2/14, 1/13/15, 2/3/15, 3/3/15, 4/7/15, 5/5/15, 6/2/15


Many thanks,

Tacy Abbott

Program Coordinator

MS Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling

300 Pasteur Drive, Room A097, Stanford, CA 94305, MC 5208

P: 650.498.7522 | F: 650.498.4555 |


Course Alerts

Creating Health Videos for Teens 
Spring Quarter 2014-2015 - 1-3 units - Letter grade or Credit/NC
Faculty: Dr. TW Wiedmann and Dr. Neil Gesundheit
Sign up on Axess - M199-285 (29936)

This is an exciting project-oriented course for you to use your imagination and talents to create and teach an online/blended course on health literacy targeting high schoolers.  It is a continuation of our effort to provide effective health education to teens, built on the success of our project of an online/blended course targeting middle schoolers (see  
We will create age-appropriate, short, dynamic videos .  The topics will focus on common diseases/health issues affecting the teens.  The videos will combine manual writing/drawing with narration, together with spliced-in photographs and animated clips whenever appropriate.  No prior experience is required. 
The first class meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 5:30-7pm, in room 215, Old Union.  

STATS 60 fulfills the statistics requirement only for HumBio students declared before Sept 1, 2015 and only if taken in Academic Year  2014-15 or before.

If you already completed and are transferring in a statistics class from another institution that is equivalent to STATS 60, please do so before the end of Spring Quarter.  After Spring Quarter, statistics classes transferred into the major to satisfy the Stats requirement will only be allowed if the Stanford equivalent course is HumBio 85A/88/89, Stats 141/BioSci 141, CS 109, Educ 200C, Econ 102A, Soc 181B, or another upper level statistics class that is not Stats 60.  If in doubt, talk to Lia or the Stanford Registrar. 

HumBio 119/Bio 102: Demography: Health, Development, Environment will not be taught again.

This class looks at the principles of transmission of infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, rickettsiae, mycoplasma, fungi, and protozoan and helminth parasites) and the role of vectors, reservoirs, and environmental factors. We will study pathogen and host characteristics that determine the spectrum of infection and disease, endemicity, outbreaks, and epidemics of selected infectious diseases, and principles of control and surveillance.
3 Units, Meets T/Th 11am-12:30pm in HRP T138B
Grading: Med-Ltr-CR/NC
Instructor: Julie Parsonnet

Save the World and Have Fun Doing It! Get an introduction to the world at large through hands on learning and compelling speakers. Work in teams on solving real global health & sustainability projects that spans the globe from Bay Area to Nepal.

"One of the most (if not the most) interesting and rewarding classes I've taken at stanford. It really shines on light on how we can use the privileged minds / knowledge we have to impact the world in a positive manner (more so than sending 10 second self-destructing pictures to friends). The guest lectures were also fantastic save for one or two exceptions. Assumption storming was one of my favorite activities at stanford."I think this is an absolutely amazing class, one that should be replicated across disciplines and levels of education. My really does an excellent job giving students the opportunity to develop autonomy, critical thinking, ownership and responsibility with respect to the projects given.“This is hands-down one of my favorite classes and experiences in my four years at Stanford.” “Highly engaging, motivating, and eye-opening, this is a one-of-a-find class where you get to work on a quarter-long engineering project for social good in the real world with a notable organization as a partner.”

EE46 Spring 2015

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:15-5:05PM

Building 200 - Room 2

All undergraduate students are welcome! First class begins on Tuesday, March 31st.

Questions? Please contact Dr. My T. Le []

Empathy is fashionable these days - whether in Silicon Valley or the latest neuroscience. There is a deep sense that we need to learn how to walk in the shoes of another. This course will trace the meaning and practice of empathy through Buddhist compassion; Christianity's commandments to love our neighbor; Enlightenment moral philosophy; nineteenth-century aesthetics; and twenty-first century neuroscience. We will also explore how the arts - drama, novels, poetry, and the visual arts - especially enable us to understand and empathize with the other.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Shaw, J. (PI)

2014-2015 Spring

RELIGST 143 | 3 units | Class # 33379 | Section 01 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit | SEM |
03/30/2015 - 06/03/2015 Mon 2:15 PM - 5:05 PM with Shaw, J. (PI)
Instructors: Shaw, J. (PI)

**Bio 107 now Cross-Listed as HumBio 136 Spring '15**

BIO 107 Human Physiology laboratory Spring 2015: This laboratory course is inquiry based, so the subject matter of the course will change in successive years. In 2015, the two questions to be researched will be: “Can heat-related performance decrements incurred by individuals clad in impermeable attire (e.g., biohazard personal protective suits) be mitigated?” and “Can the sensation of thermal comfort be affected by regional skin temperature manipulations?”  Students will participate both as experimenters and as subjects. The laboratory work will focus on exercise and temperature. Thus, participants must be in good physical condition and be willing to participate in strenuous exercise routines under adverse environmental conditions. Prerequisite is Bio 42 or HumBio 4A. Satisfies WIM in biology. Enrollment is limited to 16 students by application.

Interested in the intersection of law and public policy and the ways in which technological advancements have resulted in new, critical policy issues? Consider taking the spring quarter course HumBio 170: Justice, Policy, and Science with Professor William Abrams, an Intellectual Property litigator and partner in the Palo Alto office of an international law firm (his bio can be found here: 
Course DescriptionThe role of science in civil rights, justice, policy, criminal justice, evidence, education, and disabled rights.

5 Units, Meets M/W 7-8:50pm in 50-52H.

A few  years  ago,  health  experts  began  calling  out  tobacco as a global health crisis and categorizing  cigarettes  as  the  world's  greatest  weapons  of  mass  destruction because a hundred million people were killed by tobacco in the 20th  century,  and  10  times  that  number—a  billion  people— are  predicted  to  die  prematurely  from  exposure  to  cigarette smoke  in the 21st century.  But how has it gotten to this point and what has been the response?   How do different cultural contexts generate  activism on one hand and complacency on the other?

This seminar aims to provide you with the conceptual tools  (1)to understand  how institutional forces compete to define a situation as a global health problem, and (2)  to understand the sociocultural means by which something highly dangerous to health can made out to be both politically contentious and inert. On both fronts, we will give special attention to the ways global health activism and complacency unfold in the U.S. and China.

 Spring Quarter | 1 unit | Monday, 12-1pm w/ lunch | LKSC 120

Description: Organized by Stanford surgeon, Dr. Ralph Greco, this course brings together experts in international health to discuss the challenges to healthcare in the developing world. Open to undergraduates, graduates, and medical students.

INSTRUCTOR: Katharine Ricke

How U.S. and international political institutions and processes govern science and technology; the roles of scientists, engineers, and physicians in creating and implementing policies; introduction to analytical techniques that are common to research and policy analysis in technology and public policy; and examples from specific mission areas (e.g., economic growth, health, climate, energy and the environment, information technology, international security). Assignments: analyzing the politics of particular legislative outcomes, assessing options for trying to reach a policy objective, and preparing a mock policy memo and congressional testimony.


WHEN:  Spring Quarter 2015  /Mon/Wed / 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

LOCATION: Econ 139

UNITS: 3-4 units

No prereqs, open to all students.

See Explore Courses page.

Three seminars per quarter address scientific and technical themes related to interdisciplinary approaches in bioengineering, medicine, and the chemical, physical, and biological sciences. Leading investigators from Stanford and the world present breakthroughs and endeavors that cut across core disciplines. Pre-seminars introduce basic concepts and background for non-experts. Registered students must attend both Monday pre-seminars (April 6, May 4, and June 1, 2015) and Thursday lectures (April 9, May 7, and June 4, 2015). See for details.

Bertrand Patenaude | Seminar | Thursday, 1:15-3:05

This course surveys the newly emerging field of human rights and global health.  It targets the intersection of medical science, anthropology, sociology, culture, economics, law, and politics, with an emphasis on infectious diseases.  The course begins with the essential background into the field of human rights, and the recent emergence of health as a human right.  Our point of entry is the pioneering work of Dr. Paul Farmer and Partners in Health (PIH) and the challenge he and his organization have posed to the conventional wisdom about approaches to combating poor health and disease worldwide.  The PIH story begins in Haiti, and then takes us to Peru and Rwanda.  Students should come away from the course with an understanding of the major research topics and controversies in the field, as well as the leading organizations, journals, and websites devoted to its study.





Considers the premises of the family-systems approach to intimate and family relationships, drawing on concepts from psychology, psychiatry, neurobiology, anthropology, and organizational behavior. Examines relationship formation and commitment, intimacy and sexuality, family development and structure, interpersonal conflict and communication, historical patterns and legacies, gender and power, and the cultural and larger systemic contexts of close relationships. Frameworks for assessing relationships and tools for changing romantic, family, and social relationships are examined in detail, and case examples illustrate the relationship change strategies of major contributors to the field. Highlights practical applications of the family-systems approach in educational, medical, business, and community settings. Students do not need to have a background in Psychology or Human Biology, and all student levels are welcome (including GSB, Law, Medicine, GSE for PSYC 239).

Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

Instructors: Rait, D. (PI)

During the last session of Anne Firth Murray’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
on International Women's Health and Human Rights in July/August 2014, about 
8,000 people from more than 140 countries enrolled in the English version, and 
4,000 enrolled in the Chinese version. We hope that many people will sign up for 
the current session, which just went online on January 29, 2015, in both English and 
Chinese versions.
Please visit for more information and to enroll.

Apply for: Perspectives on the Abortion Experience in Western Fiction

A seminar taught by Paul Blumenthal, MD

5:15-8:15 Mondays, Spring Quarter (3 units)

Exploring the history, anthropology, and biology of abortion through novels, TV shows, and films.  Materials include The Cider House Rules, “Mad Men,” “Friday Night Lights,” and more.

To apply, please send a paragraph explaining your interest in the course to TAs Amy and Lily ( and by February 15 at 11:59PM.

Open to all years and majors.

Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies 260/360; Human Biology 141; American Studies 260

Wednesday 2:15-5:05, Building 20, Room 21G

GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-Gender; WAY-ED, WAY-SI, 5 units        

This course explores visible and invisible disabilities, focusing on issues of gender and identity.  The course emphasizes psychological as well as physical health, cross-cultural variables, diversity of disability experiences, self-labeling, caretaking, stigma and passing, legal and political aspects, and the particular experiences of women.  Disabilities covered include blindness, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis, emotional and learning disabilities, and conditions requiring wheelchairs and other forms of assistance.  Course readings draw from the new Disability Studies literature.

The course is open to all students interested in the subject.  This is a limited enrollment seminar; permission of the instructor is required.  For permission, students should attend the first class session.  For further information, please contact Susan Krieger, Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,  For a sample syllabus, please visit:  See also:  

HUMBIO 152 -  Viral Lifestyles will be offered a last time in Spring 2016.

We are living in the midst of a revolution in the accessibility and availability of biological and medical data. How can all this data be used to improve human health? In this course, students will look at case studies from diabetes and cancer research to learn how to access publicly available data ranging from gene or protein level datasets to information about clinical trials. Students will apply what they learn from the case studies to develop a research proposal and presentation on a biology-related topic of their choice. The class will have a small group workshop-type format. Students will gain skills in research methods including accessing, analyzing and presenting data. There will be exercises using the statistical package R. Prior programming experience is not required. Prerequisites: HumBio 2A, 3A or equivalent.

Please read the following announcement if you intend to take BIO44Y this upcoming Spring Quarter. This is particularly important if you will be a graduating senior. 
*Because lab courses are limited in space, it is important that you enroll as early as possible. It is our past experience that Bio 44Y FILLS UP WITHIN HOURS after Axess opens
Lecture and lab offerings are linked and full attendance is required so you must be able to attend the complete time slots of BOTH the lecture and lab pairing. Please check ExploreCourses or Axess for the section times.

Important – Waitlist Information: If the classes are full by the time you go to enroll, please make sure to fill out the Bio44Y Spring Waitlist Form, which will be released on the Bio44 website ( on Tuesday, February 10th at 12pm (noon). General information about the course material is also available on the course website at

If you have any questions about the course logistics, please contact Wendy Zhang (, Administrative Assistant) and CC: Dr. Shyamala Malladi (, Course Director and Instructor). For info specific to your major or other requirements, please contact your department and/or advisors.

INSTRUCTOR: Milana Trounce, MD MBA

This course provides an overview of the most pressing biosecurity issues facing the world today. Guest lecturers have included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Special Assistant on BioSecurity to Presidents Clinton and Bush Jr. Dr. Ken Bernard, Chief Medical Officer of the Homeland Security Department Dr. Alex Garza, eminent scientists, innovators and physicians in the field, and leaders of relevant technology companies. This course explores how well the US and global healthcare systems are prepared to withstand a pandemic or a bioterrorism attack, how the medical/healthcare field, government, and the technology sectors are involved in biosecurity and pandemic or bioterrorism response and how they interface, the rise of synthetic biology with its promises and threats, global bio-surveillance, making the medical diagnosis, isolation, containment, hospital surge capacity, stockpiling and distribution of countermeasures, food and agriculture biosecurity, new promising technologies for detection of bio-threats and countermeasures. 

WHEN:  Spring Quarter, Monday & Wednesday 3:15pm-5:05pm 

LOCATION: Li Ka Shing Center in the Medical School

UNITS: 4-5

PREREQs: The course does not have any pre-requisies and fulfills two GERs (DB-NatSci, EC-GlobalCom)

ENROLLMENT:  Open to all students

Spring Quarter | 3-5 units | Dr. Ikoku 

This course introduces students to the ways literature has been used to think through the ethics of human subjects research and experimental medicine. We will focus primarily on readings that imaginatively revisit experiments conducted on vulnerable populations: namely groups placed at risk by their classification according to perceived human and cultural differences. We will begin with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), and continue our study via later works of fiction, drama and literary journalism, including Toni Morrison's Beloved, David Feldshuh's Miss Evers Boys, Hannah Arendt's Eichmann and Vivien Spitz's Doctors from Hell, Rebecca Skloot's Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. Each literary reading will be paired with medical, philosophical and policy writings of the period; and our ultimate goal will be to understand modes of ethics deliberation that are possible via creative uses of the imagination, and literature's place in a history of ethical thinking about humane research and care.

WHEN: Wed 5:30 PM - 8:20 PM
LOCATION: School of Education 210
UNITS: 3-5
PREREQS: None, open to all students

Spring Quarter | 3-5 Units | Dr. Ikoku 

This course examines the ways writers in literature and medicine have used the narrative form to explore the ethics of care in what has been called the developing world. We will begin with an introduction to global health ethics as a field rooted in philosophy and policy that address questions raised by practice in resource-constrained communities abroad. We will then spend the quarter understanding the way literature may deepen and even alter those questions. For instance: how have writers used scenes of practice in Africa, the Caribbean or South Asia to think through ideas of mercy, charity, beneficence and justice? How differently do they imagine such scenes when examining issues of autonomy, paternalism and language? To what extent, then, do novels and memoirs serve as sites of ethical inquiry? And how has literary study revealed the complexities of narrating care for underserved communities, and therefore presented close reading as a mode of ethics for global health? Readings will include prose fiction by Albert Camus, Joseph Conrad, Amitav Ghosh and Susan Sontag as well as physician memoirs featuring Frantz Fanon, Albert Schweitzer, Abraham Verghese and Paul Farmer.

WHEN: Wed 2:15 PM - 5:05 PM
LOCATION: School of Education 229
UNITS: 3-5
PREREQS: None, open to all students

Ecology & Conservation of Kelp Forest Communities, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, CA

Jun 22-Jul 24 (5-weeks), M-F, 5-units; James Watanabe

This is an intensive, hands-on course that uses daily SCUBA dives, lectures, & labs to study the biology & ecology of invertebrates, fishes, and seaweeds that live in these "rain forests of the sea" and how their interactions structure these complex communities. Conservation challenges facing kelp forests are also treated. Students also gain practical diving/research skills including identification of species, use of a variety of underwater sampling techniques, statistical analysis of field data.

We have funds this year to cover full tuition for up to 8 students.  It is aimed at undergrads interested in marine ecology but would also be appropriate for a beginning grad student scouting a thesis topic or just wanting to get acquainted with the organisms & habitat of Monterey Bay. SCUBA certification is required.

Application deadline is April 15, 2015; find application forms at:
QUESTIONS? Contact: or
**Following BIOHOPK 185H, students have an opportunity to remain at Hopkins and use their new knowledge of kelp forest organisms to assist with a variety of field projects associated with the Marine Station's Marine Life Observatory.  Such projects include (but are not limited to) detailed mapping of kelp forest sites for monitoring abalone & sea urchin population dynamics;  tagging, measuring and mapping kelp plants (the redwoods of the kelp forest) for longterm growth & survival; assessment of sea star populations that are recovering from a mass-mortality event late in 2013; assisting with monitoring and analysis of longterm permanent benthic plots.  Such projects (or others arising from interests generated during 185H) could help fulfill the Human Biology intership requirement.

Dear HumBio Students,

"WELLNESS" courses exist in "ExploreCourses" after this current Fall quarter, as ACTIVITY courses, and as such cannot count toward the HumBio major requirements.  Most of these classes are one unit and have been used in the Foundation in the past (and were under the Athletic Department before they were changed to "WELLNESS").  If you listed one of these courses on your course of study and planned to take it in an upcoming quarter, a Student Advisor can assist you in replacing the course for another - just stop by the Advising Office in Building 20.   (This does not affect the useage of Wellness courses in the course of study taken prior to Winter 14-15.)

The entire year of Organic Chemistry plus labs will be offered in a 9-week summer course and should satisfy the pre-med requirements for pre-med, pre-dent, pre-vet and other pre-health careers.  General Chemistry 31A and 31B are also offered.

Chemistry has been gradually integrating labs into the introductory lecture courses.  Next academic year, that integration will move to the 2nd course in organic chemistry (Chem 35).  Chem 35 is required for several majors, and for all pre-medical students who may be majoring or minoring in your department.  The changes for next year may affect the courses your majors or minors should choose this Spring (2014).

  Here are the specifics:
  1.       Beginning in Autumn 2014, Chem 35 will be increased from 4 units to 5 units and will include an integrated 3-hour lab and discussion section (replacing Chem 36).
  2.       Chem 36 will not be offered in Autumn 2014.
  3.       Chem 36 will be offered one final time in Spring 2015.
  4.       This Spring (2014), Chem 35 and Chem 36 will be offered as traditional, separate courses.
  5.       Students who take Chem 35 this Spring should probably also take Chem 36 this Spring.
  6.       A student who delays Chem 36 beyond this Spring will have only one last chance to take Chem 36 in Spring 2015.

  What this means for premedical students:
  ·         If you are registered to take Chem 33  this Spring, this change will not impact you. You will continue with the new sequence next year.
  ·         If you are currently enrolled in Chem 33,  and plan on taking Chem 35 this Spring, you must enroll in Chem 36 either in Spring 2014 or Spring 2015. Alternatively, you may choose to enroll in the new 5-unit integrated lecture/lab Chem 35 offering in the Fall of 2014.
  ·         If you completed Chem 33 prior to Winter 2014 and plan on taking Chem 35 this spring, you must enroll in Chem 36 either in Spring 2014 or Spring 2015.
  ·         If you completed Chem 33 prior to Winter 2014 and do NOT plan on taking Chem 35 this Spring, you must enroll in the new 5-unit integrated lecture/lab Chem 35 in Fall 2014 AND enroll in Chem 36 in Spring 2015.
  ·         Please note that either Chem 36 or the combined integrated Chem 33-35 sequence will be  pre-requisites for future enrollment in Chem 130, the last organic chemistry lab. There are no current plans of phasing out this course in the future and the current plan is to continue offering it during  autumn and winter quarters.

  Please address any questions regarding your particular situation or enrollment issues to Roger Kuhn, Student Services Manager at

Opportunities: Internships, Research, Jobs and More

cutting edge: the Stanford undergraduate journal of education research

Get published in the inaugural issue (Vol. 1, No. 1) of Stanford's first undergraduate journal of education research.

What To Submit | How To Submit

Round 1 (Priority) Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 26, 11:59 p.m.

Final Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 10, 11:59 p.m.

Fill out this Interest Form to receive updates and announcements on submission deadlines and publication releases.  Please direct inquires to

Supported by the Bingham Fund for Innovation in Human Biology

About Us: We are a student-run, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research by undergraduates and co-terms on topics in education.  If you have written a paper for a course in education, human biology, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, CSRE, philosophy, economics, public policy, symbolic systems, or even PWR or Thinking Matters, your work may be eligible! 

Updates to the Buzz: 

Hey all, just writing to inform you we have shuffled around some things in the HumBio buzz.  Mostly, in our jobs and opporutnities section we have added a few categories/labels to help guide you in your job search.  We hope you find these categories helpful!  

  • Seniors: Includes more long term job opportunities for Seniors and other recent college graduates 
  • Research: Includes clinical, laboratory, and social science research opportunities
  • Paid: Includes paid opportunities primarily for undergraduates throughout the academic year
  • Tutor: Tutoring opportunities 
  • Summer: Includes summer jobs and opportunities for this upcoming summer in all fields for all ages 
  • Misc: Includes a variety of opporutnities like volunteering, internships, leadership positions, scholarships, and more 

Also, never forget to look at older versions of the buzz for more inspiration.  We constantly update and clean out the Buzz and delete old opporutnities to make room for the new but the old version of the Buzz can still be a great resource. 

CERC is a research center in the Stanford School of Medicine devoted to developing new ways to delivery health care that sharply lower cost without impairing quality. This position provides program management and administrative support to plan and launch CERC.  Previous holders of this position have gone on to graduate professional training in medicine, business, law and public health.


  • Work with CERC’s Fellowship Director on planning and executing all aspects of the training of the CERC research fellows and supporting their work through their fellowship period
  • Work with CERC’s Deputy Director on the preparation of ad hoc financial reports and on the support of HR processes
  • Support the planning and implementation of periodic academic meetings and conferences
  • Coordinate the work of CERC faculty, staff and fellows by managing the program’s administrative systems and processes including the program calendar, document archive and web site

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Recent bachelor’s degree
  • Strong interest in health care
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extremely reliable and detail oriented
  • Bay Area resident with valid driver’s license
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, Google Drive applications

Please forward your CV/Resume, a cover letter, and references to Grace Huh at

The California State University (CSU) STEM VISTA PROGRAM is looking to hire 19 outstanding individuals to serve as AmeriCorps*VISTA members from July 2015 - July 2016. CSU STEM VISTA members will support the CSU's efforts to increase the academic and professional success of underrepresented students in STEM at both the college- and k-12 levels.  

A listing of the host sites and the VISTA assignments are available on our website at:


Interested applicants should apply by April 30th.  More information about the application process and the CSU STEM VISTA program is available at:

Questions about the CSU STEM VISTA Program should be directed to Kristina Barger, VISTA Program Manager at

The Stanford Department of Radiation Oncology is hiring two full-time Assistant Clinical Research Coordinators (ACRCs). The positions are ideal for graduating seniors and both have a start date in mid-June. This is a unique opportunity to receive mentorship from faculty on the cutting edge of radiation oncology, work closely with research teams to produce world-class clinical research, and gain insight into academic medicine. Each ACRC will support the clinical research of two faculty physicians.
The ACRC will perform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data and/or the coordination of clinical studies, which may be prospective trials or retrospective analyses. Responsibilities may include: reviewing electronic medical records for data collection, administering research questionnaires to patients, consenting patients for blood draws, performing clerical duties, working with the Clinical Research Coordinators and Institution Review Board, and assisting in the analysis and preparation of research abstracts and manuscripts.General administrative support for the faculty, such as managing faculty calendars, scheduling meetings, and answering phone calls is also required. The ACRCs will work under the direction and supervision of the two principal investigators and the Radiation Therapy Division Manager.
TO APPLY: Please go to, click Job Search, and search for the following Job Numbers: 66282 and 66384.

Committed to working for social justice and equity in your choice of a wide range of inspiring career paths?

Consider the SF State Master of Public Health degree.

There is still time to apply for Fall 2015. The application deadline for Fall 2015 admission to the San Francisco State MPH Program in Community Health Education is May 1st, 2015. Come to an MPH  information session on April 2nd: SFSU MPH program information sessions

·  Click here for the SFSU MPH program flier

·  Click here for the SFSU MPH program website

·  For an extensive set of SFSU MPH program informational documents and answers to questions about admission criteria and procedures, email a request to

We look forward to reviewing your application for fall 2015. Full application instructions can be found on our departmental website.

Master of Public Health Program, Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 326, San Francisco, CA  94132

Office: 415-338-1413Fax: 415-338-0570Office Email:

Program Email: hedmph@sfsu.eduWebsite:

Announcing an exciting job opportunity for a talented, energetic Stanford student looking to work in academic research before applying to medical or graduate school.  The Stem Cell and Diabetes Centers at UCSF are seeking highly motivated applicants for a full-time position as a research technician in the lab of a newly appointed Assistant Professor (who is also a Stanford graduate).

The primary focus of our laboratory is pancreatic development and Type I Diabetes, and we employ the tools of stem cell biology, developmental biology, genomics, and tissue engineering.  Ultimately, we aim to cure diabetic patients of their disease using cell replacement therapy.  This is a chance to truly be at the cutting edge of translational research in a highly collaborative scientific environment.  Specific duties include human embryonic stem cell culture, mouse husbandry, FACS analysis and genomics techniques.

Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills, and hold a BA/BS in biological or biochemical sciences (or a related field) by the time they begin employment.  Preferred start date is June, 2015 or earlier.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV with three professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses  Please include the words "Technician: Stem Cell Lab" in the subject line.

Health Coach/Behavior Change and UX designer (full-time or internship) with Lark, leaders in mobile health.

Lark is a team that cares deeply about its mission -- to help our users build life-long healthy habits, the right way. We were an early pioneer in the wearables space, with the first bluetooth-connected health wearable to be sold in the Apple Store. We are revolutionizing how people interact with their health data -- it's not about charts and graphs anymore, but personalized, one-on-one coaching with our intelligent Health AI. We base our design on well-researched behavior change interventions to create actual positive change for our users. Users love our app, and we're only at the beginning of what it can do. Come help us make the smartest,  most caring and effective health coach the world has ever seen.  We're a team of Stanford and MIT grads, and our office is only 10 minutes from campus -- you'll feel right at home!

The Health Coach/UX designer role is for someone who is passionate about creating real, lasting behavioral change in peoples' lives. You'll be writing and testing the AI interventions that lark serves as the core of its app. You'll be driving the most cutting edge user interface in the mobile health space. You should enjoy writing, and be great at empathetic, fun conversations around health.

Interns or full-time welcome.

If you're interested, please send your resume to

Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation (Innovation Center) invents and deploys breakthrough innovations to advance the health and well-being of communities through a focus on the social determinants of health. Its incubation project, linkAges™, creates a support network that spans across generations, using the resources already in place in communities to improve the health and well-being of older adults and family caregivers. The Innovation Center’s diverse team includes physicians, scientists, designers, social entrepreneurs, software developers, ethnographer, and business professionals.

linkAges Advocates is a college internship program designed to support implementation of linkAges in the community. Advocates assist enrollment into the linkAges system and create personalized plans to optimize each individual’s use and experience of linkAges, namely for older adults. The internship extends from September to May for five hours per week, with a very flexible time commitment. Advocates divide their time between engagement with the community and meaningful professional development at the Innovation Center.

Contact for the application. Completed application and résumé are to be submitted to by April 30, 2015. Please contact Dominic Boccaccio or visit for more information.

Interested in behavioral research for your internship?

The Behavioral Lab at the Graduate School of Business is looking for research assistants to help conduct behavioral studies and support their full-time staff. We are a social psychology laboratory that focuses on organizational behavior and marketing research. Look us up at, and contact lab director Nicholas Hall at if interested!

Company Description: Kurbo is a digital health startup based in the heart of Palo Alto.  We make a mobile-based weight loss program for kids, teens & families.  Our program consists of a fun mobile app (food tracker, games, challenges) and live expert coaching.  Kurbo is based on and licensed from the Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program at Stanford. 
Start Date: May or June 2015
Job Description: Kurbo seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist our team with marketing and communications efforts.  This paid internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable and real-world experience with the various aspects of marketing a mobile product in a fast paced, high-tech, venture funded startup.
To Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (see below for instructions) to 
Writing Sample Instructions:  Pretend you are writing a post for Kurbo’s Facebook page.  Please find a recent news article, blog, video or recipe (or any content you think is relevant to Kurbo’s audience).  Write the accompanying text you would use to post the content to our page.  50 words max.

Passionate about food and nutrition? Are you a hardcore ops nerd? Branding/marketing maven? Interested in getting some hands on experience growing and scaling an early stage startup in the on-demand sector? Do you just want a free lunch everyday?

Farm Hill is hiring for two summer intern positions: Growth Intern and Operations Intern.
Farm Hill is growing fast (5X in the last few months) and we're looking for help this summer as we expand across the South Bay and prep for launch in San Francisco.
More info about Farm Hill and the roles below! Email if you're interested in learning more! There may or may not be a free lunch in it for you :)
Let's eat!
Mark & Marc
About Farm Hill:
Farm Hill is a mission-driven food startup trying to revolutionize the fast casual segment with an entirely healthy menu & direct delivery model. We curate extraordinarily fresh, healthy, and delicious bento-box style meals and deliver them directly to customers. Our mission is to make *real* food accessible to all: meals composed of whole vegetables, whole grains, healthy proteins, without any added sugar or refined grains. Getting truly healthy food should be easier and taste better. That’s why we created Farm Hill.
Growth Intern: Help us test, measure, and evaluate our growth tactics and brand messaging. You'll be tasked with helping us figure out what's working, dreaming up new partnerships and growth tactics, and planning for how to scale our different growth channels (direct sales, referral rewards programs, advertising/marketing, partnerships, etc.). 
Operations Intern: When you're making a physical product and growing 10% every week, there's a lot of processes that need attention. From sourcing produce and cooking meals to hiring and training several new employees every week, there's a number of projects to work on here. This is a dream job for hardcore ops nerds that love process and complex systems. As a bonus, you'll get to spend some time with our advisor and lean manufacturing guru, Andy Switky, the former head of manufacturing at IDEO.
Company Description: Kurbo is a digital health startup based in the heart of Palo Alto.  We make a mobile-based weight loss program for kids, teens & families.  Our program consists of a fun mobile app (food tracker, games, challenges) and live expert coaching.  Kurbo is based on and licensed from the Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program at Stanford. 
Start Date: May or June 2015
Job Description: Kurbo seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist our team with data and analytics.  Because our app tracks food and exercise, we have data galore!  Our rich data will give you an intimate look into our users lives and health.  We’re looking for someone to help develop metrics, analyze trends, and report progress for our consumer and B2B business.  This paid internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable and real-world experience with the various aspects of data analytics in a fast paced, high-tech, venture funded startup.
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to  Please be sure to talk about a recent data science or other analytical project in your cover letter.
Company Description:  Kurbo is a digital health startup based in the heart of Palo Alto.  We make a mobile-based weight loss program for kids, teens & families.  Our program consists of a fun mobile app (food tracker, games, challenges) and live expert coaching.  Kurbo is based on and licensed from the Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program at Stanford.
Start Date: May or June 2015
Job Description: Kurbo seeks a dynamic, self-starter to join us as a product intern.  The Kurbo app is constantly evolving in exciting ways and we’re looking for someone to help develop stories, wireframe concepts, and influence product strategy.  This paid internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable and real-world experience with the various aspects of product management in a fast paced, high-tech, venture funded startup.
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to  Please be sure to talk about any relevant experience in your cover letter.

For students interested in education or research in the fields of: Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Neurobehavior, Rehab Medicine, Medical Anthropology, Epidemiology, Public Health:

Physicians from the departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are spearheading an effort to coordinate the care of patients with Functional Neurological Disorder with motor manifestations. Function Neurological Disorder (FND) is the name conferred on a syndrome of neurological symptoms that cannot be explained by current medical diagnostic tests. Other names for this disorder which are no longer used because of the stigma attached include “hysteria,” “conversion disorder,” or “psychogenic neurological disorder.” Recent functional imaging studies suggest that there are derangements of motor initiation and absence of inhibitory activity in the brain in patients with functional paralysis, calling into question the amount of volition these patients have over their conditions. 

As part of this multidisciplinary effort, we have at least two projects we could use some help with. We would prefer a student who could envision staying on with us long-term and gain their own expertise and perhaps start their own project. However, we recognize how busy Stanford students can be and would also accept short-term commitments. 

1) Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) Course: We will be applying for a grant to create an Online CME course for primary care providers (physicians, nurses, physician assistants) to introduce them to the disorder, explain the psychological and sociological struggles these patients face, help practitioners become more comfortable addressing the needs of these patients, and teaching them about the latest research on FND etiology and treatment. We are considering additional grant proposals to help mental health providers in the community learn different techniques (cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy) to treat this disorder and how to tailor these techniques to this population. 

2) Clinical research: Although neurologists are the physicians who diagnose this disorder, psychiatrists are the ones who treat them. Only a subset of patients diagnosed with the disorder (due to issues with acceptance and the stigma of psychiatric intervention) see mental health providers, and we believe this population is more severely affected and may also possess more insight than the patients who do not. However, we really don’t know. All of the research in FND is on the patients who see Psychiatry. Therefore, we have a selection bias coloring our assumptions about the disorder. We would like to start by getting an idea of how many FND patients the general neurologists see, and once we identify a suitable population of FND patients we can learn more about the natural history of the disorder and the epidemiology. We may also be analyzing how and why these patients respond to treatment, how effective certain treatments are, and learn more about the natural history of the syndrome. 

CONTACT if interested.

Professor Jon Krosnick, Professor of Communication, Political Science, and (by courtesy) Psychology, is inviting applications from Stanford freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to work either:

15 hours per week during Spring quarter 2015 as paid research collaborators
as full-time (40 hours per week) paid research collaborators in his lab during the summer of 2015.

The students will join a team of other undergrads, graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars to work with Professor Krosnick on a range of projects for the purpose of generating academic publications.  Dr. Krosnick's research is in three main areas: (1) the psychology of politics generally, including the study of voting and elections, news media influence, and more, (2) what the public thinks and wants with regard to global warming, and (3) how to ask questions optimally to obtain accurate, unbiased responses in surveys.

How to Apply: Email your resume and a cover letter and an unofficial copy of your Stanford transcript (and high school transcript if you're a freshman) to Professor Krosnick (

Hum Bio Majors and Overseas Scholarships
Are you interested in going abroad for research now as an undergrad or after graduation? Do you want to pursue a master's degree overseas? Get started now. 
The Overseas Resource Center, part of the Bechtel International Center provides advice to students and administers many prestigious overseas scholarships for study and research abroad.
We are offering many Spring Quarter info sessions and application workshops for Fulbright, Gates, Luce, Marshall, and Rhodes and many other awards.
Please see our great line-up of Spring workshops on our website and RSVP. 
Also, mark your calendar for a special Hum Bio Overseas Scholarship Info Session on Tuesday, May 12th from 12-1pm in your department. This presentation will focus on international award opportunities related to Human Biology fields.  

For more information on overseas scholarships or Overseas Resource Center,

  • Please visit our website
  • Complete Overseas Scholarship Interest Form 2015 
  • Contact Diane Murk to set up an advising appointment

Bulimia nervosa (BNand binge eating disorder (BEDare serious mental disorders associated with adverse psychological and physical consequences. Treatment options to date offer limited success, leaving at least 50-70of patients still symptomatic after treatment. The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether a medication currently FDA approved for the treatment of obesity will demonstrate efficacy—compared to placebo when re-purposed for patients with bulimia and binge eating. Prior clinical experience has shown positive results but a  next step includes demonstrating efficacy in a randomized double blinded clinical trial. We are interested in having students be involved with this study by participating in things like recruitment, telephone screening of subjects, scheduling, data organization and management, etc. Greater involvement (such as participating in abstracts, etc) is possible depending on time/availability. We're particularly interested in students who may wish to extend their involvement to include full-time research over the summer. For any questions, please email Dr. Debra Safer, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at  or call 650-723-7928. Thanks!

The children of mothers with histories of eating disorders are at an increased risk of developing feeding, eating, and related psychopathologies themselves. ParentBased Prevention (PBP) is a promising intervention program to reduce the negative outcomes in the toddlers of mothers with lifetime eating disorders. We are now conducting a randomized control trial that assesses the feasibility of this prevention program. Lab website:

This position is great for students who are interested in the psychological processes in families, development of young children and prevention programs. Students will have a chance to learn about pioneering clinical interventions and expand their skills in designing, conducting and analyzing studies. Professors: James Lock, MD, PhD and Cara Bohon, PhD; Supervising researcher: Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, PhD (Visiting Instructor) Contact information: 

Duties: The Research Assistant will have an opportunity for close involvement in the translation of empirical knowledge to intervention programs. We are looking for Research Assistants who would take part in recruiting participants, analyses of audio and video tapes of sessions, development of a treatment manual and preparation of materials for publication. Hours are flexible. Qualifications of applicant: Applicant should be motivated, organized, creative and resourceful. Prior research experience is not a prerequisite. Compensation: Course credit: PSYC-199-05 (29614), BOHON

To apply, send an email with your CV, weekly availability, and why you are interested in this position, to Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit at

The Wildlands Studies Program, California State University, Monterey Bay offers a series of environmental and cultural ecology field studies this winter/spring that we invite you to join.  You can choose among six wildlife, wildland and cultural ecology field studies searching for solutions to environmental and cultural challenges.  Each program grants 12 upperdivision transferable units of credit. These programs are open and accepting applications now.  Field studies take place in wildland locations throughout Peru, Costa Rica/Panama, Chile, Thailand, Tropical Australia and Nepal.
Please note that summer 2015 programs in Belize, Fiji, South Africa, Baja Mexico, California’s Big Sur and Channel Island ecosystems, The Yellowstone Rockies, Vancouver Island and Canada’s Banff National Park are also open for application.
All of our programs are described at our website:   Our email address is  If you have questions about any of our programs, please feel free to get back in touch with us.
Homemade is hiring a Kitchen Assistant.  Homemade is a funded Stanford startup launched in 2013, and we teach people how to cook and eat real food!  

We are looking for a hardworking, reliable and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Kitchen Assistant in our cooking classes.  Duties include setting up the kitchen before class, cleaning and packing up after class, simple ingredient and food preparation and lots of dish washing! :)


Kitchen or restaurant experience is a plus.  However, we will consider and train any individual with a willingness to learn.  We also seek individuals who feel they embody a healthy lifestyle. Position requires the ability to lift/carry heavy items and be on your feet for 4-5 hour shifts.    

The Kitchen Assistant position is for 16 hrs per week, from 5-9pm on Monday to Thursday, in Menlo Park.  Pay rate is $15/hr.  There is also the possibility for the role to expand into another role (our last intern is now our full time head of sales).
Applicants can send their covering letter, resume and photo to

Are you interested in scandals in science?  
Professors in Psychology, Communication, Political Science seek a Stanford undergraduate to collaborating in conducting research on scandals in science and on threats to accuracy in scientific research.  The goal of the work will be to document ways in which science has gone wrong in the past and the ways to do science optimally in the future, so scientists can be as successful as possible in their work.  This job will involve working closely with faculty who are studying this issue and to investigate the growing scholarly literatures on the topic and news coverage of scientific scandals.

The student who is hired will be paid hourly for all work done throughout the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year.  Benefits of the position include collaborating with faculty to coauthor reports and publications.  The faculty can write letters of recommendation for you describing your role in the collaboration.  

To apply, please send your resume, your unofficial Stanford Transcript, and a cover letter explaining why you're interested in the position and what skills you bring to Professor Jon Krosnick (  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.

Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs!

SENSA's incubator is undergoing a final round of recruitment for our spring program! 

We are looking for passionate teams that are working on social innovation startups.  Upon completion, the program promises a sizable grant to all successful teams! The program meets once a week and provides mentorship and workshops from the most knowledgeable individuals in the domain, who are located in and around the area.

If this interests your team, please complete the short application that is attached by THIS MONDAY. You will meet with one of our fellows for an interview and, if successful, will join the others who are currently in our program. 


Looking for Summer Internships around the Environment or Activism?

Sign up here to receive bi-weekly opportunities from Green Corps and our alumni!

We have over 350 alumni working with groups like Greenpeace, Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, Union of Concerned Scientists and more. Many of these alumni will be looking for spring and summer interns and are participating in the Green Corps Alumni Internship Network. Click here to add your name to our mailing list about these opportunities that will be happening across the country.

Email with any questions!

Are you interested in bioethics or medical humanities?
Do you like to talk and debate about complicated ethical dilemmas that affects everyone in some way, shape, or form?
Would you like to meet and talk to community leaders and professors in various fields like bioethics, medicine, law, public policy, and philosophy?
Do you want to help build a previously non-existing community for Stanford undergrads, and make connections across multiple campus and community disciplines?
A undergraduate bioethics group with the aim of promoting supportive discussion about current and seminal cases in bioethics through debate, film, and education is in the works of being formed. 
If you're interested, please fill out the short form here.
If you have any questions, do send a message to Vivian Lam, at