The Humbio Buzz - 2/1/2010

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Humbio General Information | Upcoming Events | Honors Corner | Internships, Research, Grants and Jobs

To submit information for The Buzz (Human Biology's e-newsletter), please send a BRIEF announcement to edanse@stanford.edu by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

I) General HumBio and Course Announcements
-Apply to be a HumBio Student Advisor!
-CANCELLED for SPRING '10 - HUMBIO 165 - Promoting Behavior Change
-CANCELLED for SPRING '10 - HUMBIO 156 - Global HIV/AIDS
-Participate in study supported by HumBio's Bingham Fund
-NEW RESOURCE:  GUIDED CAREER PATH

II)  Upcoming Events
-Nursing As A Career
-Overcoming Obstacles in the Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry
-China in Global Health
-Gallery Night, Hosted by SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality)
-George Schaller (Jhumki Basu Lecture in Science & Adventure speaker)
-Dr. Otis Brawley, American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer

III) Honors Corner
-Juniors planning to undertake Honors research
-Seniors working on Honors theses

IV) 
Internships, Research, Grants and Jobs
-Reasoning Mind Job Opportunities: Non-profit work for graduating Seniors
-PIRG Internships
-Stanford in Government Fellowships
-Research Opportunity: Improving Drinking Water in our Parks: A Pilot Study
-Green Corps 2010-2011 Field School for Environmental Organizing
-SUMMER: Project Dosti, Public Service in India
-Haas Postgraduate Service Fellowships
-Research Assistant position at UCSF
-Stanford MS Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Summer Internship 2010
-CTL Peer Tutoring is Hiring
-Field Research Course opportunity.  NOTE: Stanford is a member of the Organization for Tropical Studies
-Apply to the Capital Fellows Program


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I)
General HumBio and Course Announcements

Apply to be a HumBio Student Advisor!

Attention Sophomores and Juniors:  Consider applying to be an SA next year:  https://humbio.stanford.edu/?q=node/165.  A team of six student advisors staff the student lounge, plan events and work with HumBio students to help them in their declaration process and beyond, navigating the challenging waters of HumBio.
HUMBIO SA APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 2010.   (Recommenders have until March 12th to submit their letter of recommendations.) Interviews and training occur during Spring quarter (or end of Winter quarter for students going abroad).

CANCELLED for SPRING '10 - HUMBIO 165 - Promoting Behavior Change
Please note that HumBio 165/Earthsys 165:  Promoting Behavior Change is cancelled for this Spring.  If you are a SENIOR who has turned in your HumBio folder for graduation clearance, and you planned to take the course this Spring and have it listed on your course of study form, please contact Lia (cacciari@stanford.edu; (650) 725-0332) about an alternate course choice as soon as possible (and before March 5th).

CANCELLED for SPRING '10 - HUMBIO 156 - Global HIV/AIDS
 Professor Katzenstein plans to teach this course next Autumn '10-11.  If you are a SENIOR who has turned in your HumBio folder for graduation clearance, and you planned to take the course this Spring and have it listed on your course of study form, please contact Lia (cacciari@stanford.edu) about an alternate choice as soon as possible (and before March 5th).

Participate in study supported by HumBio's Bingham Fund
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CNS6F9D
Please take this short survey about public health awareness at Stanford.  You could win a $50 Amazon gift card, iPod Nano, or iPod Touch.  Your responses will help improve health education on campus.

NEW RESOURCE:  GUIDED CAREER PATH
Do you know your career path?
Try out the new Guided Career Path online tool to find your way.
It includes interactive career exercises, steps, and tips. It will move you through the career process and the work you do will greatly benefit you while searching for an internship or job.
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/CDC/gcp/


II) Upcoming Events

Nursing As A Career
Date: 2.6.10
Time: 1:30-3pm
Place: Stanford Career Development Center, 1st floor conference room, Student Services Bldg
Cost: Free
Light refreshments will be served.
Did you know that Stanford had a nursing program from its founding until 1974?
Come meet alums of the Stanford School of Nursing, hear about their careers and
learn about some of the opportunities in the profession.
Please RSVP to:  Janet Darrow, ljdarrow@comcast.net
Questions?  Please email Laura Dominguez Chan, ldchan@stanford.edu

Overcoming Obstacles in the Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry

Date: Monday, 2.8.10
Time: 4:15pm
Place: Green Earth Sciences Building, Room 124

China in Global Health
Date: Tuesday, 2.16.10
Time: 4:15pm
Place: Green Earth Sciences Building, Room 124

Gallery Night, Hosted by SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality)
Date: Wed 2.17.10
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: TBA
What to do: Any artwork that requires matting/special accommodations, submit by Wednesday, Feburary 3rd.
Artwork that doesn’t require any matting or special formatting, submit by Wednesday, February 11th.
In addition to submitting your artwork(s), please email losmeiya@stanford.edu and cslau@stanford.edu: Artist Name; Major; Year; Short bio; Blurb about piece(s)
You can bring your work to the Columbae House on the row between time TBA
Directions: http://campus-map.stanford.edu/index.cfm?ID=02-925
Please call 626-758-7003 or 917-836-1363.
Finally, feel free to make any other suggestions about how you would like your work to be displayed and we’ll be keeping in touch as we plan the event!

George Schaller (Jhumki Basu Lecture in Science & Adventure speaker)
Date: Wed., Feb. 17
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Bishop Auditorium, Graduate School of Business  GSB. Reception follows.
What: Schaller's talk will honor Jhumki Basu, a '98 HumBio graduate, who was driven to removing inequities in the teaching of science in America and access to higher education. http://www.jhumkibasu.org/index.html
George Schaller: his 50 year career has been dedicated to species conservation. Schaller was awarded Nat'l Geographics, Adventure Lifetime Achievement. Discover magazine says Schaller, "is considered the finest field biologist of our time and the most powerful voice for conservation in more than 100 years."
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/best-of-adventure-2007/wildlife/george-schaller.html
http://gorilla.wildlifedirect.org/2009/06/25/jane-goodall-and-george-schaller-speak-out-in-support-of-the-year-of-the-gorilla/

Dr. Otis Brawley, American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer
Date: Wed., Feb. 24
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Bldg 320-105, Geo Corner. 
Reception follows.
Dr. Brawley is the American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer, Professor of Hematology and Oncology at Emory Clinic, and Medical Director, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work on racial disparities in cancer outcomes, and will address those age-old hum bio issues of biology vs. culture (i.e., access).


III) Honors Corner

Juniors planning to undertake Honors research

*The "Intention to Undertake Honors" (Part A) is due February 8th at midnight.  Apply online at https://humbio.stanford.edu/?q=node/152.
*A proposal polishing workshop will be held Sunday February 21st at 10 am in Building 20.  Watch for more details.

Seniors working on Honors theses
*Hope to see you this week for inspirational crafts, snacks, and generally useful information.  Check your inbox for details or email kpreston@stanford.edu.

Don't forget you can make an appointment with Dr. Katherine Preston to talk about Honors at any stage (https://humbio.stanford.edu/?q=PrestonOH)


IV) Internships, Research, Grants and Jobs

Reasoning Mind Job Opportunities: Non-profit work for graduating Seniors

Looking for a job after graduation? Interested in working for a non-profit education organization??
Reasoning Mind uses online learning to dramatically improve the math achievement of children from disadvantaged communities. In a Reasoning Mind classroom, the online system creates an individual path of learning that is tailored to the needs of each child.
RM is looking for graduating Seniors to work closely with schools and teachers using the program in the upcoming school year.  If you would like to learn more about Reasoning Mind, please visit their website at http://www.reasoningmind.org. or contact Dana Turker for more info (dturk333@stanford.edu) or see the attached document!

PIRG Internships

This term, become a Student PIRG intern and you can help to solve the big problems that our country faces!
Find out more at: http://www.studentpirgs.org/internships
Right now, our top priorities are supporting the relief efforts in Haiti and stopping Ticketmaster from merging with Live Nation, which would create a near total monopoly. We're also running campaigns on stopping global warming, improving public transit, and fighting hunger and homelessness, among others!
Possible internships include:
· Organizing a fundraising drive to support relief efforts in Haiti
· Gathering video petitions to convince our senators to support for clean energy
· Lobbying faculty members to build up support to make textbooks more affordable
As an intern you'll also learn valuable skills like working with the media, public speaking, and organizing large events.
Sign up for an info session today: http://www.studentpirgs.org/internships

Stanford in Government Fellowships
SIG offers 30-35 fully-funded public-service fellowships every summer and is currently recruiting applicants for this year. The application is due on February 4that noon, and there are exciting fellowships that may be of interest to many people, including Environmental Science majors. Visit sig.stanford.edu for more information.

Research Opportunity: Improving Drinking Water in our Parks: A Pilot Study
*Project background: This project focuses on the relationship of the built environment and children’s health, aiming to improve the health behaviors of at-risk inner city youth in San Francisco through educational efforts and by improving both the availability of potable drinking water and the physical environment at John McLaren Park (where currently no clean drinking water is available). Working closely with Youth Tennis Advantage (YTA) and San Francisco Recreation and Parks, we will conduct and analyze in-person focus groups and interviews with students, caregivers/parents, and other key informants (e.g. San Francisco Parks and Recreation staff, YTA coaches and staff) to inform the development of a pilot program that encourages healthy beverage consumption among YTA participants, and helps to improve park conditions for patrons of John McLaren Park. Our goal is to create a sustainable way to provide water to YTA participants and patrons of the park, develop several nutrition-based educational programs for the YTA youth, and provide a blueprint for similar efforts at other parks around the Bay Area.
*Hours: Approximately 5hr/week for 6-8 months
*Requirements: Being able to travel to and from John McLaren Park in San Francisco (reimbursement will be provided for travel) to help conduct approximately 6-7 focus group sessions. The rest of the work can be completed at a location of your choice.
*Compensation (can be discussed and modified as needed):*
A stipend is available; Course credit may be negotiated if interested; Possibility of first authorship on academic publications; Letters of recommendation (if requested); Mentorship (career and research) from pediatricians; Work study students encouraged to apply
*How to apply: Please email the following to Dr. Jason Bacha at jasonbacha@gmail.com
* Resume/CV
* Names and contact information for 2 references (academic and/or work-related)
* Brief description of why you are interested in this project
* Applications will be taken through February 20, 2010.

Green Corps 2010-2011 Field School for Environmental Organizing
Applications due Feb. 4 th 2010
In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Greenpeace. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.
For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Amy Parker, Green Corps Green Corps, at amy@greencorps.org or 415-622-0033 x 311.

SUMMER: Project Dosti, Public Service in India
Description: Travel with a small group (4-6 Stanford students) to help youth in rural schools, orphanages, and local communities. Get to work with India's foremost social leaders to make real change. Great for anybody who is interested in children's issues, education, or women's rights. Great for the humbio internship!
Applications due: Monday, February 8th, 5pm in the Project Dosti box in the Haas Center
For more information and applications, visit dosti.stanford.edu

Haas Postgraduate Service Fellowships
Deadline for all programs is February 4, 2010 at noon.
The Haas Center’s four postgraduate public service fellowship programs offer graduating seniors and co-terms a full-time, paid and mentored experience in an organization with a mission to serve the public good.
John Gardner Fellowship in Public Service (10 months; $27,500 + full health coverage; three fellowships awarded; placement in a U.S.-based government or nonprofit agency; placement determined spring quarter.)
International Public Service Fellowship (12 months; $35,000; one fellowship awarded; placement in an international NGO or public agency; placement determined spring quarter.)
Stanford Public Interest Network (SPIN) Fellowship (12 months; $31,800 + full health coverage; 28 positions available at 15 nonprofit and government organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.)
Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy (11 months; $30,000 + full health coverage; three fellowships awarded; placement in a U.S.-based community, private, corporate, and family foundations; placement determined spring quarter.)
Also, check out the Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Huang Teaching Fellowship offered through Volunteers in Asia, an opportunity to teach in rural China for one year.
Learn more and apply online:
http://haas.stanford.edu/fellowships/postgrad
Deadline for all programs is February 4, 2010 at noon.

Research Assistant position at UCSF
I am looking for a bright, motivated individual to assist in research activities related to neurodegenerative disease. 
My group studies the pathophysiology of neurodegeneration in the Dept. of Neurology at UCSF using the model organism C. elegans.  Individuals should have a B.A./B.S. in a science related field, preferably with some previous experience in laboratory work.  For additional information, please send your CV with at least 2 references to aimeekao@gmail.com

Stanford MS Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Summer Internship 2010
During summer 2010, the Stanford MS Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling program is pleased to be able to offer 2 summer internships of approximately 100-125 hours on a part time, unpaid basis.  To apply, please submit an unofficial transcript (minimum 3.0 GPA) and a statement  (1-2 pages double spaced) regarding why you are interested in completing this internship and any prior experience you have had with genetics and/or genetic counseling.  Please email these materials  no later than March 15, 2010 to geneticcounseling@stanford.edu. We will contact you with our decision around April 1, 2010.

CTL Peer Tutoring is Hiring
The CTL Peer Tutoring program is designed to encourage undergraduate students to help their peers develop the problem-solving and analytical skills needed to understand, synthesize, or apply complex material.   We are now hiring the next class of peer tutors for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Applications will become available on February 1, 2010 and will be due at noon on Friday, February, 26, 2010. More information on the tutoring program and application process is available on our website, http://tutoring.stanford.edu (follow the link on the right labeled “Be a CTL Peer Tutor”).   We will also be holding three information sessions throughout the month of February in Sweet Hall Rm. 029 on the following dates:
Friday, February 5th at 12:15PM
Thursday, February 11th at 4:30PM
Tuesday, February 16th at 12:15PM
Contact us with any additional questions or concerns by e-mailing tutoringhelp@stanford.edu.  Thank you for your help!
Adina Glickman, Associate Director for Academic Support (adinag@stanford.edu)
Siejen Yin-Stevenson, Interim Tutoring and Academic Skills Specialist (siejeny@stanford.edu)

Field Research Course opportunity.  NOTE: Stanford is a member of the Organization for Tropical Studies

The Organization for Tropical Studies in conjunction with Duke University is offering four undergraduate  field research based opportunities to students who are interested in studying abroad and receiving Duke University credit.  Courses are being offered for Summer ’10 in Tropical Biology (CR) and Fall Semester '10 in Costa Rica and South Africa in Tropical Biology (CR), Global Health: Tropical Medicine and Public Health (CR) and African Ecology (SA). Students will receive up to 16 credits for successfully completing a semester program and 4 credits for the summer experience. These programs are ideal for a variety of majors.
Applications for Summer '10 are due March 1 and April 1 for Fall '10 or until the courses fill.  To learn more about these dynamic undergraduate programs, please check out the OTS website at www.ots.duke.edu. Financial Aid is available. Should you have questions, please contact OTS at OTSadmissions@duke.edu or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/otsatduke .

Apply to the Capital Fellows Program
Are you interested in public service? Want to learn more about state government? Interested in learning more about health policy at the state level? Curious how the state budget crisis will impact health and human services in California? If so, apply to the Capital Fellows Program!
The Capital Fellows Program is a nationally recognized program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. Fellows have gone on to a wide range of careers from law and public policy to careers in public health and medicine. 
Visit http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html for more information about the following programs:
Jesse M. Unruh Assembly
Fellowship Executive Fellowship
Judicial Administration Fellowship
California Senate Fellows
The program is ranked one of the top ten internships in the U.S. by Vault.com and Forbes (http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/capitolalertlatest/2010/01/capital-fellows.html)
Or contact Christine Hironaka ('09) at ckhirona@stanfordalumni.org for more information.  Christine, a HumBio minor, is currently a Senate Fellow in Senator Denise Ducheny's office.  She staffs Senator Ducheny, who is Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, on issues related to Health and Human Service.

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