Cross World Medics Summer Programs in South Africa!

Cross World Medics is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Summer Shadow and Service Programs. They are offering 1-8 week Medical, Nursing, Midwifery, and Veterinary programs in South Africa! The Cross World Medics program aims to democratize healthy living, but focuses more on clinical experience and community service. Students will be assigned to a clinic or hospital in South Africa to learn about global health initiatives, shadow health professionals, and serve vulnerable communities.

Cross World Medics Interns will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Shadow health professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Distinguish themselves as applicants to medical/graduate school
  • Immerse themselves in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

For  more information on these health programs, visit their Beyond Shadowing Page or apply online with their 2018 Application.

The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2018, so don’t wait!

Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students

Volunteer Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Experiential Learning Programs for students interested in health care. They are offering two- and four-week Health Innovation programs in South Africa.

As an OHS Volunteer you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Mentor students who strive to become healthcare professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through the pursuit of social justice.
  • Broaden health care skills in real-world environments.

Sub-Saharan Africa has 1.3% of the world’s healthcare professionals, yet 25% of the world’s disease burden. One Heart Source aims to build a bridge between health services and those who need healing.

Learn more information here.
Apply here, by November 30th, 2017.

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

Jobs Available: Ohio At Home Healthcare Agency

Ohio At Home Healthcare Agency currently has a need for home health aides to cover the hours of clients.
The clients in need primarily live directly across the street from the OSU Wexner Medical Center and has a stop on the CLN/CLS routes, making it perfect for OSU class schedules and those who lives in the dorms. Student Safety can also be accessed at this location. 
 
Supported clients have developmental disabilities ranging from children with autism to adults with paraplegia/quadriplegia. This is a great way for pre-health students to gain patient care experience, but they also hire students studying other disciplines. They have aides who have majors in other areas like music and languages. Ohio At Home believes everyone’s interests and hobbies can benefit the lives of clients. 
 
There are a range of hours available, including overnight, afternoon and evening shifts. There is particular need for availabilities during the following shifts: 
-Wednesday’s 12am-8am (arriving Tuesday night and leaving at 8am Wednesday morning)
-Wednesday’s 7pm-12am
-Saturday’s 12am-8am (arriving Friday night and leaving at 8am Saturday morning)
-Saturday’s 7pm-12am
To apply, students can email their resume, general availability (Sunday-Saturday), and a small blurb about themselves to jobs@ohioathome.com and CC megan.delagrange@ohioathome.com.
Priority will be given to those who are willing to work one of the mentioned shifts, as well as those who are willing to work over school breaks, whether it be by staying in Columbus or returning for a couple days each week to help out. This should be included in the email as well in order to expedite the interview process. 

National Science Foundation Sponsoring Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at University of Cincinnati

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring undergraduate summer research opportunities at the University of Cincinnati!

This 10-week research program, which takes place between May 30 and August 4, 2017, will emphasize sustainable chemistry and chemistry related to health. There will also be an opportunity for students to present research findings at a regional or national meeting following the experience.

Also available to students will be opportunities to work with internationally renowned faculty, social programs, and on-campus housing and an accompanying meal plan. Additionally, a $5,000 stipend will also be paid to undergraduate researchers over 10 weeks of participation.

For more information about this program and to access the online application, click here. The deadline for the application is February 28, 2017 (or until positions are filled).

If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Anna Gudmundsdottir at Anna.Gudmundsdottir@uc.edu or via telephone at (513) 556-3380.

Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Volunteer Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa

Application Deadline: November 11, 2016

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for their 2017 Experiential Learning Programs for students interested in health care. They are offering two week Health Innovation programs in South Africa.

As an OHS Volunteer you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Mentor students who strive to become healthcare professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through the pursuit of social justice.
  • Broaden health care skills in real-world environments.

Learn more information here.
Apply here, by November 11th, 2016.

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Dr. Lei Cao, Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics at Ohio State, is seeking an undergraduate researcher to volunteer (academic credit possible) a minimum of 12 hours per week on a project titled “The effects of environmental enrichment on brain/body health.” Interested students will be expected to demonstrate reliability, consistency, and productivity through an initial set of laboratory tasks to be completed during a probationary period to gauge the student’s aptitude. Once the student has adequately completed these tasks, he/she will be allowed and encouraged to work on a small but independent research project related to one of the larger themes of the lab, during which time he/she will learn a variety of lab techniques while producing data in a timely manner.

Additional Opportunities:

  • Networking
  • Authorship on publications
  • Poster or oral presentations at regional and national conferences
  • Strong letter of recommendation contingent upon performance during the research

Requirements and Desired Skills:

  • Commitment of at least 1 – 2 years for this research
  • GPA higher than 3.4
  • Some background in biology/neuroscience
  • Some knowledge of statistics preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) preferred

Interested students should email Dr. Cao at Lei.Cao@osumc.edu; attach a resume/CV and describe your interest in this lab.

Course Spotlight: Learn to Dance!

LaBlast® Fitness Foundations

In a break from our usual programming, take a look at this fun new Fitness Course for Fall 2016!

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Fitness classes help relieve stress and keep you healthy.

LaBlast fitness is a partner-free dance fitness class .  There are an assortment of dance styles you will have the opportunity to learn:

  • Cha Cha
  • Disco
  • Salsa
  • Samba
  • Jive
  • Paso Doble
  • Merengue
  • Hustle

You do not need any experience in dancing to be able to get fit while having fun in this class.  Dancing is a great cardio-vascular exercise to improve your heart health and endurance, and it increases your mood. Physical activity is also shown to sharpen your mind and improve energy levels…perfect to pair with those late night studying sessions!

Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

The class is listed under KNSFHP 1139.07 class #35258

For more information, see OSU Fall Course Flyer – SFHP