Course Spotlight – The Marriage of Opera and Public Health

Figaro Meets Florence Nightingale: The Marriage of Opera & Public Health
Cross-listed PUBHLTH 3194 and MUSIC 3194

Faculty from Public Health and Music are teaching a class next semester (Spring 2021) about the representation of public health issues in opera. It will be taught online via Zoom. It is a four-hour class with two lectures per week and a one-hour, asynchronous lab. Content will be split equally between public health and music.

  • Introduces students to important public health problems with a long history of causing morbidity and mortality in populations and explores their portrayal in opera.
  • Identifies six public health themes and introduces students to the public health aspects of the conditions and then how they have been represented in multiple operas ranging from the 1700’s to current day.
  • Examines original source texts, librettos, and staging (lighting, set design, costume, direction, and, of course, music composition) as to the ways and means by which disease and death are dramatized in the “great art form” of opera.

Ohio University’s HCOM presents PreDOC program for undergrads

Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) is excited to announce the launch of its new PreDOC program.

PreDOC, which stands for Pre-Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, is an undergraduate engagement program with the purpose of actively educating central Ohio undergraduates about osteopathic medicine and OU-HCOM, as well as connecting them to OU-HCOM students, staff, faculty, alumni and each other. The goal of PreDOC is to create a close-knit community of undergraduate students who are informed and excited about practicing osteopathic medicine and who feel closely connected to OU-HCOM, its mission, and its culture.

The program will hold a monthly session beginning in September and ending in May. PreDOC will be a standing program at OU-HCOM and we hope students will join us as they would a student organization at their home school.

Kickoff Event: Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

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Questions can be directed to Terry Porter, portert@ohio.edu.

OSU Pharmacy Summer Research Opportunity

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) is a fellowship program for undergraduate sophomore and junior students who would like to know more about the discovery, use or mechanisms of drugs, and who would like to experience working in a lab. Students conduct research in the areas of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy practice or medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy.

These fellowships also include a $4,000 stipend. Research activities can be directed by any faculty member in the College of Pharmacy who is willing to mentor a student for the summer. Additional information about research in these areas can be found under the About / Academic Divisions section of the College of Pharmacy website.

The application deadline is March 1. For questions, please contact Jessica Costic.4

Apply for SURF.


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.

Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

The University of Kentucky is accepting applications for it’s Master’s in Forensics Toxicology & Analytical Genetics. The program has two areas of concentration: forensic toxicology and analytical genetics. Through the common core curriculum, students in both concentrations will have foundational information and skill set in advanced forensic science, writing, communication, professionalism, ethics, legal perspectives, and workplace-specific laboratory skills. The curriculum contains two internships which provide students with hands-on experiences necessary to be competitive in the job market upon exiting the program.

Tuition for this program is assessed at a special rate for all students (in- and out-of-state), which represents significant savings for out-of-state students. Graduates will be competitive for workforce deployment in the areas of: private industry drug testing, private DNA analysis, forensic governmental divisions, or hospital clinical labs.

Applications submitted by April 1 will be given priority for admission. Applications submitted after April 1 will be considered for any remaining openings. Learn more and apply here.

Questions can be directed to the department at toxandcancerbio@uky.edu or directly to Morgan Rothermel, morgan.rothermel@uky.edu.

College of Medicine Q&A Sessions

Join the OSU College of Medicine Associate Dean of Admissions and the Director of Admissions for group Q&A sessions regarding Medical School Admissions. Get answers to your questions about the application process, the new MCAT, the personal statement, the AAMC’s holistic review of applicants, and much more.

Starting October 30, 2019, the Q&A Sessions will happen every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The 1st Tuesday of the month sessions are from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and the 3rd Wednesday of the month sessions are from 8:00am to 9:00am. Sessions are in Meiling Hall.

For more information, view their flyer, email medicine@osu.edu, or call (614) 292-7137.

To register, sign up here.

Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

As the flagship university in the Commonwealth, the University of Kentucky provides the only Master’s of Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Genetics (or degree of comparable nature) in the state, and it is only the fifth such professional master’s degree in the field of forensics in the nation.

This two-year program has two areas of concentration: one concentration is focused on Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry and the second on Forensic/Analytical Genetics. Through the common core curriculum, students in both concentrations will have foundational information and skill set in advanced forensic science, writing, communication, professionalism, ethics, legal perspectives, and workplace-specific laboratory skills. Through a rigorous targeted finishing curriculum in either concentration, including internship experiences and cognate elective courses, the graduates will be competitive for workforce deployment in the areas of private industry drug testing, private DNA analysis, forensic governmental divisions, and hospital clinical labs.

This new degree is an advanced training curriculum that includes courses to prepare students for courtroom testimony and two internship experiences to prepare students for rapid workforce deployment upon graduation.

More information can be found on the flyer and the program’s website.

The department is still recruiting students for Fall 2019, so this may be of interest to recent graduates! Interested students can email Isabel Mellon or the department.

Healthcare and Life Sciences Expo

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Attend the upcoming Healthcare and Life Sciences career expo! The expo will take place on Monday, March 18th from 3:30 pm-6:30 pm in the Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115.

Register here now!

All of the companies attending are hiring for various positions. Undergraduate and graduate students will be eligible for these positions. Check out the 19 companies currently attending and their websites below:

Medpace, Inc.Charles River LaboratoriesVeeva SystemsIndiana Primary Health Care AssociationNationwide Children’s HospitalWexner Medical Center – Ohio State UniversityMedical Scribing SolutionsRural ActionMount Carmel Healthcare SystemCollege Nannies and Tutors | South HillsUnited States Army Columbus Medical Recruiting StationLicking Park DistrictAdmissions- College of Optometry – The Ohio State UniversitySpring Creek FertilityChillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical CenterScribeAmericaViaQuestCognosanteEnsemble Health Partners,

Healthcare & Life Sciences Expo

ASC Career Success is bringing together a select group of 15-30 companies that will provide a wide range of opportunities in two huge industries: Healthcare & the Life Sciences.  The Healthcare & Life Sciences EXPO is open to ALL students interested in careers in these areas.

RSVP now for the Monday, March 18th Healthcare & Life Sciences EXPO at the Biomedical Research Tower (room 115) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

The companies attending this fair will be hiring for full-time entry level positions, as well as summer internships. Don’t put off your career search any longer! Attend the event and find that first job, your next job, or a resume building summer internship! 

More details are available on Handshake.

University of Florida-Department of Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida is looking for prospective chemistry students interested in a graduate degree! Their mission is to conduct basic and applied research in chemistry, biochemistry, and related disciplines as it relates to drug design and discovery. The department focuses on all aspects of drug design, discovery and development with a unique blend of the physical and biological sciences.

Stipends for graduate research assistants start at $31,000, and those with a Pharm.D.  are eligible for additional funding. Graduates of the program earn a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, with a major in medicinal chemistry. Former graduates of this program have landed positions at major research universities, government agencies, and biotech companies.

For more information and to apply, visit the Department of Medicinal Chemistry website!

College of Medicine ASPIRE Program

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Inaugural ASPIRE Cohort

OSU College of Medicine’s ASPIRE program aims to provide research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who aspire to become medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers by earning an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree.

ASPIRE aims to increase the pool of medical doctors and biomedical scientists from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who conduct research that positively impacts the lives of people from communities with inequitable access to healthcare who would benefit from advances in basic science and translation of research.

Students will begin the program with meetings one or two times a week in a research lab during the spring semester, followed by eight to 10 weeks of experience in a research lab in the summer of 2019. The principal investigator (PI) and the student may choose to extend the experience to two summers. Stipend amounts for the PI, instructors and undergraduate students will be determined.

The program is intended for current Ohio State students who are expected to graduate in 2021 or 2022.

Eligible students are encouraged to learn more and apply online by December 1, 2018.


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.