Volunteer: Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center is currently recruiting volunteers for Body Project, Buckeye PAL, Scarlet and Gray Financial Coaching, Wellness Ambassadors, and Wellness Coaching! This is an opportunity to learn more about the Nine Dimensions of Wellness and promote wellness to your peers, learn about topics important to college students’ health and well-being, and gain valuable experiences. Any interested student should complete the Student Wellness Center Volunteer Application by January 30, 2022. No experience is necessary; all selected students will receive training! More information about our programs and contact information can be found on the application.

OSU College of Medicine – ASPIRE Medical Research Program accepting applications

Ohio State University College of Medicine ASPIRE Medical Research, is now accepting applications for our 5th cohort of ASPIRE Scholars.

The mission of the ASPIRE Medical Research Program is to support current Ohio State undergraduate students who have been historically underrepresented and historically excluded from the health sciences, with mentorship, research experience in world-class laboratories, personal and academic support, in order to prepare them for advanced education and careers as health-care providers.

Our year-long, longitudinal program is open to rising sophomores (current freshmen), sophomores, and juniors.

We encourage applications from:

-Students from groups historically excluded in medicine and biomedical sciences: African-American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

-Students with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities

-Students from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds

-First generation college students

-Queer, LGBTQIA, Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming

-Others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field

Please take a moment to check out our website here: https://medicine.osu.edu/diversity/initiatives/aspire

Applications are open and accepted until January 15, 2022. For more information – click here.

Scholarship: Student-Alumni Council Scholarship Opportunity

Student-Alumni Council (SAC) is a student organization here at Ohio State. Our mission is to advance The Ohio State University through programs that enhance the student experience, promote student-alumni interaction, establish a spirit of loyalty to the university, and cultivate relationships between students: past, present, and future. Every year, SAC awards a total of $1000 in scholarships to Ohio State students of all backgrounds and experiences that embody our mission.

All students who will be attending any Ohio State campus for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters (excluding incoming freshmen) are eligible to apply. The last day to apply for the scholarship is January 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. While the deadline is still a few months away, I would encourage students to submit their application sooner rather than later!

Here is the link to apply: go.osu.edu/sacscholarship

Asian American Studies Minor Information Session

The spike in anti-Asian racism and hatred over the past two years has woken us up, as a society, to the need for more knowledge and awareness about Asian Americans. The Minor in Asian American Studies at Ohio State opens the door to just that, introducing students to the history, literature, art, and culture of Asians in the US. Whether your major is in the humanities, social sciences, or STEM, whether you are interested in business or international relations or policy, our Minor – requiring only four courses – will enhance your OSU degree.

Join us for this one-hour info session on the Asian American Studies minor at 5pm on Thursday, October 28.  Dr. Joe Ponce, who is teaching the Intro to Asian American Studies course in Spring 2022, will be joining us, as well as current AAS minors (Comp Studies 2321). Please register at https://go.osu.edu/aas-minor-info and receive the Zoom link.

Check out the event flyer here!

Health Sciences Spring 2022 Scheduling Tips

Unsure of your enrollment scheduling window for Spring?  Please use this link for help in locating your specific day and time.

All 5000+ level HTHRHSC courses have a graduate and undergraduate section.  Be sure to select the undergraduate section when scheduling or you will receive an error message.

Columbus Campus students: DO NOT waitlist .01 sections of courses because these are reserved for online only students.  You will not get off the waitlist If a course section that you want is full you can add yourself to the non .01 waitlist.

Online Only Students: Please only sign yourself up for the .01 sections of coursework in HTHRHSC.  These are reserved for you!

Please use the health sciences Curriculum Guides and Class Offerings for Columbus Campus Students and Online Only Students that are available on our website to assist you with course planning.

Students that need to be permissioned into courses should email their advisors AFTER their scheduling window has opened.

Any student that is taking EEOB 2520 equivalent at Columbus State this Autumn will need an advisor override to enroll in HTHRHSC 5500, 5510, and 4530.  You do not need to email the instructor. Just email George or Christie and we can permission you in.

Pubhepi 2410 online tends to fill up quickly.  If it gives you an error message that seats are reserved but the course looks open, please add yourself to the waitlist.

Current Second Year Honors or Scholars directly admitted students: Continue to take GE’s and pre-reqs for the major.  These students should NOT be taking major courses until all pre-requisites have been completed.

Spring 2022 Graduating SeniorsAny course that is full that you need to graduate, add yourself to the waitlist and email your advisor.  We will watch the waitlists and adjust as needed.  Worst case, we will find a suitable alternative if you cannot get into a course!

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Ecuador – Summer 2022

Barbara Piperata, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Medical Anthropology Degree Program, has received an NSF International Research Experience for Students award (see flyer attached). The award allows her to take students to Ecuador for a 7-week medical anthropology research project. The experience is fully funded and includes an additional stipend.  The deadline for applications is October 8.

One Graduate and two undergraduate students from Ohio State will be selected to participate in a year-long mentored research process through the NSF funded International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program. Students will be mentored by Dr. Barbara Piperata, and join a cohort of additional undergraduate and graduate students from Texas State and Tulane University as part of an interdisciplinary team of 8 total students . This team of 8 students will be led by Dr. Piperata, one faculty member each from Texas State and Tulane University, and by conservation professionals with the Non-Governmental Organization in Ecuador called Fundación para la Conservación de los Andes Tropicales (known as FCAT) that is housed at the FCAT Biological Field Station and Forest Reserve (https://fcatecuador. org). Together, students will design and conduct interdisciplinary research on conservation projects that promote the wellbeing of the people, plants, and wildlife living in this lowland rain forested region in the foothills of Andes Mountains in Ecuador.

Requirements: US citizenship/permanent residence; Intermediate/Advanced Spanish speaking; enrollment in classes in Fall 2022; Minimum GPA of 3.2.

For full application information, click here.

For more information contact Dr. Piperata at Piperata.1@osu.edu.

Graduate and Professional School Expo

The 2021 Graduate and Professional School Expo will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

This virtual fair will be held via Handshake. Students will be able to schedule 10-minute one-on-one meeting and attend 30-minute information sessions with representatives from top graduate and professional school programs from across the country and around the world.


Download a copy of the flyer here: PointGradExpo2021