This program provides Native American students the opportunity to live on campus and experience the university setting, explore majors, and gain an appreciation for the variety of opportun...
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Internship Opportunities at the National Museum of the American Indian!Don't forget, today Krishna from the Smithsonian will hold an Information Session on internship opportunities through the Smithsonian, including the National Museum of the American Indian!!
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American Public Health Association American Journal of Public Health
The future of minority health and health disparities research is here.
Health disparities have persisted, despite extensive research and a decades-long mandate to eliminate them. Thus, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) led a National Institutes of Health-wide, two-year science visioning process to chart a new research course to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) special issue (link is external), New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, is the culmination of this process with input from experts to help NIH determine the science needed to address health disparities. Thirty specific research strategies were identified across the three pillars that guided the science visioning: methods and measurement, etiology, and interventions.
Within the issue are analytic essays and editorials which cover harmonizing health disparities measurement, leveraging the data-rich world, addressing social determinants of health; designing structural, behavioral, and multilevel interventions; and building an evidence base to adapt interventions for health disparities populations. Other covered topics include methodologies to understand causes, the importance of a life course perspective, and key biological mechanisms that link social exposures to chronic diseases. This special issue is introduced by NIMHD Director Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D, and NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., in an Editor’s Choice editorial.
The science visioning is a transdisciplinary effort that bridged scientific disciplines to develop a coordinated research vision to improve health and reduce disease in populations that experience health disparities, e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities. NIH endorses the new research course described in these articles and will use the strategies developed to guide the implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan on Minority Health and Health Disparities in the next five years. The science that will come from advancing these strategies will help enable NIMHD’s vision—an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives.
Princeton Summer Journalism Program for high school Juniors Application Due Friday, February 15, 2019
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is a free program for high-achieving, low-income current juniors in high school. During our intensive, residential 10-day summer program, students engage in workshops focused on media, news, history, and current affairs led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and PSJP alumni on Princeton’s campus. Program dates: Friday, Aug 2, 2019 - Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Eligibility: To apply, students must be:
Current high school juniors (Class of 2020) living in the United States with an unweighted GPA of 3.5/4.0 who have an interest in journalism and meet one of the financial eligibility requirements below: The custodial parent(s)/guardian(s)’ combined income (including child support received) must not exceed $60,000 annually The student must be eligible for Free/Reduced-Priced Lunch. The student is eligible for a SAT or ACT fee waiver.
Cost: All costs to attend, including housing, meals, and transportation to and from Princeton, are covered by the program. There is no fee to students.
Applying: The online application is accessible at www.psjp.princeton.edu and due no later than Friday, February 15, 2019. Please note that students must submit an unofficial transcript to be considered. ... See MoreSee Less
This 15-month professional development program is for underrepresented minority college students (Native Americans) graduating with an interest in STEM roles across consulting, finance, marketing, tech, media, and nonprofit companies.
National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Health Policy Fellowship
NIHB Health Policy Fellows are a diverse group of talented Native youth who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. Fellows work directly with their tribal leadership to identify one priority health issue. Then, with the support of program mentors, fellows learn how to analyze policy in their issue area, create informed recommendations, and advocate for change. Apply by March 1.
Department of Astronomy of Cornell University 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Students will work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research staff on a wide range of topics in planetary and exoplanetary science, astronomical instrumentation, astrophysics, general relativity, and cosmology. In addition to conducting individual research projects, students will also participate in a series of activities, including lectures, roundtables, and workshops. Students interested in computer science and engineering are also encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Feb. 4.