Cancer Research Internship

Cancer Research Internship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics

The GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics is a NIH-funded, population-based, case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) that will investigate the genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer in Hispanics. We plan to recruit 2,500 Hispanic men and women diagnosed with colorectal cancer using population-based cancer registries in California. We are seeking students as interns to assist in patient recruitment and interviews. We are looking for motivated students interested in becoming involved and making an impact in our cancer research study to begin this semester. Potential applicants will play an important role by directly interacting with colorectal cancer patient participants and contributing to the first study of its kind in the Hispanic population.

Duties will involve:

  • Attending and participating in training sessions and meetings
  • Initiating contact with potential study participants
  • Scheduling participants for interviews
  • Conducting thorough and detailed study interviews in English and Spanish (by telephone)
  • Entering data clearly and completely into a tracking database
  • Maintaining study documents
  • Other duties as needed
  • Commitment of at least 10 hrs/week

Qualifications:
Current full or part-time USC student; have general computer knowledge; be flexible, organized, reliable and dependable; detail-oriented; excellent personal and telephone communication skills; fluency in Spanish; paid position after training period

Students should be willing to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The position will be based in the Norris Topping Tower on the Health Sciences Campus. Interns will have flexibility in scheduling and work hours will be available during weekdays and weekends in the morning, afternoon and evening. Special consideration will be given to students during university holidays, breaks and final exam periods.

To be considered for this position, please contact Ugonna Ilhenacho at ugonna.ihenacho@med.usc.edu with your cover letter, resume and available days/hours.

1st Annual Southern California LGBT Health Conference

1st Annual Southern California LGBT Health Conference
Location: USC Health Science Campus, Keith Administration Building
Date: February 21, 2015
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Website: http://www.socallgbthealthconference.org/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518118651782381/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Registration: $5
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Join us for the 1st Annual Southern California LGBT Health Conference at the USC Health Science Campus! Come take part in dynamic conversations and workshops facilitated by leaders in LGBT care. The conference will serve as a platform for discussion of current topics such as race issues in LGBT identification, PrEP, and many others. This year’s theme, “Coming out as an advocate” focuses on the importance of visibility and multidisciplinary approaches in advocating for LGBT health. The conference is geared towards all students, professionals, and community members with an interest in improving LGBT health.

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Pre-Health Intern Position

Join the Pre-Health Advisement Team!

The USC Office of Pre-Health Advisement is seeking a student worker to join our team beginning Spring 2015. Student workers benefit from flexible hours, competitive wages, and a supportive work environment.

Responsibilities include:
– General office duties
– Reception and customer service
– Assist advising staff with special projects

Job Qualifications:
– Currently enrolled USC Undergraduate
– Computer skills
– Strong Interpersonal skills
– Be able to work independently and efficiently in a team setting
– Must have work-study

Application deadline: Friday, November 21st

Application available in HNB 120. Please include a resume with your completed application.

Office of Pre-Health Advisement, 3641 Watt way, HNB 120
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520 Tel: (213) 740-4844
dornsife.usc.edu/pre-health

ZYGO Series—PHARMACEUTICAL ACCESS: Global Drug Management and Underserved Populations

ZYGO Series—PHARMACEUTICAL ACCESS: Global Drug Management and Underserved Populations
Friday, October 24, 2014, DML 241 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch Provided

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1wesVic

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study
Moderator
Sucharita Yellapragada, ZYGO Student Program Manager

Panelists:
Jeff McCombs, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy, USC Schaeffer
Erin Quinn, Associate Dean for Science and Health, USC Dornsife
Heather Wipfli, Associate Director, USC Institute for Global Health and Assistant Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine and School of International Relations, USC Keck School of Medicine​

The pharmaceutical industry is frequently criticized as being focused entirely on making a profit and not truly caring for the well-being of the people. This seminar will seek to explore if pharmaceutical companies have any ethical obligations towards underserved populations, or if, like any other company, they ultimately serve as a means of improving the economy of their local community. After the Agreement of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights was passed by the World Trade Organization in 1996, countries were able to apply for compulsory licenses through which they could produce generic copies of these drugs without the permission of the patent owner. Since 2003, compulsory license holders can also export generic drugs to other countries that lack production capabilities. Panelists will consider if compulsory licenses are an ethical obligation for pharmaceutical companies and if this system adequately gives credit to the initial patent holder.

The ZYGO Series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical themes into their curriculum.​

zygo / ˈzʌɪgəʊ, ˈzɪgəʊ / pref. relating to union or joining

Pre-Health Advisement: Student Worker Position Available

Join the Pre-Health Advisement Team!

The USC Office of Pre-Health Advisement is seeking a student worker to join our team beginning Spring 2015. Student workers benefit from flexible hours, competitive wages, and a supportive work environment.

Responsibilities include:
– General office duties
– Reception and customer service
– Assist advising staff with special projects

Job Qualifications:
– Currently enrolled USC Undergraduate
– Computer skills
– Strong Interpersonal skills
– Be able to work independently and efficiently in a team setting
– Must have work-study

Application deadline: Friday, November 21st

Application available in HNB 120.
Please include a resume with your completed application.

Office of Pre-Health Advisement, 3641 Watt Way, HNB 120
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520 Tel: (213) 740-4844

http://dornsife.usc.edu/pre-health

APAMSA General Meeting

Calling all pre-medical students! Wondering what it takes and to be pre-med? Join APAMSA, the premier pre-medical organization on campus, to hear about volunteer opportunities, MCAT prep, and a day in the life of a doctor from actual MD guest speakers. Come to our first general meeting on Tuesday, September 2 from 6:30-7:30pm in VKC 210. We will have FREE food! Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/181408377153/ or email us at uscpremedapamsa@gmail.com for more info.

HSEP Day of Fitness for House of Hope

Do you like exercise, entertainment, and JAMBA JUICE? Join us for INCREDIBLY CHEAP AND FUN FITNESS CLASSES for charity on Sunday April 27 from 11am-2pm in the Lyon Center. We will be teaching BOXING, YOGA, and LATIN DANCE!!! There is no experience necessary and all the proceeds raise money for the House of Hope hospice facility. This is like no class you’ve ever taken before as we will be integrating exciting facts on the health benefits of each activity into the lessons!!!

Here is the schedule of classes:
11am-12pm: Latin Dance
12pm-1pm: Yoga
1pm-2pm: Boxing

The prices are as follows:
1 class: $3
2 classes: $5
3 classes: $7

All classes will meet in the Lyon center lobby, and in the first 5 minutes of each class we will be taking orders for Jamba Juice, so don’t be late!

GET PUMPED! Bring comfortable clothing, your STUDENT ID, and some Trojan spirit!