CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS: 2015 USC MELLON MENTORING AWARDS

2015 MMA Call for NominationsAll faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, and fellows are invited to nominate their faculty colleagues, mentors, and professors for this prestigious award by January 23, 2015.  For more information and to submit a nomination, visit: http://faculty.usc.edu/mentoring.

The USC Mellon Mentoring program is an annual awards program through which faculty at USC receive recognition for being exceptional mentors. The categories for the awards are:

  • faculty mentoring graduate students
  • faculty mentoring undergraduate students
  • faculty mentoring postdoctoral scholars, medical residents, and fellows
  • faculty mentoring faculty colleagues

All nominations, including at least 2 letters of support, must be received by the January 23 deadline. For questions, contact Melissa Jones at mcnear@provost.usc.edu.

Now You Know: How to Get Research

Interested in research? But don’t know how to start? Join The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to find research experiences at USC and abroad! Learn how to get a mentor, get funded and how research can help you in school and for your future career! The workshop will be held Tuesday November 11th at 5pm in VKC 154. There will be a fantastic panel of student researchers and dinner will be served.

Minority Health Conference Invitation

Minority Health Conference:
Real Life Solutions to a Better Los Angeles
Saturday, November 15, 2014

You’re invited to this year’s 13th Annual Minority Health Conference organized by the Keck School of Medicine of USC, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science.

The conference aims to address minority health disparities and to raise awareness about minority health issues in Southern California and beyond. This year’s conference focuses on building health communities and finding tangible solutions to issues highlighted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH).

Opening Keynote:
Paul Simon, M.D., MPH,
Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Featuring:
- Pre-health workshop with Deans of Admission from USC, UCLA, Western U Medical Schools, and Executive Staff from USC OT program- Residents forum
- Domestic Violence Training
- Mental Health in the Latino Community
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Register Today: http://www.minorityhealthconference.org
University of Southern California, Health Sciences Campus1975 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Graduate School: The STEM Major Approach

Are you in love with science? Do you plan to pursue a PhD? Well, what’s your next step? Join The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to properly prepare for graduate school. Learn about the admissions process, and what graduate school admission officers want in an applicant.

Panelists include:
-Steve Lund (Earth Sciences Faculty Graduate Advisor)
-Dawn Burke (Biological Sciences Graduate Advisor)
-Chih-Chieh Hsu (Electrical Engineering Graduate Student)

This event will be held on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in VKC 100. Pizza and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP for this event here: http://bit.ly/1wqT3aW.

Break into Research!

The Undergraduate Research Consortium (URC) is a group of undergraduate researchers that helps students get involved in research. In Break into Research, we help students find research opportunities in small groups. All majors are welcome!

Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:30-7:30 p.m.
THH 208

 

“Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human” Fall 2014 Conference and Public Gallery Exhibit

Conference
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Students are welcome to join sessions in-between classes
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: http://bit.ly/1sZpJsV
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1wASjyA 

Public Gallery Exhibit
Monday, November 3 – Friday, November 7, 2014
Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard

From the anatomical drawings of Vesalius to contemporary MRI and CT scans, images create and popularize medical knowledge as well as influence diagnosis and treatment. This one-day conference will explore how the human body and its experiences of illness are imagined and made visible in medical research, practice, and education. How does representation, both visual and literary, construct and complicate facts about a medically knowable body? How does it also change our individual and societal perceptions of illness, disease, and health? In what ways do technological advances in imaging techniques, including virtual reality simulations, influence medical practices? How can the analysis and creation of art enrich medical education?

The conference aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation by bringing together scholars from a variety of fields including Art, History, Literature, Communications, Anthropology, Medical Illustration, and Medicine. Events for the day will include research presentations on the relationship between medicine and images; a career roundtable for students interested in the health humanities; a keynote lecture on the use of entertainment applications at the intersection of behavioral science, medicine and public health; and a public gallery exhibit of medical images.

FEATURED SESSION
ROUNDTABLE ON CAREERS IN THE HEALTH HUMANITIES & ARTS | 1:30-3:00 PM
ChairOctavio Avila, Director of Student Special Services, USC Dornsife
Lise Patt, Director, Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Jamie Sweetman, Artist and Adjunct Faculty, USC Roski School of Design
Megan Rosenbloom, Associate Director, Collection Resources Division, Norris Medical Library, USC
Leslie Davis, Artist and Curator, “The Art of Stem Cells” exhibit, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) 

Organizing Sponsor: USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics
Co-Sponsors: USC Office of the Provost, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Dornsife Science and Health Program, Center for Feminist Research, Department of Comparative Literature, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program, Visual Studies Research Institute, and Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics

Ice Age Discoveries Deep Beneath the Yucatan

Ice Age Discoveries Deep Beneath the Yucatan
Underwater ancient caves. Early humans in America.

Dominique Rissolo
Waitt Foundation and University of California, San Diego

A young woman’s skeleton has been discovered deep beneath the Yucatan. It is the oldest, most complete yet found in the Americas.

Underwater cave systems of the Yucatan Peninsula are a promising frontier for finding and understanding early people in America. Since the last glacial maximum, a maze of passageways beneath the Yucatan has flooded. Rising sea levels have covered remains of animals and humans dating to the Late Pleistocene.

A new picture is emerging from osteological and taphonomic analyses; absolute dating of human, faunal, macrobotanical, and geological samples; human DNA analyses; and hydrogeology and sedimentology and multi-proxy paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Innovate recording and imaging techniques are enabling researchers to analyze archaeological remains with minimal impact to the site and the remains.

Thursday Oct 23rd 4 pm
USC ACB 238
Refreshments
Sponsored by USC Archaeology