Health & Science: Your Work Matters!
April 1, 2020 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities and Resources
LETTER FROM THE ADVISOR: Thank You (Future) Healthcare Workers!
Most of you reading this newsletter are planning to pursue careers that put you in proximity to COVID-19 amongst other diseases. This includes those of you who are interested in becoming a physician, nurse, or research scientist. But it also includes those of you who seek to manage projects and/or improve the efficiency of our hospital systems, in addition to those interested using data, research, and policies to improve the U.S. Healthcare system at large. For that, I just want to say “Thank you!”
So often, we take for granted our healthcare workers, and now more than ever, we are paying attention to all they are undertaking each day to save people’s lives and stop the spread of this horrific fast-spreading disease. Have you heard of the Happy Heart Hunt movement? A few individuals created a movement to spread love at a time when we all need to come together. And more specifically, people are putting hearts on their doors to show appreciation for those who are leaving for work each day to help. And while healthcare workers are putting themselves at most risk, we cannot forget all individuals still working right now, from retail employees to police officers to sanitization workers. Our kids were excited to get crafting this weekend to show their support; here’s the result (seen left).
For some of you, when you take away the scariness of all that’s happening, you may find your curiosity in overdrive as you think about the virus from an intellectual perspective. Many of the careers listed in this article, Coronavirus Jobs: These 6 Occupations are on the Front Line, are working on the backend to try to solve problems for diseases such as COVID-19 using statistical data and research methods. These may be careers for you to consider in the future. In the meantime, thank you for choosing a career in the health and science sector. We need you more than ever!
All the best,
Smithsonian Video Webinar: Fossil Friday with Paleontologist Laura Soul
Apr 3 | 1:00PM – 1:30PM | Virtual | Register (new window)
Connect with paleontologists from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to explore fossils and connections to Earth’s history in this series. In this episode, paleontologist Laura Soul will discuss pliosaurs – large marine reptiles that lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Alumni Coffee Chats: Queen Adesuyi (C ’16) – Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of National Affairs
Apr 6 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Virtual | RSVP
Come chat with our alumna about the nonprofit space, primarily public policy and movement building, to end the war on drugs. Queen is a federal lobbyist and does advocacy work primarily with Congress and locally with the DC Council. Learn about about her work related to marijuana justice policy, criminal justice reform, and overdose prevention.
Blockchain & Public Health Online Discussion
Apr 6 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM EDT | Virtual | Register
Join the Government Blockchain Association for an online discussion about how blockchain is and can impact public health. Leaders in the blockchain – healthcare space will share their work and then open up the session for discussions on topics including: Healthcare Megatrends & Introduction to Blockchain, Clinical Trials Management, Drugs Supply chain & Anti-Counterfeiting, etc.
Physician’s Assistant Virtual Fair
Apr 7 | 9:00AM – 9:00PM EDT | Virtual | Register
Interested in a career at a physician’s assistant? Be sure to join this CareerEco virtual fair, where you’ll be able to talk to representatives from different schools about their Masters programs. Sign up today!
Science & Environmental Studies Graduate School Virtual Fair
Apr 14 | 11:00AM – 3:00PM EDT | Virtual | Register
Connect with graduate school reps and faculty from graduate schools across the country in the science and environmental studies discipline. Gain key insights into finding the graduate program that’s right for you. This is a free event.
Yates Outside the Gates – Virtual Exercise Series
How are you staying motivated? We at Yates Field House recognize the difficulty that may arise when working to stay active during this tough time, so we wanted to help by providing you with both pre-recorded and live classes throughout the weeks to come! All you will need is a little room and your awesome self. Check out our class schedule here!
Jobs & Internships
Health Policy & Research Summer Intern, Institute for Medicaid Innovation (Apply by Apr 2)
Business Analyst, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Apply by Apr 3)
Science Network Organizer, Union of Concerned Scientists (Apply by Apr 3)
Program Associate, National Health Council (Apply by Apr 4)
Electric Vehicles Fellowship, International Council on Clean Transportation (Apply by Apr 5)
Energy Associate, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (Apply by Apr 5)
Health Communications Analyst, Duty First Consulting (Apply by Apr 6)
Antimicrobial Resistance Policy Summer Fellowship, G100 Companies (Apply by Apr 7)
SciLine Intern, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Apply by Apr 7)
Wildlife Policy Intern, The Humane Society of the United States (Apply by Apr 9)
Health Analytics Research Analyst, Oregon Health Authority Human Resources (Apply by Apr 9)
Healthcare & Analytics Consulting Associate, IQVIA (Apply by Apr 10)
Summer Aquatic Ecology Member, American Conservation Experience (Apply by Apr 11)
Summer Analyst, Ambra Health (Apply by Apr 11)
Policy Research Associate, Public Health Institute (Apply by Apr 12)
Health Advocate & Community Outreach Specialist, St. Joseph Worker Program (Apply by Apr 15)
Digital and Social Media Intern, Genetic Alliance (Apply by Apr 15)
Genomics & Neuroscience Research Associate, NYU Evrony Lab (Apply by Apr 15)
Public Health Intern, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (Apply by Apr 21)
Summer 2020 Healthcare Intern, Aledade (Apply by May 1)
Apply to Duke’s Master of Management in Clinical Informatics
App Deadline: Jul 15 | Application Link
The MMCi program is a unique blend of business and clinical informatics courses preparing students to work at the intersection of technology and health care. It is a twelve month master’s program formatted for working professionals with classes offered as a blend of on-campus (one weekend per month), online (one additional Saturday per month) and independent work. No GRE or GMAT required!
Wellness on the Go
Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness
The coronavirus can significantly affect mental health for everyone, but especially for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting the disease as well as the increase in loneliness and isolation can worsen and trigger symptoms. Check out this list (new window) of healthy coping strategies to help you get through these uncertain times!
Career Center Resources
Drop-ins are available M-F between 1-3 pm via georgetown.zoom.us/j/417727789. Undergraduate students will be connected with an advisor for a 15-minute meeting on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Appointments: Virtual appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology’.