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Professional Development Workshop: Data Sets

July 24-25, 2014 | HHS, National Institutes of Health | Bethesda, MD
Early Bird Registration ends June 1st! | Agenda

2014 ProfessionalDay

GCSRT Program

Dear Dr. Perez:

The Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) program (hms.harvard.edu/gcsrt) is a groundbreaking one-year program of blended learning at Harvard Medical School intended for clinicians and clinician-scientists who desire rigorous training in the methods and conduct of clinical research.

The GCSRT program is accepting applications for the 2014/15 program, which begins June 21, 2014. The program's three main goals are to build skills in clinical research, provide knowledge in biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trials and develop a global network. For more information about the program, go to our website.

Apply HERE or register for a web-based information session to learn more about the program. Next GCSRT web-based information session will be held on April 9, 2014 at 9:00 am (EST).

Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBA
Director, Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program
Director, Global Programs
Harvard Medical School Gordon Hall, Suite 001
25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115
Email: Ajay_Singh@hms.harvard.edu


About Our Health - Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos
Produced by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health with the support of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

A Comprehensive Report on Cancer among Hispanics in Texas
By Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas (CERCIT)

Primary Care Plus


Center of Excellence Consortium Faculty Development Conference 2014

Online Medical College Admission Test Guided Study

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)
Fellowship Placements for Spring 2014

  1. Office of Intergovernmental Affairs - Washington, DC (Attached)
    Deadline to Apply: December 9th @ 3pm (EST)
    • Majors: Public health, pre-law, business administration, public administration, Native American Studies at the graduate or undergraduate level
  2. VA St. Louis Health Care System - St. Louis, MO (Attached)
    Deadline to Apply: December 16th @ 3pm (EST)
    • Majors: Health Care, Marketing, Public Health, Business Administration at the graduate or undergraduate level
  3. VHA Diversity and Inclusion Office 2 - Washington, DC (Attached)
    Deadline to Apply: December 16th @ 3pm (EST)
    • Majors: Any degree at the graduate or undergraduate level. Particularly relevant degrees are listed below.
  4. VHA Diversity and Inclusion Office - Washington, DC (Attached)
    Deadline to Apply: December 16th @ 3pm (EST)
    • Majors: Social Science or Business at the graduate or undergraduate level

    Application Process:
    Submit completed application to ocrespo@hshps.org.
    The e-mail should include the following attachments:

  • Specify on the email message, which placement you're interested in.
  • HSHPS Training Program Application Form (attached)
  • Essay (maximum 700 words) should answer the following questions:
    • What will you bring to the program (education/career experiences)?
    • Describe, in detail, your experience with working with a Hispanic population, why you want to work with the Hispanic population, what are your future plans to helping to improve the health of the Hispanic population.
    • What do you expect to learn/gain from the fellowship? What are your short-term & long-term career goals?
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae:
    • Must include: academic history (including GPA), employment history, volunteer work/community service, research experience, list of honors/awards, and publications (if any)
  • Unofficial Transcripts:
    • Unofficial transcripts for bachelor and graduate level work must be submitted. Official transcripts will be requested if applicant is accepted into the program.

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Mentee applications are now open!

Apply Now!

Each student, or Mentee, will be matched with a team of three (3) Mentors. The team will consist of one primary Mentor (senior researcher in academia, public or private sector), one secondary Mentor (doctoral student or senior researcher without an active project), and one tertiary Mentor (researcher at Mentee's institution).

The primary Mentor must have an active research project that relates to a health issue affecting the Hispanic community that the Mentee can contribute to. Teams should e-meet at least once a month for one hour via video/phone conferencing to ensure that the Mentee is making progress on agreed-upon research.

To supplement the research experience, Mentees will participate in bi-monthly online lectures that focus on research methods, research careers, and disseminating research. At the end of the program, Mentees will submit a research product: abstract, research poster, and give an oral presentation. For a complete list of requirements,CLICK HERE.

Publishing the Results of Scholarly Work in Medical Education: The Art of Writing and Getting Published

Webinar: Wednesday, September 25, 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. ET
Launch Webinar

The AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) is sponsoring a webinar titled, "Publishing the Results of Scholarly Work in Medical Education: The Art of Writing and Getting Published," on Wednesday, September 25, 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. ET. The webinar will include an overview of the review and publication processes and focus on techniques for writing clear, concise, and interesting articles. It will include a discussion of the essential components of scholarly articles, research reports, and other publications. Webinar leaders will share insights on best practices for submitting content to Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL and will present common reasons for rejected submissions. Additional topics that will be discussed include working revising a submission, interacting with editors, adhering to publication ethics guidelines, and understanding the peer-review process.

Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System
Sponsored by The University of Michigan

Webinar: October 7, 2013
Sign Up

With support from the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Matthew Davis is launching a free nationwide course on health policy open to medical students (as well as students from other health professions programs), on the Coursera open online curriculum platform. The six-week course, entitled "Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System," is intended to engage learner "to think about how they can play a role in improving the system at the individual level -- as patients, healthcare providers, and/or in other capacities."

2013-14 School of Medicine 4th Years
FAMU-4022 Ambulatory Community Selective

Faculty Director: Norma A. Perez, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Location: Cameron Park Clinic in Brownsville, TX
FAMU-4022: Integrated Community Health Project: Frontera de Salud Community Health Ambulatory Community Selective

Students who would benefit from this course:

  • Students interested in community-based health education and promotion
  • Students interested in primary care
  • Students interested in public health
  • Students interested in Hispanic healthcare
  • Students interested in acquiring cultural competence

2013 Professional Development and Data Systems Workshop
July 25 - 26, 2013 | Bethesda, MD

Workshop Goals:

  • Establish a network of Hispanic scholars in health services
  • Develop career-enhancing skills with national and state datasets
  • Strengthen participants' skills and knowledge to better contribute to Hispanic health care research.

Agenda Topics Include:
Career Success, Grantsmanship, Scientific Writing and Data Systems

The Center of Excellence Consortium Joint Conference
June 10 - 11, 2013 at UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School

Join us for the first faculty development conference of the COEC. This exciting conference will provide opportunities for professional networking and skills development for faculty to advance in academic medicine.

  • June 10th
    • 7:45a.m. - 9a.m. - A Dean's Perspective on Minority Faculty Development and Opening Remarks from Consortium Leaders
    • 2:30-4:30p.m. - Individualized and "Just in Time" Career Development for Minority Faculty
  • June 11th
    • 9-11:30a.m. - Promoting Scholarship by Authoring an Effective Research and Medical Education Abstract
    • 1:30-4p.m. - How Finance Drives Your Institution and Program Debriefing

Academic and Enrichment Program Accepting Applications
A Science Enrichment Experience for Rising Sophomores

The Academic and Enrichment Program (AEP) is a four to five week summer program that provides basic science course reviews and additional academic enrichment activities that enhance the student's competitiveness for a career in the health field.

The University of Texas Medical Branch has a proud tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarly research, curricular innovation and in meeting the healthcare needs of the State of Texas. As director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence, my primary objective is to provide faculty and students with future opportunities in career advancement, research, clinical practice, mentorship, counseling, and pre-medical academic enrichment programs to promising students. The HCOE's history in UTMB dates back to 1992, through federal funding by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.



Berengaria Navarre, B.S., B.A.