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Monday, January 23, 2017

Dance Marathon Announcement!!!


Dance Marathon Dancer Registration NOW OPEN

Dance Marathon is the most successful student-run philanthropy in the Southern United States, and we are now accepting registration to be a Dancer at our event on March 25-26th! Dancers are the select individuals that will stand for the entire 26.2 hours of our Dance Marathon event at the new Exactech Area. Dancer Registration is only open until Sunday, February 5th. Dancing is really one of those things that should be on everyone’s UF Bucket List because it’s one of the times that we all come together as the Gator Nation to stand up to childhood illness by fundraising for and supporting the children at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. At the event, you will hear from and interact with families that have been affected by our fundraising efforts, learn our NEW annual line dance, get fed 12 times, and make so many memories. Registering to Dance costs $35.

The link to register to fundraise is here: www.floridadm.org/register-to-fundraise

The link to register to Dance is here: events.dancemarathon.com/event/dancerreg 

You can join as an individual or as part of an existing organization on campus. If you have any questions about getting involved, please email the Recruitment Overall Director, Joey Whelihan, at jwhelihan@floridadm.org.

Full time OPS position for graduates!!!


Full-time Clinical Research Position (OPS) at the UF Musculoskeletal Pain/Fatigue Research Lab.

Our lab works on understanding the mechanisms of chronic pain and fatigue, and the applicant will only work with human participants! You will spend one-on-one time with an experienced principal investigator (Medical Doctor) learning or improving the skills required for clinical research. This is a position that provides ample instructions and allows for the development of new skill necessary for working with human research subjects. This is an excellent position for new graduates looking for research experience.  Minimum time commitment required is one year (two years preferred). Previous research experience is not required but appreciated!

Essential Research Functions:

·         Prepare and assist in human brain imaging studies (fMRI)

·         Prepare participants (subjects) for lab experimentation

·         Quantitative Sensory Testing of participants (thermal, mechanical, electrical, and chemical testing)

·         Evaluate and discuss data with Principal Investigator

·         Apply psychological tests

·         Develop excellent communication skills (you are going to work with human participants)

·         Supervise student volunteers and familiarize them with research protocols

·         Recruit subjects for clinical studies (phone calls, flyers, TV advertising, etc.)

·         Maintain database for data analysis
Applicants will receive a competitive salary ($13 - $16/h) and must be willing to commit to at least a year. This is a FULL-TIME position. Applicant must be available for 40 hours a week during the hours of 8 am-5 pm
Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to painresearch@medicine.ufl.edu

To learn more about the Center for Musculoskeletal Pain Research, please visit our website at www.rheum.med.ufl.edu

Are you signed up for Volunteer training 1/31 & 2/2 for CDS Interface Youth Shelter?






Friday, January 20, 2017

Full time OPS position for graduates!!!


Full-time Clinical Research Position (OPS) at the UF Musculoskeletal Pain/Fatigue Research Lab.

Our lab works on understanding the mechanisms of chronic pain and fatigue, and the applicant will only work with human participants! You will spend one-on-one time with an experienced principal investigator (Medical Doctor) learning or improving the skills required for clinical research. This is a position that provides ample instructions and allows for the development of new skill necessary for working with human research subjects. This is an excellent position for new graduates looking for research experience.  Minimum time commitment required is one year (two years preferred). Previous research experience is not required but appreciated!

Essential Research Functions:

·         Prepare and assist in human brain imaging studies (fMRI)

·         Prepare participants (subjects) for lab experimentation

·         Quantitative Sensory Testing of participants (thermal, mechanical, electrical, and chemical testing)

·         Evaluate and discuss data with Principal Investigator

·         Apply psychological tests

·         Develop excellent communication skills (you are going to work with human participants)

·         Supervise student volunteers and familiarize them with research protocols

·         Recruit subjects for clinical studies (phone calls, flyers, TV advertising, etc.)

·         Maintain database for data analysis
Applicants will receive a competitive salary ($13 - $16/h) and must be willing to commit to at least a year. This is a FULL-TIME position. Applicant must be available for 40 hours a week during the hours of 8 am-5 pm
Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to painresearch@medicine.ufl.edu

To learn more about the Center for Musculoskeletal Pain Research, please visit our website at www.rheum.med.ufl.edu

Study Abroad in Madagascar


Dear Students,

Michele Tennant, Jill Ranaivoson, and I will be teaching and leading an experiential Study Abroad course to Madagascar (“UF in Madagascar”) this Summer B. 

Our course is designed to introduce students to the unique and amazing people, cultures, habitats, animals, and plants of this “island continent”. 

This upcoming Wednesday (1/25) from 10:00 am-3:00 pm, we will be presenting at the Study Abroad Fair in the Plaza of the Americas on campus.

We encourage all interested students to stop by our table at the Fair, and thereby, to meet us and students from last summer’s class, see our slide show and Malagasy artwork, and talk with us about our course!

Thank you,

Dr. Miyamoto
Professor
Department of Biology

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Study abroad "Medicine, Microbiology and Health" - info session tomorrow January 19th


Info session for Medicine, Microioblogy and Health, 2017 study abroad in Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland will be today, January 19th at 5:30 pm in the Microbiology and Cell Science Building, large conference room. 

The exact itinerary of this unique "off the beaten path" through Europe, studying Medicine, Microbiology and Health as outlined in the attached itinerary maybe of particular interest to all your pre-professional students, biology, psychology, sociology, etc etc, majors. This year will be the third time this trip is offered. The group is capped at 20 students.

The affiliated class is online and you don't have to be at UF to fulfill the requirements for the class - that means you can be in Europe all summer and still take the class and participate in the trip.

Furthermore you can look at an overview of the program as our trip was featured recently in CALS Connections – check it out! http://cals.ufl.edu/calsconnection/features.html#story11

The application for our study abroad program “Medicine, Microbiology and Health 2017” is now open. For applications and more info go to
https://www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=12210
Our UFIC contact is Susanne Hill shill@ufic.ufl.edu.  To guarantee a spot, you have to pay the $350 non fundable deposit and fill out the paperwork and obtain your advisors signature. 
Come to the info session with more questions!!!!!
Dr Oli