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HIV Vaccine Research Grants for Medical Students

Seeking African American/Black and Latinx medical students interested in HIV vaccine research

DEADLINE: January 3, 2018

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latinx medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities. The complete Request for Applications can be found at http://www.hvtn.org/ramp.

Grant recipients will be mentored by HVTN-affiliated investigators while conducting research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral and social science. Projects can be:

Short-Term Projects: 2-4 months

  • Timed with a summer break or fourth year research elective
  • Travel to an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US or abroad
  • Attend and present at an HVTN Conference
  • Maximum award of $25,000

Long-Term Projects: 9-12 months

  • Research at an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US with up to 16 weeks at an international HIV Vaccine Trials Unit
  • Can be timed with a planned masters or doctoral program, or be a distinct, non-degree associated research-focused year
  • Attend two scientific conferences, including presenting at the HVTN conference
  • Maximum award of $70,000

Project Ideas
Project ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate a community engagement strategy of storytelling through social media accounts using images
  • Sexual risk behaviors and HIV awareness and attitudes among intravenous drug users
  • Droplet digital PCR quantitation of virus specific T cells during natural infection or after vaccination
  • BMI and relationship to HIV vaccine immune response
  • Willingness to participate in vaccine trials in South Africa

Application Materials
If you are interested in applying, visit http://www.hvtn.org/ramp and e-mail Jenna Udren, RAMP Program Manager, at judren@fredhutch.org.  We will connect you with investigators who can assist you in selecting a project or topic of interest and potentially serve as a mentor for that project. The deadline for initial contact with mentors isDecember 6, 2017Carefully read the Request for Applications before applying. Applications are due via the web-based application form by 5:00 pm PST on January 3, 2018.

For More Information
All correspondence concerning the program should be addressed to:

Jenna Udren, MPH
RAMP Project Manager
HIV Vaccine Trials Network

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109
Office: (206) 667-6712

CAM Program Seminar Thursday 11/9 12-1pm – ​”Use of Highly Diluted Drugs in the Clinical Setting”

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You are cordially invited to the CAM Program ​Seminar:

Thursday, November ​9th from 12pm-1pm  in Basic Science Building, Room 239​:​

Use of Highly Diluted Drugs in the Clinical Setting.​”

Krishnamoorthy Mylapore Selvaraj M.V.Sc., D.Sc.

Retired Professor and Chairman

Dept. of Pharmacology & Environmental Toxicology


Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

University of Madras, India


Hoya Med Families Launch Meeting and Family Friendly Halloween and Pumpkin Painting Event

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Hoya Med Families

Launch Meeting 12-1 GF-9

Optional RSVP

Hoya Med Families is a new community group at Georgetown University School of Medicine to connect with other students, faculty, and staff who are spouses, parents and guardians. ALL ARE WELCOME!

This community will be a place on campus where we can discuss juggling academic and family schedules as medical students, staff, faculty. It is a family-friendly environment for spouses and parents/guardians to find the resources needed as they face the competing challenges of both student and family life. We’ll work together to feel a sense of togetherness while successfully completing their education. Hoya Med Families strives to help student families achieve a balanced work/life schedule.

In addition to helping spouses and parents/guardians attain the resources they need, this community will create a safer space for parents/guardians to create partnerships and friendships. This prospective club on campus will allow for meaningful conversations about parenthood while in the midst of medical school.

Please join us for our upcoming, child-friendly Halloween/Pumpkin Decoration Event!

Family Friendly Halloween and Pumpkin Painting event!

SW 107 – Please bring your children and spouses 🙂 We’ll have treats and pumpkins on hand.

RSVP if you want to attend or volunteer!

Findacure Student Essay Competition

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2017 student essay competition – The Student Voice – to raise awareness of often-neglected rare diseases within the medical and research professions

A rare disease essay competition is aimed at all medical, biological and pharmaceutical undergraduates, as well as those students with personal experience of a rare condition. There are three questions to choose from which address the diagnosis, treatment, and awareness around rare diseases, and all can be answered using evidence from personal experience, case studies, and wider literature. The best essay for each question will win £100 in cash and free entry to our annual conference on 27th February 2018, while the best essay overall will win an additional £100 and have their essay published in the scientific journal Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases!

Link to essay competition webpage, which provides all the necessary information: http://www.findacure.org.uk/essay-competition-2017/



Global Surgical and Medical Support Group/Kurdish Regional Government Consulate Event

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The Kurdish Regional Government Consulate and the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group

Invite you to an evening reception highlighting their contributions and future plans attending to the medical needs of the citizens, refugees and internally displaced persons within the Kurdish region.
Reception will take place at the Kurdish Regional Government Representation in Washington DC at:

1532 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday November 8th, 2017; 6pm EST

Please RSVP by clicking this link

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Khaled Emara
Professor and Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital Cairo, Egypt
GSMSG Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in orthotrauma and pediatric procedures.

Healthcare professionals and those concerned about the health and well-being of the Kurdish population as well as the millions who have taken refuge in their territory are invited to attend.
Dress code is business attire.

For media inquiries please contact:
John Swanson – Contact@GSMSG.org

Georgetown Medical Student Disaster Response Team

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Are you interested in disaster medicine or want to learn how you can help in a disaster?

The Georgetown Medical Student Disaster Response Team is recruiting new members for this year’s program. MSDRT is an extracurricular program led by faculty and residents of the Department of Emergency Medicine that will teach you principles of disaster management and give you the opportunity to be a part of our hospital disaster response plans. You’ll also get hands-on experience with splinting, suturing, and decontamination gear.

Stop by our informational session this Thursday, October 5th at 7pm in GF-1 to learn more about the program. If you have questions or can’t make it to the information session, email Dr. Wiesner at laurenwiesner@gmail.com