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Featured Research Opportunities

Cancer Research Education Program at UH and Baylor College of Medicine: Are you interested in Cancer Health Disparity Research? Would you like to participate in a Cancer Drug Discovery/ Development Laboratory Research to tackle cancers with disparity? Would you like to learn about various Career Opportunities in Cancer Research and cancer health disparity research? Cancer affects all ethnic populations in the United States. But certain groups have disproportionate risk of incidence or death from cancer compared with other groups. Students interested in these questions are encouraged to send a brief description of your interest in any of the above areas (indicate all that are applicable) with your CV to Ms. Rontavia Sanders at rtsanders@uh.edu. This opportunity is a joint program sponsored by the University of Houston College of Pharmacy-Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Eye to the Future - Developing the Next Generation of Childhood Obesity Prevention Educators: The Eye to the Future internship for UH students seeks to develop the next generation of childhood obesity educators. The internship will a) teach entry-level skills to develop, deliver and evaluate a healthy lifestyle program and b) provide professional development training for careers in nutrition, obesity and public health. Students will receive a $3,500 stipend, faculty mentorship and career and professional development. See the program flyer for more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply. Link to online application.

Stress and Spit Study: Dr. Daphne Hernandez is currently looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are bilingual (Spanish and English) and interested health of Hispanic immigrants to assist with the Stress and Spit Study (SSS). SSS focuses on stress among Hispanic immigrant parents and their native-born adolescents. The tasks of the bilingual research assistants (RAs) are as follows:

  • RAs will assist parents by reading through the consent and survey that is written in Spanish.
  • RAs will also explain to the parents the process by which saliva samples will be collected.
  • RAs will travel in pairs to the study participants’ homes to pick up the saliva collections.
  • RAs will enter data, check data, and attend project meetings.

This position is unpaid. However, RAs will work in a team atmosphere with undergraduate and graduate students. RAs will have access to computers, printers, and other materials needed to complete the tasks.Students who are interested are ask to contact Dr. Daphne Hernandez (dhernandez26@uh.edu) with a short statement as to why you are interested in volunteering, CV (or resume), and unofficial transcript. Deadline to apply is May 3, 2019.

2019-2020 FrameWorks Fellowship at the University of Houston: The Honors College Creative Work Minor, in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Research, is proud to announce its launch, in the Fall of 2019, of The FrameWorks Program. The FrameWorks Program is a new co-curricular offering that provides sophomores and juniors a supportive community of peers and faculty mentors as they conceive, research, write, present, and ultimately publish critical essays that draw on the interdisciplinary humanities. The program will culminate in Spring of 2020 with the FrameWorks Symposium at which Fellows will publicly present their work. Essays that meet editorial standards will be included in the FrameWorks Journal, which will be published around Convocation in Fall of 2020. The best essay will be awarded The FrameWorks Prize for Excellence in Humanities Research valued at $1000. The 2019-2020 application deadline is May 15, 2019.

Mercer Botanic Gardens Summer Paid Internship-Herbarium/Botany/Plant Biology: At Mercer Botanic Gardens at the Mercer Botanical Center we are pleased to announce summer internship positions. These are funded by Harris County Precinct 4 and through a grant from the Native Plant Society of Texas – Houston Chapter. Internship availability starting May 11, 2019. See the handout for additional information.