|A newsletter for research & medical education||March 2011|
Research Mentors Sought for the Summer Student Scholar Program at Baystate Medical Center
Applications Due March 18, 2011
The Summer Student Scholar Program offers faculty with research in medical, biomedical, public health, or behavioral health research opportunities to serve as mentors for students who are exploring the potential of medical and research careers. It is sponsored by Baystate Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Amherst through the Collaborative Biomedical Research (CBR) program.
10-Week Program Matches Research Interests of Mentors and Students
The Summer Student Scholar Program offers students the opportunity to be mentored by a full-time faculty member of Tufts University School of Medicine or the University of Massachusetts Amherst while participating in medical research that is designed for them but is part of their mentor's larger project. The program runs from May 31– August 5, 2011.
Several faculty mentors with active research projects that could involve a student during the summer are needed. More information is available on the Summer Scholar Program page of the CBR website. If you are interested in being a research mentor for this program, please complete and submit the online application form. You may also contact Aryn Breveleri (Aryn.Breveleri@baystatehealth.org or 794-1117).
Pilot Testers Needed for Online Continuing Education Courses
Physicians, nurses, and psychologists are needed to pilot test Baystate's online continuing education activities on topics ranging from wound care to pediatrics, from infectious disease to psychiatry, and more. Pilot testing is a pre-requisite for assigning credit to continuing education activities.
All pilot testers will receive $10 Baystate bucks for each 1 hour course they test. Nurses can also receive ANCC/MARN continuing education credit for pilot testing courses for which ANCC/MARN credit is assigned.
All that is required for pilot testing is internet access and a little time. It involves reading the short course description, watching the online course material (usually a 45 - 60 minute video or powerpoint and sound), taking the online post test, and completing the course evaluation and pilot test document.
New Drop Box System for Continuing Education Presentations
Continuing Education, in collaboration with IS, has implemented a drop box system that provides Baystate faculty with a folder in which to "drop" their presentations. Baystate's AV staff and Continuing Education staff can then access these presentations and load them to laptops used at regional seminars or grand rounds. Presenters can also use this drop box to view the presentations prepared by fellow presenters at regional conferences.
The drop box name is S:\BH Academic Affairs Continuing Ed Online Training Center. Content is arranged by clinical department. Access to the drop box is via en number. To use the drop box, send your en number and name to email@example.com.
Medical Staff Office Donation Enables Health Sciences Library to Purchase Major Resources
The MSO's generous donation comes at a time when increased demand for rapid access to current evidence-based information sources has collided with the escalating costs of biomedical information resources. The additional funds allows the Library to cope with publishers' price increases, and continue to move towards more electronic journal and book formats that can be accessed remotely.
New electronic resources made possible from this donation include:
Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Application Deadline is March 18, 2011
Established through the generosity of Mrs. Natalie V. Zucker, the Center is devoted to furthering the research careers of women basic and clinical scientists at Tufts University School of Medicine and Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. A total of $30,000 will be awarded by the Center this year.
Women who are junior faculty at TUSM/Sackler or the major affiliated hospitals (up to and inclusive of the rank of Assistant Professor) or postgraduate fellows at TUSM/Sackler engaged in basic or clinical research are eligible.The applicant's mentor or Department Chair must support her request.
For additional information and application forms, go to http://www.tufts.edu/med/research/faculty/zucker.html
AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar Application Deadline is April 6, 2011
The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is scheduled for July 9-12, 2011 in Washington, DC. The program is designed for women physicians and PhD scientists holding medical school appointments at the assistant professor level and who are considering leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. More information and the online application is available at https://www.aamc.org/meetings/123148/2011-ewim.htm
Nominations for the Annual Award for Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research Due April 18, 2011
Research Assistants, Regulatory Specialists, Coordinators and Managers Are Eligible
The Award for Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research recognizes the outstanding contribution of a research staff member to either the conduct of clinical research within Baystate (systems contribution) or to the field (regional or national recognition).
It is awarded to a research staff member who not only excels in their own job performance, but makes a larger contribution to research by either recognizing and taking action to solve systems issues that impact the conduct of clinical research at Baystate, or by demonstrating their knowledge, leadership, and skills at a regional or national level.
Submit nominations for this award by April 18, 2011 to Marybeth Kennedy, HRPP Integrity and Education Specialist. Nominations should include nominee's:
Nominees will be asked to provide a current CV and other background materials as appropriate.
The award will be announced during Research Week in May by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Collaborative Biomedical Research (CBR) Program
The Collaborative Biomedical Research Program funds basic research collaborations between Baystate Medical Center clinicians and the University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty. Eligible research projects must have two Co-Principal Investigators, one each from UMass Amherst and Baystate Medical Center.
CBR Research Grants are intended to serve as "seed funds" to help the collaborative team develop preliminary data and a track record of collaboration for competitive extramural funding applications. Winning proposals are awarded in June. Visit the CBR site for complete proposal guidelines.
Research Week 2011 Abstract Submissions Due April 18, 2011
Research Week abstracts must be submitted using the online submission form on eWorkplace. All submissions must have IRB or IACUC approval or exemption. All research conducted at Baystate Medical Center can be submitted for Research Week. However, only residents and fellows are eligible for awards.
Research Week Awards
Awards will be given for:
Research Week Important Dates
If you have any questions, please contact Aryn Breveleri at 794-1117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations for 12th Annual Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award Due April 22, 2011
This prestigious award honors Massachusetts caregivers who display extraordinary compassion in caring for patients. Any paid, employed caregiver or team of caregivers with direct contact with patients in any Massachusetts health care setting is eligible. For more information and the nomination form, visit the Schwartz Center website.