Opportunities

From the American Federation for Aging Research

Call for Applications:

Fall 2017 Clarence Pearson Fellowship in Global Health and Aging

Are you or do you know a current or recent graduate student with an interest in public health, communications, and aging? Graduate-level candidates are encouraged to apply for AFAR’s Fall 2017 Clarence Pearson Fellowship in Global Health and Aging.

This paid, semester-long experience, based in New York at AFAR’s office, is designed for graduate students interested in connecting AFAR’s work in healthspan research to a broader global context. The fellow will have opportunities to meet leaders in the field and attend professional-level discussions.

While AFAR’s core programs support biomedical research, this opportunity is designed for current masters-level students or recent graduates from disciplines such as Public Health, Public Policy, Communications, and Economics to work with AFAR on special projects.

The application is due September 8, 2017, to Abigail Butcher at abigail@afar.org.

Please visit afar.org/research/pearsoninternship/ or contact John Chaich at john@afar.org for more information.


LEND Partners –

Are you currently working on a project and need some extra help?  Let our 2017-18 trainees help you! Our trainees can help you with administrative tasks, organizing meetings and recording minutes, recruiting for and implementing research projects, developing resources, and community outreach (just to name a few things).  If you would like that extra help from our trainees, contact the Illinois LEND office before Friday, August 11, 2017.

We are also looking for community organizations that would welcome some our trainees as volunteers.  If you have a strong relationship with any community organization, we would appreciate if you could share the organization’s contact information with us.

Contact:
Regina Meza, MPH
Project Coordinator | Illinois LEND
Department of Disability and Human Development University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 West Roosevelt Road, 215 (MC 626) | Chicago, Illinois 60608
P: 312-996-8905 | F: 312-996-2472 | illinoislend.org


Chicago Department of Public Health

Epidemiology Student Intern

Location: Chicago, IL
Number of Vacancies: 2
Desired Start Date: June 1, 2017IL LEND Leadership.Research Project Opportunities Form

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is looking for two interns to join the Office of Epidemiology and take a leadership role on one of the projects listed below.  We’re looking for people with a passion for using civic data to inform health policy and reduce health inequities.  This summer, our internships are focused on analyzing, visualizing and/or disseminating data from the Healthy Chicago Survey.

What would you be doing?

  • Taking the lead on one of the projects listed below.  The descriptions serve as guidelines — we’ll work together to develop the specifics.
  • Conducting analysis and interpreting results.
  • Presenting your findings to CDPH staff and/or community, non-profit and academic partners.
  • Gaining exposure to all aspects of managing and administering the Healthy Chicago Survey, including questionnaire development, complex survey design, data collection, analysis and dissemination.
  • Other program support as needed.

What are we looking for?

  • You should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a social science or an analytics-focused discipline, such as public health, public policy, statistics, data science, social work, urban planning, etc.
  • You’re self-directed, motivated and curious.
  • You’re a great communicator and have an interest in telling compelling stories with data.
  • You should have some experience using a statistical software package such as SAS, STATA or R and/or mapping software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.  You should be very comfortable using Excel.
  • Some experience making data graphics using design tools such as Illustrator or Tableau, or programming languages such as JavaScript, Python or R is a plus.
  • You care about Chicago, its communities and its residents.

Projects:

  1. Understanding neighborhood effects on health.  Combine Healthy Chicago Survey data with other datasets in order to answer questions like: “Does gentrification impact health?” or “Does someone with a low income have better health outcomes if they live in a wealthy neighborhood?” or “What else, other than proximity, contributes to food access?”
  2. Identifying key health issues for priority populations.  Work to understand the health of a specific population, such as recent immigrants, older adults, or Asian Americans.  You might ask questions like “How does income influence the relationship between race and health?” or “What do we need to do to ensure that seniors can age in place?”
  3. Chronic disease management.  Using the Healthy Chicago Survey, electronic health records and/or hospitalization discharge datasets, explore disparities in asthma or diabetes prevalence and identify ways to prevent costly and potentially life-threatening complications that result from poor management.
  4. Data dissemination.  Focus on how to make the Healthy Chicago Survey more accessible to the public.  This might include working towards an open, public-use dataset, developing innovative ways for communities to access data or designing data visualizations.

Note: The position will be part-time for approximately 10-15 hours per week for 12 to 16 weeks, with some flexibility in scheduling. Our office is located at 333 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60604.

This is a temporary position ending September 30, 2017.  Extensions may be granted in special circumstances.  Internships are limited to a maximum of one year.

This internship is unpaid, but can be used for academic credit.  We can work with you to ensure that it satisfies your program’s practicum or capstone requirements.

How to apply:

Please send your resume, an unofficial transcript, and a paragraph (no more than one page) explaining which of the projects you’re most interested in and why you’d be a great addition to our team, to emily.laflamme@cityofchicago.org.  Please put Healthy Chicago Survey Intern in the subject line.  No phone calls.

Applications will be accepted continuously but will be given priority if received before 11:59 PM April 16, 2017.  Interviews will be held between April 24 and May 15.


UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Position Type:
Faculty
Division/School:
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DIVISION
Hiring Unit:
MEDICINE, Center for Translational and Policy Research of Chronic Diseases
 
Position Description:
The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, and the Center for Translational and Policy Research of Chronic Diseases seek a physician scientist with a focus on health outcomes research for appointment as Assistant Professor. The physician scientist will devote the majority of his/her time to the development and study of innovative interventions for the care of patients with chronic diseases. Responsibilities will include the provision of both inpatient and outpatient clinical care and the teaching of medical students and house staff; significant time will be protected for research. Applicants must have a medical degree, possess excellent clinical and teaching skills, be BC/BE in internal medicine by the time of hire, and be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois. The search committee will also consider publication record, research interests, record of funded research, and evidence of commitment to research, teaching, and service.Qualified applicants are invited to apply online by submitting a cover letter and CV online at academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53961. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications and includes a generous package of fringe benefits. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
  
Position Type:
Faculty
Division/School:
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DIVISION
Hiring Unit:
MEDICINE, Section of General Internal Medicine
Position Description:
The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, seeks a physician scientist with a focus on health outcomes research for appointment as Assistant Professor. The physician scientist will devote the majority of his/her time to the development and study of innovative interventions for the care of patients with chronic diseases. Responsibilities will include the provision of both inpatient and outpatient clinical care and the teaching of medical students and house staff; significant time will be protected for research. Applicants must have a medical degree, possess excellent clinical and teaching skills, be BC/BE in internal medicine by the time of hire, and be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois. The search committee will also consider publication record, research interests, record of funded research, and evidence of commitment to research, teaching, and service.Qualified applicants are invited to apply online by submitting a cover letter and CV online at academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53965. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications and includes a generous package of fringe benefits. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae