SMART Study Recruitment

My name is Shadia Assi and I am the Study Manager for the Social Mobile Approaches to Reducing weighT (SMART) 2.0 research study at UCSD’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. We are currently looking into the ways in which students at UCSD and SDSU engage with social media and technologies such as wearable fitness trackers. We are recruiting students ages 18 to 35 to participate in interviews and/or focus groups. Participants will be compensated up to $40 for their time.


McNair Program Coordinator – Calling Graduates!!

Dear UCSD Graduate Students,

The staff at UCSD’s Summer Research Program (SRP) is looking for 4 or 5 graduate students in a range of disciplines to serve as panelists at our event on Thursday, July 12th (5:30 – 6:30 pm, QI Auditorium at Atkinson Hall).  The panelists will discuss the graduate school application process, their decision about where to enroll, and their experiences as graduate students.   The audience will be undergraduate students in our Summer Research Program.  If you are interested in participating as a panelist, please contact me, Thomas K. Brown, at by Friday, July 6th.

Thirty of the students in our SRP are in the McNair Scholars Program, which is the program that I coordinate.  The McNair Program is for first-generation college students and students from under-represented ethnic groups, it is comprised of students from a wide variety of academic disciplines.  Our mission is to prepare students for applying to and gaining admission to top PhD programs, and to encourage these students to pursue careers in research.   Other participants in our SRP are in programs that are specifically for students in the sciences and/or engineering disciplines.  Each of the participants in our SRP is taking part in a full-time research program for 6 to 12 weeks.

The graduate student panel will take place on Thursday, July 12th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the QI Auditorium in Atkinson Hall.  If you would like to participate, please send me an email at .  If you have any questions, feel free to email me or to call me at 858-5354-2937.

Kind Regards,

Thomas K. Brown, PhD

Thomas K. Brown, PhD
Coordinator, McNair Program
Department: Academic Enrichment Programs
University of California, San Diego
Tel.: 858-534-2937
FAX: 858-534-8895


Student Opportunity to Attend Annual Meeting in Austin for Free

Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, February 15-19, 2018.

This is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Annual Meeting free of charge. AAAS needs a number of session aides, and we would appreciate you spreading the word.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to serve as session aides. Those who volunteer for 8 hours will receive free registration for the entire meeting. Those who volunteer for 16 hours will receive free registration and a year-long digital subscription to Science. Registration is handled on a first-come first-served basis, and the deadline is January 24. Students may register by clicking here.

Many thanks,


Kelly O’Brien

Governance Manager


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Executive Office

1200 New York Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 326-6468

ChemPAL become a Mentor

ChemPAL is looking for just 10-15 more grad students to serve as Fall 2017 mentors for the large number of undergraduates that have applied as mentees! 

Being a ChemPAL mentor is low-commitment, flexible, and rewarding, as you meet with mentees just twice this quarter (or more of course!) at your own convenience and gain valuable mentoring experience. 
To become a Fall 2017 mentor, please fill out this short application by Mon 10/23

For additional information about ChemPAL, please visit our website at or email us at




One Heart Source

My name is Kristina Medero and I am the Health Program Director for One Heart Source, and a Health Communication graduate student. I am reaching out again to share with you our 2018 application for our service-learning program in Cape Town, South Africa has opened. Considering many of your pre-med or health-focused students seeking new perspectives on health applied last year, I want extend the innovation for them to apply again now.  The Health Innovation Program still aims to democratize healthy living by focusing on three objectives: Cultivating Future Health Professionals, Understanding Community Health, and Creating Innovative Solutions.  Considering Sub-Saharan Africa has 1.3% of the world’s healthcare professionals, yet 25%¹ of the world’s disease burden, together, we aim to build a bridge between health services and those who need healing.


University of Califonia-San Diego Students,

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Service Learning Programs. We are offering 2 and 4 week Health Innovation programs in South Africa!

As an OHS Volunteer you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Mentor students who strive to become healthcare professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through the pursuit of social justice.
  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2018 Application

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

Learn more about our Health Program here.One Hear Source