Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Synthesist: May 26, 2015


Graduate & Professional Education Spotlight

Six University of Minnesota Graduate Students Receive Fulbright AwardsSix University of Minnesota Graduate Students Receive Fulbright Awards

Congratulations to these six exceptional U of M graduate students, each of whom will spend the 2015-2016 academic year studying, researching and/or teaching in a host country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Learn more at http://www.grad.umn.edu/news/fulbrights2015-2016.

Ph.D. students Grace Gao and Helen Fu were named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars and will receive $125,000 each to use over the course of three years to complete their Ph.D. degrees. The School of Nursing is one of 25 nursing schools nationwide to receive funding to increase the number of nurses with Ph.D. degrees. Gao is a public health nurse with a background in integrative health. She is investigating the best nursing practice for population health maintenance and promotion through the generation of nursing data and knowledge from the Omaha System. Fu is a nurse practitioner who would like to use her clinical experience in research to help make improvements in health care delivery, particularly among underserved populations. Congratulations!

While conducting her study at the Minnesota State Fair, Schellinger recruited 400 participants in just eight daysSarah Schellinger: How Education Affects Public Perceptions of Brain Injury

More than 10,000 head injuries are sustained each year in Minnesota, and an estimated 1.5 million occur annually in the U.S. At least two percent of the U.S. population currently lives with disabilities from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Through her research, University of Minnesota Ph.D. student Sarah Schellinger hopes to improve public awareness about brain injuries and help individuals recover after TBI.

Announcing the 2015 Recipients of the Best Dissertation Award

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Best Dissertation Award! Selections were based on the originality and importance of the research, as well as the potential for the student to make an unusually significant contribution to his or her field. Each recipient will receive an award of $1,000. See this year's winners >

Employment & Funding Opportunities

Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC): Summer Job Openings

UROC is hiring for multiple positions this summer, with several positions presenting an opportunity to continue into the fall semester. Preference will be given to University of Minnesota juniors, seniors and graduate students. View the UROC website for details.

Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

Permanent Resident Options and Strategies for Research Scholars

The University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Association presents an immigration seminar, "Permanent Residency Options for International Postdoctoral Scholars and Researchers," presented by Robert D. Aronson, an immigration attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Coffee will be provided. Thursday, May 28, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Mayo 3-100 (Atrium below Mayo Auditorium). RSVP using your U of M x500 ID: http://z.umn.edu/prworkshop