Master’s Degree in Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Genetics

I am the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology at the University of Kentucky. I am writing to share with you our new Professional Master’s Degree in Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Genetics. The program has two concentrations: one in Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry and the other in Analytical Genetics/DNA. We are very excited about this program and we are currently recruiting students for the Fall semester which will begin August 26, 2019.

This new degree is an advanced training curriculum that includes courses to prepare students for courtroom testimony and two internship experiences to prepare students for rapid workforce deployment upon graduation. Interested students may contact me directly at mellon@uky.edu or the department at toxandcancerbio@uky.edu. Our department has a longstanding successful history in training doctoral and master’s degree students. A website describing the program in greater detail and the admissions process is found here:

https://toxicology.med.uky.edu/tox-professional-master-forensic-toxicology-and-analytical-genetics

CAPS & SACS Programs and Resources

IUB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS, http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/, call 812. 855.5711 to schedule an appointment. First two sessions in a given term are already covered by your student fees at no additional cost!

 

IUB Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS, https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/Sexual-Assault-Crisis-Service.shtml: the SACS team can be reached 24/7/365 at 812-855-8900. All SACS services, including counseling, are free.

 

Trouble Concentrating? Try these strategies for better focus:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/14/the-lost-art-of-concentration-being-distracted-in-a-digital-world?fbclid=IwAR0wtle5A-AvuEbCWeixZKLr_HdcfAlgbtcwZz-r6_ciq2S2G_Q84CT1yaM

 

FREE 3 Week Class to Feel Better Faster!

RIO is a free, 3-week class that will teach you tools to: recognize your concerns, manage difficult internal and external experiences, and develop a clearer idea of what you want to change in you life. Each 1 hour RIO class builds on the previous class in a sequence of experiential techniques, so attendance at all classes is necessary. RIO works like a typical class, so speaking and participation are encouraged but not required. You can be referred to RIO from a CAPS Now 30 minute initial assessment (free). Call (812) 855-5711 to schedule your CAPS Now assessment, then ask about RIO!

 

De-Stress Fest – FREE Stress Management Event – Wed. March 27, 6:30-8pm

Join CAPS, Health & Wellness, Crimson CORPS and others for a FREE event at Wells Library to reduce your mid-semester stress! Free seated chair massages, mood checks & stress management tips, coloring, stress balls, games and food! Follow @IUHealthCenter for more info.

 

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):

Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, MS, LMHC for FREE interactive discussions and activities to help you be more successful at IU! Click https://iu.zoom.us/s/541962473 or download the Zoom cloud meeting app & enter ID# 541-962-473.

–          Midterms Prep – March 6 @ 11:00am: Stressed out about finals? Log on for helpful tips on test, anxiety, studying, and more!

–          Sleep – March 20 @ 11:00am: Log on and learn some helpful tips on getting better sleep!

–          Procrastination – March 27 @ 11:00am: We all do it. Now learn how to do it less.

 

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):

Drop in for FREE workshops to boost your success at IU! Located at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left – room E159 is behind the Information Desk). Flier attached.

Conquer Procrastination – March 4, @ 4:00pm

This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills and provide tips to better manage your academic experience. From time management to study strategies, Dr. Stefanie Mokhtarian will assist you in finding your path toacademic success.

Stress Management – March 25, @ 4:00pm

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Liv Mercer, M.S., will help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body!

 

 

Peace Corps Event – Health Sector Volunteering

Info Session: Health

Care for our world through Peace Corps service.

Public health specialists are needed to address issues of global maternal and child health, nutrition and hygiene, infectious and vaccine-preventable diseases, and more.  Help improve a community’s basic healthcare and promote healthy behaviors, while gaining global skills for your career.

Tuesday, March 19

4-5 pm

School of Public Health

C013 Student Services

1025 E. 7th St.

For more information: vrunion@iu.edu

AMWA Health Professionals Brunch

The American Medical Women’s Association is hosting a Health Professionals Brunch with Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber. She alongside another local physician will be giving a talk called “Women in Medicine: Loving the Work We Do!” This event will be with them and fellow medical school students and is a great opportunity to network! For non-AMWA members, the cost of the event is $5. Dress is business casual.

 

When: Saturday, April 20 from 11am-1pm

Where: IMU Georgian Room

Link to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/cwhLqpV07LqobBoH2

Please contact bhupatel@iu.edu or yildong@iu.edu with any questions.

Health Programs Fair

THE 2019 HEALTH PROGRAMS FAIR

INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Indiana Memorial Union – Alumni Hall and Frangipani Room

 

Come find out about career choices, educational opportunities, and campus resources related to the healthcare professions.

 

Meet with representatives from medical schools and health professions programs from across the country.

 

Find out about volunteer opportunities and student organizations related to healthcare.

 

 

Two fairs in one!

 

Alumni Hall: Meet with medical and health professions schools in Alumni Hall! Talk with representatives from IU academic departments about majors, minors, and other programs that can enhance your preparation for a career in healthcare!

 

Frangipani Room: Come meet with representatives of local nonprofit agencies and IU student organizations about volunteering opportunities and ways to get involved!

 

 

For information on the fair please go to http://www.hpplc.indiana.edu/medicine/med-hpf.shtml.

 

+Kelley Seeking Applications for Fall 2019 MSIS

Looking for your post-graduation opportunity? The MS in Information Systems is seeking a few more Fall 2019 applications from high-achieving students like you! Bring your unique academic background and complement your skills with a graduate degree in business and technology. The deadline is March 1st.

 

We are looking for high-achieving students (3.2+ GPA) who are interested in complementing their undergraduate experience with skills in business and technology. 97% of MSIS graduates report employment in their field within 90 days of graduation, with over 90% receiving that offer before graduation. The average starting salary is north of $70k.

 

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering with a 3.2+ GPA are eligible for a GRE/GMAT waiver.

 

Graduate Assistantships are available (5 hr and 12 hr, includes modest tuition assistance and stipend). There are also modest fellowships available for life sciences majors. Email me to learn more!