Healthcare Policy Symposiums

The Hoosier Healthcare Policy symposium will explore the role that policymakers, researchers, public health officials and medical providers play in reshaping the healthcare landscape of Indiana. Topics discussed include statewide policies that have mitigated healthcare disparities, how environmental policies that affect public health and how Indiana University policies(coronavirus) may help us open up the economy and education centers in a safe way. 10/28 7 pm

The National Healthcare Policy symposium will explore the role that policymakers, activists, public health officials and medical providers play in reshaping the healthcare landscape of America, from the passage of the Affordable Care Act to the national coronavirus response to advocating specific policy proposals, such as MedicareForAll. This event will feature speakers who have served in high government roles to not only show the diversity of careers that can reshape the system of American healthcare. 10/29 7 pm

History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Minors

We would like to make you aware of two undergraduate minors offered by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine that we think might be of interest for students in your program:

“Scientific Skills and Research Integrity” and “Medical Humanities”

Information about the two minors is also available on the website:

Virtual Law Day – 10/28

Talk to Over 100 Law Schools.

A must-attend event for any prelaw student! Wednesday Oct. 28 6–9 p.m. EDT as we welcome more than 100 law schools from around the country!

Admissions representatives will be in attendance to talk about the education their school can offer students, discuss admissions criteria, and answer your questions.  Hosted by the Midwest Association of Prelaw Advisors (MAPLA), this free event is open to all IU students and alumni, regardless of major or year in school.

How to Participate:

  1. Use your Handshake account to register up until and including the day of the event (we highly recommend registering in advance)
  2. Sign up for school-specific 30 min. group sessions and 10 min. 1-to-1 appointments
    • On the event page, go to the “Available Sessions” tab.  You can also search for a specific law school using the search box.  After you have signed-up for a session, it will be added to the “Your Sessions” tab.
  3. Participate via live video during the event
    • Log in to Handshake and click on this event under “Your Schedule“.  Go to the “Your Sessions” tab.  To join your Expo sessions, click on the “Join Video” link next to each session.
    • Once the session has started you will not be able to enter – be sure you are not running late!

How to Prepare:

During the Law Expo:

  • Ask a Pre-Law Advisor Room: If you have prelaw related questions or are having difficulty connecting to your sessions, use this WebEx meeting link to chat with us behind the scenes during the fair (6–9 p.m. EDT) and we will do our best to answer your questions.  For technical issues with your Handshake account, contact Handshake Support.

We’ll see you October 28th!


QUESTIONS? Do not reply to this email. Contact HPPLC directly at or call 812-855-1873.

WANT TO MEET WITH A PRELAW ADVISOR? Schedule an appointment through SAS. Search for “prelaw.”

Research Scholars Cohort Program at IUB

Are you a first year student at IU who is interested in getting involved with research on campus? AND are not currently in a research program or doing research on campus?

If so, consider applying for the Research Scholars Cohort Program. The IU Undergraduate Research office established the Research Scholars Cohort Program in 2018 to promote the engagement of underserved students in undergraduate research opportunities. Research Scholars complete a course on research skills in the Spring semester of their first year and a research apprenticeship in the Fall semester of their second year.

Students selected for the program will enroll in “HON X298: Introduction to Research at IU” during the second eight-weeks of the Spring 2021 semester (Day and Time TBD). The goal of the course is to help students develop a framework for navigating how to pursue mentored research, designing and executing research projects, and communicating their findings to the larger community.

During the following Fall semester, students will take part in a paid apprenticeship.  The goal of the apprenticeship is to give students the opportunity to explore their academic passions, gain an understanding about the process of research, and to broaden their academic training by partnering with faculty or graduate students whose research aligns with their interests.

You can find more information here: The deadline to apply is November 8 and the link to the application is on the website.

University of Kentucky Graduate Programs in Toxicology

PhD in Toxicology & Cancer Biology or Master’s in Toxicology

  • Our PhD program has 2 concentration focuses:
    • Toxicology – Students investigate the effects of toxic agents on humans and our environments
    • Cancer Biology – Students investigate problems related to cancer development, improved cancer treatments, and preventions
  • No GRE requirement
  • All PhD students receive financial support in the form of a Graduate Research Assistantship; which includes a $25,000 per year stipend, health insurance, and full-tuition coverage
  • Link for more information:

Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

  • Our Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics program is a professional degree program, which educates and prepares students to enter the workforce as working professionals
  • It is only the fifth such professional master’s degree in the field of forensics in the nation
  • No GRE requirement
  • This program has 2 concentration focuses:
    • Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry
    • Forensic/Analytical Genetics
  • The program curriculum contains two internships, which will provide our students with hand-on experiences necessary to exit the program and be competitive in the job market
  • Tuition for this program is assessed at a special tuition rate for all students (in- and out-of-state), which represents a significant savings for out-of-state students
  • Link for more information:

Introduction to Medical History Course


This class covers the history of Western medicine from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the present. As we are seeing in our own time, medical history shaped human history, often in dramatic ways. We will study changing concepts of disease; past epidemics, including the Black Death, which killed about a third of Europe’s population; efforts to understand human anatomy and physiology; the history of vaccination and the germ theory of disease; the role of medical images in anatomy and pathology. There are no pre-requisites to take this class. cent

IN LSAMP Summer 2021 Research Program at IUB

The application for IN LSAMP Summer 2021 Research Program at IUB is open now until January 31, 2021. LSAMP is a paid 8 week (June & July) research experience where students are paired with a faculty mentor. In addition to research, participants also attend workshops and presentations that prepare you to apply to graduate school. You can find more information about how to apply here:

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation funded program with the goal of increasing the graduation rate of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders) and encouraging students to pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.

For questions about the program or eligibility, please contact Melissa Blunck at

Peace Corps

  In a world that can be volatile it is important to focus on avenues that honor diversity, equity, and change.   Join us for an inspiring event with Vicki Runion, a past Peace Corps Volunteer and current IU Peace Corps Recruiter, as she shares with us her experience as an English teacher in Romania and celebrates the work of other change makers. Vicki understands the need for global citizens to create a world where every person belongs to one community: the human race.   When: October 9, 6 PM

Students Needed for “Resilience” Themester’s Advisory Committee

College of Arts and Sciences seeks undergraduates to serve as student representatives on the Themester advisory committee for fall 2021’s exploration of Resilience. The Themester advisory committee, made up of College faculty and undergraduate students, meets approximately once a month through spring 2021 and makes decisions related to the subsequent fall semester’s Themester program.  The College is particularly interested in students with a strong academic or personal interest in the theme. See the Themester website for more information on responsibilities and required application materials. Deadline: November 1.