REMINDER: Bixby Research Mentoring Opportunity for FSPH 2nd-Year Masters Students

Don’t forget!  Applications are due
tomorrow night, Tuesday (12/1), at 10 PM.

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The Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health is offering a research mentorship program for Winter and Spring 2016.  We will be providing
FSPH masters students wanting to gain hands-on research experience an opportunity to be mentored by FSPH doctoral students. Some specific research tasks that a masters student would assist in include: obtaining IRB approval, developing and testing instruments or other materials, analyzing data, developing a conceptual framework, recruiting study participants, interviewing key informants, moderating focus group discussion, developing presentation materials, etc.  To become a mentee, one would need to meet these eligibility requirements:

Be a current FSPH second year masters student from any department;
Have an interest in the general area of global sexual and reproductive health (including HIV/AIDS, STDs, family planning, MCH, contraceptive issues, women’s empowerment); and Have some knowledge or skills in quantitative work (at least taken Biostats 100A, 100B, and Epi 100)

Each masters student selected would receive $750 dollars per quarter to serve as a mentee to a doctoral student, who would also receive a stipend. The mentee would be expected to provide 5 hours per week to help the doctoral student with his/her research. Note that the research mentee will not assist in the actual writing of the dissertation. This program is intended to give research experience to eligible masters students, as well as research
assistance to doctoral students.

How to Apply: Please send your CV,  a writing sample (can be any length but must
be solo; no group papers), and a short statement of interest (one paragraph) to Ruth Hsu at ruthrhsu@ucla.edu by 10 PM on Tuesday,
December 1st, 2015
. On the subject line please write Bixby Mentorship – Last name, first name Doctoral FSPH mentors will review applications and interview students during December 3-7.  Decisions will be made by December 9th.

For information on last years’ mentors and mentees, please see the attachment.

Regards,

 

Ruth Hsu

Bixby Program Assistant

MPH Candidate

Department of Community Health Sciences

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health