Sunday, October 23, 2011

Clinical research Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel's volunteer program is specifically geared towards individuals seeking to improve their resume in their pursuit of an advanced degree in Psychology or Psychiatry (MD). The program involves a 10-15 hour/week, 1 calendar year commitment.
Volunteers will have ample opportunities to gain hands-on clinical and research experience at the hospital through participation in weekly rounds on hospital inpatient units, attending weekly Grand Rounds presentations, and departmental research meetings, and may elect to establish a leadership role on a research project by possibly writing and submitting a research paper.
details at:

LOCATION: New York, New York

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Correlation between aging and chronic disease research

TYPE: Volunteer.
TIME: not defined.
PROGRAM: BIRA (Buck Institute for research in Aging)
DESCRIPTION: literature search and conduct research on disease and mortality statistics and other information related to each location
SCOPE  Literature review, Pubmed searches.
DOCUMENTS: not defined
OTHER:  must have excellent internet and computer skills
8001 Redwood Blvd., Novato, California, 94945, United States
USEFUL: Internal medicine applicants, family medicine applicants.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cancer research

TYPE: Volunteer 
TIME: one 5 hour block per week
PROGRAM: ICAN (International Cancer Advocacy Network)
DESCRIPTION: literature from various scientific fields for use in our archives to help educate advanced stage cancer patients, their families, and caregivers about their diseases.
SCOPE  Literature review, Pubmed searches.
DOCUMENTS: not defined
OTHER:  must have excellent internet and computer skills
27 West Morten Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85021, United States
USEFUL: Internal medicine applicants, family medicine applicants.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Medicare volunteer

LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA
TYPE: Volunteer 
TIME: one 4 hour block per month
PROGRAM: APPRISE (state health insurance counseling program for Allegheny County)
DESCRIPTION: program trains volunteers to become Medicare counselors
SCOPE  help clients to choose the health plan that's right for them. Volunteer counselors also answer questions about benefits, beneficiary rights, confusing bills, and extra help available to pay for insurance and medical costs.
DOCUMENTS: not defined
OTHER:  must have excellent phone skills

6401 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 

USEFUL: Internal medicine applicants, family medicine applicants.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Health Care Access Internship

LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
TYPE: Volunteer
TIME: 15 hours per week for 120 hours
PROGRAM: International rescue committee of Atlanta.
DESCRIPTION: Researching physicians, pediatricians and other specialists in order to expand the database of doctors available to IRC clients. Scheduling doctor appointments and support services including interpretation and transportation. Registering clients for Medicaid. Obtaining required prescriptions for clients. Providing general administrative support. Accompanying clients to appointments
SCOPE: coordinating medical appointments, understanding and obtaining medicines, registering for Medicaid, navigating the health insurance system, and addressing emergency needs.  
DOCUMENTS: not defined
OTHER:  Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems. A car and valid driver’s license. There is a strong preference for applicants with experience in the fields of social science, medicine, and/or public health
CONTACT : For more information or to apply, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or 678-636-8928.
USEFUL: Internal medicine applicants, family medicine applicants.

HIV and AIDS preventative medicine research

LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
TIME: 3 to 5 hours per week for 3 months
PROGRAM: AID Atlanta Inc in partnership with CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
DESCRIPTION: Monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the Mpowerment project (model HIV prevention program that has been specifically designed to address the needs of young gay and bisexual men, sponsored by CDC). References of publication here:
SCOPE: Data collection, evaluation of computer assisted survey results.
DOCUMENTS: not defined
AID Atlanta
1605 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
USEFUL: Internal Medicine applicants, family medicine applicants. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Clinical research in psychiatry- traumatic stress disorder

LOCATION: New York, New York
TIME: one RA to begin in July 2011 and another to start in September 2011. Both positions will run through June 2012
PROGRAM: BI-SLR HEARTS Program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York, NY) is seeking two volunteer research assistants
DESCRIPTION: HEARTS is a clinical research program designed to serve traumatized children/ adolescents and their families. RAs will gain valuable experience working on a grant-funded research project and other ongoing studies.
SCOPE: conducting baseline/follow-up interviews with study participants and therapists, data entry/management/analysis, participating in weekly research lab meetings, and assisting in the preparation of papers and posters suitable for publication
DOCUMENTS: One copy of current resume, Cover letter (clearly specify why you are interested in child mental health research), Names and phone numbers of two references (or letters of reference).
OTHER:  multi-year, federally funded grant focused on the dissemination and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for urban children exposed to trauma.
Christopher Branson, PhD
Supervising Psychologist
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (Psychiatry)
Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons
USEFUL: Psychiatry applicants