Monthly Archives: January 2019

Administrative Officer I, due 2/12

Category : Alumni

LOCATION OF POSITION

PHPA , Environmental Health Bureau, Center for Injury Epidemiology, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose Of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as Coordinator of the CDC-funded Maryland Violent Death Reporting System (MVDRS), a statewide surveillance system that collects and reports detailed information on types of violent death in Maryland. This position leads the data abstraction activities and monitors data collection progress, engages with stakeholders to promote the use and dissemination of MVDRS data. In addition, the Coordinator serves as staff liaison to the advisory board.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One (I) year experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • The ability to review and code medical examiner records, law enforcement records and abstract required information;
  • The ability to summarize and write concise narratives based on the information from the medical examiner and law enforcement records;
  • Experience entering complex data into web-based databases;
  • Experience with supervising staff or leading a program;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office or other data entry/management software;
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills;
  • Experience in research and/or data entry (academic or professional); and
  • Experience or relevant course work in pathology or forensics.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Program Coordinator position duties require review of graphic materials related to violent deaths. 

For more information and to apply, click HERE


Graduate Research Assistant – Research, 2/12

Hours per week: 10-12 hours/week

Position Type: Part Time

Organization: Rollins School of Public Health

Operating Unit: Rollins School of Public Health

Department: Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

Position Description: This faculty member seeks to hire a Graduate Research Assistant for federally funded cancer related projects. Primary responsibilities may include:

* Literature review and survey development

* Develop online data collection instruments

* Data collection (i.e. telephone-based interviews) and data entry

* Assist with administrative research tasks (i.e., research related mailings)

* Assist with mixed methods data analyses

* Other tasks may include: attend research meetings and assist in report and manuscript writing.

Background: Many evidence-based interventions (EBIs) exist; however, their adoption and implementation in clinical and community setting is not optimal. Capacity building and active dissemination are required to enhance their update. The cancer-related studies that the GRA would be working on seek to build capacity among health professionals in the areas of use of EBIs and program adaptation. The main project will package, evaluate and disseminate an educational and electronic personal health record for pediatric cancer survivors (SurvivorLink) among pediatric cancer centers.

Minimum Qualifications: Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented and interested in or experience working on research projects. Preferred Qualifications: Prior work experience and research preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Office products and databases, especially Excel and Access, and online surveys. Experience with SPSS or SAS preferred.

Compensation: $12/hour.

Start Date: as early as Feb. 11, 2018

Application Deadline: Feb. 12, 2018

(Applications will be screened as they arrive; positions may be filled prior to this deadline.)

Contact Information: Send resume and cover letter by email to:

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES, cescoff [at] emory [dot] edu

Associate Professor

Rollins School of Public Health

Hallie Udelson, MPH, CHES, hudelso [at] emory [dot] edu

Public Health Program Associate

Rollins School of Public Health


Global Field Experience, due 2/21

Apply for Global Field Experience funding by February 21.


Research Data Analyst, UCSF

Category : Alumni

JOB OVERVIEW
The Research Data Analyst will join a collaborative and exciting team of researchers at the F.I. Proctor Foundation studying eye diseases in the U.S. and internationally. Researchers at the F.I. Proctor Foundation conduct randomized controlled trials and large epidemiological studies on ocular diseases that can cause blindness. The epidemiological studies involve large administrative databases and the trials involve domestic and international collaboration. This position requires an employee with excellent communication and organizational skills who can be relied upon to play an integral role in implementing and disseminating the results of research studies conducted at the F.I. Proctor Foundation.

The Research Data Analyst will provide research support through conducting literature reviews, assisting in data analysis and interpretation, writing, editing, and formatting manuscripts, and managing and tracking the progress of manuscripts for publications.

The Research Data Analyst must be comfortable working in a diverse team environment with little supervision to analyze, interpret, write, edit, review, and format manuscripts for high impact medical journals. Additionally, this position requires strong multitasking skills as the Research Data Analyst will also support the start-up of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multicenter, international clinical trial.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to contributing to study design from a methodological standpoint, participating in the review and writing of protocols and study documents, assisting with database creation, helping to assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies, coordinating meetings with the study team, reporting study progress to investigators and other stakeholders, and generating subcontracts. This position will also involve travel to study sites for implementation and monitoring visits.

PROCTOR FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
The F.I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology at UCSF is committed to engaging in research activities and providing state-of-art patient care that address infectious and inflammatory disease that cause blindness. The mission is the prevention of blindness worldwide through research and teaching focused on infectious and inflammatory eye disease.

ABOUT UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences, health professions and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

• BA/BS degree with a major in related field (e.g. biostatistics, public health, epidemiology) and two years of experience in project management or clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Knowledge of various study designs and implementation strategies
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Experience and ability to work and interact positively with people from diverse backgrounds
• Highly organized and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
• Independence, planning, and decision making abilities to complete assigned duties

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, public health or related field and two to three years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated proficiency with statistical software packages (R, STATA or equivalent)
• Knowledge of database creation and management
• Understanding of HIPAA and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval process
• Ability to develop budgets and track finances
• Experience in writing, editing, and reviewing scientific manuscripts
• Experience conducting literature reviews and writing scientific papers
• Experience in clinical research or demonstrated research or training experience that translates into a clinical research setting
• Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology
• Detail oriented; works with a high level of accuracy

To apply, click HERE.

Study Coordinator, UCSF

Category : Alumni

JOB OVERVIEW
The Study Coordinator will join a collaborative and exciting team of researchers at the F.I. Proctor Foundation studying eye diseases in the U.S. and internationally. Researchers at the F.I. Proctor Foundation conduct randomized controlled trials and large epidemiological studies on ocular diseases that can cause blindness. The epidemiological studies involve large administrative databases and the trials involve domestic and international collaboration. This position requires an employee with excellent communication and organizational skills who can be relied upon to play an integral role in implementing and disseminating the results of research studies conducted at the F.I. Proctor Foundation.

The Study Coordinator will support the start-up of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multicenter, international clinical trial. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to contributing to the study design from a methodological standpoint, participating in the review and writing of protocols and study documents, helping to assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies, coordinating meetings with the study team, reporting study progress to investigators and other stakeholders, maintaining finances, and generating subcontracts.

This position requires excellent professionalism as the Study Coordinator will be working with governmental and academic regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and researchers. This position will involve domestic and international travel to study sites for implementation and monitoring of visits. Additionally, the Study Coordinator should have strong writing and communication skill as this employee will be responsible for conducting literature reviews, writing, editing, and formatting manuscripts, and managing and tracking the progress of manuscripts to high-impact medical journals. The person in this position must be comfortable working in a diverse team environment with little supervision to carry out their responsibilities. The employee should show a strong interest in clinical research and a desire to contribute to the state of knowledge on the prevention, treatment, and correlates of disease.

PROCTOR FOUNDATION
The F.I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology at UCSF is committed to engaging in research activities and providing state-of-art patient care that address infectious and inflammatory disease that cause blindness. The mission is the prevention of blindness worldwide through research and teaching focused on infectious and inflammatory eye disease.

ABOUT UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

• BA/BS degree with a major in related field (e.g. biostatistics, public health, epidemiology) and two years of experience in project management or clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Proficiency with computers, including ability to operate personal computer software (for example, Word, Access and Excel, email, electronic calendaring, Internet, et cetera) with sophisticated retrieval, storage, and merging capabilities
• Independence, planning and decision making abilities to complete assigned duties
• Time management skills and the flexibility to accommodate changing priorities in unit
• Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and work with frequent interruptions

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, public health or related field and two to three years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Knowledge of relevant Federal and State regulations, and policies
• Excellent customer service skills, pleasant, helpful and patient
• Effective, efficient and tactful oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a team oriented setting, to prioritize work, and to follow through on routine assignments with minimal direction
• Ability to problem solve issues; listen, interpret and confirm understanding of others’ communications; and, to be objective
• Understanding of HIPAA and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval process
• Ability to develop budgets and track finances
• Experience in writing, editing, and reviewing scientific manuscripts
• Experience conducting literature reviews and writing scientific papers
• Experience in clinical research or demonstrated research or training experience that translates into a clinical research setting
• Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology

To apply, click HERE


Epidemiologist, CDC Foundation

Category : Alumni

Description
The CDC Maternal Health Team and CDC Foundation have partnered to implement a project to increase U.S. capacity for collecting and using maternal mortality review data related to pregnancy-associated overdose deaths, in order to help develop a national picture of opportunities for eliminating these preventable maternal deaths. The project will provide support and resources to selected maternal mortality review committees, implement enhancements to the CDC developed Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA), develop guidance for abstracting, reviewing, and using data on pregnancy-associated overdose deaths, and identify recommended approaches for prevention.
The Epidemiologist works closely with the Lead Epidemiologist, Project Manager, and the Senior Partnerships and Outreach Manager for the Building US Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths Initiative to support project activities.
Responsibilities
• Analyze both qualitative and quantitative data from MMRIA
• Lead or co-lead qualitative and quantitative analysis webinars and in-person trainings.
• Provide distance-based and onsite technical support for selected maternal mortality review committees in analyzing and using qualitative and quantitative data collected on pregnancy-associated overdose deaths.
• Serve as lead writer and analyst on at least one publication.
• Serve as lead reviewer of toolkits or guidance documents related to informant interviews or focus group discussions.
• Contribute to additional reports and communication products from the project as needed.
• Build and manage partnerships with organizations to expand and support project work.
• Promote project at meetings and conferences as needed.

Qualifications
• A Master’s degree is required (preferably in Epidemiology, Anthropology, Psychology, or a related field); a Doctorate degree in one of the aforementioned fields is preferred
• At least two years of experience leading the analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data
• Proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at conferences
• Proficient in at least one statistical analysis software program; SAS is preferred
• Proficient in at least one qualitative analysis software program; MaxQDA is preferred
• Facilitation and conflict management skills; flexible and adaptable
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
• Able to work independently and within a team environment
• Strong communication skills, both written and oral

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Emory Resources for Data Management & Thesis

Emory University Libraries staff in the Scholarly Communications Office have a great lineup of helpful instruction for the spring semester. See below for descriptions of the offerings and then go to this site to pick your date and location and register. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Data Management Series: three different sessions at multiple times

Intro to Data Management

Audience: faculty, grads, and undergrads; one session at multiple times

Learn about managing your research data at Emory. Where should you save your data, how should you organize your files, what’s a data management plan and why should you have one for your project?

Documenting Data

Audience: faculty, grads, and undergrads; one session at multiple times

Learn about documenting the data produced in your research. What’s a file naming convention, should you file or pile your digital data, and when do you need to README?

Sharing Data

Audience: faculty, grads, and undergrads; one session at multiple times

Learn how to responsibly share research data. How do you select a data repository, what are the steps to deposit data, and where can you get help preparing data to share?

Copyright & Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Audience: undergrads and grads, one session at multiple times

Will your thesis or dissertation raise copyright issues?  Learn about navigating copyright and author rights in a digital environment! The workshops will answer questions like …

  • Everyone quotes the work of other scholars in their dissertation. As long as the quotes are acknowledged, does this ever raise copyright issues?
  • I found a photo online on a website. Can I include it in my dissertation since everything’s free on the internet?
  • Should I pay to register copyright for my dissertation?
  • I have this great film clip from the 1940s with images and music that I’d like to include with my dissertation. Are there different copyright rules for audio-visual formats?
  • Chapter 1 of my dissertation has been published in a journal. Is this a problem?

Submitting Your Electronic Dissertation/Thesis

Audience: undergrads and grads, one session at multiple times

A hands-on workshop for students required to submit an electronic thesis or dissertation (Honor’s undergraduate, MA, MPH, PhD) covering how to use the Woodruff Library’s Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) site. We’ll take you through each step of the submission process.

  • If your thesis or dissertation is ready to submit at the time of the workshop, you’ll be able to complete the process, so bring your completed electronic files. These files should include a PDF of your thesis or dissertation and any supplemental files (such as videos, audio recordings, or data sets).
  • If you’re still working on your thesis or dissertation, you can save yourself time by preparing before you begin your actual ETD submission. Review these 5 Tips Before You Submit on our instructions page for guidance.

RSGA Coffee Hour, 1/31

Category : Archive

Discuss student activities with RSGA over free coffee, hot chocolate or tea this Thursday!


University of Massachusetts Accepting PhD Applications

Category : Alumni

PhD program still accepting applications: The University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences is still accepting applications for doctoral training in clinical and population health research (deadline: March 1, 2019). This post-master’s program offers competitive stipends ($31,850 + health insurance and tuition and fees), a curriculum individualized to each student’s research interest, and full immersion into the research enterprise from day 1 in the program. See the brochure for more details and feel free to contact Kate [dot] Lapane [at] umassmed [dot] edu for further information.


Faculty Spotlight: Dayna Johnson

Category : #IamEmoryEPI

Dayna A. Johnson, PhD, MPH, MSW, MS

My research is aimed at understanding the root causes of sleep health disparities and their impact on cardiovascular disease by 1) addressing the social and environmental determinants of sleep disorders and insufficient sleep; and 2) investigating the influence of modifiable factors such as sleep disorders and disturbances on disparities in cardiovascular outcomes.

Favorite Lecture to Teach: Social determinants of sleep

How I interact with students: I have 4 students that work in my research lab. They help with launching new studies, scoring sleep, literature searches and participate in manuscript as well as grant preparation.

Twitter Handle: @DrDaynaAJohnson

Fun Facts: I have run 4 half marathons and was on a marathon relay team.

Recent Publications: 

Johnson, D. A., et al. (2018). “Prevalence and correlates of obstructive sleep apnea among African Americans: the Jackson Heart Sleep Study.” Sleep 41(10).

Johnson, D. A., et al. (2018).  “Association Between Sleep Apnea and Blood Pressure Control Among Blacks: Jackson Heart Sleep Study.” Circulation.