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Job Title: Diversity in Graduate and Medical Students Internship
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Organization: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted: 3/25/2024
Type: Internship
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Location: remote,     
Compensation: $800 stipend
Position Description: Gain hands-on experience working with investigators on current research at the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention, focused on preventing suicide among Veterans. This program provides research experience and training to diverse medical and graduate students interested in a career in suicide research. Participants will get access to renowned suicide prevention researchers and receive mentorship and support to build their skills and CV.

The program will link each student with a suicide research mentor who has an ongoing funded project. Students will join their research team and receive individualized mentoring. Participants will develop a feasible research question and present data at the culmination of the eight-week program.

Qualifications: Participants accepted and enrolled into the program must be 1) U.S. citizens; 2) actively enrolled in accredited schools of medicine, allied health professions, public health or other health professional schools; and 3) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in suicide research. Individuals underrepresented in suicide research include: a) racial and ethnic groups including Black or African-American, LatinX, and American Indian; b) individuals with physical and mental impairment; c) students who are Veterans or children of Veterans; d) members of LGBTQ; and e) individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants must have completed at least one year in their current educational program and must commit to complete the eight-week program.

Organization Description: Since its inception in 2007, Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention has been guided by a public health approach to suicide prevention. The Center's research is designed to inform the development and use of evidence-based prevention strategies upstream to alter life trajectories prior to the development of suicidal behaviors, while also intervening to address risk factors for highly vulnerable Veterans within the health system. Program participants will be exposed to a range of research with Veterans targeting different categories of risk (universal, selective, indicated) and utilizing different methods and analytic approaches.

Closing Date: 6/25/2024
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Contact Name: Tyler Webb,  Diversity in Graduate and Medical Students Internship
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Contact Email: tyler.webb2@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.mirecc.va.gov/suicideprevention/research/diversity-research-program.asp
How to Apply: Send completed application to tyler.webb2@va.gov with the following components. Use the subject line "Diversity Research Program Application." Go to our website for application form: https://www.mirecc.va.gov/suicideprevention/r esearch/diversity-research-program.asp

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