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Community Health Initiative (CHI) Undergraduate Scholarship

The CHI Undergraduate Scholarship, sponsored by the Office for Business & Community Economic Development (OBCED) with funding from Medica, supports full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a health-related career and who show academic promise and financial need. Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus and must demonstrate maturity, adaptability, and respect for diversity and other cultures. The CHI Undergraduate Scholarship is administered by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE).

Four GCD Seniors Named to Phi Beta Kappa

Four graduating seniors majoring in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development were welcomed as members of Phi Beta Kappa this year. The graduates named to the society include:

Divya AlleyDivya Alley

2020 GCD Pre-Commencement Celebration Reception

GCD plans to host a Pre-Commencement Reception to celebrate GCD graduates, together with their families, friends and other supporters, just prior to CBS graduation. This year, the department is planning an online celebration, dates and times to be determined soon. GCD faculty are looking forward to seeing you there and celebrating your achievements! Please help make the event a success by submitting the following to make sure that your supporters see slide(s) of you! 

New summer course - Deconstructing Research: Writing about Biological Research for Non-scientists 

Course: BIOL 4321W

Instructor: Dr. Maxwell Kramer

Deconstructing Research is designed for students to improve their skills in selecting primary research papers, understanding the experimental approaches taken by the authors of those papers, and evaluating the results and conclusions. Students will then share their knowledge by writing effective deconstructions that explain the research approaches and results for different audiences. This course will focus on COVID-19. 

CBS Career Team Webinar: My Plans Were Cancelled...Now What?

Did you have plans for job searching, research, volunteering, shadowing, internships, or more during summer 2020 that can no longer take place because of COVID-19? The CBS Career Team ran a 30-minute webinar discussing moving forward and creating a new plan for success this summer.

Support for Pre-Health Students

As the semester comes to an end many of you are getting ready to apply to health professional programs. The CBS Career Team recognizes you all have received a vast amount of information over the last couple of months applicable to several aspects of life, but many of you still have questions about how COVID-19 will affect your application cycle. We have curated a list of resources for you, which we hope will provide you with answers, comfort, and confidence moving forward.

CBS Career Team Webinar: My Plans Were Cancelled...Now What?

Did you have plans for job searching, research, volunteering, shadowing, internships, or more during summer 2020 that can no longer take place because of COVID-19? Join the CBS Career Team for a 30-minute webinar discussing moving forward and creating a new plan for success this summer. The CBS career coaches will also be available for drop-ins in the afternoon following this webinar.

Friday, May 1 | 10:30 - 11 a.m. CT

Join via Zoom - https://umn.zoom.us/j/94068630157

Summer 2020 Course: Toward Conquest of Disease

Offered in summer, BIOL 3700, section 001

Professor Clarence Lehman

This course takes a broad view of disease — ecological, social, and medical. As a part, we will track and project the COVID-19 pandemic in real-time. The focus is inspired by William Foege’s observation that we conquered smallpox because we adapted faster than the pathogen. Pathogens must adapt biologically, we adapt behaviorally and technologically. Thus we overcome.