Healthcare Policy & Reform

Healthcare encompasses a wide range of opportunities and career paths.  According to Money magazine, the healthcare industry is on pace to become the largest job sector in the U.S. economy and, over the next decade, healthcare spending is projected to account for one out of every five dollars spent (source: AUPHA). You can find entry-level positions as a policy analyst with state-level government, privately-funded health organization, or as a consultant with healthcare and life sciences consulting firms. However, many health policy reform positions require an advanced degree such as a master’s in public health or a master’s in business with a focus on healthcare management.

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the use of living organisms to make commercial products. The techniques of biotechnology are making contributions to medicine, energy, foods, chemicals, materials, waste control, environmental management and agriculture. In its initial research and development phase, a biotechnology company requires individuals with advanced degrees, but as the company moves into a manufacturing phase, more individuals with good basic science and laboratory skills are needed, enabling strong entry-level employment. The number of firms devoted to biotechnology research and manufacture of products is growing. Industries that apply biotechnology techniques include human therapeutics and diagnostics, pharmaceutical, veterinary, agricultural, food processing, aquaculture, chemicals, waste management, energy and environmental protection, forensics, and the application of medicine and science to law. Government and universities also employ individuals educated in biotechnology.

Global Public Health

Global Health is the health of human populations in a global context that transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations. It focuses on achieving health equity for all people through partnership-based action and often includes a medical focus. Public Health is usually focused on the health of a population in a specific community, country, and policy context. It is primarily concerned with preventing disease and prolonging life through informed individual choices and tends to be less medically focused. Many believe that global and public health are synonymous and refer to the field as Global Public Health. For them, the field is dedicated to better health for all, with particular attention to the needs of the most vulnerable populations and a basic commitment to health as a human right. Positions in global public health can be found in the US and abroad in non-profits, advocacy organizations, NGO’s, multinational organizations, humanitarian services, global health/healthcare consulting firms, foundations, think tanks, and academic research.

2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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THE LOUIS V. GERSTNER JR. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK) is embedded within Memorial Sloan Kettering, the country’s oldest and largest private cancer center, and sponsors …

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Global Health & Innovation Conference: Late Breaking Abstract Submissions + Registration

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We are delighted to announce that Unite For Sight will be accepting late breaking abstract submissions for the upcoming 18th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference, a virtual event on April 8-11, 2021. As you may recall, the conference is …

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UM-SMART Undergrad Summer Program (University of Michigan)

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UM-SMART is designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist performing basic research relevant to human health and disease. As a UM-SMART summer research …

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BioCT Recognizes Sema4 CEO as Entrepreneur of the Year

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Take a moment to listen to highlights from BioCT’s Annual Holiday Celebration, and learn about the advancements in combating COVID-19 happening right in our backyard!

Highlights from BioCT’s Annual Holiday Celebration

Did you miss this year’s virtual holiday get together? …

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Networking Opportunity: Sema4 Opens its Second State-of-the-Art Clinical Laboratory in Connecticut; Will Be Home to 300+ Employees

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STAMFORD, CT — December 3rd, 2020 — Sema4, a patient-centered health intelligence company, today announced that it has opened another state-of-the-art clinical laboratory in Connecticut. The newly built 70,000 square foot facility in Stamford will be home to 300+ …

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