Educational Opportinuty for Low-income Family Cancer Caregivers
The Lloyd Symington Foundation has funded 300 copies of the Touch, Caring and CancerTouch, Caring and Cancer: Simple Instruction for Family and Friends multimedia DVD program to be given to cancer centers and organizations serving underserved and minority families. There is a very brief application process for you to receive copies to use at your institution if interested (link below). This program, developed with funding from the National Cancer Institute, teaches family members how to comfort patients at home through simple CAM-based palliative care techniques. It is available in English, Spanish and Chinese language versions. It is designed for use in support groups, workshops, and at home by family members. In the outcome study a multiethnic sample of users significantly reduced symptoms and distress in patients at home. They also found more efficacy and satisfaction in caregiving, and the quality of the relationship improved. Family members overcame feelings of helplessness and frustration that they couldn't help their loved one feel better.
More about the program and previews (in all languages) are available at:
Call for Applications: Pre-Doctoral Mentoring in LGBT Health Research
The National Mentoring and Training Program of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute is seeking applications for its Pre-Doctoral Mentoring Program, open to currently enrolled doctoral and advanced Masters' students. The program connects trainees with expert faculty mentors in LGBT health research from Center's national network of participating scientists. Mentors are closely matched to students' research interests and assist students who are developing or working on a research project in the study of LGBT health or same-sex families/households. An ideal candidate will have an interest in working with a mentor to better incorporate population health research methods and/or concerns in their projects. Applications are due February 15, 2011.
Click here to learn more and to download an application. For additional information, contact Aimee Van Wagenen to discuss the program, your fit, and what to include in your application.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Applications From Physicians for Clinical Scholars Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs collaborate to foster the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans' health and health care through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners, and policymakers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans. The program provides participants with leadership training; mentoring; protected research time; local, regional, and national networking; health services and community-based research training; and financial support for research projects and professional travel. Up to twenty scholars will be selected for appointments beginning July 1, 2012. In the first year the scholar stipend will be $62,000 and is expected to increase the second year. In some cases, VA stipends may be higher. Additional financial support is provided for research projects and professional travel.
For complete program information, visit the RWJF Web site.