Ace those midterms!
Ace those midterms!
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Good luck this week with midterms! You got this, we are here for you!
-L@s GANAS Team

Shout out to our very own Honors College CHEM tutor: Zabdi Herrera Mata

Schedule or drop-in for a tutoring session with Zabdi to get help with Chemistry! 
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Panelist Highlight:

Freddy Jacome
Freddy was raised in the Logan Square and Humboldt Park neighborhoods. Growing up in Chicago exposed him to the various systemic inequities and forms of oppression that people of his community face. He decided to pursue medicine so that it would place him in a unique position that allows him to help bridge health disparities while also being a positive role model to other people of color. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. After attaining his degree, he spent his gap year acting as the Vice Chair of the community organization ENLACE, participating in research, coaching football, and coordinating a mentorship program at L@s GANAS. He enrolled in the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is also a part of the Urban Medicine program.
We are looking for a volunteer intern to join the Dr. Yanez lab in conducting various research projects at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Medical Social Sciences. The studies the intern would be assisting with primarily focus on various psychosocial facets of both Latinx and non Latinx cancer survivors’ experiences, in order to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes and improve treatment self-management following cancer diagnosis and treatment. Mainly, this intern would assist in conducting a study funded by the National Cancer Institute, in collaboration with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami, called My Wellbeing Guide. My Wellbeing Guide links system-wide electronic health records-based screening of depressive symptoms to an evidence-based intervention for patients with cancer, with the goal of providing resources to help them cope with common mood changes that arise after cancer. This intern would assist with various tasks in support of this study, as well as multiple other studies with cancer patients. Some of the tasks include reviewing patient records, screening, recruiting, consenting and completing assessments with patients both in English and Spanish, managing and aiding in the analysis of data, translating study materials into Spanish, and aiding in the development and implementation of an eHealth intervention. Interested students would need to commit to coming into the lab for two to three days per week (10 hours weekly) for 8 months. Spoken and written fluency in Spanish is preferred. Having research experience and psychological, social and/or medical interests is strongly preferred. Students could also benefit from receiving academic credit from their internship. If you wish to apply, please send your resume/CV via email to the following contact:

Undergraduate Research and External Fellowships Office Drop-In Hours

Emergency Funding for UIC Students

U & I Emergency Fund 

This fund provides temporary, short-term financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship. This emergency funding program is designed to offer financial assistance to students in the form of one-time awards (typically not exceeding $1000). Please be prepared to show documentation supporting claims. 
Examples of expenses typically covered: overdue rent, eviction, medical emergencies, and safety needs. For more information click here
The application can be found here
Talk to Sophia or Liz and they will do their best to find resources and support you. 
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