SACNAS

Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Photograph by Jeff Clay

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SACNAS CHAPTER MEETING

 

1:15 PM Second Monday of every month in HSEB 2938.

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

SACNAS National Conference 2016

Graduate Oral Presentation Award

 

For her oral presentation titled, "Sortase-A Mediated Ligation of Insulin Fusion Derivatives from a New Insulin Precursor," Maria Disotuar won an award at  t he 2016 SACNAS National Conference.

 

Judi Simcox presented at St. Edwards College in Austin, TX through the Genetics training grant

SACNAS NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Oct 19-21, 2017

Salt Lake City, UT

Conference Link

 

Abstracts for the National Conference are due Friday, April 28. Another opportunity to submit abstracts will be this summer if you are doing a summer research internship.

 

PODCASTS

 

Podcast from SACNAS Chapter Vice President, Judi Simcox, "Fat, Proteins, and the Pursuit of Knowledge"

 

Podcast from SACNAS Chapter President, Daniela Chavez, "The Struggles and Successes of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences at the University of Utah"

Job Opportunities

SCIENCE TEACHER

 

Dual Immersion Academy

 

We are looking for a 6-8th grade science teacher since our current teacher has been accepted into med school. Our students are 90% Hispanic/Latino. Our students LOVE science and STEM and we need a strong, passionate teacher who can continue to inspire and education these students while ensuring they receive the best possible education. See attachment

Outreach

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

 

I'm Jennifer, the upper campus SACNAS outreach coordinator. I'm setting up a Brain Awareness Day for the PREP summer camp that the Ute/Navajo Nation has every summer. The day would consist of running neuroscience modules (that you will be trained in) for shifts of PREP students, who are 9th-12th graders. There will also be a panel about being in STEM.

 

As of now the date isn't set. PREP can have us anytime between August 2-5th and can provide housing if we drive up the day before. I'd love to have more volunteers! If you're interested, please let me know your preferred dates. Please keep in mind that this year the camp is in the USU Spalding Campus, which is 6 hours away, so it's very likely we'll drive up the day before.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY at ASCEND

 

YWCA, Salt Lake City, UT

First Saturday of each month

Contact Karina

LATINOS IN ACTION

 

Jeanette is looking for people to help with Latinos in Action (High school) conference workshop on April 27.  Email her for more details .

 

SACNAS Talks

Dr. Ana María López, M.D., M.P.H., FACP

Lessons on tenure, motherhood and leadership

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4 PM in HSEB 3515B

Refreshments provided!

Flyer

 

 

Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Utah Health Sciences

 

Director, Cancer Health Equity, Huntsman Cancer Institute

 

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine

 

Faculty Profile

 

 

 

Past Events

MARCH FOR SCIENCE SALT LAKE CITY

 

SATURDAY, April 22nd, 2017 (3 PM)
Meet at City Creek Park

 

The March for Science occurred Saturday, April 22, and began at 3pm at City Creek Park.  Crowds marched up to the Capitol. SACNAS' Claudio Villanueva  discussed the importance of biomedical research, diversity, and the funding of the next generation of scientists.

EMERY BROWN VISIT

 

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 (4 PM) Classroom D SOM
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 (6:30 AM) Classroom D SOM

Emery Brown is coming to the U and giving a talk for the Anesthesiology Conference and Grand Rounds. Conference talk is Tuesday, April 25 at 4pm in Classroom D SOM and Grand Rounds talk is Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 AM Classroom D.

 

"Many great things coming out of his lab today as he's a pioneer in the area of computational neuroscience and anesthetized and awake state behaviors. Not to mention that he was the first black anesthesiologist to be accepted to all national academies of science, engineering and math."