MU Info - 3/18/2020

   Be a Part of the Kinder Institute’s 2020-21 Society of Fellows
A yearlong academic fellowship program sponsored by the Kinder Institute, the Society of Fellows provides MU undergrads of all majors with an opportunity to engage in communal inquiry into the complex history of constitutional democracy in the U.S. and around the globe. The program kicks off with a three-day residential summer seminar in August at the Tiger Hotel and continues throughout the school year with a series of lunch and dinner discussions with MU faculty and invited guests of the Kinder Institute. The deadline to apply for the program is March 20, 2020, and application materials can be found here. An optional information session will be held on February 27, from 5-6 p.m. in Jesse Hall 410.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   Diabetic men and women needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
The Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology is seeking individuals between 40-75 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments that reduce the level of uric acid in blood will be investigated. These treatments could include a diet or use of a drug commonly used to reduce uric acid. Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Camila Manrique by email at MUENDOManriqueLab@health.missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
   Mothers and Adolescents (12-to-14 years) Needed for a Study on Family Storytelling and Adjustment
We are recruiting adolescents (12-to-14-years) and mothers to participate in a research project looking at family interactions during autobiographical storytelling, and ways young people and mothers understand themselves and their families. Families must speak and read English fluently to participate. Families will be asked to visit the lab, located in McAlester Hall, three times over the course of nine months. Each session is expected to last 1.5 hours. For each completed study session, families will be compensated $50. If interested, please call (573) 882-9609 or visit www.pydlab.org to learn more and complete some screener questions. The primary investigator of this study is Dr. Jordan Booker (bookerja@missouri.edu).

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Are you an Ex-Stepparent?
Did you have a relationship with a stepchild that was affected by your divorce to his or her biological parent? The department of Human Development and Family Science is interested in learning about whether or not individuals maintain relationships with their former stepchildren. We hope to find out both how and why people choose to, and do or do not, continue their relationships with stepchildren following a divorce. Participants must be above the age of 18 to participate in this research study. If eligible, interviews will be scheduled for a mutually convenient time and location. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Caroline Sanner at cms4qc@mail.missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Human Development and Family Science
   Adult subjects, ages 30-70 needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
The Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology is seeking individuals between 30-70 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments will be investigating the impact of blood pressure medication on vascular function. Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Camila Manrique by email at MUENDOManriqueLab@health.missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
   Apply to attend the first annual TEDxMU!
Applications are now open to attend TEDxMU: Reimagined on April 18th in Leadership Auditorium. We are poised to bring together a powerful collection of speakers who will explore how reimagining current processes can help us to innovate and improve. The event will delve into fields of all types from Healthcare to Psychology and everywhere in between. Applications can be found at this link. Spots are limited so apply soon! You can email any questions to gardnerjs@missouri.edu. Follow our Instagram and Twitter (@tedxmu2020) for the latest updates!

Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement
   7th Big Data Analytics Summer Program, July 2020
The 7th Big Data Analytics Summer Program will be held from July 5 to July 25, 2020 (session 1) and July 12 to August 1, 2020 (session 2). Big Data is transforming science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business and societies. This program will introduce Big Data processing and analytics theories and technologies and teach practical skills. This program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals. Registration deadline is June 1, 2020. Visit this website for details and application instructions.

Announcement sponsored by Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
   ParentLink, College of Education, is Hiring
We are hiring full-time and part-time positions located in Columbia and the Bootheel region of Missouri. Positions include Navigator, Resource Assistant and Public Relations Assistant. For more information, see https://education.missouri.edu/parentlink/employment/

Announcement sponsored by ParentLink, College of Education
   Student Employee Appreciation Week! April 12-18
Let's celebrate our student employees! Join us for a Mindfulness Break, session on Budgeting, Bites on a Budget cooking demo, and Stress Management workshop. This link provides more details and to RSVP: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25jAnB5dTunEIXX. Please note:  we are working on ways to adjust these opportunities in creative ways and will keep you informed!

Announcement sponsored by Career Center, Wellness Resource Center, Office for Financial Success, Campus Dining Services, EAP
   Missouri Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Conference
Please join the Missouri Black Pre-Law Students Association for the Missouri Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Conference held at the University of Missouri School of Law on Saturday, April 4th at 8:30 a.m. The conference will feature diverse keynote speakers, panel discussions and a law fair with more than 30 ABA-accredited law schools. Registration for the conference will be free for pre-law students and pre-law advisors. There is no registration deadline, but we do have a limited amount of seats available for the conference. All registered conference attendees will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch. You can register at the following link https://law.missouri.edu/mopldc2020/#tab-3

Announcement sponsored by University of Missouri School of Law
   Participants Needed for Research Study on Instagram Use
The Department of Psychological Sciences is seeking women 18-25 years of age who are active Instagram users to participate in a research study. Participants will be asked to fill out an initial assessment and survey before being placed in a drawing to win 1 of 10 $15 Amazon gift cards. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. If you are interested in participating in the research study, please contact Maggie Fox at mefmgd@mail.missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by School of Social Work
   PARTICIPATE IN A WORKING MEMORY STUDY - AGES 18 - 30
We invite you to participate in MU Working Memory Studies involving the memorization and recall of colors, shapes, sounds, objects and/or words. Single study sessions are approximately 30 - 120 minutes in duration.  Compensation is $15.00 cash for every hour of participation. The following link will provide you with info about our current study and allow you to schedule an appointment:   https://muwmlab-7.youcanbook.me. If you require more information after referring to the link, you may contact Lab Coordinator, Bret Glass, at glassb@missouri.edu. Many thanks in advance for your participation. Nelson Cowan, Working Memory Lab, MU Department of Psychological Sciences.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Participate in a Survey on New Coronavirus Perceptions and Behaviors
Missouri residents who are at least 18 years old are invited to share their perceptions and behaviors related to the new coronavirus via a brief survey. Conducted by a research team in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, the survey will yield results that health professionals and policymakers can use when developing epidemic management strategies. To participate in the anonymous survey, please go to the link: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bxOk7jD7zxCML8V. Thank you very much for your help! Please note, though this research is conducted by Mizzou researchers, the survey and corresponding study are not part of the University of Missouri’s formal response to the novel coronavirus.

Announcement sponsored by Division of Applied Social Sciences / CAFNR
   Recruiting 8th-10th grade students for a study on friendships
The MU Peer Relations Lab of the Department of Psychological Sciences is inviting adolescents in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade to participate in a research study on friendships. To participate, adolescents will come to our lab with a same-gender close friend within one year of their age. The friends will complete surveys and engage in several tasks together. Their physiological responses (e.g., heartrate) also will be measured. Lab sessions will last approximately 2 hours and can be scheduled at your convenience. Each adolescent will receive $20 for participating. Parents should contact Sarah Borowski (PeerRelationsLab@missouri.edu) to schedule a visit if their child is interested.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Are you a Type 2 Diabetic or prediabetic male? Do you wake up with elevated fasting glucose levels?
This study will examine your overnight and morning fasting glucose levels in response to exercise at various times of day. Must be: 25-65 years old; male and overweight; non-smoking; not on insulin; and not using CPAP. If interested please contact: Rebecca Shafer, MS at 573-882-4517 or MUNEPKanaleyLab@missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   Female Participants wanted for Research Study - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
If you are female, have frequent aches and pains, and trouble sleeping, you may be eligible to participate in a research study that is testing a drug-free SLEEP and PAIN treatment at the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab. Participants will receive compensation for participation in the study. Please contact the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab today at 573-882-8881 or spin@missouri.edu to find out if you qualify!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry
   Male Participants wanted for Research Study - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
If you are a man aged 18 years or older and have frequent aches and pains and you also experience difficulty sleeping, you may be eligible to participate in a new study at the University of Missouri Columbia. Participants may receive a complimentary, drug-free intervention and will receive up to $150 for completing the study. Please contact the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab today at 573-882-8881 or spin@missouri.edu to find out if you qualify!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry