Journal of Emerging Investigators

JEI is a journal that publishes research from middle and high school students and is run entirely by graduate students and postdocs. JEI believes that this is a unique experience for graduate students to participate in the scientific publishing process while contributing to STEM outreach. The organization is expanding rapidly and wants to reach out to graduate students across the country about the opportunity to serve as reviewers and editors for JEI.

JEI is looking for motivated and passionate graduate students to serve as new editors, peer reviewers, and management staff. If you’re a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow interested in helping develop the next generation of scientists, please consider applying for one of the positions.  Contact us with inquiries at apply@emerginginvestigators.org.

Information Session for Request for Proposal on Local AAPI Population

Join HealthSpark Foundation on Tuesday, October 4 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST via Zoom!

HealthSpark Foundation, a private, independent philanthropic organization based in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, is honored to be selected by the Montgomery County Recovery Office to host a long overdue assessment of the strengths and unmet needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities that reside in Montgomery County, PA.

We were similarly honored by the AAPI community nearly a decade ago when HealthSpark Foundation (then known as North Penn Community Health Foundation) supported a smaller-scale assessment of the unmet needs of older Koreans and Asian Indian adults residing in the North Penn area of Montgomery County.

The AAPI community is one of the fastest-growing populations in Montgomery County.  Through this work, we expect to learn a lot about the unique, multi-faceted AAPI culture, and how AAPI residents seek to engage, expand, and improve their quality of life in Montgomery County.  Businesses, policymakers, funders, nonprofit leaders, and others hope to learn more about the diverse AAPI communities in our county, and how best to partner with and support our AAPI residents.

A virtual informational session about this RFP is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 10 am. Pre-registration is required. 

Email cstrenger@healthspark.org for a Zoom invitation and meeting link.

PA Health Access Network (PHAN) Election Forum – Sep 30

The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) is a consortium of over 30 colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia area. PHENND works to build the capacity of its member institutions to develop mutually beneficial, sustained, and democratic community-based service-learning partnerships. The consortium actively seeks to revitalize local communities and schools and foster civic responsibility among the region’s colleges and universities.

Join PHENND for the first ever, virtual Election Forum on Friday, September 30 at 9:30AM about how the November election is likely to impact healthcare policies and programs in Pennsylvania.

The forum will feature leading national health policy expert Tara Straw of Manatt Health in discussion with Pennsylvania-based leaders Kari King, Executive Director of PA Partnerships for Children and Jarrett Smith, Legislative Director of SEIU Healthcare PA about how November’s election will impact healthcare policies and programs in Pennsylvania.

Prioritize & Organize

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by assignments, appointments, or deadlines that you need to keep track of, then this workshop is for you! Bri Guillory, MPH ’20, shares strategies for organizing your priorities to align with your goals and guides you through creating a schedule that enables you to be successful.

Take advantage of this opportunity to network with a Dornsife alum over light refreshments.

Briana Guillory, MPH​ ’20

Briana Guillory is a cross-functional Project Manager in the Value Medical Project Management Team within the Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence at Merck, where she supports knowledge generation across the business to enable the delivery of timely medicines. Prior to this role, she was a Study Manager supporting multiple non-interventional research studies from contract execution to closeout. Briana joined Merck as an external worker in September 2020 and transitioned to a full-time employee in March 2021. ​

In 2022, Briana stepped into the entrepreneur space where she launched her company, Be Great By Design, whose mission is to create functional planners to help you manage the many aspects of your life.

Prior to her time at Merck, she completed her Master of Public Health in community health and prevention with minor in program planning and evaluation from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in 2020. Her focus and passion during her studies was the intersection of maternal and child health and food and nutrition. She had the opportunity to explore this intersection through studying in Lesotho as a Dornsife Global Development Scholar and her Intergraded Learning Experience where she conducted an analysis of the feeding needs of Children aged 0-5 Within West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood.​​

Briana earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Anthropology from Colby College in 2016. After graduation she served as an Urban Education Fellow through AmeriCorps in Newark, NJ.