Program in Biology Newsletter

Hi all,

Below are some announcements for those who may be interested.

BHS Drop-In Advising
Sign up for our new BHS Drop-In Advising! See the flyer for more information, and sign up at:

UM Perrigo Fellowship for Undergrads

This is a reminder that the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan is once again offering the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. The fellowship application will be closing approximately in one month.

This 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by-side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program, which takes place from June 5 – August 11, 2023, provides a $6,000 stipend as well as $2,500 in housing support. Additional details and application materials can be found at:

Attached is a flier that can be shared. The application is currently OPEN and can be found at:

The application/materials deadline is February 10, 2023, so please do not hesitate to encourage your students to apply. If you have any questions concerning the program, please contact us at 734-763-3552 or lsiperrigo.

Psych Career Event of Potential Interest
Check out this upcoming event of interest featuring a UM alum currently working at PharnaFinders. She will discuss her school/career path, offer advice, and answer questions!

Friday, February 10, 2023 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Weiser Hall – 1010 RSVP HERE

Heather Haas – BCN alumni; CPC, Vice President & Principal Talent Executive at PharmaFinders

Heather brings more than 5 years of recruiting and account management experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she worked as a Scribe and Operations Coordinator with a large medical scribing company at both the hospital and corporate level to obtain hands-on patient care experiences. Her career took an unexpected turn when she moved into recruiting and was responsible for profiling candidates, job matchmaking, interview coaching, offer negotiating and ongoing client and candidate management.

Heather is now a Co-Founder and Principal Talent Executive of PharmaFinders, a highly specialized recruiting firm for Medical Affairs professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. She helps provide career counseling and job placements for countless Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), Medical Directors, Regional and Executive Directors, Medical Trainers, and various other in-house Medical Affairs professionals. She partners with cutting edge international and U.S. based pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic companies to assist them with finding the most qualified candidates.

Heather received her BS, Biopsychology Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan ’14 and is a Certified Personnel Consultant.

View Heather’s LinkedIn profile

Come check it out – there will be snacks!!

Newnan Center Academic Peer Advisors (APAs)

The Newnan Center is hiring LSA students to work as Academic Peer Advisors (APAs) for First-Year Student Orientation in Summer 2023.
The online application is now open. The application deadline is Tue, Jan 31, by 5:00 pm.
Attend one of the info sessions to learn more!

Summer 2023 MHSSI Program Applications


Michigan Health Sciences Summer Institute

The Michigan Health Sciences Summer Institute (MHSSI) is comprised of three academies that expose learners to careers in the health sciences, foster leadership development, enhance academic skills, and prepare them for admission to medical school. Our goal is to encourage personal and professional growth in students throughout the academic pipeline, from high school through college.

Development Academy

provides participants with an MCAT Prep Course as well as resources to prepare for submitting medical school applications
Undergraduate Research Academy
immerses students in a research experience and provides professional development opportunities
Summer Pre-College Exposure Academy
provides highly-motivated high school students exposure to healthcare professions and enrollment into an SAT Prep Course

LSA Pre-Health Advising
Attached is our flyer for the Newnan Pre-Health Programs for this winter term (Shout out to Maria Raab for putting it together!). You will also notice we highlighted the UCC’s Health and Med School Expo and GUTA

Honors Funding Opportunities

Kindly share the following information with your Honors students regarding funding opportunities offered by the LSA Honors Program for summer thesis work, recognition of academic excellence, research, and travel. Applications are open now!

Information about Honors Graduation Awards is provided to departments at the end of this email for nomination planning purposes. Nominations will be accepted until midnight on 4/7/23.

Perrigo_fellowship_flyer_2023_summer_v3_QR Code.pdf
Winter 2023 LSA Pre-Health Advising (2) (1).pdf
UMBS Info Session 2023.pdf
UMBS 2023.pdf

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