The School's curriculum focuses on applied or practical politics, not on theory-building. Public policy or public administration programs focus upon decision-making integral to the machinery of government, notably executive branch agencies. In contrast, students of political management concentrate upon the political processes that influence those agencies from outside the formal apparatus of government, through such activities as lobbying or elections. Our faculty are experienced political professionals: our full-time professors have extensive political experience, and our adjunct faculty are professionals working at the top level in the field.Social networking is so important in the corporate world and even more critical in the world of politics. Maybe you can get a head start through this program. I don't have a love for politics, so I'm not interested, but perhaps you may want to learn more. Visit: http://www.gspmonline.com/
It has been generally assumed within the industry that the FDA Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) would increase the number of observational studies required by the FDA to monitor the long-term, real-world safety of new products (whether as part of a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) plan or as a standalone study). Based on the post-marketing commitments included in new product approvals over the past year, however, it is not clear where the FDA will ultimately settle regarding interventional vs. observational safety studies.Complimentary Webinar:
Future Directions of Observational Research: What we expected or plotting a new course?This webinar reviews the merits and strengths of observational research in terms of safety surveillance, real-world product effectiveness, patient-reported outcomes and health economic measures.
Jul 30, 2009
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Dave Provost is responsible for management of the operational unit as well as for providing strategic consulting to clients regarding the design and implementation of their global late phase programs. He has nearly 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, all within the peri- and post-approval areas, and offers deep expertise in program design and implementation strategies. In addition to clinical research, Provost also has a background in health outcomes, market research and data collection and presentation technologies.Click here to register.
Each chapter includes valuable sections on preparing yourself for a prospective career: educational requirements and personality characteristics needed; recommendations of books, magazines, and Web site resources; and issues to consider regarding salary and compensation. The book also includes interviewing and job searching tips, as well as suggestions on writing a resume specifically for industry.
Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation by Marc P. CosentinoIt is well rated on Amazon and here's a brief description:
Cosentino demystifies the consulting case interview. He takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions and he shares with you a system that will help you answer today's most sophisticated case questions.Marc P. Cosentino is the president of CaseQuestions.com and the former Associate Director of Career Services at Harvard for 18 years. Marc is a graduate of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Denver.
• Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a concentration in Epidemiology, Biometry, or BiostatisticsSalary: $47,757.60 - $80,287.20 (that's quite a broad range, isn't it?)
• Four years of experience in epidemiology
• Doctoral degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a concentration in Epidemiology, Biometry, or Biostatistics
Vice President, Medical Affairs with a focus on Phase IV & Epidemiological Studies. The position is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership to the Phase IV & Epidemiology team of Medical & Scientific Affairs and will manage epidemiologists and physicians engaged in clinical research.Job requirements:
• A Doctor of Medicine degree with training in preventive medicine, internal medicine, or related specialty, with postgraduate training (MPH or PhD) or equivalent experience in epidemiology.If you're not using LinkedIn to look for jobs, you may be missing some incredible non-clinical career opportunities.
• Minimum five years industry experience required with all phases of clinical trials design and conduct.
• In-depth understanding and experience in post marketing clinical research and epidemiological methods, and methods of analysis of large healthcare databases.
Speakers on Healthcare (http://www.speakersonhealthcare.com)Most of the speakers are politicians and celebrities (although maybe this is one way you can become a celebrity). Dr. Regina Benjamin (nominated this week to be the next surgeon general) was one of about 50 political and health celebrities signed up with Speakers on Healthcare. Who else is on the list of speakers? You have people like:
Lance ArmstrongSounds quite interesting, doesn't it? Author a book or get on television. Before you know it, you could become a paid speaker.
* 7-time Tour De France winner and cancer survivor
* Actress Best Known From the Sitcom "Family Ties"; Advocate for Women's Health Personal stories on breast cancer, substance abuse and domestic violence
Mehmet Oz, MD, MBA
* "America's Doctor" on Oprah
* The nation's most revered fitness expert
* Known for his "Sweating' to the Oldies" program
* Bestselling author of Never Say Diet, as well as three cookbooks
Francine Kaufman, MD
* One of the world’s leading authorities on the link between obesity and diabetes
* Past president of the American Diabetes Association who now heads the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at Children'
Peter Salgo, MD
* One Of This Country's Most Respected Healthcare Futuristss Hospital Los Angeles
* Author of Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America
Julie Gerberding, MD
* Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control
* Time Magazine Top 100 Innovators of the Year
* Forbes Magazine Top 25 Most Powerful Women
Sanjay Gupta, MD
* CNN's Senior Medical Correspondent for Health and Medicine
Northwestern University's Master of Science in Medical Informatics program gives individuals with information technology backgrounds and clinically trained health professionals the knowledge and experience needed to apply their talents to careers in information services organizations within hospitals, health systems, academic environments, and the health systems and equipment industry. This interdisciplinary professional program aims to blend computing and clinical skills in the emerging field of medical informatics. The curriculum recognizes the complexities and academic demands of the field and emphasizes the specific technical requirements of the profession without training its students too narrowly. Graduates are able to understand and affect developments in the medical informatics field from a technical, theoretical, and managerial perspective.The nice thing about distance learning is that you can take courses from anywhere. I almost went to Northwestern University for my undergrad. I ended up at MIT instead. However, I think I would have been very happy at Northwestern. Chicago is a great city.
The Aerospace Medical Association is the largest, most-representative professional organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine. It is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. AsMA's membership includes aerospace medicine specialists, flight nurses, physiologists, psychologists, human factors specialists, and researchers in this field. Most are with industry, civil aviation regulatory agencies, departments of defense and military services, the airlines, space programs, and universities. Approximately 25% of the membership is international.So, if you're looking for a career change and you wish to leave the world of clinical medicine, maybe you need to think outside the box for a minute. Would you have any interest in aerospace medicine? So what exactly is aerospace medicine?
Aerospace medicine concerns the determination and maintenance of the health, safety, and performance of persons involved in air and space travel. Aerospace Medicine, as a broad field of endeavor, offers dynamic challenges and opportunities for physicians, nurses, physiologists, bioenvironmental engineers, industrial hygienists, environmental health practitioners, human factors specialists, psychologists, and other professionals. Those in the field are dedicated to enhancing health, promoting safety , and improving performance of individuals who work or travel in unusual environments. The environments of space and aviation provide significant challenges, such as microgravity, radiation exposure, G-forces, emergency ejection injuries, and hypoxic conditions, for those embarking in their exploration. Areas of interest range from space and atmospheric flight to undersea activities, and the environments that are studied cover a wide spectrum, extending from the “microenvironments” of space or diving suits to those of “Spaceship Earth”If you love sci-fi, then this may be the perfect career changing opportunity for you. I'm a huge fan of science fiction and I think it would be a ton of fun to be a space doc. I'll never compare with Beverly Crusher, but I may have better manners than Leonard McCoy.