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About jmillar

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    Portland, OR
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Biology / Bioinformatics

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  1. Has anyone who received a Munger contract received their apartment number? Move in is a month away and it would be good to know my shipping address.
  2. Awesome! Thanks for the update!
  3. Headed there in the fall for the Program in Biomedical Research.
  4. Has anyone heard from Munger so far?
  5. I sent in my housing application to Munger about a month ago. I really hope I can get a spot!
  6. https://www.researchgate.net
  7. I would eventually like to work the CDC/government route. With many jobs I'm looking at, MS is entry level and to move up you need a PhD. I've talked to several people that went in with MS degrees and said they regretted not getting a PhD before as there was no time to do it now.
  8. This is very true. Also where your advisor is in their professional career is another factor. Newer professors in my field are expected to publish like crazy. I'm just finishing up my Masters and have 10 papers (6 primary/co-primary) and 3 in submission. Starting a new PhD program in the fall and it will be interesting to see how things change.
  9. There are some small research grants like Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research that is based only on your research proposal, but this is not a fellowship. Without knowing your exact discipline, it is hard to know what type of grants can be recommended. The closest I can think of right now is the American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443316_Predoctoral-Fellowship.jsp From what I've seen, the fellowships that are more tailored to your research, and not just about funding the person, are more discipline specific.
  10. There are some student coop housing options that allow pets: http://www.icc.coop/index.php
  11. I was thinking about some of the graduate housing options for the first year, at least until I get a better feel for the area.
  12. Did you start in the fall of last year? If so, yes you qualify. If you started earlier (summer term or before), then you do not. This is only if you are a full time student. If you are part time, you can only have completed 24 semester credit hours or 36 quarter credit hours. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm
  13. The final decision should show up in fastlane, but I don't know if the explanation would be there. You would not be able to resubmit this cycle.
  14. It was many reasons. I wanted to stay in evolutionary biology, but work from a more math/stat perspective. I was able to find a great advisor that got his PhD in Math, but is now a professor in EEB. I was wary at first when UMich said they were so interdisciplinary (everyone says that), but when I got there they really did make an effort to expand ties to many departments. I also wanted to expand my skills in Bioinformatics, and the department is a bit decentralized, so people from many departments work together (every person I interviewed with was in a different department!). They will even allow me to get a masters on the side in epidemiology (and pay for it), so I can bridge my work with public health. I will have great access to data from the medical school to expand disease evolution work. I was also impressed by the support for their students and all the resources available. Placement after school is excellent for both my program and my advisor. Ann Arbor is also interesting as a city in and of itself. It is a college town, but a large one of intellectuals and a lot of the city appears interconnected with the school. Before I visited, I really thought I did not want to go to Michigan. After my visit, where I grilled everyone there about why they came here, and hung out with the previous year's cohort in the city, I got the feeling my problem would be I wouldn't want to leave once my program was finished.