Career Programs

Connect with your career!

Come to the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio and discover the wide range of careers waiting for you in biomedical research and healthcare professions.  GLSC has special event programs, permanent informational kiosks and interactive exhibits, plus mentoring guidance to help you plan for a career in biomedicine.

Career Programs

Health Career Exploration Day

Meet local biomedical researchers and healthcare professionals. Learn about the many diverse career opportunities in these fields. Visit with representatives from local colleges, universities, student programs, and professional organizations.

Panelists for 2014 Health Careers Exploration Day will include:

FEATURED ORGANIZATIONS:

REAL Program - Research Education Awareness and Learning (REAL) is a Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) program designed to educate the community about the importance of clinical research and subject participation. The REAL program team can be part of community events and initiatives. The team can provide presentations and materials, help answer questions regarding research, and explain ways to become a participant in clinical research studies.

Cleveland Clinic Perioperative Nurses - Perioperative nursing is a nursing specialty that works with patients who are having operations or other invasive procedures. Perioperative nurses work closely with surgeons, nurse anesthetists and surgical technologists. They perform preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care primarily in operation rooms (OR).

PAST PROGRAMS:

In 2013 the Health Careers Exploration Day included:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Karen Ashby, MD, Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Ashby Headshot

Dr. Ashby attended Princeton University for her undergraduate education and completed medical school and her residency at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently serves as an Oral Board Examiner in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She is also a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Ashby served as the Director of the Medical Student Clerkship for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University for eight years.  She has received several teaching and leadership awards including the 2002 Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2003 Dr. Edgar Jackson Jr. Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Residents and Fellows from the Minority Housestaff of University Hospitals of Cleveland, the 2006 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Alumni Membership Award, the 2006 Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University and the 2007 YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence Award.

CAREER PRESENTERS:

Ericka Abrams, MPH, Community Core Coordinator, NIH IMPACT Study, Case Western Reserve University

Kari Cunningham, DMD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Community Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University and National Health Service Core Scholar

Diana Howell, MS, Surveillance/Evaluation Coordinator, CHEC-UPP Study, Center for Child Health and Policy, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University

FEATURED ORGANIZATIONS:

REAL Program - Research Education Awareness and Learning (REAL) is a Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) program designed to educate the community about the importance of clinical research and subject participation. The REAL program team can be part of community events and initiatives. The team can provide presentations and materials, help answer questions regarding research, and explain ways to become a participant in clinical research studies.

Cleveland Clinic Perioperative Nurses – Perioperative nursing is a nursing specialty that works with patients who are having operations or other invasive procedures. Perioperative nurses work closely with surgeons, nurse anesthetists and surgical technologists. They perform preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care primarily in operation rooms (OR).

 

Career Kiosk At the Great Lakes Science Center

Stop in the BioMedTech Gallery and interact with the Career Kiosk.  You’ll find education information, links to local employers, plus video interviews with experts in the field, all to help you plan for an exciting career in biomedicine.
Click here for a web-based version of the Career Kiosk.

LifeWorks® E-Mentoring
This free online program links you to professionals in higher education, science and healthcare who can provide information, guidance and support as you develop your career.  All volunteer mentors are carefully screened.  Access more information about this program.