MSRJ 2020 Leadership Transition Information

MSRJ 2020 Leadership Transition Information

Dear MSRJ Members, As our Transition Meeting is approaching over the next couple of months, we need to make preparations for the new Executive Board for the 2020-2021 year. We will be holding elections to determine the leadership positions, and this email is for anyone who is interested in running for an E-board position! Being a part of the MSRJ board is a great leadership opportunity, has been very fun, and has come up on CV and residency interviews often! Here are the available positions, with descriptions of each position at the end of this page: M4 Exec Editor M3 Exec Editor SE Coordinator JE Coordinator Treasurer PR Officer Secretary Fundraising Chair PubMed/OJS Officer If you are interested in running, please email me: kathleen.louis@msrj.chm.msu.edu with a brief statement of interest, and why you would be a good candidate (~1 paragraph). We will send this information out to all members once we receive all of the submissions. We are asking that you respond by March 20th, so that we can have time to set up the election poll and have results by the Transition Meeting. If anyone has questions, please feel free to email me -Kathleen     Elected Positions M4 Executive Editor Eligibility: Any current M3 who will be an M4 in the coming school year. Responsible for overseeing and providing guidance to Public Relations Officer. Provide guidance to and oversee the Elective Team regarding recruitment of new members. Serve with, and at the discretion of, the Executive Editor in Chief with respect to identifying and training leadership for the following year, including the 3rd year executive editor. Perform executive reviews on submitted articles to determine if they will advance to peer review process. Receive reports on article progress and issues on the Senior Editor level from Lead Senior Editor. Assign articles to Senior and Junior Editors following Executive reviews. M3 Executive Editor Eligibility: Any current M2 who will be an M3 in the coming year who has a desire to serve as Executive Editor in Chief in their 4th year. Responsible for overall management and supervision of Reviewer Management including online training article, letters of good standing, access to OJS training article. Receive reports from Lead Junior Editor regarding article progress and issues on the Junior Editor level from Lead Junior Editor. Responsible to assist EE-in-Chief and Tech Team with articles in preparation for the following year. Responsible to assist Executive Editor in Chief with tasks related to managing the MSRJ. Perform executive reviews on submitted articles to determine if they will advance to peer review process. Senior Editor Coordinator Eligibility: Must be Former SE, will still be SE Act as intermediary between Executive Editors and Senior Editors Assist Senior Editors with issues they encounter during the review process escalate issue to EEs if needed Maintain SE demographics (where are SEs from? How often are they being assigned? How quickly are they completing articles?) Junior Editor Coordinator Eligibility: Must be Former JE but will still be SE Act as intermediary between Executive Editors and Junior Editors. Assist Junior Editors with issues they encounter during the review process escalate issue to EEs if needed. Maintain JE demographics (where are SEs from? How often are they being assigned? How quickly are they completing articles?). Maintain reviewer demographics, so that we...

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2019-2020 Executive Board

2019-2020 Executive Board

MSRJ is proud to announce its 2019-2020 Executive Board members!  Congratulations to Kathleen Louis-Gray, Eve Pourzan, Michael Dryden, Ninette Musili, Maria Rich, Antara Afrin, Christopher Dextras, and Jacob Purcell for being elected to their respective positions.  They are working hard to publish evidence-based and peer-reviewed research submitted by medical students across the globe.  We are excited to see how MSRJ will grow under their supervision! Meet our staff: Kathleen Louis-Gray – Executive Editor-In-Chief – is a 4th year medical student at MSU College of Human Medicine at the Traverse City Campus. She earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Michigan State University, and studied thalamic synaptic plasticity in a rat model using electrophysiological techniques. She is currently in the Rural Community Health Program in Traverse City. There, she is involved in research regarding diet interventions and polysubstance use during pregnancy in a rural population. She has been an active member of MSRJ since 2016, helped to organize the MSRJ Elective, served as the M3 Executive Editor in the past. She is interested in neurology, and would like to strongly integrate clinical research with her future specialty. Eve Pourzan – M4 Executive Editor –  is a 3rd year medical student and is a prior 2017-2018 MSRJ Elective Organizer, and 2018-2019 Junior Editor Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s in Politics from UCSC, and worked for the Michigan Legislature before pursuing medicine. Eve has lab experience investigating cell signaling in estrogen-positive breast cancer and systemic sclerosis. She is interested in pursuing anesthesiology. Michael Dryden – M3 Executive Editor – is a 3rd year medical student at MSU College of Human Medicine heading to the Traverse City campus in the coming months. He grew up in Petoskey, Michigan before heading to the University of Michigan where he completed his B.S. in Neuroscience. He then attended Eastern Michigan University where he received his M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology with a focus in Behavioral Neuroscience. While there he studied mouse olfactory behavior and olfactory bulb plasticity while developing new equipment and methodology. He is currently interested in both Emergency Medicine and Neurology, and when not studying or on the wards, you will most likely find him outdoors either riding his bikes or spending time on the water. Ninette Musili – Senior Editor Coordinator – Ninette is a rising 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and earned her B.S. in Biomolecular Science from the University of Michigan. She is currently interested in maternal health and child disparities. Maria Rich – Junior Editor Coordinator – Maria is a 2nd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received her B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College where she enjoyed studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador and playing varsity soccer. Prior to starting medical school, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator with the BeatCC Pediatric Oncology Research Team. At this point in her medical education, she is excited about pediatrics, genetics, and palliative care. Antara Afrin – Secretary – Antara is a second year medical student at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids campus. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and received her B.S. in Biomolecular Science from the University of...

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Volume 6: Fall 2018 Issue

Volume 6: Fall 2018 Issue

The Fall 2018 Edition is finally here! A big thank you to our authors, and especially to our student editors who made this edition possible!
(Submissions are still open for the Spring 2019 Issue – visit our ‘submit’ page)

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MSRJ 2018-2019 Editorial Staff

MSRJ 2018-2019 Editorial Staff

Meet Our 2018-2019 MSRJ Editorial Staff

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Equator Manuscript Reporting Guidelines

Equator Manuscript Reporting Guidelines

Hear from our Faculty Advisor on guidelines for how to improve your manuscript quality before submission!

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Submission Contest Winners – Congratulations!

Submission Contest Winners – Congratulations!

Last year, the editorial staff at MSRJ invited medical students from around the world to enter our submission contest and we are now pleased to announce the winners!

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