Breast Cancer Risk Study for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

The National Peace Corps Association has partnered with researchers at Baylor College of Medicine to determine if there is a link between the risk of cancers, including breast cancer, and medications taken during Peace Corps service. The investigators have developed an online survey for RPCVs to measure health and health-affecting behaviors.

The goal is that EVERY woman who served in the Peace Corps between 1961 and 1990 is represented in this study. 

If you are interested in participating, go to this link to learn more about the study: https://corpschronicles.research.bcm.edu/news/, and you may contact the study organizers at Baylor College of Medecine at corpschronicles@bcm.edu to ask to receive a study invitation.  The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.

You can also get more information by going to the NPCA website (www.peacecorpsconnect.org)  and search for “breast cancer study”.

Planning to visit Florida? RPCVs of South Florida welcomes you

We received a communication from the RPCV group of South Florida politely inviting us northerners to join them when visiting South Florida. For more information, please visit our RPCV CONNECTIONS tab, or else click here.

U.S. General Services Administration Is Hiring

We received the following note from Douglas Dooling of the US General Services Administration regarding open positions with the GSA. The deadline for applying is July 18, 2014. For more information regarding the positions please see the link after Douglas’ note.

From: Douglas Dooling – 3PRSB <douglas.dooling@gsa.gov>
Subject: Fwd: We’re hiring folks that returned from successful Peace Corps service.

We are hiring recent RPCVs. Can you post this job announcement on your web site?
Do you know any returned Peace Corps Volunteers that want to work in Philadelphia?
​Almost half of our Philadelphia Regional workforce live in Southern New Jersey.​

http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/careerlink/jobs/4496/