Stress, Cognition, and HIV: Women’s Mental Health Research Program
We are looking for an undergraduate student to assist in our lab. This position is either voluntary or for class credit. Our lab is asking for a minimum two-year commitment. In return for this commitment, you are allowed to participate in your own research project. This project will be overseen by Dr. Leah Rubin.
To improve the lives of women through clinical research studies aimed at understanding the sex-specific factors that contribute to women’s cognitive function and mental health. To provide objective research findings to inform health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and the public about factors that influence women’s cognitive function and mental health. To foster undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in research careers aimed at a better understanding of women’s cognitive function and mental health.
Research opportunities in our lab involve at least a two year commitment to the lab where a student would primarily be involved in working on a study looking at the effects of stress, stress hormones, and cognition in HIV+ men and women.
Students who have been involved with our lab in the past have cited it as a highlight of their undergraduate career. The most successful students have had interests not only in psychology, but biology, physiology and medicine as well.
Some of the skills students can expect to obtain are:
- Working with vulnerable populations and community outreach
- Insight into experimental design and operation from planning through the completion of a study.
- Data collection and analysis
- Opportunity to present original and previously collected data
If you are interested please send a copy of your résumé: Alana Aziz-Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the Subject Heading: “SCORE RA Candidate Your Name”. If you have any questions regarding the lab, please feel free to contact me via email.