Dr. Nelson is looking for 2-4 students of any level to help update a Cochrane systematic review for publication in the Cochrane Library.
The specific review would be an update of the existing Cochrane review on either surgery or medical therapy for anal fissure. Cochrane reviews must be updated every 2 years, especially when there is new material to be added and Dr. Nelson has several reviews in that basket. Students will be involved in collaborative research (and some of the tasks have to be duplicated to establish the reliability of the findings), and each is expected to work at least 45 hours for the semester. The experience will result in Honors activity and Honors Research Assistantship credit (HON 222 and 225).
If you are selected, Dr. Nelson will provide an introductory talk in early February to prepare you for the tasks.
Please contact Prof. Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions:
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology/Biometry
UIC School of Public Health
Coordinating Editor, Colorectal Cancer Collaborative Editorial Group of the Cochrane Collaboration