The Feinberg School of Medicien is seeking undergraduate students or post baccalaureate volunteer interns to assist with research tasks with the Department of Medical Social Sciences on Dr. Frank Penedo’s Research Study: Coping with Cancer III. The purpose of this research is to explain and reduce Latino/non-Latino disparities in advanced care planning and end-of-life care in patients who have been diagnosed with advanced cancer. Interested students would need to commit to working with us two days a week (minimum of 12 hours per week) at the Chicago campus. These positions are unpaid, but many of our current research staff later transitioned to either part-time or full-time positions after completing the internship.
We provide training and supervision for research interns who are interested in research, including those with no prior research experience. Interns will be required to complete CITI training before completing any study related activities.
Basic knowledge of human subject research, social & behavioral sciences, biological processes, or laboratory experience in biology and chemistry are preferred. Interest in psychology, anthropology, public health, or medicine is a plus. Spanish language skills are required.
The intern will assist with the following tasks:
- Reviewing patient medical records (electronically)
- Screening these records for patient eligibility
- Sending letters and making phone calls to recruit potential participants
- Making follow-up calls
- Conducting patient and caregiver interviews either in person or over the phone
- Entering data in REDcap
- Completing miscellaneous tasks as needed
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