Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
Unidas Por La Vida Study
Professors Karen Rook, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, and Dara Sorkin, Department of Medicine, are currently recruiting Spanish-English bilingual undergraduate research assistants for the 2016-2017 academic year. The research assistants will have the opportunity to participate in a community-based longitudinal study (Unidas por La Vida) funded by the National Institute of Health that is examining the effectiveness of a weight-loss intervention among Latina women who have type 2 diabetes and their overweight adult daughters who are at risk for developing diabetes. The research assistants may be involved in one or more of the following activities: obtaining informed consent, conducting interviews and collecting other data from study participants, entering data, creating and completing participant files, transcribing and translating participant data, and working together with other members of a large research team to conduct a community-based intervention. This is an excellent opportunity for student who would like to gain experience with community-based research, a health-behavior change intervention, and a broad range of data collection methods.
We are looking for highly motivated research assistants who can make a two- or three-quarter commitment to the project. Typically, we have offered Social Ecology 198/199 or Bio 199 credit for this research experience. Interested individuals should be willing to commit 10 hours per week to the project and should have a car and car insurance. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is desirable. If you are interested, please contact the project director, Dr. Kelly Biegler, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information, and please send her your transcript and/or resume.
Thank you for your interest in this project. We look forward to hearing from you.