HRP SU21-2: Research Opportunity with Dr. Tom Agresta

Project Mentor

Dr. Tom Agresta
Department of Family Medicine

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description Seeking a student researcher to participate in research and development of user interface designs for a mobile application to reconcile medications. The student will participate in qualitative and quantitative research on end user display options, and implement user interface design by modifying an existing product. The student will participate in work with end users to identify requirements, develop and share mock interfaces, and host focus groups around features that are important for end users of a medication reconciliation application.
Project Direction Reconciling medications that are present in multiple health it systems is a challenging area. Continued development of this application is a part of a larger statewide research project. This work will continue into the fall and winter.
Mentorship and Supervision The selected student will be introduced to supervised reading and demonstrations orientation to train them for this work. The student will be granted access to previous work done, written materials around the project, as well as web based training on medication standards. The student will be supervised by the program manger, and will be mentored by dual subject matter experts providing project oversight, Steve Demurjian, PhD of UConn Computer Science & Engineering and Tom Agresta, MD of the UConn Health School of Medicine.
The student’s progress will be monitored via weekly reporting during team meetings during which they will receive feedback.
Student Qualifications Exposure to mobile development framework such as Ionic, Google Flutter, React Native, etc. The student will be expected to use Google Flutter. Students should have exposure to Python and at least one other programming language.
Summer Schedule Options Research Dates: May 24 to July 30, 2021
Schedule: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Project Continuation Fall 2021, Spring 2022
Academic Year Time Commitment 9 hours/week
Possible Thesis Project Yes


Submit an online application for this research opportunity at The application deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021.

This application requires a cover letter, a resume or CV, a brief statement of research interests, and a brief statement of career interests.