Dr. Carla Rash
Calhoun Cardiology Center
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description
|Project Description||Our lab uses clinical trials to investigate a behavioral treatment called contingency management to motivate behavior change. Two of our current NIH-funded studies examine how to help people persevere in the long and often difficult process of getting employment: one is with unemployed persons living with HIV/AIDS and the other is unemployed persons with hazardous alcohol use.|
|Project Direction||Most students want a combination of direct participant contact and interviewing experience, along with opportunities to analyze and present data. Our ongoing studies are 5-year clinical trials.|
|Mentorship and Supervision||The student will shadow our RAs for clinical interactions and complete a mock interview with the RA as the subject. The student can then do an interview with a participant with the RA observing until they are ready to complete interviews on their own.|
|Student Qualifications||Interest in clinical trials research.|
|Summer Schedule Options||Research Dates: May 24 to July 30, 2021
Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm
|Project Continuation||Fall 2021, Spring 2022|
|Academic Year Time Commitment||3-9 hours/week|
|Possible Thesis Project||Yes|
Submit an online application for this research opportunity at https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/HRP21-24. The application deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021.
This application requires a resume and a brief statement of career interests.