Research Opportunities

What Research Opportunities are Available at TUSOM?

TUSOM students have plenty of opportunities available for getting involved in research.

If you would like to get involved in research at Tulane, please check out these funded opportunities:

If you are seeking departmental specific research opportunities, the Specialty Career Websites all have a contact person or instructions on how to get involved listed under "Research."

Additionally, contacts for the various types of research are listed under the headings below.

Basic/Bench Research

Students interested in basic/bench research should contact Dr. Derek Pociask for more information.

Clinical/Translational Research

Student must watch the following video prior to seeking a clinical/translational research opportunity

Contact Dr. Vivian Fonseca for more information. 

Medical Education Research

Students interested in medical education research should contact Dr. Guen Rae or Dr. Chayan Chakraborti for more information.

Population & Public Health Research

Students interested in population and public health research should contact Dr. Tonette Krousel-Wood for more information.

If you are interested in the MD/MPH program’s research opportunities, more information can be found here

Calls for Student Researchers (both at TUSOM and outside)

This section contains contact information SPECIFICALLY seeking student researchers. If you are a faculty researcher who would like to advertise for a student researcher, please email Dr. Katrina D’Aquin.

Hello TSOM,

Amy, Joy, Sam, and I are excited to announce Tulane's Sixth Annual ScholarshipDayon Wednesday, October 18th from 4-7pm in Murphy Building 2nd floor (flyer attached). There will be poster presentations, oral presentations, judges from various subspecialty fields, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and FUN!

We are calling for abstract submissions (QI, clinical vignette, or research project), which will be due on Friday, September 15th. Abstracts should be between 500-1000 words and you will be allowed a maximum of 2 submitted abstracts. Submission portal will be open closer to abstract deadline.

This is a great opportunity to get experience with a poster presentation in a low-stress environment. There will be prizes for the winners announced after the conclusion of the event.

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to submit an abstract and need help finding a project!


Tulane IM Scholarship Council

(Amy Meyer, Joy Fesen, Sam Ficenec, and Angela McGaugh)


You are invited to attend the

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Fall 2023 Seminar Series

The Tulane University Research Compliance Office announces the schedule for the Fall 2023 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Seminar Series.  All Tulane faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. All lectures will be on Zoom, and lectures noted with an asterisk are also offered in person in Hutchinson Room 7062. Lectures offered in person may be attended either in person or on Zoom. The schedule is as follows:





August 24

Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC

Tulane Chief Diversity Officer; Associate Provost for Faculty Development; Professor of Social Work


Eva Silvestre, PhD

Data Strategist, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Professor/Program Director, International Health and Development MPH Program; Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM)

Safe research environments/inclusion

August 31*

Robert F. Garry, Jr., PhD

Associate Dean, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Tulane School of Medicine

Peer review

September 7*

Gina Dobek, DVM

Director, Tulane Department of Comparative Medicine

Use of live vertebrate animals in research

September 14

Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD

W.H. Watkins Professor; Director, Center for Emerging Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology; Tulane SPHTM

Responsible authorship and publications

September 21*

Chad Steele, PhD

Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Tulane School of Medicine

Enhancing reproducibility through rigor and transparency: NIH expectations

September 28

Brian Rowan, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair, Structural and Cellular Biology

Gerald & Flora Jo Mansfield Piltz Endowed Professor of Cancer Research

Tulane School of Medicine

Research misconduct and its impact on careers and science

October 5

Fall Break; no class


October 12

Prescott Deininger, PhD

Director, Tulane Cancer Center

The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Chair in Oncology

Tulane SPHTM

Data acquisition and analysis, management, sharing, ownership and recordkeeping, including ethical data use/confidentiality

October 19

Courtney Kearney, PhD

Scholarly Engagement Librarian for the Physical Sciences

and Data Management

Tulane University Libraries

LabArchives/secure data use/collaborative research

October 26*

Christopher Dressler

Tulane Export Controls & Foreign Influence Compliance Officer

Undue foreign governmental influence on research and export controls


A website has been set up for this class, and the Zoom link for each session is available on the website:


This seminar series is being offered through the School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Studies-Graduate Department as INTD-6010-01, CRN 50719 for those who wish to register for this course and have it appear on their transcript. The course is available to all Tulane University students, regardless of their specific school. You will receive 0.00 credit hours with a grade type of satisfactory/unsatisfactory.  If you register for the course so that it appears on your transcript, you must attend eight of the nine seminars to obtain a satisfactory grade.


If you do not wish to register for this seminar series, you may still attend any of the seminars in the series


Completed presentations will be available on the Research Compliance website:>. If you have questions or wish to submit questions in advance regarding any of the topics in the seminar series, contact Research Compliance Office Administrative Program Coordinator Kay Leger (504) 988-1147; Deputy Research Compliance Officer Lisa Wurtzel; or Research Compliance Officer Brian Weimer