TUSOM students have plenty of opportunities available for getting involved in research. The most important step in the process is to connect with a faculty mentor. This page is designed to help you do that! Generally speaking, the best time to focus on a research project is during the summer between your T1 & T2 year, since you have plenty of time to do so. However, you can get involved with research at any time during your medical education.
If you are a T1, and would like to get involved in summer research IN NEW ORLEANS, please check out these funded opportunities:
If you are a T1, and would like to get involved in summer research ELSEWHERE, please see "Summer Opportunities" on this page.
If you are a T2 or above, and would like to get involved in research, please see "Basic/Bench Research," "Clinical/Translational Research," "Population/Public Health Research," or "Call for Student Researchers" on this page.
Student must watch the following video prior to seeking a clinical/translational research opportunity
Students interested in clinical/translational research should consult the list of recommended faculty mentors below. Please contact the faculty member in charge of the project you are interested in directly. Contact Dr. Vivian Fonseca for more information.
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.
If you are interested in completing the MD/MPH program, more information can be found here.
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.
My name is Dr. Clare Hoff. I am the Tulane Co-PI for a prostate cancer screening study here at Tulane. We are looking for students interested in PSA screening in African American Men age 40-65 years of age. This group is at increased risk of prostate cancer death and has been largely under studied. Our study looks at an educational intervention to help AA men decide if PSA screening is right for them. It is a joint effort between Xavier University and Tulane.
If you would like to participate in this study as a research assistant, please send your CV and Citi Training to email@example.com along with a short statement of your interest. It does require flexible hours and that you have your own vehicle.
Good luck wih the new academic year.
***Student researchers must be available during the day to meet with research participants***
Clarissa Hoff, MD MPH FACPM
SAPORO Research Director
Preventive Medicine Residency Director
Academic Contact Information:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Mailing Address: 1430 Tulane Ave, #8033, New Orleans, LA 70112
Physical Address: 131 S. Robertson St, 11th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504 988-4700 Fax: 504 988-4701
Clinical Contact Information:
Tulane Doctors Specialty Clinic - Primary Care
2800 Veterans Blvd Suite 140, Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504 988-0501 Fax 504-988-0502
Temporary Opportunity for Laboratory Personnel
to support the
University’s COVID-19 Testing Program
The volume of the return to work/school tests is resulting in a short term (6 week) push to get all the needed testing completed.
Help out, get paid, and get some valuable professional experience in a state-of-the art laboratory.
This opportunity is to work in the COVID-19 Testing lab of the
School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Molecular Pathology Laboratory.
Location: Downtown Campus
Shifts available 6-7 days a week between 6am and 12:30am (midnight)
Overtime pay for evening, late shifts and weekends.
Need to fill shifts will last for approximately 6 weeks.
Training will be provided.
Lab Technicians with experience with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or other molecular biology skills are a plus.
If interested, contact Catherine Downs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Metzinger is looking for students interested in ophthalmology research to assist with a retrospective study in the field. Please contact her at email@example.com or Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Medical students in the Bix lab have an opportunity to conduct basic and translational research focused on understanding the pathophysiology of and developing novel therapies for ischemic stroke, vascular dementia, pediatric traumatic brain injury and sars-CoV-2 infection and neuroinflammation. The lab takes advantage of both in vitro (cell culture) and in vivo (rodent and non-human primate) models to translate and reverse translate innovate therapies.
Contact Dr. Bix if you are interested in pursuing this research.
All of Us Research Study: Tulane University has been selected to be a site for the All of Us research study. This multi-site, five-year NIH study will recruit a million patients, the largest ever proposed! Students who want to participate will need to complete CITI training, and will receive basic training in research practices and customer service. The role of the the students will be to go to our high volume clinics and remind the clinicians there about it, and also talk to patients in the waiting rooms or help them win the CTU with answering questions they may have about the online video. There will be no opportunity to collaborate on a paper for involvement, but students will be able to add this experience to their CV, highlighting the unique nature of the largest NIH study to date. If you are interested, please contact Roberta McDuffie to arrange for an interview.
Many professional societies provide competitive grant funding for research. The links below should take you directly to the grant pages for the societies listed:
A helpful resource when writing grant applications is the "How to Apply" guide by the NIH. You can link into this resource here
Wondering where you can present your research? Click on our calendar of professional conferences to see when a relevant conference may be happening! (Links to conference information are provided.)
Additionally, see our Student Publication Venue guide for inspiration on where to publish.
How to enter the Tulane OGH Research Competition for the CUGH 2021 Virtual Conference
September 14, 2020
Students wishing to enter the Tulane Office of Global Health (OGH) Research Competition must first submit their abstract for the CUGH 2021 Virtual Conference on or before the October 23, 2020 deadline.
To prepare to submit your abstract to CUGH, download and review the FAQs Sheet to determine the correct pathway for your abstract (Scientific Abstract v. Program & Project Abstract v. Global Health Education Abstract), and for the required information for each abstract type. Abstracts that are submitted to the wrong pathway, or that do not include the required information, risk lower review scores and higher probability of being rejected for presentation.
All accepted abstracts will be UNMODERATED ELECTRONIC POSTERS as this conference will be fully virtual. The highest scoring ePosters will be published in a special CUGH Edition of The Lancet Global Health.
To enter the Tulane OGH Research Competition, a copy of the submitted abstract must be sent to Ms. Andrea Meyer (email@example.com) by October 23. Submissions should include an email subject line that reads “Abstract Submitted for the Tulane OGH Research Competition”, and should include the following information:
Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by at least two Tulane faculty members serving on the review panel for the Office of Global Health. Reviewers will score each abstract on a 1-5 scale based on the following criteria:
Submitting presenters will be notified about whether or not their abstract was accepted by CUGH during the month of December. Students who submitted abstracts to the Tulane OGH Research Competition will also receive notification about whether their abstract was selected for a registration fee award by December 15. Tulane OGH will cover the cost of CUGH registration fees for top scoring student presenters from each school within Tulane University (for the SPHTM, submissions by undergraduate public health students and graduate students will be reviewed as 2 distinct school groups). Students from schools with a larger number of abstract submissions may have more than one abstract selected for registration fee awards. If more than one Tulane student is an author of a winning abstract, Tulane OGH will cover the full registration fee for the presenting author and half of the registration fee for up to two additional student authors.
Presenters whose abstracts are accepted by CUGH must register for the conference and pay $170.00 to have their abstracts included in the program. The deadline for abstract presenters to RSVP and Register for CUGH 2021 Virtual Conference is January 15, 2021.
For more information, please contact Ms. Andrea Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE YOU CONDUCTING HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH
AND NEED ASSISTANCE WITH THE INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD?
Assistance in navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Tulane is now available to faculty members in the School of Medicine, courtesy of the Office of Research.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) NAVIGATORS CAN ASSIST YOU WITH:
If your study has an external sponsor, please contact Olayinka Idowu at email@example.com or 504-988-6834
If your study is investigator-initiated, funded by NIH, or lacks funding for IRB assistance, please contact Mya Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-988-4644