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.
Contact Dr. Hood directly if interested. DOES require time commitment.
My name is Hunter Hood and I am one of the orthopedic surgery residents at Tulane. Dr. Ramon Rodriguez are about to submit an IRB to begin a research project sponsored by a company called Preptech. We will be recorded time points and cost-benefit analyses comparing traditional preoperative sterile preparation times and costs with those of their Ultra-prep product. We will also evaluate post-operative infection rates between the two methods. They have a doctor of biomedical science who will be assisting our project from an analysis standpoint, but we are looking for someone to assist with data collection on the dates of surgery. Dr. Rodriguez's cases are on Mondays at Tulane Lakeside and we hope to begin the project in February or March.
Hunter Hood, MD
Tulane Orthopaedic Surgery
FOR FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS ONLY:
The Tulane University Medical Group is currently in need of 3-4 T4 students to do some data extraction work for their annual quality data submission to CMS. The work can be done on your free time and you will be paid the going rate for students, about $12.25/hr. It should take about 20-25 hours each over a two-week period.
Anyone interested or for additional information, please email Joe Esneault directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Esneault is the Executive Director, Clinical Services for the Tulane University Medical Group.
Joe Esneault, MBA
Executive Director – Clinical Services
Tulane University Medical Group
1440 Canal Street, Box 8341
New Orleans, LA 70112
Michael E. DeBakey Student Poetry Awards
For the 17th year, Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce the annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards. The contest honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey strongly advocated a role for the humanities in medical education and in the development of a full enriching intellectual life. Entries for the annual poetry awards program must be marked no later than Jan. 31, 2020. Guidelines are available at this link. https://www.bcm.edu/news/debakey-poetry-awards.
Office of Communications and Community Outreach
Baylor College of Medicine
Dear Tulane Health Sciences Community,
Attached please find the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for our 31st Annual Tulane Health Sciences Research Days, to be held Wednesday–Thursday March 11th–12th, 2020 in the JBJ Building on the downtown campus. This annual event is sponsored by the Office of Research and the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost.
We are accepting submissions from faculty, postdocs, residents, fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students university-wide conducting research in health sciences. Further information, instructions and Submission Form are available at research.tulane.edu/hsrd.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 22, 2020. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Health Sciences Research Days
New Orleans, LA 70112
tel (504) 988 3295
(UPDATED 9/5/19) 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.
The Warren R. Bourgeois, III, MD and Usha Ramadhyani Bourgeois, MD Student Research Endowed Fund is a generous endowment which provides support each year to one or two first year medical students for a summer research experience in the Department of Physiology. The donation provides, but is not limited to, stipends, grants, and assistance with conference attendance, travel and other expenses related to the recipients’ research experience. This research experience for medical students brings to the student a potential dual career in research as well as medicine. It reveals to the student they can be involved both in the healing of a patient and in the process of finding cures. For more information, please contact Dr. L. Gabriel Navar, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, SL-8639, 504.988.5251.
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
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