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.
For questions about this opportunity or proposal assistance please contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations: https://giving.tulane.edu/s/1586/Giving/16/interior.aspx?sid=1586&gid=2&pgid=2222
Attention: hardware and software developers, product designers, scientists, hackers, makers, and innovators
Through the program, hardware and software developers, product designers, scientists, hackers, makers, and innovators are encouraged come together to develop an easy-to-replicate, low-cost, open-source solutions to the detection of and/or protection against COVID-19 in developing countries.
The challenge consists of three priority actions: 1) design a replicable, low-cost tool to aid in coronavirus detection; 2) flatten the curve in communities in developing countries with a preventive solution; and 3) reduce the disease's impact on economies in vulnerable areas.
A panel of judges will review and select the top ten open-source solutions, and the winners will receive global recognition and prizes and awards totaling up to $25,000 for their contribution to society and humankind. Teams may not have more than five members.
To be eligible, applicants must be age 13 or older, and may not be residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria.
See the COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
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Dr. Metzinger is looking for students interested in ophthalmology research to assist with a retrospective study in the field. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca.email@example.com 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.
> (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-988-6834
If your study is investigator-initiated, funded by NIH, or lacks funding for IRB assistance, please contact Mya Sherman at email@example.com or 504-988-4644