TUSOM students have plenty of opportunities available for getting involved in research. Finding a project to match your interests and the time which you can commit may take some initial legwork, but once you find a project which intrigues you, the rewards are many. Use the resources below and along the side of this page to learn about what research is currently happening at Tulane, and who to contact to become involved.
Student must watch the following video prior to seeking a clinical/translational research opportunity
Students interested in clinical/translational research should contact Dr. Vivian Fonseca for more information.
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.
Reaching out about a new research opportunity. PI background and study description below. If you are interested please email Dr. Angelina Dixon (Gina) at email@example.com.
Gina is a 4th year combined resident in internal medicine and pediatrics, interested in pursuing a career in nephrology. After completing her residency at the end of the coming academic year, she will serve as Chief resident in pediatrics at Tulane before applying to fellowship in nephrology.
The study is called Music Therapy and Dialysis: A Pilot Investigation into the Effectiveness of Patient-Selected Music Interventions on Physiological, Psychological, and Quality-of-Life Outcomes.
The objective of this study is to determine the effect of music therapy during dialysis on: depression, anxiety, quality of life, blood pressure, heart rate, medication compliance, compliance with dialysis treatment, number of hospitalizations, pain level, and energy level.
Music therapy will be administered weekly for a total of 12 weeks to the experimental group. The above variables will be evaluated in both the experimental and control groups using surveys. I am looking for one or more medical students or undergraduate students to complete these surveys with the control group patients at DCI on Canal Street (adult hemodialysis patients). The surveys would need to be administered weekly to two separate cohorts of patients, for 12 weeks. This should take approximately 1-1.5 hours, twice a week, for 12 weeks. After completion of the study, the surveys would need to be completed again (once) 30-, 60-, and 90- days after completion of the study.
Emily Kazarinoff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My name is Charles Santos and I am a second year combined resident in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry here at Tulane. Involved in this project are Internal Medicine, IM-Peds, Psychiatry folks here at Tulane, both residents and attending. I am working on a project to expand access to medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder (addiction) at the Tulane Internal Medicine residents clinic. We are hoping to collect both clinical data on patient outcomes and resident educational data. We will want to create a paper at some point for publication, maybe two or more depending on what data we can get.
I am wondering if this is something a Tulane med student would be interested in getting involved. Ideally it would be someone with time, earlier in medical school, with an interest in either IM, Psych, IM-Psych, Med-Peds, FM, EM, medical education, addiction, working with the underserved, etc.
Tasks would be pretty broad, but include helping with IRB, recruitment, data tracking, analysis, and drafting of the manuscript eventually. I am willing to offer mentorship at the bare minimum, additionally this person would learn a lot about the research process, addiction treatment, med ed, connection to other cool projects in the city, and name on a paper eventually. For the main two papers it would likely not be first, but there is plenty of room to develop a smaller project within the larger one if someone was creative and wanted a first authorship paper.
Please contact me here if you have any interest. Please include your research experience and interest in this topic (does not have to be extensive). Let me know if you have questions.
Greetings from the University of Florida-
As a faculty member of the University of Florida, one of the sponsoring institutions that facilitate this multi-institutional event (in conjunction with Boston Children’s, NIH, SPR and Florida AAP), I am proud to share this exciting medical student opportunity with my peers and the medical students within their institutions. The 6th Annual Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students is an exciting opportunity for students to share their research with other students from all over the country in an encouraging format. This annual event takes place Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida. This opportunity is open to all medical students and takes place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the FL Chapter of AAP. There was a great turnout last year with over 100 medical student projects accepted for oral and poster presentations from across the nation. I encourage you to send this email to medical students at your institution that are involved in pediatric research or pediatric related scholarly projects even in their infancy stages. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to present their findings in an encouraging atmosphere among other medical students and pediatric clinician scientists for encouraging feedback at a wonderful, sunny location. Please see the details in link below and forward to medical students interested in pediatrics within your institution. Abstract deadline 7/12/19. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Maureen Novak, MD
Application Cycle Opens for HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program
The Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Application System is open for applications to the Janelia Graduate Research Fellows Program. The opportunity enables students at U.S. medical schools to participate in a yearlong mentored, basic biomedical research training experience at the Janelia Research Campus, located just outside Washington, D.C. The application deadline is July 18, 2019.
Erik Lee Snapp, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs
Dr. Chakraborti in Internal Medicine is looking for students to assist with the following medical education projects (with a strong possibility of publication/presentation):
All rising T2s considering Emergency Medicine,
My name is Austin and I am a fourth year MD/PhD pursuing EM.
From the match panel earlier this month, some of you expressed interest in getting involved with EM research but difficulty getting a foot in the door at LSU.
Dr. Moreno-Walton is the Director of Research for LSU Emergency Medicine and the President-Elect of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. She started the country’s first emergency department hepatitis C screening program here at LSU.
We currently have an ongoing research project evaluating the effectiveness of this hepatitis C screening program at connecting patients to treatment. It has produced numerous award-winning abstracts and will be submitted for publication within the next year.
We’re looking to include additional researchers, especially those with availability this summer. Contact me if you are interested and we’ll get you set up!
Austin T. Jones
Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
email@example.com | 310.989.8906
We are currently in need of 3-4 T4 students to do some data extraction work for our annual quality data submission to CMS.
The work can be done on their free time and we will pay the going rate for students, about $12.25/hr. It should take about 20-30 hours each over a two-week period. Anyone interested, they can send me an email directly.
Thanks in advance and let me know if you have any questions.
Tim Harlan MD
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.