The Collegiate Translational Medicine Program (CTMP) is a mentored, clinically-oriented translational research experience for undergraduates, offering training in translational research by exposure and immersion into specific research projects currently being conducted in the Department of Medicine. The CTMP includes 3 integrated components: 1) a didactic curriculum focused on the basic science and biomedical underpinnings of ongoing translational medicine projects in pharmacogenomics, anemia and transfusion medicine, inflammation, the microbiome and oral health, as well as research and professional development training, 2) experiential work collecting and analyzing clinical and health outcomes data for these translational medicine projects, and 3) a mentored experience pairing Fellows with a faculty mentor leading one of these translational projects. Over the course of at least one academic year, Fellows, working in small groups, will develop expertise in human subject research, data collection, and team science.
Students will spend the summer collecting and analyzing data, assisting in writing research abstracts, and preparing a presentation for the CTMP poster session held in early August. Hour-long didactic training sessions will span the academic year, introducing CTMP Fellows to clinical research practices and to specific disease and treatment topics related to their research projects. The Hospital Medicine Research Manager and project Research Coordinators introduce CTMP Fellows to the fundamentals of clinical research: working on team assignments and shift schedules, learning how to recruit patients into projects, interviewing patients and collecting patient-reported health outcomes data, and using systems databases. Other specialists will lecture on subjects ranging from informed consent to clinical research data tools. CTMP faculty mentors will provide introductory lectures on the topics driving their current research investigations.
· Students at all undergraduate levels are encouraged to apply
· Further description including compensation details, description of didactic CTMP topics, and application instructions can be found by following this link to the application site at Handshake: https://uchicago.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2265095/share_preview
· Application deadline is April 10, 2019