Undergraduate Research Intern Position in the Department of Preventative Medicine at NU
The Quit for Health Study in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern is a NIH-sponsored randomized effectiveness trial that is evaluating the benefits of maintenance therapy with transdermal nicotine patches (21 mg/day) for smoking cessation. For this trial, we are recruiting daily smokers who will receive brief cognitive behavioral counseling and will be randomized to standard (8-weeks), extended (24-weeks), or maintenance (52-weeks) transdermal nicotine therapy.
We are seeking undergraduate student research interns to help conduct the day to day tasks of running the clinical trial. Specific duties include:
- Conducting initial telephone eligibility screening and scheduling those candidates who meet basic study criteria for an in-person intake session; obtaining study physician medical clearance when candidates present with specific medical conditions. Making reminder calls for upcoming phone and in-person sessions.
- Scanning all participant data into MS Access database and completing data quality assurance checks per study protocol.
- Conducting monthly mid-treatment (by telephone) and outcomes (in-person) assessments.
- Assisting participants in completing study questionnaires.
- Preparing/maintaining protocol materials and participant study charts.
- Assisting with biological sample collection, storage and shipment.
If interested in the undergraduate research intern position, please send a cover letter and resume to Anna Veluz-Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also call (312-890-2616) or email with any questions.”