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Office of Undergraduate Research

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Scanning all participant data into MS Access database and completing data quality assurance checks per study protocol.
  3. Conducting monthly mid-treatment (by telephone) and outcomes (in-person) assessments.
  4. Assisting participants in completing study questionnaires.
  5. Preparing/maintaining protocol materials and participant study charts.
  6. 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 (a-veluz-wilkins@northwestern.edu).  You may also call (312-890-2616) or email with any questions.”