Research Assistant for Skin Cancer Prevention Studies

Mentor Name:
Yelena Wu

Mentor Position:
Associate Professor

Department:
Dermatology

College:
Medicine

Email:
yelena.wu@utah.edu


Project Description:

Our team has a shared goal of improving health outcomes among youths who have been affected by cancer or who are at risk for cancer, as well as their families. Our work focuses on supporting youths and their families in understanding their risk for cancer or other undesired health outcomes and carry out behaviors that will promote their health. We are conducting several skin-cancer prevention studies in a variety of settings including with children and families, in high schools and in rural areas in Utah.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a paid research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis


Student Role:

Students will take part in various tasks, including: recruitment, interacting with participants, data collection and monitoring, and other tasks.


Student Benefits:

The student will be exposed to many tasks and will gain valuable research experience, as well as interacting with research coordinators, and taking part in team meetings.


Project Duration:

Starts around 10-20 hours per week based on availability, with opportunities to increase hours and continue to work with the research team.


Minimum Requirements:

Basic understanding of Microsoft Office, strong writing and communication skills. Ability to multitask and be independent. Previous research experience is a plus.