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The BASIC Study – Volunteer Clinical Research

Faculty Mentor: Harriet Hopf
Title: Professor
College: Medicine
School / Department: Department of Anesthesiology
Phone: (801) 205-1013

Project description

The BASIC study is a multi-center endeavor investigating the effectiveness of infection mitigation strategies in preventing the transmission of common pathogens in the operating room.

Student Role: Students would assist with:
1. Screening/consenting patients in the Orthopaedic Spine and Joints clinic
2. Collecting bacterial swabs from the patient and operating room environment during the operation
3. Following the patient to and collecting swabs from the recovery room environment
4. Learning about and screening medical charts for post-operative infections
Student Benefits: Experience working with human patient populations, clinical exposure in the operating room and orthopaedic clinics
Project Duration: 5+ hours per week for 3+ months, with the potential to continue beyond one semester
Opportunity Type: Volunteer, Prepare a UROP proposal, Earn independent study credit
Opportunity Location Type: Hybrid
Is this a paid opportunity: No
Minimum Requirements: Enrolled student at the University of Utah
How To Apply: Contact Tommy Brower, Clinical Research Coordinator, at Please do not contact the faculty mentor listed above.