Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Preventing suffering in late stage cancer patients"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Full-Year 2017 - CPIP
Research area(s):
lung cancer, physician-patient communication, opioids, pain, prognosis, race, disparities
Project Description:
We are in the final year of a randomized field trial examining the effects of patient characteristics (demographics and communication style) on pain management in late stage lung cancer.
Expected Student Contributions:
we will be finishing-up coding, do data management and analysis. the intern will help with creating tables, doing literature reviews, coding transcripts of physician-patient communication, and pitching in with the professor and grad students to get the data analyzed and published.
Related Website(s):
http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs/directory/faculty/shields_cleveland.html
Desired Qualifications:
GPA min 3.0, students with some statistical skill would be helpful. students with an interest in cancer care and social science
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Shields, Cleveland
Deptartment/College:
human development and family studies

Student Supervisor

Name:
Shields
Title:
Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Stewart Chang Alexander
Deptartment/College:
Consumer Science
Name:
Cleveland