Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"CPIP: Social and behavioral influences on cancer pain management and physician patient communication"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Full-Year 2013 - CPIP
Research area(s):
Communication about Medication for pain management
Project Description:
the SBI project is a field experiment conducting in Purdue, University of Rochester, and the University of Michigan. Actors are trained to be Standardized patients and visit physician carrying hidden microphones. We will examine the recordings and determine appropriateness of treatment .
Expected Student Contributions:
The CPIP intern would help develop and code prescription drug information and help classify, in conjunction with the project PIs, whether the prescriptions were appropriate for pain management. The intern would work in our lab in Fowler Memorial Hall, which is across the street from Discovery Park. You would be part of the research team, attend research team meetings, and work with other undergraduates as well as graduate students. You would be a part of the larger project, but also have a specific focus on coding / measuring the appropriateness of medication prescribed.
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Desired Qualifications:
Pharmacy students are especially welcome to apply.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Shields, Cleveland
human development and family studies

Student Supervisor

Cleveland Shields
Associate Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Kim Plake