Richard D. Urman, M.D.
|Title||Associate Professor of Anaesthesia|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Address||Brigham and Womens Hospital|
Anesthesiology Dept., CWN-L1
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
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Center for Perioperative Research
Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Available: 09/28/17, Expires: 12/31/18
a. Overall responsibilities of the research assistant is to analyze clinical data from a large research database pertaining to surgical, anesthesia and other perioperative patient outcomes. There are no programming skills required for this Health Services research. The student will be given a specific, time-limited project with the goal of analyzing the necessary data from the available resources, and then writing a research report or peer-reviewed paper under the mentorship of the Center leadership. The Center is a collaborative effort of the departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology with the aim of improving research efforts in the perioperative setting. We have 1-2 openings for HMS students interested in health services/clinical patient outcomes research.
b. Center website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/anesthesiology/services/cpmmi.aspx
c. Specific Responsibilities
Regular meetings with the Center research staff to design study goals and deliverables
Coordination with the clinical outcomes database manager to obtain needed data points for
Qualifies as an HMS scholarly project for 3rd/4th year students
Organize data and present to the research staff
Assist in writing a report/research paper
Projects can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis; we are looking for at least a 3 month commitment
Good organizational and writing skills
Ability to perform a thorough literature search using existing research databases (ie PubMed)
Ability to critically analyze data obtained from the databases, including basic statistics
Proactive and collaborative work style
Fluency in Excel; interest in learning new data systems and techniques
Computer programming skills not necessary but a plus
Funding may be available or student can work to receive academic credit (scholarly project, summer, Spring/Fall semester).
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