Lydia Eleanor Wiedel Pace, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Womens Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
Available: 01/01/17, Expires: 12/31/19
We are pursuing several breast cancer research projects in Rwanda seeking to identify strategies to promote earlier detection of disease and evaluate the quality of breast cancer treatment provided. I am looking for a medical student to help review paper and electronic medical records (largely oncology records) in Rwanda, at Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence which is a Partners in Health-supported hospital in rural northwest Rwanda. Training and supervision would be provided by me in Boston (and potentially Rwanda depending on schedules), and by colleagues in Rwanda. This would be a rewarding opportunity for students interested in global health, women’s health, and/ or oncology, and those interested in building clinical research skills and pursuing research questions relevant to understanding and improving care delivery in a resource-limited setting. Chart review experience and familiarity with cancer care would be helpful but not required. Previous trainees involved in this work have been able to lead abstracts and/or manuscripts on topics within the larger project. The ideal timeframe would be 1-3 months between March 2019 and December 2019. Laurie Schleimer, 4th year HMS student, previously worked with me on this project and would be willing to share her experience with interested students.
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