Rebecca Gail Breslow, M.D.
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
Available: 01/06/20, Expires: 12/31/20
This project is an opportunity to assist with an international collaboration called SAFER: Strategies to reduce Adverse medical events For the ExerciseR. This collaboration is a study of injury and illness encounters at mass participation endurance events. The goals are to determine incidence rates and then implement interventions designed to reduce serious, life-threatening medical encounters.
The student will assist with review of race day medical encounter forms from the Boston Marathon over the past 4 years and input data into an electronic database for subsequent analysis and aggregation. The student will choose one or more conditions that are considered to be life-threatening for marathon runners (for example, exertional heat stroke, exercise-associated hyponatremia, or cardiac arrest) and will independently explore associations with race and participant characteristics from the medical encounter data. Based on the findings, the student may choose to design a focus group strategy to further examine risk, or may develop educational materials to be used in a prevention initiative.
The student will meet with Dr. Breslow on a monthly basis to monitor progress, discuss pertinent literature, and review manuscript outlines and drafts. Opportunities to shadow in Sports Medicine clinic, and to volunteer in the medical tent at local road races (including the Boston Marathon) are also available.
Available: 12/03/19, Expires: 12/31/20
Research opportunity in the BWH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, for a student interested in Sports Medicine and Road Race medicine. We are seeking to characterize injury/illness incidence as well as associated demographic and climatologic factors leading to presentation in road race medical tents at Boston-area road races. The student will assist with medical records review and data abstraction. The student will also assist with abstract and publication writing/preparation. Time commitment is approximately 5 hours per week for one year, including a monthly meeting with the primary investigator. Opportunities to participate in road race event coverage, and to shadow in Sports Medicine clinic, also available pending student interest. Interested students should contact Dr. Rebecca Breslow at email@example.com
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