Ariel Leifer

    Email Address: aleifer@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Family Medicine

    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Women's health and reproductive healthcare.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 4

    Qualifications of a Student:
    The student should have an interest in women's health, public health, health sciences research or social sciences research. Preferably someone who is considering a graduate degree in one of the health sciences - pharmacy, nursing, medicine, public health. The student should feel comfortable talking to strangers about their healthcare and contraceptive needs. Juniors and Seniors are preferred with a GPA of 3.5 and above. Students with any major are acceptable. No prior experience is necessary but a willingness and comfort to work in a new environment with minimal supervision is essential. The student will need to complete training in research with human subjects.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will be responsible for approaching and interviewing women in the family medicine clinic about their goals and needs for reproductive healthcare. The student will have a brief, one page script to use. Consideration of the sensitive nature of the topic, respect for the patients' time and confidentiality are essential.

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