Elena Barengolts

    Email Address: eibareng@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Biomedical Science
    Secondary Department: Biomed and Health Info Sciences
    Title: Associate Professor of Medicine
    Office: 612 CMW M/C 640 Phone: 9966060
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/com/dom/endo/index.htm
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Nutrition, Vitamin D. Currently I have a study on Vitamin D that can be looked up at clinicaltrials.gov and use my last name.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Sophomore standing; Computer literate. Honors college student prefered.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Come at least 2 times a week for 3-4 hours. To expect to be independent and understand that every step takes time. The actual work will be at VA Medical Center at 820 S. Damen (corner of Damen and Polk). A student would have to do Research training on requirements for Research in Human subjects and go through VA application process for volunteers. There may be interesting tasks (designing a questionnaire, obtaning consent, performing bioassay) and non-interesting tasks (bring subjects from VA to Clinical Research Center at UIC across the street). The student has to understand that every step in the study is important and has to be done with enthusiasm and best of ability.

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