Elena I Barengolts

    Email Address: eibareng@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Department of Medicine
    Secondary Department: Department of Medicine
    Title: Professor of Medicine
    Office: 612 CMW M/C 640 Phone: 9966060
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, PreDiabetes, Nutrition, Vitamin D. We have Multi-center Diabetes-related trials. The student can do an independent research if time-commitment is 2-3 years. No laboratory research.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Computer literate. Honors college student preferred. Time commitment is the most important.

    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. All work is expected to be on a volunteer basis.

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