Cynthia Fritschi

    Email Address: fritschi@uic.edu
    College: Nursing Department: Biobehavioral Health Science
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 646 Phone: 312-996-4260
    Webpage: http://www.nursing.uic.edu/faculty-staff/cynthia-fritschi-phd-rn-cde
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Diabetes, physical activity, symptom management/assessment, ecological momentary assessment methods, diabetes self-care behaviors. Aging adults. Women's health.

    I am currently running a pilot study about the effects of a 12-week walking program on inflammatory markers, fatigue, and sleep in sedentary, obese, women with type 2 diabetes.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 2

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I would prefer a student with a strong interest or major in healthcare related to exercise, behavioral, or nursing sciences. Honor's college preferred, but not necessary. Must have or plan to complete the live UIC OPRS Investigator 101 course or the on-line Collaborative Initial Training Initiative (CITI) course.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Assistance with recruitment and walking intervention. Would be involved in data collection during the study visits and data entry, checking, & cleaning. Working with data management spread sheets (Excel & other).

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