Marina Del Rios

    Email Address: mdelrios@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Emergency Medicine
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 808 South Wood Street, 476C Phone: 312-355-0297
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Dr. Del Rios has an interest in health equity interventions to promote cardiovascular health. Interested students can participate in any of the following projects: identifying the prevalence of asymptomatic hypertensive target organ injury in patients with elevated blood pressures in the emergency department (ED), novel use of advanced ultrasound applications for improving diagnostic certainty and goal directed therapy in the ED, developing cardiovascular risk screening strategies in non-clinical settings for the general population, and delivery of health promotion activities to promote cardiovascular health equity in vulnerable populations.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Interest and enthusiasm for research and Emergency Medicine are important. Time management and accountability are essential, as the student may work on more than one project and/or task at once. Student must be in good standing and in his/her second year of undergraduate education or above. Introductory courses in biology and/or chemistry and writing must have been completed prior to participating in this research opportunity. Any previous research experience with human subjects is appreciated, but not a requirement.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Student must be willing to work outside of traditional office hours as much of the research tasks are performed in the emergency department setting. Student will assist with participant screening and recruitment, data acquisition, data entry, and other research-related tasks.

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