Antonio Gangemi

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    College: Medicine Department: Surgery
    Title: Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Office: 840 S. Wood Street, Suite 435E Phone: 312.3551493
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I have two main research interests:
    - As medical director of the laparoscopic and robotic surgical skills laboratory at UIC, I am currently responsible of the minimally invasive training for the general surgery residents. I strongly believe in multi-disciplinary approach and, on this basis I have started multiple collaborations with scientists and researchers of the Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Medical Education at UIC and with industries that express interest in surgical education and are willing to support the research and training activities of my laboratory.
    - My bariatric surgery practice is based on a geographic area that has a rate of morbid obesity among the highest in the United States. My main clinical research interest focuses on finding a possible surgical cure for diabetes type 2 in obese and overweight patients.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Prior experience with statistical analysis is a plus. Schedule flexibility is a must as the student will be working with a busy general surgeon who must reconcile his research activities with his clinical duties.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I expect the student to have a genuine interest for one of my two main research focuses, to be self-motivated, to demonstrate the ability to work independently whilst showing good communication skills and report progresses and/or seek guidance when needed.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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