Enrique F Elli

    Email Address: eelli@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Surgery
    Secondary Department: Surgery
    Title: Director of Bariatric Program. Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Office: 840 South Wood Street 435 E Phone: 312-431-9659
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Our bariatric program research team has interests in the following areas:
    - morbid obesity- comorbidities associated with obesity and resolution of comorbidities post surgery
    - types and outcomes of bariatric surgery
    - role of age, ethnicity, and other demographic and socio-cultural variables in obese patients pre and post-surgery
    - bariatric surgery in transplant patients
    - plastic surgery post-bariatric surgery

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8-20 (flexible and negotiable)

    Qualifications of a Student:
    High school education required; coursework in the health, social sciences, psychology, and/or related field required; interest in research conducted by the Bariatric Surgery Research team; prefer some experience in the field of study relevant to the research being conducted; excellent computer knowledge; excellent database management; experience in internet searches and literature searches; demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
    Additional skills: ability to work as a team and also work independently; above average organizational skills, ability to conduct detailed work with great accuracy and attention to detail.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Assist in conducting research as part of the bariatric surgery research team. Assist with database management, database entry/verification, literature searches, and retrieving articles. Depending on interest and experience, assist with conference presentations and manuscript preparation. Work with the project coordinator and database manager to ensure quality control of the data.

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