Medicine – Magnani

Jared Magnani, MD, MSc
Options: Volunteer Basis, Independent Funding Available, Potential for UROP Funding

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart beat that is associated with strokes, heart failure and increased mortality. Investigators at BU School of Medicine are recruiting a cohort of patients with atrial fibrillation and conducting questionnaires (detailed interview), laboratory and clinical assessments.

Students are invited to consider applying to participate in this research as a research assistant (RA). The RA has the primary role to consent and interview study participants. Professionalism, maturity, strong interpersonal skills, good communication, organization, and responsible conduct are absolutely essential. Comfort with a diverse patient population is also paramount. Medical and cardiovascular knowledge are helpful but not essential. Participating as a research assistant would provide essential exposure to design and methods in human subjects research, atrial fibrillation and its public health implications, patient interviewing skills, and ethics of conducting research.

Minimal commitment is 15 hours/week. Applicants will be asked to provide two professional references indicating their strengths and suitability for participation.