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Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding

Overview

The Child and Family Health lab examines the interplay among family factors, culture, and illness or disability across the lifespan. Current research projects include the following:
• Assessment, psychosocial adjustment, and support needs of siblings of children with cancer
• Sleep quality in families of children with cancer
• Sources of health disparities among young children with autism
• Development of a family-based telehealth intervention for siblings of adults with autism

We study these topics using qualitative and quantitative methods and through the development of community partnerships. More information can be found at our lab website (http://sites.bu.edu/childandfamilyhealth/).

Student duties may include the following:
• Transcribe and/or code qualitative interviews
• Conduct literature reviews
• Enter quantitative data
• Contribute to lab operations (e.g., maintaining the website, developing training materials, etc.).

Students are expected to commit a minimum of 8 hours per week to lab activities, including attending weekly lab meetings (time TBD for spring). Spanish fluency is preferred but not required.

A copy of the lab application can be found on our website (http://sites.bu.edu/childandfamilyhealth/student-volunteers/). If interested, please submit your completed application to Jenna Eilenberg (jenmiche@bu.edu).

PLEASE NOTE: SPACES FOR THE FALL SEMESTER HAVE BEEN FILLED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN THE SPRING, PLEASE SUBMIT A COMPLETED VOLUNTEER APPLICATION BY 12/1/18.

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