06EB – Risk factors associated with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma

Status: Filled – Intern: Brent Collier
Intern: Brent Collier
Faculty Name: elizabeth-e-brown-2
UAB Department: Pathology
UAB School: Medicine
Campus Address: WTI 602C
Telephone Number: (205) 934-6105
Email: elizabethbrown@uabmc.edu or Click to Send E-Mail
For how many summers have you served as a preceptor: 3 or more
CCC Research Area: Cancer Control and Population Science
Number of hours per week that the preceptor will personally supervise or work with the intern: 3
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Teri Martin
2. Kalyn Purnell
Title of Project: 06EB – Risk factors associated with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma
Project Description:

The goal of this investigation is to characterize risk factors for relapsed refractory disease in patients treated for multiple myeloma following high dose chemotherapy or autologous stem cell transplant. This investigation will be ancillary to the Integrative Molecular And Genetic Epidemiology (IMAGE) Study of myeloma. CaRES Fellows will be working with the existing IMAGE Study team and infrastructure to identify and recruit new participants, provide informed consent, conduct data management, quality control as well as obtain longitudinal data on existing participants. Preliminary analyses may result in publication.

Project Status: Already up and running
Location of Project: Birmingham, AL (UAB)
Proposed Start Date: May 4, 2020
Proposed End Date: August 28, 2020
Expected work schedule for intern: Not very flexible, intern MUST be at work on certain days of the week and at certain times of the day (as may be necessary to interview patients, attend lab meetings, process samples, etc.) and should contribute full-time effort.
Category of Project: Clinical (Patient Care) Research
Cancer topic: Lymphoma, Survivorship, Treatment
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Participant recruitment, provide informed consent, obtain epidemiological data


Conduct data entry, data management and quality control


Analyze data and write abstract

Preceptor will provide intern with access to the following:
Office or desk space, Computer and printer, Supplies needed to complete project, Equipment needed to complete project
Likelihood that intern will be included as an author on one or more publications
related to this summer research project:
Very likely
Areas in which the ideal candidates will have experience:
NONE OF THE ABOVE (just the willingness to learn)