39RA – Personalized Medicin Initiative in Gynecologic Oncology

Status: Filled – Intern: Lita Araysi
Intern: Lita Araysi
Faculty Name: rebecca-arend
UAB Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
UAB School: School of Medicine
Campus Address: WTI 430 J, 1824 6th Ave South
Telephone Number: (205) 934-7789
Email: rarend@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 Biology
Number of hours per week that the preceptor will personally supervise or work with the intern: 1
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Angelina Londono
2. Carly Bess Williams
Title of Project: 39RA – Personalized Medicin Initiative in Gynecologic Oncology
Project Description:

Molecular profiling can play an important role in making treatment decisions and is becoming a critical component in optimizing personalized medicine cancer care. The GYN ONC UAB personalized medicine initiative (PMI) started in September 2015 and continues to play a vital role in patient care. The student will learn to manage and maintain the database that captures all the clinical information for each patient that is part of the study. We are in the process of completing a manuscript that the student might be able to help with.

Project Status: Will begin on or before the CaRES student’s start date
Location of Project: Birmingham, AL (UAB)
Proposed Start Date: May 4, 2020
Proposed End Date: August 28, 2020
Expected work schedule for intern: Flexible, intern can largely set his or her own schedule (as for students who are instructed how to proceed and are permitted to work independently with weekly guidance) and should contribute full-time effort.
Category of Project: Clinical (Patient Care) Research
Cancer topic: Cervix, Genetics, Ovary, Treatment, Uterus
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Look up clinical information for the patients that are part of the study


Help generate graphs and tables that summarize the results


Present results at weekly meetings and prepare a poster or talk by the end of 12 weeks

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