14EB – Progression-free survival among patients with multiple myeloma

Status: Filled – Sherona Ingalls
Intern: Sherona Ingalls
Faculty Name: elizabeth-brown
Primary Faculty Appointment: UAB
UAB/HA Department: Pathology
Campus Address: WTI 602C
Telephone Number: (205) 612-2202
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 & Population Science
Number of hours per week that the preceptor will personally supervise or work with the intern: 2
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Teresa K. Martin
2. Kevin Arnold
Title of Project: 14EB – Progression-free survival among patients with 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: June 1, 2021
Proposed End Date: July 30, 2021
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.
Number of days that the student will be expected to come physically to UAB:
1 day per week (prior to start of the internship, gain appropriate waivers and approvals for the student to be on site)
Category of Project: Clinical (Patient Care) Research
Cancer topic: Lymphoma
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Interview patients


Electronic medical record abstraction


Data management, data analysis and presentation of findings

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: Cancer Rates, Trends and Statistics, Interview Skills, Manuscript Preparation for Submission to a Journal, Scientific Writing Skills, Statistics and Data Management, basic knowledge