34JD – COVID-19 and response to immunotherapy

Status: Filled – Jenny Jung
Intern: Jenny Jung
Faculty Name: jessy-s-deshane
Primary Faculty Appointment: UAB
UAB/HA Department: Medicine
Campus Address: THT 433A
Telephone Number: (205) 996-2041
Email: jessydeshane@uabmc.edu or Click to Send E-Mail
For how many summers have you served as a preceptor: 1
CCC Research Area: Cancer Biology & Immunology
Number of hours per week that the preceptor will personally supervise or work with the intern: 4
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Devika Das
2. Haris Hatic
Title of Project: 34JD – COVID-19 and response to immunotherapy
Project Description:

It is currently unknown whether cancer patients who are COVID-19 convalescents will respond to combination therapy with immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) or have resistance to combination therapies with ICB. This project will perform chart review of patients with lung cancer and melanoma who are COVID-19 convalescents and their response to chemotherapy and disease outcomes. This will be compared to uninfected patients. This project may involve getting trained on i2b2 and working with a team of investigators.

Project Status: Already up and running
Location of Project: Birmingham, AL (UAB)
Proposed Start Date: May 31, 2021
Proposed End Date: August 27, 2021
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.
Number of days that the student will be expected to come physically to UAB:
1 day or a few days as needed
Category of Project: Clinical (Patient Care) Research
Cancer topic: Lung and Bronchus, Skin
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Get trained and Chart review


Analyze data


Review data with team

Preceptor will provide intern with access to the following: Supplies needed to complete project, i2b2 training
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, Immunology, Literature Review Skills, Statistics and Data Management, basic knowledge