43GR – Health Services Research Internship 2

Status: Filled – Rachel Frazier
Intern: Rachel Frazier
Faculty Name: gabrielle-rocque-43
Primary Faculty Appointment: UAB
UAB/HA Department: Medicine
Campus Address: 1824 6th Avenue S.
Telephone Number: (205) 975-2914
Email: grocque@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: 6
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Stacey Ingram
2. Nicole Caston
Title of Project: 43GR – Health Services Research Internship 2
Project Description:

The student will participate in two projects:

1. Evaluating clinical trial participation: One student will work on a series of projects related to improving representation of diverse populations in clinical trials. This will include (1) refining patient materials about the importance of representation of diverse population in clinical trials, (2) developing a policy brief to share with key stakeholders on results from our large database analysis on patients who are traditionally well-represented, underrepresented, and unrepresented in clinical trials, (3) conducting in depth chart review of whether patients were eligible and/or offered a clinical trial during their treatment at UAB, and (4) assist with literature review for manuscript preparation. They will also participate in discussions about analysis and dissemination or results.

2. Implementation of patient-reported outcomes: The student will participate in a research project that evaluated a large-scale implementation of patient-reported outcomes as part of standard of care. The student will take field notes during meetings, participate in qualitative analysis of interviews regarding barriers and facilitators to implementation, and assist with literature review for manuscript preparation. If the student has an analytic background, they will have the opportunity to participate in the quantitative evaluation of the implementation.

The student will gain experience in different types of health services for patients and the nuances of conducting research.

Project Status: Already up and running
Location of Project: Birmingham, AL (UAB)
Proposed Start Date: May 3, 2021
Proposed End Date: August 27, 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:
0 – project will be fully virtual except for the required in-person checkpoint visits
Category of Project: field or analytic
Cancer topic: Multiple Cancer Sites
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Abstract charts


Take field notes


Conduct literature review

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)