Currently, a gold-standard for the diagnosis of sport-related concussion does not exist. The goal of my research is to identify a time and cost effective theranostic measure (e.g. computerized, biomarker(s) or other clinical tools) of sport-related concussion that will translate to non-athlete (e.g. military and civilian populations).
Students will be required to participate in a weekly journal club to discuss current topics related to concussion. The successful applicant will work together with other undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the day-to-day lab operations as well as assist with a variety of currently existing research protocols.
Students must complete CITI training. Although a statistical background is preferred but not required. Finally, students should have strong interpersonal skills as they will routinely work with research personnel, clinicians and study participants.
1) Students will gain an in depth knowledge of sport-related concussion
2) Students will gain an appreciation for clinical research
3) Students will become well-versed in data collection, analysis and interpretation