Grant: $60,956 - Department of Health and Human Services - Jul. 27, 2009
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Award Description: The candidate Ms Abimbola Olayinka is applying for the Post-Baccalaureate level supplement for which independent research is not required. We have put together a program that will allow the Ms. Olayinka to receive maximal benefit from her supplement experience. She will actively participate in all stages of the research project as a full member of the research team. The research team meets biweekly to discuss and make decisions regarding all phases of the project, including budgetary issues, recruitment strategies, assessment measures, study design issues, and data analysis. By working in this interdisciplinary environment, Ms Olayinka will have the opportunity to learn skills from specialists in many fields and develop experience conducting collaborative research. The research project is being implemented in three stages: development, clinical trial, and data analysis and dissemination. The developmental stage has been completed and the clinical trial stage began in December 2008 and will continue through enrollment of all 428 study participants that is projected for fall of 2010. Ms. Olayinka will be involved primarily in the clinical trial stage since her supplement experience is being planned for one year and will therefore not be with the team during the data analysis and dissemination stage. The Clinical Trial Stage consists of recruiting participants, implementing the intervention components, conducting assessments, and analyzing preliminary process and outcome data. Ms. Olayinka will be observing and participating, in the oversight of the implementation of the intervention, management of the data (including the entry, cleaning, identifying and tagging cross-overs, recoding, maintenance, and merging/matching), the application of appropriate statistical tests to the study data. She will also be observing the data tracking systems and the randomization procedures. In addition, Ms. Olayinka, in conjunction with the research team, will revise implementation practices in response to problems with recruitment, retention, and participant flow. In addition, the research team will begin summarizing process data on participant attrition, participant acceptance and adherence with the pharmacological and behavioral protocol, and participation rates in various intervention activities. Team members, including Ms. Olayinka will present process data and preliminary analyses of outcome data at national conferences (i.e. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco) and publish these data in peer reviewed journals. Although Ms. Olayinka would have completed her structured supplement experience before the Data Analysis and Dissemination stage, we will endeavor to give her the opportunity to work with study statistician using baseline data to do some descriptive analysis that could form the basis of a conference abstract presentation and potential publication. Even after the end of her formal supplement experience, we will keep Ms. Olayinka engaged in the manuscript writing process and encourage her to complete writing projects initiated during her supplement experience. She will also be given the opportunity to return to work with the research team during the summer of her first year in medical school. We expect a number of publications to result from this project; each team member including Ms. Olayinka would have the opportunity to serve as lead author on at least one paper.
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Jobs Summary: Community Program Specialist (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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