The M. Brian Aynesworth Research Center is located in the F.M. and Gloria Young Tower at Providence Health Center. Founded in 1905 by the Daughters of Charity, Providence currently serves as a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health system. With a mission to provide innovative health care to the community, it is the goal of the M. Brian Aynesworth Research Center to further expand that mission to include the development of medical science.
The purpose of the Research Associates Program is to provide undergraduate students experience in clinical research, writing study protocols, IRB submission process and data entry. Students will be assigned to various projects as they work under the direction of the Physician Investigator and will be supervised by the research staff. Current studies focus on assessment, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular and neurological illnesses.
All interested students are required to complete an application on-line and an orientation with the Providence Education Department and follow the Research Department's volunteer policy. Commitment will be for one year. After one year, students will be allowed to continue based on their performance and their willingness. Minimum weekly commitment should be four hours/week, and may vary with the project. Students will be given the opportunity to observe various procedures that are related to the projects they will be working on.
Application opens January 2014. Thank you for your interest!
Acceptance to this program will be based on academic achievements, student involvement, and best fit in order to create valuable volunteer/institution relationships. Eligible students must have a completed application by the deadline in order to be reviewed for this opportunity. There are no student stipends for this program at this time.