Data Analyst for Maternal and Child Health Research

Our research assistants presented their poster to UB President Dr. Satish K. Tripathi at the 15th UB Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence in 2019.

Our research assistants presented their poster to UB President Dr. Satish K. Tripathi at the 15th UB Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence in 2019.

Seeking Research Assistants with backgrounds in health or life sciences for a team project designed to help pregnant women quit smoking.

Project description

The Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University at Buffalo is offering Research Assistant positions for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Research Assistants will work with Dr. Xiaozhong Wen and research staff on a mentored project designed to help pregnant women quit smoking. This research project involves multicomponent behavioral interventions including education, monitoring and feedback, contingent financial incentives, and support. For this specific position, the Research Assistants will work on literature reviews, data cleaning, data analysis (using SAS), presenting results with tables and figures, drafting manuscripts, and/or presenting their work at an academic conference. 

This Research Assistantship is open to students from health and life sciences majors with a 3.0 or higher GPA and basic statistics skills and competencies. Course credit (1-3) is available upon request. The research participants in this project are PREGNANT women who are currently SMOKING.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Longer than a semester (6-9 months)
Start time Anytime
Level of collaboration Large group collaboration
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer
Who is eligible Strong oral and writing communication skills, 3.0 or higher GPA, basic statistic skills, and willing to learn SAS statistical software
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Project mentor

Xiaozhong Wen

Associate Professor

Pediatrics

G56 Farber Hall, South Campus

Phone: (716) 829-6811

Email: xiaozhon@buffalo.edu

Our poster presenters at the 15th UB Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence in 2019.

Our poster presenters at the 15th UB Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence in 2019

Preparation

To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

  1. Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,
  2. Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,
  3. Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.

Preparation guidance

Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project:

  • Training for lab tests of smoking status, physical examination, and patient visits.