Pathology and Laboratory MedicineSupervisor: Janna Hilligoss
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy
- Dress Code:
- Business casual or scrubs
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Nursing
- Hours per week:
- Regular hours, but flexible as needed for school projects
- We are the IU Amyloidosis Research and Treatment team. Our Director, Dr. Merrill Benson is known as one of the leading experts of Amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in your bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ. Amyloidosis can affect different organs in different people, and there are different types of amyloid (mutations). It can be primary or secondary, or in some cases hereditary affecting multiple members in each generation. Amyloidosis frequently affects the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system and digestive tract. Severe amyloidosis can lead to life-threatening organ failure, yet to-date; there are limited recognized standard-of-care options, and we are only in the beginning stages of effective treatment options. Our research team is dedicated to research, diagnosis, and the development of treatment modalities.
- Internship Duties:
- Typical duties include management and monitoring of Excel spreadsheets containing laboratory values, filing source documents into patient charts, escorting the patients to the various areas on campus for testing, preparation of patient packets, labeling laboratory kits, etc.
- Must be able to multitask and yet extremely detail oriented. Prefer someone well versed in Microsoft Word and Excel that can work equally well in both a busy team atmosphere or an independent project.