PsychiatryMentor Name: Leslie Hulvershorn
- Internship Location:
Medicine, IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
- Dress Code:
- Majors Preferred:
Neuroscience, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- Help researchers find out more about brain mechanisms that underlie risky decision making before a child ever uses a drug of abuse. Children ages 11 to 12 are invited to participate as part of the study, which is funded by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse. A noninvasive brain scan (MRI) is performed while the child completes decision-making tasks. Once the MRI portion of the study is complete, brief follow-up appointments are conducted every six months to assess the child's decision-making process through a series of simple questions.
- Internship Duties:
- Student will be interacting within the community to help recruit subjects and collect and log qualitative and quantitative as well as observational data following each subject's research experience. In helping with recruitment efforts, the student will work community events, manage recruitment materials, and administer phone screens to interested families. Student will prepare enrollment statistics reports and help with preparing visit documents and materials.