UCLA undergraduate, Amjad Murdos, presents a CTSI Communication of Science Program project at the 2016 UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day
By Jessica Castillo
UCLA undergraduate students from the CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) and the CTSI Communication of Science Program were among the 640 students who participated in the UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day at Pauley Pavilion recently.
CTSI-RAP's poster highlighted the program's recent work on studies of pelvic prolapse repair, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), sport-related concussions, and health care associated infections. Student tasks included patient screening, administering questionnaires and collection of baseline data.
Since its inception in 2013, 42 students have been accepted into the CTSI-RAP program.
CTSI-RAP and Communication of Science programs are "Pipeline Programs" intended to engage young people in scientific research to kindle their interest in biomedical research and set them on a path toward a research career. CTSI supports pipeline programs that provide students with hands-on, mentored experiences assisting with clinical research, preparing scientific communications?such as presentations and journal articles?and conducting science experiments. Visit CTSI High School & Undergraduate Programs, for more information about CTSI-supported pipeline programs, and information about hiring work-study undergraduate students for on-campus and off-campus jobs, including those related to research.