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Need Support on Your Study? CTSI-RAP Students are Ready to Assist



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Already CITI and HIPPA trained, CTSI-RAP students are available to support investigators and their teams on clinical research.

The CTSI Research Associates Program (RAP) seeks to work with clinical research teams by providing undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to medicine and clinical research in an academic medical center. RAP students are able to assist teams with subject screening and visits, data collection/management/analysis, and research administration. 

CTSI RAP is in the process of selecting studies for early 2020. There are typically 30-40 students in the program who work with clinical research teams in a variety of therapeutic areas. Students have UCLA Health System volunteer status and have completed CITI and HIPAA training. A student Study Liaison is assigned to each project and is the main contact person with investigators and their teams. 

Services provided by RAP students include:

  • Patient recruitment and screening
  • transport of patients and biospecimens/investigational drugs
  • data collection and analysis
  • literature searches plus support for presentations and publications

Further information about the program and its mission may be found on the CTSI-RAP webpage

If you are interested in having students in this program working with you, please contact Dr. Laurie Shaker-Irwin, Clinical Research Advisor to the CTSI-RAP students, at LShakerIrwin@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-794-7504.  

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