Patricia S. Levinson Fellowship for Community Oriented Research and Service
The Patricia S. Levinson Community Oriented Research and Service Program offer students a chance to participate in interdisciplinary, hands-on clinical and community-based projects that include patient contact. The goal of the program is to help the medical community better understand and address the needs of populations and communities served by Mount Sinai.
These projects are for Mount Sinai students only. Students can select from project descriptions provided by participating mentors or work with a mentor to develop a project. This may involve visiting community clinics and talking to patients, directors, social workers, and nurses to find out what is important to them.
Some examples of projects are:
- Community-Based Research and Education Related to Diabetes and Obesity
- Stroke Prevention in Harlem
- Engaging Neighborhoods in General and Personalized Genomics Education
- Racial Disparities in the Quality of Prostate Cancer
- Cardasil Vaccination Rate Improvement Project
Student may also develop a project with the mentor if it fits the program guidelines. Stipends of $3,000 are provided on a competitive basis for eight weeks of work. In order to apply for funding for the summer, please submit an abstract on a project from the 2013 projects list posted on Blackboard and a letter of support from your mentor by February 18, 2013. All submissions for summer funding will be evaluated by the program steering committee.
Successful students should follow the requirements as detailed within the Summer Research Program.
In addition, participants are required to submit a 5 page report on their project. Please see Final Report Guidelines on Blackboard.