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Webinar: Moving Beyond Internships Developing Institutionalized UR Opportunities in the Health Sciences

Webinar: "Moving Beyond Internships" Developing Institutionalized UR Opportunities in the Health Sciences 

September 16, 2015

2pm ET


Students in the health sciences often have to decide between fulfilling clinical hours requirements in lieu of research opportunities.  This webinar will focus on the nuts and bolts of establishing an undergraduate research opportunity in the health sciences.  The webinar will emphasize an experience that can complement existing internship and clinical hours requirements.  Emphasis will also be on strategies for securing institutional support and curricular sustainability.


Complimentary to Health Sciences Division Members and Enhanced Members.  Please visit https://members.cur.org/members_online/registration/register.asp?mt=WEB02&af=CUR to register.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Heather Tarleton's research focuses on cancer epidemiology and cancer survivorship.   Within cancer survivorship, her research interests are in prevalent comorbidity among cancer survivors and behavioral interventions for chronic disease management.

Currently,  she is conducting a study titled “IMPAACT: Improving Physical Activity After Cancer Treatment”.  The IMPAACT study is a collaborative effort with colleagues in the Department of Health and Human Sciences and is also a research training opportunity for upperclassmen preparing to enter the Allied Health professions.

The study connects epidemiology, exercise physiology, nutrition, and rehabilitation science and recruits participants from the racially and ethnically diverse cities within Los Angeles County.  The study was designed to examine the effects of a combined aerobic exercise and resistance training program on the body composition of cancer survivors and on reducing the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis among cancer survivors.  The study also aims to improve cancer survivors’ overall capacity to engage in physical activity by addressing fatigue, balance, muscle health, cardiorespiratory fitness, neuropathy and psychosocial barriers to motivation.

In addition to her focus on cancer epidemiology and cancer survivorship research, Dr. Tarleton is also heavily invested in drawing undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds and underserved communities into STEM research.  She is a faculty mentor for the McNair Scholars Program at Loyola Marymount University and a Councilor for the Health Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

For Questions:

Please contact:

Robin Howard
Senior Director
Membership Services, Operations and Information Technology
Council on Undergraduate Research
734 15th St, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20005
(202)783-4811 fax


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