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Internships in Global Health - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Pediatric Obesity Program
Memphis, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Field Work, Research Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student responsibility
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:

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Children's Hospital Pediatric Obesity Program
Research, Outreach, & Clinical Opportunities

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 8-12 weeks
Number of Positions: 1
Stipend: $5,000
About: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Pediatric Obesity Program conducts clinical and basic science research with the goal of developing individualized treatments for obesity and obesity-related health complications.  The Healthy Lifestyle Clinic provides multi-disciplinary care for children with obesity through team-based approach (dietitian, exercise physiologist, behavioral psychologist, and medical subspecialists) and conducts clinical trials using novel medications and devices for weight loss.  The Metabolic Research Center studies mice and cellular models to elucidate the role of genetics, dietary composition, physical activity, and microbiome profile in obesity and metabolic diseases.  The Healthy Lifestyle Network aims at prevention measures in the community including active video games in the school, cooking classes for community members, and educational meetings open to the public.
Intern Responsibilities: One summer internship position is available, with specific assignments to be tailored to the skills of the intern in alignment with program priorities. The intern will assist with research participant recruitment, preparation and delivery of interventions, assessment of outcome measures, analysis of human specimens (and if interested, translation studies in the basic science lab that directly relate to clinically relevant questions), data entry, statistical analyses, medical literature review, and presentation of data. Interns are also encouraged to accompany doctors on clinical rounds, and to attend seminars and events.
Qualifications: Prior experience working in a molecular biology laboratory is necessary if interested in participating in basic science research.  For the clinical research component, prior experience is not necessary but comfort working with children and teenagers is essential.  Willingness to work during some evenings and weekends is required.  Prior experience in clinical research is not required because training will be provided for all necessary skills to perform assigned duties.
View Internship Summary Posters from Past Le Bonheur Princeton Student Interns:
Summer 2019
Sandra Yang '22 - Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital: Pediatric Obesity Program
Summer 2018
Jocelyn Galindo '21 - Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital: The Importance of Diets in Liver Metabolism
Summer 2017
Autumn Rose '19 - Pediatric Obesity Program in Memphis, TN

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