URSA Engage Program 2013
Position Descriptions for Students to Apply For
Faculty Name & Department/School: Dr. Marit Bovbjerg/CPHHS
Research Project Title: Maternal physical activity and birth outcomes: systematic review
Physical activity during pregnancy has many known benefits: reduced risks of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, neonatal hypoglycemia, and macrosomia. Less conclusive are effects of exercise on maternal birth outcomes, such as cesarean or labor duration. This project will review systematically the published literature on this topic. A peer-reviewed publication is anticipated; the student will be invited to be an author provided standard authorship criteria are met.
What skills will students obtain in this project?
Assessing study quality
Systematic review/meta-analysis methods
Student research tasks:
Systematic review methods dictate that 2 researchers independently perform the following tasks:
The student identified for this project will perform these tasks, under the direction of Dr. Bovbjerg, but independently. The student will then assist with manuscript preparation and submission.
Period of work - Spring and Fall
Number of hours per week expected of student: 5
Preferred Faculty Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
(note - applications are NOT sent to mentors - see instructions)
q Yes x No: Human Subjects
q Yes xNo: Live Vertebrate Animals
q Yes x No: Recombinant DNA Molecules Transgenic Plants or Animal, and/or Infectious Agents of Plants, Animals, or Humans
q Yes x No: Ionizing Radiation
q Yes x No: Chemical Carcinogens
q Yes x No: Scuba Diving, Free Diving
q Yes x No: Small Boating Operations
If you are interested in applying for this position, you MUST complete the student application HERE and email it to Dr. Kevin Ahern at email@example.com
Do NOT email your application to the faculty mentor.