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Student Scholars & Research Opportunities

Duties at ACORN Center: Development and customization of data collection and processing software tools, training of new users on the tools, user support, data analysis, neural network training, process documentation, manuscript preparation.

Research Focus: AI, Machine Learning Applications of wearable sensors.

What do you enjoy working with ACORN Center research? I enjoy working with a diverse talented self-driven team, bringing on board a wide knowledge-base. Importantly, our study seeks to address a major common challenge of poor medication adherence.


Duties at the ACORN Center: Assisting Dr. Corbett and Lizzy Combs, the project coordinator, in enrolling patients in studies, doing data analysis and data entry, working to help PhD students with any research they need done and literature reviews to help with grant writing.

Research Focus: So far most of the focus has been with smart technology and aging populations, though we also helped with some work focused on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Why I enjoy working for the ACORN center:  The ACORN Center provided me with my first research experience and showed me how much of an impact I can make in the community. I'm interested in the intersection of research and hands-on patient and/or participant experience which I get both of at ACORN. My clinical interests can be matched with innovative ideas about taking care of others through research opportunities at ACORN.

Duties at the ACORN Center: My duties at the ACORN center include serving as principal investigator on my own projects with the help of my research mentors!

Research Focus: My research focus in on the military population, specifically military children with TRICARE coverage. My research is mostly qualitative and examines the experiences patients have. I also focus on continuity of care and how it affects health outcomes for those with chronic disease. 

Why I enjoy working for the ACORN center: I love working at the ACORN center because it allows me to feel that I am making a tangible contribution to the field of research in an area that I am truly passionate about. I am able to take my personal passions and experiences and use them to guide my research. I also enjoy being able to make connections with such educated and respected faculty. It is truly a privilege!




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