04/10/2020 Pediatric EducAtion Research Lunch Series (PEARLS)
Location: Webinar Via Zoom
AFLOAT Program presented by Dr. Margo Kamel
The Pediatric EducAtion Research Lunch Series (PEARLS) was created specifically for and by coordinators and research nurses working in Pediatrics Emory and CHOA. Formats for sessions will vary and include panels, a single speaker, or multiple speakers. All sessions will be followed by a discussion or questions and answer.
Are you looking for a well-trained research assistant but don’t have time to interview or have limited funds? Look no further than the AFLOAT (Utilizing Undergraduate and Graduate Interns As Clinical Research FLOating AssisTants) program; designed specifically to support PIs and keep them afloat!
AFLOAT formalizes the training process for research assistants and creates a research assistant pool of interns from the undergraduate and graduate body of students at Emory University and makes them available for hire for short term projects. This program is specifically tailored to assist faculty who have limited funding, need short-term research assistance, or have a long-term need that is not substantial enough to warrant hiring a fulltime coordinator. Interns benefit by gaining a skill set that makes them more marketable if they chose to engage in a clinical research career and providing them with an opportunity to engage with faculty as they determine their career paths. Both researchers and interns benefit because interns will have increased confidence and competency.