Education and Training

Research Training Fellows

  1. Wilmot Cancer Center Cancer Control
  2. Gerontology
  3. Dermatology
  4. Minority Investigator Award

PEAK Lab Student Opportunities

Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to gain experience in clinical research trials with apparently healthy, cancer patients and other diseased populations. Listed below are some of the opportunities:

  • Sub-maximal and maximal VO2 max assessment
  • Resting energy expenditure assessment
  • Viaysis metabolic cart data collection and interpretation
  • Muscular strength testing
  • Body composition assessment: RJL bioelectric impedance, skinfold, and circumference
  • Exercise prescription
  • Actigraph research studies
  • Home-based exercise research studies
  • Home-based yoga training research studies
  • Exercise leadership

The PEAK laboratory provides a unique opportunity to work with various patients involved in clinical research. Home based exercise helps to manage symptoms of fatigue, depression, and low self-esteem often found in cancer patients undergoing radiation and chemo therapy. In the PEAK laboratory, you will have an incredible opportunity to conduct assessments and encourage physical activity in many populations.

Internship

Student interns can gain valuable experience in Physical Activity and Cancer Research while maintaining data for cancer control studies. Students can expect 10-20 hours/week. You must be a full time, enrolled student to apply.

Opportunities includes: patient assessment, calibrate/clean/maintain equipment, handle blood samples, and exercise prescription and leadership. Clerical skills such as data review and input, auditing electronic databases, word processing, copying, filing, and correspondence. Medline and library literature searches.

Work study program

Work study students can gain valuable work experience in Physical Activity and Cancer Research while maintaining data for cancer control studies. Students can expect 12-20 hours/week for work-study or independent study. (Independent study students are responsible for a short paper half way through the semester.)Due to the training involved a two semester minimum commitment is required for either option.

Job description includes: patient assessment, calibrate/clean/maintain equipment, handle blood samples, and exercise prescription and leadership. Clerical skills such as data review and input, auditing electronic databases, word processing, copying, filing, and correspondence. Medline and library literature searches. You must be a full time, enrolled student to apply.

 

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Contact Us

Director:
Dr. Karen Mustian

(585) 273-1796

Clinical Exercise Physiologist:
Michelle Porto

(585) 273-3148

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