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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 30-40 hours/week for a culmination of approximately 320-350 hours. 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.

Student Employment -Technical Assistant II

Student employees 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 employment. Due to the training involved a two semester minimum commitment is required.

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.

New Members 

Orianna
Introducing our new team member Orianna Olson! Here at PEAK Orianna is one of our Technical Assistants. She is from New Brighton, Minnesota and is currently a Senior at The University of Rochester, where she studies Biomedical Engineering and Psychology. Orianna often finds herself involved across campus and is part of the Bhangra dance club.



matt
PEAK Lab is excited to introduce Matt Parker to the team. Matt is from Watkinsville, GA and is currently a senior at The University of Rochester, where he studies Epidemiology. In his free time Matt finds himself outdoors, usually running. After graduation, he hopes to get a Master in Public Health.





amanuel
PEAK is happy to introduce our new team member Amanuel Ayano! Amanuel will be serving as a Technical Assistant here at PEAK. He is from Maryland and is a student at the University of Rochester. He is currently a junior and is studying Environmental Science. Amanuel often finds himself playing soccer and plans to attend Medical School.