5 Result(s)

Cancer risk, knowledge and awareness, and screening uptake among underserved rural populations - Genetics/Genomics project

Dr. Oliver is looking for motivated undergraduate students interested in behavioral research focused on addressing cancer inequities. Students will be able to work on several cancer-related projects that include medically underserved, rural, and global populations. Participation may include 1) Data Collection and 2) Data Analysis, 3) Poster presentation development, 4) Abstract development, and 5) Website development Work involves both Qualitative and Quantitative data. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Oliver at joliver@ua.edu...

Required Availability
Spring 2023
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Self-regulation of walking Cadence using a WeArable device To Cross-validate and calibrate intensity Heuristics: The Cadence-WATCH study

Background: U.S. physical activity guidelines recommend that adults accumulate ≥ 150 minutes per week of moderate-to-vigorous intensity activity. However, it is difficult for individuals to ascertain their own intensity without the aid of complex (and often very expensive) exercise equipment/technologies that require requisite knowledge for interpretation of intensity metrics commonly examined under laboratory research conditions. Purpose: The proposed grant study will evaluate the ability of adults (18-80 years of age) to self-regulate their walking cadence (i.e., number of steps per minute) using a fitness watch to prescribed cadence targets in order to elicit a moderate-to-vigorous walking intensity. Method: A sex- and age balance samp...

Required Availability
Spring 2023 | Summer 2023 | Fall 2023
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Transportation hardships: Investigating the power of owning a reliable vehicle in rural areas

Access to a reliable vehicle can serve as a lifeline in rural areas of the United States. Without access to a reliable vehicle, residents of rural areas face economic, health, and social hardships. Nearly two decades ago, several colleagues and I completed research in rural Iowa that found that having access to a reliable vehicle improved the probability of employment by more than earning a high school education or being in good health. Other researchers have found that a lack of access to a reliable vehicle is associated with social isolation, greater risk of food insecurity, and poor physical health outcomes. My goal is to develop a new database that will allow us to update what we know about the role access to a reliable vehicle means...

Required Availability
Spring 2023 | Summer 2023 | Fall 2023
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Determining the source of fecal pollution in Alabama rivers

We are seeking an undergraduate student to assist with filtering river water samples on a monthly basis, DNA extractions, data analyses, and general laboratory duties. This project will continue for 3 years so a freshman or sophomore student would be preferred....

Required Availability
Spring 2023
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Biology | Microbiology
Faculty
Julie Olson

Research Student

Data management and secondary data analysis...

Required Availability
Spring 2023
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No