Summer 2020 Opportunity: Undergrad Researchers Wanted!

Claire Cornell

A collaborative research study between graduate students in the UVA School of Medicine and School of Engineering is recruiting 1-2 highly motivated undergraduate students seeking an immersive research experience for the 2020 summer. The principal investigator for this study is Kathryn Reid, PhD, with clinical mentorship provided by Richard Lindsay, MD. 

The primary aim of this study is to validate the feasibility of a novel technology that utilizes artificial intelligence software to detect and predict patient falls using a single-input video feed. This project is especially relevant for students interested in biotechnology, nursing home care, geriatrics, biomechanics, rehabilitation medicine, and/or patient safety. Data collection will primarily occur in July 2020 in the UVA School of Nursing simulation center, in accordance with a protocol compliant with social distancing guidelines. 

Accepted students will assist with pre-clinical data collection, analysis, and write-up. While coding and previous research experience is encouraged, it is certainly not a requirement. All necessary training will be provided by our team. At the conclusion of the project, students will have the option to submit and present a poster abstract at an academic conference. 

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Applications are due by midnight on May 22nd. If you have any questions about the application or project, please reach out to Jefferson Griscavage at Thank you!