Summer Research Volunteer Program
The Summer Volunteer Research Intern Program was established in Summer 2017 by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) and the Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) and is supported by the Volunteer & Hospital Services. The goal of the program is to provide research experience to students from various disciplines (medical school, pre-med, psychology, public health and high school students). Students learn about clinical and basic research, neuropsychology, mental and cognitive health outcomes, and neuroimaging. The students participate by shadowing providers, contributing to research data collection, interacting with patients, and developing presentations. The highlights for the summer are the journal club participation and the final project presentation.