Stanford Center for Asian Healthcare Research and Education (CARE), Summer Research Internship 2020

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Overview

The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (Stanford CARE) is offering an intensive 8- week summer internship in Data Science, Vulnerable Populations and AI, with a focus in Asian Health. This exceptional program leverages the unique aspects of Stanford’s world-class research, technology and medical infrastructure, to train learners to become superb population science researchers.

By the end of the program, learners will utilize tools to conduct large database analysis, understand core concepts in AI related health care research, identify problems/solutions in vulnerable populations, and effectively engage with technologists, entrepreneurs, non-profits and population science researchers. Throughout the summer, learners will participate in ongoing seminars on Asian Health, medical technology, AI, medical research, vulnerable populations and global health, with Stanford faculty and visiting faculty. The course content is the equivalent of two undergraduate classes.

Details

After participating in a 1-week intensive boot camp, learners will form teams, and select from mentored research projects with leading Stanford CARE faculty. Students will have the opportunity for one-on-one mentorship with their chosen faculty. The program is designed to have flexible hours, giving students the chance to be in control of their project. Students will be writing, doing the data analysis of, and editing their papers independently with once-a-week mentor guidance. Students are able to travel during the internship through prior arrangement with their mentor and TA.

In addition, students will receive training on literature review, interpreting scientific papers, use of Stanford resources, and presentational training. There may be possibilities for additional research/intern opportunities with Stanford Faculty. At the end of the internship, learners will present their work at a CARE faculty conference, and then work on publishing their results in academic journals over the next several months. The conference will be attended by Startups, Faculty, International Visitors and CARE Partners. Throughout the summer, learners will participate in ongoing seminars on Asian Health, medical technology, AI, medical research, vulnerable populations and global health, with Stanford faculty and visiting faculty. The course content is the equivalent of two undergraduate classes. 

Tuition Fee: $5900

CARE 2019 Internship in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Medical Technology

Teaching Assistant

Vedant Sathye

Vedant is an undergraduate student studying bioengineering at UCLA. He is the TA for the 2019 CARE Summer Internship program. Academically, his interests include medical device research, machine learning, data science, and cancer research. Outside of academics, he enjoys hiking and archery.

Interns

Han Zhang

Han Zhang is a fourth-year undergraduate psychology major at UC Davis. His dedication to improving healthcare for Asian Americans, especially new immigrants, inspired him to join the CARE intern program.

 

Nora Sharp

Nora Sharp is a second-year undergraduate at UCLA majoring in Computational Biology with a concentration in Bioinformatics. She is particularly interested in molecular biology and genetics. In her spare time, she practices Mandarin Chinese and enjoys camping and hiking.

Ruth Talamoa

Ruth Talamoa is a senior at California State University East Bay (CSUEB) majoring in both psychology and biology with a concentration of physiology. She is aspiring to become a physician and specialize in endocrinology. She is currently a summer intern for the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. At CSUEB, Ruth is a peer mentor for Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success (T-APASS) program, mentoring students transferring to the institution from various community colleges. She is an advocate for H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pioneers Excel) in which she promotes the food pantry and other services to students on campus. She is active in the community and is a Health Navigator for Taulama non-profit organization in Hayward, promoting Mental Health Wellness. Her goal in the future is medical school and serving the underprivilege communities.

Timothy Au

Timothy Au is a fourth-year undergraduate senior at Tulane University double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. He has a concentration in medical imaging which was inspired by his fascination with ultrasound technology. Outside of academics, Timothy enjoys swimming, drawing, and playing the piano. As an additional fun fact, he is a Plat 2 in Rainbow Six Siege.

 

Vaibhav Vishal

Vaibhav is currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Science from California State University and anticipated to graduate by May 2020. He is particularly interested in Data science and Machine learning. When free, get involved in soccer, cycling, and swimming.