The Leonard Schanfield Research Institute serves as a teaching site for students and interns to gain experience and real-world knowledge of research in community-based organizations in the field of aging.
We accept students and interns year-round to assist with and lead research projects.
Here are some examples of internship projects students have been involved in:
Adrianna Borys, MPH candidate at Northwestern University – Research Intern Nov. 2018 - March 2019
Ms. Borys worked on a pilot project to define aspects of quality of life for residents at Lieberman Center for Health & Rehabilitation.
Meera Sotor, MPH candidate at UIC – Research Intern on the Bureau of Sages Project, May 2018 – December 2018
Mrs. Sotor completed a Photovoice study with the Bureau of Sages at Lieberman Center for Health & Rehabilitation.
Hailee Gibbons, PhD candidate at UIC – Research Intern on the Bureau of Sages Project, January 2016 – December 2017
Ms. Gibbons supported the implementation of the Bureau of Sages, a research council composed of stay-at-home elders and nursing home residents with disabilities.
Nissa Romanowski, MPH candidate at UIC – Research Intern, June 2015 – April 2016
Ms. Romanowski was the research assistant for the Population Health Study of older adults in the community served by CJE SeniorLife.
Trisha Palma, MPH candidate at UIC – Research Intern, January 2016 – June 2016
The two main projects Ms. Palma worked on while interning at CJE were the AHRQ Patient Safety Survey and the Simlab program evaluations.
Nelly Papalambros, PhD/MPH candidate at Northwestern University - Research Intern, April 2016 – October 2016
Ms. Papalambros worked on multiple projects, helping put together grants, protocols, and study design. For example, one project focused on assessing quality of life for residents in nursing homes. Additionally, she worked on communicating interesting findings from research studies completed by CJE to the wider community.