Spring 2015 Research Opportunity

Student Research Project on the History of Tuberculosis

This project will use citizen-science methods to develop a history of tuberculosis in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, using publicly available sources to create to a data base for use by medical researchers. Students will gain experience working on a project team, benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to the history of medicine, and have opportunities to disseminate their research to public audiences. This research team will meet weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:30 to 9:45 am. Students will enroll in HIST 4994 / 4994H for spring semester. The deadline to complete the survey and be considered for the spring semester project team is October 28, 2014. Students interesting in applying to be part of this research team should complete this survey (see link below), which will ask for the following information: 1) Name, 2) Email, 3) Graduation Year, 4) Major(s), 5) Minor(s), 6) A list of relevant research experiences (papers, projects, internships, summer research, etc.), 7) A statement indicating your interest in the history of medicine as a research field (250 words maximum), and 8) A faculty member to be contacted as a reference. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance on the research team by the first week of November. Please direct questions to professor Tom Ewing (etewing@vt.edu).
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