Date Completed: 3/6/08
Faculty Name: Connie L Kohler, DrPH
UAB Department: Health Behavior
UAB School: Public Health
Campus Address: Ryals 227
Campus Zip: 0022
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Program Area: Cancer Control and Population Science
Project Title: Health Communication interventions to prevent smoking, promote physical activity and healthy eating
Project Status: Already up-and-running
Proposed Start Date: May 5
Proposed End Date: August 15
Number of Weeks of Internship: 14
Number of Interns: 1
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help supervise intern: Yu Mei Schoenberger; Qshequilla Parham Mitchell
Expected Number of Work Hours Per Week: 20 hours
Expected Work Schedule for Intern: Flexible, intern can largely set his or her own schedule
Category of Research: Community-Based or Field Research
Cancer Research: Multiple Cancer Sites; Cancer Prevention
Project Description: The Center for the Study of Community Health in the UAB School of Public Health is focused on interventions to improve the health of Alabama Communities through multiple approaches and modes of communication. Within the Center, the Health Communications Unit develops and evaluates health promotion activities focused primarily on risk behaviors including smoking, inactivity, and poor diet. Interns assist with the development of materials such as training manuals, pamphlets, and brochures with specific health promotion messages, media based messages (e.g. PSA's, radio programs) and help collect data related to these activities in the community.
Intern's Anticipated Duties:
Duty 1: Assist Health Communications Unit with design, layout, editing of printed health promotion materials
Duty 2: Manage projects for production by outside facilities such as printing companies, video production, etc.
Duty 3: Interact with community members to collect data and implement risk reduction activities. This includes traveling to rural Alabama communities.
Preceptor will provide intern with access to the following: office or desk space; computer and printer; supplies needed to complete project
Likelihood of authoring publications: Possible
Background, education, experience, or expertise preferred: Just the willingness to learn
This faculty member has been a CaRES Preceptor for three or more summers.
Intern 1: Michael Jacob Binova