CUNY Med Students Join Research Study at Einstein College of Medicine

Parola and Robinson

The CUNY School of Medicine would like to acknowledge a group of students who recently participated in the inaugural research study program at the Einstein College of Medicine (ECM). Four rising M2 students, Claude Parola (left), Aaliyah Robinson (right), Danielle Boucaud, and Dominic Dhaniram, were matched with ECM faculty to assist with research studies that sparked their interest. The six-week program allowed students to gain hands-on experience and creating lasting mentor relationships with medical professionals.  

The ECM Research Program, led by Dr. Earle Chamber, Ph.D., MPH, Director of the Division of Research & Associate Professor of Family and Social Medicine, accepted four CUNY Med students in its inaugural summer session. "Our goal is to give students who show an interest in research an opportunity to work with members of our faculty on a variety of projects." Chambers explained. "We are extremely proud of our inaugural session and look forward to hosting more students in the future."

ECM Research Program projects included

  • Implementing Serious Illness Conversations in Community-Based Primary Care Centers
  • VR for Chronic Pain Pilot and Usability Study
  • Addressing Unmet Social Needs and Hypertension Self Management with a Community Health Worker Initiative
  • Remote Monitoring of Hypertension

Parola assisted in a study focusing on remote monitoring of hypertension. He was responsible for conducting patient and provider interviews and assisted in the evaluation of data. "I look forward to continuing to work with ECM Research Program," Parola said. "As I continue through medical school, I hope to work on other research projects and seek out more opportunities." Parola will continue with his ECM research team as they present their research results at select conferences and publish their results in the future. 

Congratulations to our students!

For more information on the ECM Research Program, please contact Dr. Maria Lima at mlima@med.cuny.edu .