Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation using either the patient’s own stem cells (autologous stem cell transplant) or stem cells from a donor (allogeneic stem cell transplant using a family member, volunteer donor or cord blood) is a potentially curative treatment for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies (myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndrome) as well as non-malignant hematologic disorders. Retrospective clinical research studies in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are available for student research elective participation. Specific areas of investigation include outcomes and complications of transplant (disease specific outcomes, outcomes for different transplant approaches, graft-versus-host disease, infections, quality of life, etc). Students will work on one of the projects outlined above and will have opportunities for gaining experience in research design, methods of clinical research, data analysis, literature search, conducting systematic reviews and manuscript preparation.
Interview with course director and/or faculty mentor.
Two modules. Students must register for two modules.
Maximum of three