Looking for a research opportunity this summer? The SF Dept of Public Health is looking for 2-3 graduate/health professional students to get involved with a research project this summer. The project relates to San Francisco's HepBFree campaign, the first of its kind in the nation to use a wide range of public health interventions (screening, vaccination, treatment, provider education) and policy change to eliminate transmission of a preventable disease. The campaign has been in full swing since mid-2007, and the project is aimed at both qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the interventions the campaign has implemented. The primary aim is to publish with the goal of disseminating a model for use in other cities around the country. The start date would be flexible, starting no later than June and running for 12 weeks.
If you're interested, please contact Janet Zola (Janet.Zola@sfdph.org) and Rebecca Carabez (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Brian Toy can also answer some questions (email@example.com). Please feel free to forward to others who may be interested. This is a pretty exciting project, especially given the CDC's new expanded criteria regarding hep B screening and treatment (http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2008/r080918.htm).