Faculty Profile: Samarasena, Jason

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Samarasena, Jason
Lab Contact:
Sharon Desario
sdesario@uci.edu
714 456-2243
B CLINICAL GASTRO
Department: Medicine - Gastroenterology
Building 22C UCI Medical Center

Research Description

Students will work with Clinical Research Patients presenting to the Comprehensive Digestive Disease
Center. Students will be able to observe interventional procedures and research and development
activities. The experience will encompass clinical research including; project design, background
literature search, proposals, enrolling patients in ongoing studies, data compilation or
writing/presenting research. The experience will be enhanced by being assigned to faculty and staff as
liaisons for each project. We are looking for a 2 year commitment to project(s). Opportunities for
publication and possibly presentation at local and national conferences are available.

Requirements to Participate

Must send a resume.
Responsibilities include working on project design, background literature search, proposals, enrolling
patients in ongoing studies, data compilation as well as writing abstracts and manuscripts. There will
also be opportunity to present research at local scientific meetings. 2 year commitment.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Grading criteria will include time commitment, participation, quality of work, and professionalism