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Description: CRISP is an educational partnership between medical students initiating clinical research and innovation and the Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship.  With faculty guidance, medical students plan, construct, and complete clinical research (e.g. research on mobile health) to improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of health care.  CRISP provides an elective (Clinical Research and Innovation) and online lectures to first-year medical students, complementing Sling Health, the student-run biotechnology incubator that provides resources and mentorship to Washington University students.

CRISP students need to be highly motivated individuals excited about the program mission.  Students get the most out of this program when working closely with other students, by taking initiative to find the supervision and research support needed, and by being creative about pivoting research ideas to fit circumstances.

Program Director: Brian Gage, MD, MSc

Objectives: To prepare individuals to initiate ethical research on healthcare innovation.

Length of Program: 1-3 years.

Funding: Technologies currently available for research are often free to use for research purposes.  Small grant funds are often available to cover the cost of research projects if needed and can be located with the support of your Principal Investigator.

Eligibility: Any WUSM medical student.

Application: All students who participate in the program must take the selective Clinical Research & Innovation. Please contact the CRISP lead student below to learn more about the program and current projects:

Ashwin Leo
CRISP Medical Student Lead

Ben Boros
CRISP Medical Student Lead

Nirmala Shivakumar
CRISP Medical Student Lead

Kyla Bauer
Research Coordinator
Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship

This program is supported in part by Epharmix, Inc.