IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93KN720 — NEONATOLOGY RESEARCH


Independent research programs or active participation in ongoing projects can be arranged for interested students. Training in animal, laboratory, neonatal education utilizing simulation technology and clinical research pertaining to the fetus and newborn infant are available. Interdisciplinary projects with other subspecialty collaboration are also feasible. The student and faculty involved must develop a detailed description of each research project well in advance of the rotation.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sarah Worrell (sworrell@iu.edu )

Director: Liz Wetzel, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Pediatric Research Facility; IU School of Medicine (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate how to develop a research question (PBLI1)
  • 2) Demonstrate how to access, appraise, and assimilate the current medical literature pertaining to the specific research project (PBLI1)
  • 3) Explain the scientific method (PBLI1)
  • 4) Participate in conducting the research, and to acquire any skills necessary to do so (will vary based on research project; bench/lab research vs) clinical research outside the lab environment (PBLI1)


  • Research Evaluation Form; (Evaluations will be completed by faculty/mentor with whom the student worked, based on research interactions and participation on the research project).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Pediatric clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Research; 10% Lecture; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: AS - Advanced Science

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sarah Worrell (sworrell@iu.edu )

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None