Gambling Studies Program


The UGSP is always interested in qualified individuals willing to serve as volunteers or work-study students within our research and treatment programs. This is a great opportunity for pre-med psychiatry and pre-doctoral psychology students to gain both clinical and research experience under the supervision of our trained personnel.

Depending on skill level, our volunteers assist UGSP in the following:

  1. Conducting screening and assessment visits for participants recruited in separate ongoing research protocols. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Conducting a brief telephone interview to screen potential participants for study eligibility.
    • Administering study questionnaires.
    • Discussing the Informed Consent Form with the participant.
    • Interviewing the participants for eligibility by collecting their background information, medication/psychiatric history, and gambling behavior.
    • Screening for mental health disorders by using the MINI (Mini-International Psychiatric Interview).
    • Administering Neurocognitive tasks that measure IQ.
    • Recording simple vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, weight).
  2. Fulfilling clerical duties such as:
    • Answering the phone/checking the voicemail
    • Taking messages/recording and sending memos.
    • Organizing/filing /faxing
    • Entering information into database
    • Running various errands
  3. Assisting in various stages of research projects such as:
    • Entering/collecting data
    • Conducting literature reviews
    • Revising/editing manuscripts

If you are interested, please email a cover letter stating your relevant work/research experience and your tentative career goals, along with your resume/CV to Didi Huezo