MUSC Flex Research Elective

FLEX Research Elective

The Diversity in Addiction Research Training (DART) Program offers FLEX Research Elective for medical students at MUSC.

Select students will be matched with a mentor who will work closely with and guide the student through a research project. Students will gain experience collecting data, running analyses, scientific writing and training through weekly didactic seminars and journal club meetings alongside other DART trainees.


This program is open only to MUSC College of Medicine FLEX Students. The deadline for 2024 DART FLEX Program applications is Sunday, October 1, 2023. 

Application materials:

  • CV
  • Letter of Interest - Please describe your research interests in your Letter of Interest
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation 

Notices of selection will be e-mailed.

Applications for the 2024 FLEX Research Elective are now open! 

Questions? Please contact DART Program Coordinator, Hailey Britt

DART FLEX Trainees  


Bailey Hice Headshot

Angela Bailey Hice
Mentored by Amber Jarnecke, Ph.D.
Final Project: Examining Neural Activation Associated with Sex and Craving Among Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Jelissa Suarez Headshot

Jelissa Suarez
Mentored by Tom Uhde, M.D. & Alison Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Research focus: Literature Review of Autonomic Impairment Identified in Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence

Sonali Parmar Headshot

Sonali Parmar
Mentored by Lisa McTeague, Ph.D.
Final Project: An Open Label Study to Assess the Feasibility and Tolerability of Accelerated Intermittent Theta Burst Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Post-Partum Depression

Chris Baltimore Headshot

Chris Baltimore
Mentored by Lisa McTeague, Ph.D.
Final Project: Dose Response of Accelerated Intermittent Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Promote Cognitive Performance and Resilience Among Healthy Participants


Peter Leahy - DART FLEX

Peter Leahy
Mentored by Erin McClure, Ph.D. and Rachel Tomko, Ph.D.
Final Project: Brief-Wisdm as Predictor of Cue-Induced Craving in the Real World

Julia Rodes - DART FLEX

Julia Rodes
Mentored by Kelly Barth, D.O., Taylor Crouch, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Borckardt, Ph.D.
Final Project: Gender Differences in Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation

Layne Walker - DART FLEX

Layne Walker
Mentored by Lisa McTeague, Ph.D.
Final Project: Assessment of Social and Emotional Needs After Stroke