Clinical Research/Epidemiology

Goals of the series: This series seeks to teach trainees specific elements of how to conduct clinical research. This course provides a solid foundational understanding of issues such as disease causation, measuring disease and health outcomes and comparing disease and well-being across populations. The course provides instruction on the most common study designs used in clinical research -- randomized trials, cohort studies, and case-control studies. Each are presented and discussed in the context of relevant journal articles using each study design. Common sources of bias and confounding are taught, as well as techniques to reduce the threats to the validity of studies. Sessions are held where proposed research study designs are discussed and ideas for strengthening the design are provided by participating faculty. This series is highly recommended for students wishing to take CTS602A.

Who should attend? This series is open to all trainees interested in developing their research expertise at an introductory level including undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, residents, or faculty members. You can register for one, some, or all educational sessions. After registration, if you need to withdraw please email: bootcamp@umassmed.edu.

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Date:Time:        Title: Select Sessions: 
7/9/201310-11:30a

Overview of Disease Causation
Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences

7/11/201310a-12pm

Measures of Disease: Prevalence and Incidence
Mara Epstein, ScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

7/16/201310-11:30a 

Measures of Disease: Comparing Populations
Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences

7/18/201310a-12pm

Study Design Overview and Asking Pertinent Research Questions
Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences

7/23/201310-11:30a

Research in Progress - share research-in-progress and receive feedback from experienced faculty Eric Mick, ScD, Associate Professor, and Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences

7/25/201310a-12pm

Your Data Ain't What They Seem: Bias and Dealing With Bias
Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences

7/30/201310-11:30a

Sources of Confounding and What to Do About It
Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences

8/1/201310a-12pm

Nuts and Bolts of Randomized Trials
Bruce Barton, PhD, Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research, Quantitative Health Sciences

8/6/201310-11:30a

Nuts and Bolts of Case-Control Studies
Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences

8/8/201310a-12pm

Nuts and Bolts of Prospective Studies
Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences

8/13/201310-11:30a

Research in Progress - share research-in-progress and receive feedback from experienced faculty
Rob Goldberg, PhD, Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Quantitative Health Sciences, and Elena Salmiorago-Blotcher, MD, PhD, Assistant Professors, Medicine

8/15/201310a-12pm

Research in Progress - share research-in-progress and receive feedback from experienced faculty
Jane Saczynski, PhD, Associate Professor, Mara Epstein, ScD, and Elena Salmiorago-Blotcher, MD, PhD Assistant Professors, Medicine

 

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