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DOM Research Curriculum Series


Second Thursday of each month at noon in Lecture Room A, Basement of TUH; lunch provided.

September 13, 2018
Importance of scholarship, Introduction to research at Temple
Choosing a Research Topic and a Research Mentor

Iris Lee

October 11, 2018
Writing a Study Protocol:
Aims & Hypothesis, Study Design, Statistical Analysis, Sample Size

Sharon Herring

November 8, 2018
Studies using Large Databases:
How to use them well - Which to use, how to obtain, how to get the data

Meredith Briscoe

December 13, 2018
Using Epic for Research
Mark Weiner

January 10, 2019
Using Redcap for Research Studies
Mark Weiner

February 14, 2019
Epidemiological studies:
Survey design, Case Control studies, observational cross-sectional
and cohort designs that would take advantage of EHR data

Resa Jones

March 14, 2019
Ethical and IRB Issues in Biomedical Research
Nora Jones

April 11, 2019
Writing an Abstract and Manuscript
Frank Friedenberg

May 9, 2019
Presenting Research Studies: Posters and Oral Presentations
Roberto Caricchio                                                                             


A monthly didactic conference generally on the second Thursday of each month at 12 noon. 

Location: Lecture Room A.  Basement Hospital, across from service elevators.

Intended Audience: Medical Residents and Fellows in the Department of Medicine.

Served with lunch provided by DOM. 

The goal of this conference is to present topics that will help the participants to: 1) plan a clinical research project; 2) implement either observational or experimental clinical research; 3) analyze and interpret the data; and 4) present clinical research data.

September 14, 2017
Introduction to Research at Temple
Types of research projects, resources on line (homemade webpage with links) to get started. (faculty contacts and projects, abstract deadlines/meetings). Opportunities to make research a career (NRSA and training grants, ABIM research pathway)
Iris Lee 

October 12, 2017
Tools for Searching the Literature and Referencing Articles
To include EndNote, RefWorks etc
Natalie Tagge

November 9, 2017
Identifying a Research Question and a Mentor
Dan Rubin

December 14, 2017
The Clinical Study Protocol: Sections and Statistics Needed                                        
What statistical method to use to analyze your data; Sample Size and Power; P value, significance and confidence interval
Susan Fisher

January 11, 2018
Funding and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical
CDA, Budgeting, Grants and Contracts, IRB, DSMB, Registering, recruiting, reporting clinical trials
Karen Gosik and Lisa Landsberg, TCRI, IRB

February 8, 2018 - POSTPONED
Survey design and Database design and management
Selecting tools for data acquisition and storage
Avrum Gillespie

March 8, 2018
Using EPIC and REDCAP for Research
Mark Weiner

April 12, 2018
Genomics: A Primer for the Clinician
Genome Wide Association Studies and Deep Sequencing
Glen Gerhard      

May 10, 2018
Meta-analysis and systematic reviews
Saurav Chatterjee

May 31, 2018
Survey design and Database design and management
Selecting tools for data acquisition and storage
Avrum Gillespie


  • 06/08/2017: Daniel Rubin, MD, and A. Koneti Rao, MD, Writing grants – Focusing on NIH K and F type grants
  • 05/11/2017: Kevin Williams, MD, Writing a Manuscript
  • 04/13/2017: Mark Weiner, MD, Using Epic for Research    
  • 03/09/2017: Iris Lee, MD, Submitting clinical research protocols to the IRB
  • 02/09/2017: Anuradha Paranjape, MD, Pragmatic clinical trials: Research using treatments in clinical care
  • 01/12/2017: Jeffrey Jacobson, MD, Research Study Design – Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trials
  • 12/08/2016: Riyaz Bashir, MD, and Mark Weiner, MD, Research Study Design – Studies using Data Bases
  • 11/10/2016: Ralph Horwitz, MD, Quantitative and Qualitative Observational Research
  • 10/13/2016: Adam Ehrlich, MD, Reading, Critiquing, and Presenting a Research Article
  • 09/08/2016: Michael Smith, MD MBA, Starting a Research Project: Picking a topic and a Research Mentor