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Department of Medicine Research Curriculum for 2017-2018

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

Location: Lecture Room A.  Hospital Basement
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.

1. September 14, 2017
Introduction to Research at Temple (Iris Lee)
Research and Scholarly opportunities, academic medicine, research as a career.

2. October 12, 2017
Identifying a Research Question and a Mentor (Dan Rubin)

3. November 9, 2017
Tools for Searching the Literature and Referencing Articles (Librarian)
To include EndNote, RefWorks, etc.                                                  

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

5. January 11, 2018
Funding and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research (Ann Marie White, TCRI, IRB)
CDA, Budgeting, Grants and Contracts, IRB, DSMB, Registering, recruiting, reporting clinical trials.

6. February 8, 2018
Survey design and Database design and management (Avrum Gillespie) 
Selecting tools for data acquisition and storage

7. March 8, 2018
Using EPIC and REDCAP for Research (Mark Weiner)

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

9. May 10, 2018
Meta-analysis and systematic reviews (Riyaz Bashir)

10. May 31, 2018
Publicizing Your Research: abstracts, manuscripts, oral and poster presentations (Iris Lee)


Resident Research Curriculum Dates 2017-2018

September 14          

Introduction to Research at Temple, Dr. Iris Lee 

How to get started, Find a mentor and project, Resources for research

September 21          

Abstract/Case Report Writing, Dr. Iris Lee

Getting your Abstracts, Case Reports Submitted

Presenting Your Research, Dr. Iris Lee

Tips on Oral and Poster Presentations

September 28         

Presentation of Research Opportunities, DOM faculty

Resident Research Day


Bio-stats Lectures:  Dr. Peter Axelrod

Thursdays noon (12 p.m.)

Oct 5      Lecture 1: Bias, confounding, and effect modification

Oct 19    Lecture 2: Cohort versus case-control studies; p values and confidence interval

Nov 2     Lecture 3: Logistic regression and survival analysis

Nov 16   Lecture 4: Meta-analysis

Institutional Review Board and CITI training, Gabrielle Rebillard, IRB Program Coordinator

Practical aspects of IRB submission and CITI training information