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DOM Research Curriculum Series


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.

  1. September 14, 2017
    Introduction to Research at Temple                                                                              Iris Lee
    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) 
  2. October 12, 2017
    Tools for Searching the Literature and Referencing Articles                                         Natalie Tagge
    To include EndNote, RefWorks etc                                                                 
  3. November 9, 2017
    Identifying a Research Question and a Mentor                                                 Dan Rubin
  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

Participants will complete a short evaluation after each talk to assess how to improve subjects.

A certificate will be presented to those attending 7 of the 10 sessions


  • 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