Education Events

MICHR provides an extensive selection of courses, workshops, and seminars to the U-M research community. Click on an event below for dates and times or click here to see the MICHR calendar.  Broadly, offerings include:

Event Date & Time
PHARM 622 (formerly PIBS 507) Check the UM Course Catalog for offerings.
MICHR's Ask the Experts: Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU)   REGISTER NOW! September 30, 2014.
MICHR Symposium    REGISTER NOW! October 1, 2014 
"Medical Innovation: Your Guide to Making an Impact" Webinar   REGISTER NOW!
October 7, 2014
ACRP: The Fundamentals of Data Management: Integrating Data Quality into the Clinical Research Process   REGISTER NOW! October 13, 2014
K Writing Workshop   REGISTER NOW!
Three-part series: October 29, November 19, and December 10, 2014 
Responsible Conduct of Research for K Awardees February - March 2015.  Registration opening soon!
Research Basics for Study Coordinators- 3-part series Last offered September 2014.  Watch for future offerings.
Getting What You Want Out of the Mentoring Relationship  Last offered August 14, 2014.  Watch for future offerings.
Preparing Manuscripts for Publication: Increasing Your Chances for Success Last offered June 2014.  Watch for future offerings.
MICHR Mock Study Section Last offered June 2014. Watch for future offerings.
SoCRA Study Sessions 2014 Last offered May - July 2014.  Watch for future offerings
Preparing Manuscripts for Publication: Improving Your Chances for Success A Three-Part Webinar.  Last offered March - April 2014.  Watch for future offerings.
Alternative Approaches to Mentoring: Building a Culture that Supports Faculty Last offered November 2013
Mentoring Forum Last offered in July 2012
Introduction to Clinical and Health Research for Fellows and Junior Faculty - 5-part series Last offered in January - February 2012
Research Education Symposium
In 2014 it will be combined with the MICHR Symposium on October 1st.
MICHR Mock Study Section at ACTS  Last offered April 2014.
Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals: A Workshop by David Morrison, PhD Last offered October 2013
MICHR Team Science Series: Forming the Right Team for Successful Science Last offered on November 2013.
PORT Program This program has been revamped and is offered on a yearly basis.
Registries for Research Last offered September 2012.
Ethics Workshop for Community Partners  
C3RG Seminar series
 
U-M Study Coordinator Events

 

The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR)

University of Michigan Injury Center events   


(formerly PIBS 507)
Pharm 622 (formerly PIBS 507) is the cornerstone of the Translational Research Education Certificate (TREC). However, you don't have to be in the certificate program in order to take advantage of this great course. Check the UM Course Catalog for offerings.

Last offered September 2014.  Watch for future offerings.

The Research Basics for Study Coordinators series is designed for any research team member who has less than two years of research experience or is new to U-M. Please note that all information discussed is tailored to the University of Michigan's policies.

This course is taught in a three-part series to enhance your learning experience. Maximum benefit will be gained by attending all three sessions, but it is not required.

What Past Participants Have Said About Research Basics for Study Coordinators:

“As a new study coordinator, the Research Basics Series provided me the unique opportunity to interact with other study coordinators who brought diverse ideas to the table. Many of us have different educational backgrounds, so it was an excellent chance to learn about the different techniques others have utilized to problem-solve common issues that coordinators face on a regular basis. I would most certainly recommend that others take advantage of both the Research Basics Series, as well as the staff at MICHR – both provide unparalleled resources!”
--Edyta Debowska
Clinical Subjects Coordinators
Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
 
  • CITI - Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative: CITI offers online modules to provide exposure to Biomedical Research, human subject's research and Good Clinical Practice's guidelines and regulations. While PEERS training is required for all personnel working in research at U-M, the CITI modules will provide you with a good introduction to best practices for research. Please register with CITI and start the online modules.
  • Good Clinical Practice & Essential Documents for Clinical Research: Topics in this session will help explain how GCP impacts the clinical research process and will examine root causes on non-compliance. We will explore actions to prevent research non-compliance, define source documents, list techniques for maintaining accurate source documents, and learn to recognize common errors.
  • Recruitment & Retention: Effective recruitment strategies will be explored, as well as methods to keep your subjects engaged through the life of the project.
  • Conducting & Obtaining Valid Informed Consent: This session will give you the opportunity to demonstrate necessary language and communication skills when interacting with potential study participants and their families.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m., September 30, 2014
Danto Auditorium, Frankel Cardiovascular Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

REGISTER NOW!
The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) provides a central point for research participants and study team members to efficiently manage processing, storage and shipping of biological specimens in addition to creating a safe and welcoming environment for participants in research for study visits. Find out how MCRU can help you with your research! If you already use MCRU's services, come meet with the MCRU team and find out current news and updates.
Meet with the Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) to discuss the following:
  • Mobile Clinical Research Team
  • Bio nutrition Core
  • Specimen Core and Processing Lab
  • Training opportunities for study team members to learn venipuncture procedures
  • Working with MCRU and scenarios that we can learn from
There will be time left at the end of the session for Q&A.
Light refreshments will be served.
Target Audiance: Study Coordinators, Investigators, Data Managers and other valued members of the study team.


co-sponsored with Fast Forward Medical Innovation, Medical School Office of Research

 October 7, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
REGISTER NOW!
Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) is part of the Office of Research at the University of Michigan Medical School, and works to accelerate biomedical innovation and commercialization in diagnostics, therapeutics, devices, and healthcare IT. As part of the entire Innovation Ecosystem at U-M, FFMI strives to be the "Front Door" for medical school faculty with a novel idea or commercially viable technology.
FFMI focuses on nurturing commercialization and entrepreneurship. Join us for a FREE webinar from 2 – 3 pm EST on October 7, 2014 to learn more about Fast Forward Medical Innovation and how YOU can get involved.
The FFMI initiative brings together organizations across campus and…
  • Pushes innovations out of the Medical School research enterprise onto a viable commercial path.
  • Provides a “front door” to accessing U-M’s rich environment for biomedical innovation for both internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Creates a virtual cycle to engage faculty and students, providing experiential and educational opportunities.
FFMI offers a holistic approach to biomedical innovation for both faculty researchers and potential external partners to help discoveries make the transition to the clinic and beyond, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting human health.
Join us for a FREE webinar from 2 – 3 pm EST on October 7, 2014 to learn more about Fast Forward Medical Innovation and how YOU can get involved.  REGISTER NOW!

Registration is required.


Co-sponsored by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals Southeast Michigan Chapter
 Sue Burhop,

Data Management Lead and Mentor
Clinical Research Management
Michigan Institute For Clinical & Health Research

Monday, October 13, 2014.  
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
REGISTER NOW!
Rachel Upjohn Building, Garden Level Auditorium
4250 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor MI 48109
U-M Health System's East Medical Campus
Brief Program Description: The presentation includes an outline of basic data management concepts and describes the tools used by Data Managers to improve data quality. The presentation is intended for anyone interested in exploring basic concepts that can be applied to the everyday management of research data. No prior data management experience or technical background is necessary.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Define fundamental Data Management terms
  2. Identify tools commonly used by Data Managers
  3. Outline Data Management processes
Schedule:
6:00-7:30 PM PM – Presentation followed by Q&A session
Target Audience: All Clinical Research Professionals, CRA’s, Study Coordinators, Regulatory Professionals
Approval for 1.5 contact hours have been received through ACRP. If you wish to receive Contact Hours for this event, you must register through the Southeastern Michigan ACRP chapter website. You must complete the evaluation in your “My Tests, Evaluations and Certificates” section of the ACRP website. The evaluation will be available on ACRP records from 10/13/2014 to 11/13/2014..

Contact: Sindhu Halubai, 734-239-4739.
MICHR has a great working relationship with the Southeast Michigan ACRP Chapter (Association of Clinical Research Professionals). We are proud to bring you educational offerings about five times a year. These offerings will be targeted toward study coordinators across all of Southeast Michigan, ranging in topics from Recruitment to Quality Assurance practices. We also are proud to bring you Continuing Education Credits! Please watch the weekly Coordinator Highlights for more information as well as the MICHR Education Events page!

  RCR4K - Responsible Conduct of Research for K Awardees

A 4-Part series over 6 weeks
February 11 - March 25, 2015

Practical and timely RCR education

This seminar teaches responsible conduct of research by introducing participants to a step by step process for addressing a difficult issue, or a practical research matter that you have encountered in your research, ethically and following good clinical practices. This course aligns with your priorities for moving your research forward and working with your mentor. It combines short lectures, discussion with other junior faculty members have dealt with similar issues, a poster session that drills deep on numerous current RCR topics, and an optional, on-line educational module (Epigeum). This seminar meets the requirements for the NIH K 23 application, or any federal or non-federal career development grant, and responds to your needs. Dr. Naomi Laventhal will lead the faculty in 2015.

Registration is required.

What will you get?

  • 8 hours of face-to-face, faculty-led RCR training
  • Expert consultation and resolution of an ethics or integrity issue in your research
  • Practice using a systematic approach to recognize and address RCR issues
  • Experience presenting to others how you addressed an RCR issue
  • Optional 4 hours of online research ethics and integrity education using U-M supported suite of training modules from the on-line education company Epigeum - available on our CTools site
(Held on Wednesdays in Building 520 at NCRC)

Session 1: February 11, 2015, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Session 2: February 25, 2015, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Session 3: March 11, 2015, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Session 4: March 25, 2015, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Three-part series:
October 29, November 19, December 10, 2014
5:30-7:30pm
Building 520, NCRC

REGISTER NOW!
This structured, three-part workshop is designed to assist junior faculty and fellows who are preparing competitive career development grant applications (NIH K and VA CDA) for 2015 submission.

The focus of the K Writing Workshop will be on the Candidate Background, Career Development Plan, Career Goals & Objectives, Specific Aims page and Mentor Letter. Please note that there are many additional components of a K application that will not be covered in this workshop.

As a participant, you will exchange drafts of sections of your proposal and receive peer critique and feedback from senior faculty experienced in NIH study section thinking. If you are not writing one of these awards, please contact RDC for your grant needs. The workshop only "works" if people have drafts to discuss.


Attendance is strictly limited to participants who are currently preparing a career development grant proposal.

“The individualized discussion of the background section was great. It was extremely helpful to learn all the details involved in a successful application.”
--past K Writing workshop participant

“Small group sessions and feedback from faculty mentors...really helped provide critique of drafts and outlined areas for improvement”

--past K Writing workshop participant


Registrants MUST attend all 3 sessions.
Your mentor is expected to attend session 1 on October 29, 2014.

Attendance is strictly limited to participants who are currently preparing a career development grant.


August 14, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Palmer Commons, 3rd Floor, Plaza Room

A workshop designed for MICHR scholars (you). This talk by Vicki Ellingrod, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and the new MICHR KL2 Program Director, on both being an effective mentee and how to assess your own skills as a mentor, kicks off a year of mentoring-focused didactic and practice activities.
You will:
  • Complete a mentor or mentee skills self assessment survey 
  • Discuss challenges in different phases of the mentoring relationship
  • Identify ways to become a more effective mentee 
  • Critique your expectations of your mentors and your mentee(s)
  • Develop a plan for maximizing mentoring in your scientific and career development, given your own circumstances.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
For more information contact Lise Anderson (phone: 998-7212).

Co-Sponsored by MICHR Education and Cancer Center CTO
Last offered May - July 2014.  Watch for future offerings.
Four study sessions for the SoCRA exam!
The SoCRA Study Session is intended to provide attendees with a group setting to prepare for the Society of Clinical Research Associates Certification Exam. These sessions aim to provoke interactive group discussions, facilitate interactive activities and provide resources to help prepare for the SoCRA Exam. Each session is facilitated by a SoCRA Certified Research Professional.
Topics include:
  • Session 1 - Protection of Human Subjects (DHHS and FDA) & IRBs 
  • Session 2 - IND, IB, ICH E6 GCP Essential Documents 
  • Session 3 - Electronic Records & Signatures, Financial Disclosure, Monitoring, ICH E6 GCP Glossary
  • Session 4 - ICH E6 GCP IRB, Investigator, Sponsor, Protocols
Session 1
May 16, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 101, Building 100, NCRC
June 27, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 101, Building 100, NCRC

Session 2
June 6, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 101, Building 100, NCRC
July 11, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 101, Building 100, NCRC

Session 3
June 13, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 101, Building 100, NCRC
July 18, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 101, Building 100, NCRC

Session 4
June 20, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 101, Building 100, NCRC
July 25, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 101, Building 100, NCRC
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Participation is limited.
If the session(s) you would like to register for are sold out, please register for a SoCRA waitlist ticket and specify the session(s) you are interested in. 
*U-M employees are priority registrants. Non-UM registrants will be added to the waitlist until seats become available. 
This review session is offered in collaboration with Cancer Center CTO Training and Education and the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research


Last offered June 24 & 26, 2014.  Watch for future offerings.
1544 CC Little
Journal editors would agree that most individuals (sometimes even the most experienced researchers) need some education on writing scientific papers. Papers that lack clarity and focus, contain errors, or are poorly written seldom get a second look by journal editors and granting agencies. Given that publication is the generally accepted measure of scholarly research productivity, effective scientific writing is an essential skill.

MICHR’s Education and Mentoring Group (EMG) is offering a Scientific Writing Workshop to help address this concern. Intended primarily for post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, this two-part workshop will provide intensive, hands-on education to help participants learn to organize a manuscript. The workshop will be taught by Dr. Thomas Annesley, Professor Emeritus of the University of Michigan. Dr. Annesley has devoted his career to helping others write more clearly and effectively, thereby improving their chances to be successful in academia.
 
The workshop meets on two days. Attendance at both (Tuesday and Thursday) sessions is required. Participants are welcome to bring examples of a current writing project or to submit questions in advance. Learning exercises will be passed out as homework at the Tuesday session and will be discussed during the Thursday session.

Last offered June 4, 2014.  Watch for future offerings.
Sixth Floor Boardrooms 1-4, Palmer Commons
 Kick-Off Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
May 19th
Great Lakes, Palmer Commons

What is a Mock Study Section?
This is an opportunity to learn how NIH grant reviewers, or “study sections”, think. As one of nine grant reviewers you will discuss actual twelve-page K and R grants (already submitted in some version to the NIH). You will learn what happens behind the closed doors in a real K or R grant review. It’s a true-to-life simulation guaranteed to raise your score.

This event is ideal for fellows and Jr. faculty who are writing career development and R01 grants. It simulates an NIH Study Section in every detail (including the work expected). Participants will be assigned a grant to review in either clinical and translational research or health services research. This event is free. 
“Having to actually complete a review of a real grant application, as well as feedback from the chairs throughout the section on (1) how things would likely have gone in an actual study section, (2) how we did on our reviews, and (3) the real review results for one grant, compared to how our review went. Both were very practical, hands-on ways of developing our ability to both write and review grant application, to know what reviewers are looking for, and to increase familiarity with the NIH scoring system and study section processes.”
--past Mock Study Section workshop participant

Learning objectives:

  • To review and critique the quality of a scientific grant application in a formal review meeting
  • To apply the guidelines for peer review as developed by the NIH
  • To discuss the common weaknesses of scientific grant proposals
Requirements: As with the real NIH Study Sections in Washington, all participant experts (you) are required to attend and participate fully. 
Time commitment: 6-8 hours total (hours):
  • Pre-lecture:  9-10:30 a.m., May 19 (1.5 hours)
  • Review grants (1-3 hours)
  • Exchange data and review instructions (1 hour)
  • Event: June 4, 1 - 3 p.m. (2 hours)

A Three-Part Webinar: March 18, March 25, and April 1, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

It is not poor science that kills many scientific papers; rather, it is a lack of clarity and continuity. In this webinar series, Dr. Thomas Annesley will use examples from several sections of a scientific paper to show participants how to add clarity and continuity to their scientific papers. Part I will focus on the title, abstract, and introduction. Part II will focus on methods, results, and figures. Part III will focus on tables, the discussion section, and responding to reviewer comments.

After attending these webinars, participants will be able to add greater clarity to papers, develop strategies to heighten the impact of their papers, and more effectively tie the various sections of a manuscript together.

About the presenter: Thomas Annesley was one of the first post-doctoral fellows in clinical chemistry at the Mayo Clinic. After training, he went to the University of Michigan, where he has spent his entire career. He currently is Professor of Clinical Chemistry at the University of Michigan and the Deputy Editor of the journal Clinical Chemistry. His current major roles include teaching scientific writing in the Faculty Development Program of the Dean of Education’s Office, the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, and the Michigan Scholars Program. He also does sessions for the Council of Science Editors and the American Medical Writers Association. Dr. Annesley is the author of the 14-part Guide to Scientific Writing, which has been translated into five languages and is used in the curricula of many educational institutions in the US, Europe, and China. He is also the author of the Guide to Manuscript Review.


at ACTS in April 2014
Each year at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science meeting, junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows may attend mock study sections in which they review, critique, and score grant applications.

What is a Mock Study Section?
This is an opportunity to learn how NIH grant reviewers, or “study sections”, think. As one of nine grant reviewers you will discuss actual twelve-page K and R grants (already submitted in some version to the NIH). You will learn what happens behind the closed doors in a real K or R grant review. It’s a true-to-life simulation guaranteed to raise your score.

This event is ideal for fellows and Jr. faculty who are writing career development and R01 grants. It simulates an NIH Study Section in every detail (including the work expected). Participants will be assigned a grant to review in either clinical and translational research or health services research. This event is free. 

Learning objectives:

  • To review and critique the quality of a scientific grant application in a formal review meeting
  • To apply the guidelines for peer review as developed by the NIH
  • To discuss the common weaknesses of scientific grant proposals
Requirements: As with the real NIH Study Sections in Washington, all participant experts (you) are required to attend and participate fully. 

Last offered November 22, 2013.  Watch for future offerings.

With Linda Pololi, MBBS, MRCP
Senior Scientist, Brandeis University
Director, National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine: C - Change

About the workshop: Effective mentoring may be key to successful and fulfilling careers in academic medicine where faculty members face daunting challenges. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the core skills of effective mentoring. Dr. Pololi will discuss the application of principles and evidence-based practices from adult education and psychology fields to the mentoring and career development of faculty in biomedical careers. Such approaches can provide an alternative framework for mentoring beyond traditional methods. The parallels between the culture change needed in medical schools and new models of mentoring draw on the work of the National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine: C - Change.

Objectives: Participants will:

  • Learn about mentoring relationships when they are most effective;
  • Identify attributes and skills of effective mentoring;
  • Become more confident in their roles as mentor or protégé(e);
  • Become part of a collaborative group learning about mentoring.

 Co-Sponsored by the UMMS Faculty Development Office and MICHR Education 
Last offered November 20, 2013.  Watch for future offerings.
  • Where do you find collaborators who complement your expertise and share your research goals?
  • how do team members work together to maximize scientific outcomes yet respect professional differences?
  • How do you ensure that your collaborative work is recognized by your institution and advances your career?

Clinical and translational research is entering a new era, and the research model is transitioning from small-scale, individual “labs” to large-scale team science. In this new MICHR education series, panels of team scientists from diverse backgrounds will discuss the research they have accomplished and how they have furthered their careers through team science.

This session will focus on how to develop productive and effective teams. Panel Moderator will be Dr. Nicolas Lukacs, Professor and Assistant Dean for Research Faculty, UMMS

To ensure the session covers topics relevant to you, please submit your questions for panelists during registration.


Co-Sponsored by the UMMS Office of Research and MICHR Education 
 A unique opportunity regardless of your experience -- open to everyone interested in developing their NIH grant writing skills.
Last offered October 30, 2013

This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal writing process (with emphasis on NIH applications). Attention is given to such things as developing ideas, identifying appropriate granting agencies, writing for reviewers, and strategies that are valuable in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. Strategies designed to garner a fundable priority score are presented.

Participants will learn to prepare a competitive grant proposal by:

  • incorporating knowledge of the peer review process in a persuasive research description
  • formulating a focused research plan that incorporates well-formulated hypotheses, rationales, specific objectives, and long-range research goals
  • developing and justifying a budget for the proposed research activities using
  • existing resources at the University of Michigan in research proposal development
  • avoiding many common grant writing mistakes.
 

Follow this event on Twitter with hashtag #MICHRWWG13. Tweet your questions to us before or during the event.

What Past Participants Have Said About Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals:
"This workshop was one of the best experiences I have had at the University of Michigan. My only regret is to not have know about David Morrison earlier in my career."

"Dr. Morrison is an expert speaker who gives very real-world advice and suggestions in a very tough field."

"Unbelievably good presentation...I can't believe how helpful this was. By the end I felt like: finally I GET how to do this after struggling for so long."

The Presenter: David Morrison, Ph.D., has been continuously funded as a principal investigator for more than 30 years from NIH, foundations, and industry. He has served as a member of multiple national review panels and advisory groups. He received the first ever Faculty Service Award from the Mayo Center for Translational Sciences Activities. Dr. Morrison, a co-founder and member of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC, is one of the most sought after presenters of workshops on writing NIH grant proposals.

Agenda: View the agenda.
Registration

Deadline: October 11, 2013.  Since course materials must be pre-ordered, we are unable to accept late / walk-in registrations.

Fee:
  • $125 for UM Participants (payable by shortcode or credit card)
  • $150 for Non-UM Participants
All those registered as of October 12, 2013 will receive The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook – National Institutes of Health Version (a $75.00 value) as well as other course materials.

Refund Policy:
  • For cancellations received on or before October 11, 2013 – a full refund will be given.
  • For cancellations received after October 11, 2013 – no refund can be given, but the registrant will be sent their copy of the workbook / course materials shortly after the event.
CME Credit: The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be served in the morning and afternoon, but participants will obtain lunch on their own (the UMHS cafeteria is in close proximity to the Dow Auditorium). View options for lunch.
Maps & Parking: View information on maps, directions, and parking.

Last offered September 2012.  Watch for future offerings.

Developed for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, clinicians and staff, this session will feature U-M content experts discussing how registries can enhance clinical research, the challenges of contracts and agreements, how to work with the IRB, and REDCap and other databases.


Target audience: Community-based researchers, collaborators, staff

This is a nationally implementable, locally deliverable training workshop that provides relevant learning while meeting national training requirements. Ethics training delivered in 4 online, train-the-trainer modules for 13 national sites.

Topics include:

  • History of current regulations
  • Informed consent in community settings
  • Role-play practice
  • Good clinical practice

Last offered July 2012. Find out more about the 2012 Mentoring Forum.

Michigan is known for fostering cross-disciplinary engagement and collaboration, but the practical work of collaborating across disciplines requires more that deep knowledge of science. Two outstanding leaders in team science and positive management will speak to you and your mentor about the praxis of team science. Expect some highly engaged small group experience. Boxed lunch.
 Find out more about the MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award.

Introduction to Clinical and Health Research

5-part series:
Offered in January - February 2012. Watch for future offerings.

 

This program is designed for fellows and junior faculty interested in developing an academic career focused on health research. The 5-part series will be taught by a diverse team of MICHR faculty and staff involved in the full spectrum of research. The program has an interactive format with both lecture and small group work. Over the 5 sessions you will get an overview of what’s involved in developing and carrying out a research study. Sessions are designed sequentially, but you do not have to attend all.

Participants who attend this program may be eligible for the Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Pilot for Clinical Faculty.

Session 1 (January 18): Basics of Study Design [discuss design issues in a hypothetical research proposal]

Session 2 : January 25 Getting Started With Your Study [critique methods sections of grants and a study protocol, discuss alternative recruitment methods]

Session 3 : February 1 Pitfalls in Study Design and Interpretation [review ethical challenges in study design]

Session 4 : February 8 Research Funding and Budgets [develop goals for seeking funding and review sources of help to find grants; develop a study budget]

Session 5 : February 15 Next Steps in Your Research Career [practice networking and communicating your research to potential mentors and collaborators]


C3RG Seminar Series

Visit the C3RG web page for current offerings and additional information.

Co-sponsored by the Cardiovascular Center and the MICHR Education Program

To learn more about C3RG, visit their website.


 The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR)

Visit the CSCAR web page for current offerings and additional information.

The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) provides statistical consulting to all U-M faculty, staff, and graduate students with the design, planning, analysis, and presentation of research studies.

CSCAR also presents workshops on statistical methods, statistical software, and qualitative data analysis. Fall, Winter and Spring workshop offerings include Statistics Review, SAS, SPSS, Stata, SEM and Analysis with R.

Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR)
3550 Rackham Building
Ann Arbor, Mi 48109
Information, appointments, and workshop registration: (734) 764-7828

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