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Research Certificate Curriculum

Recordings for these sessions can be found under the GME Lectures page.

Date Time Session Description Speakers
January 13 12:15 pm - 12:50 pm Importance of Research/ Role and Roadmap to be a Physician Scientist This lecture will discuss importance of research, role of physician scientist in development of medicine. It will also discuss about various career pathway for participants interested in research and academics. Scott Strome, MD
January 13 12:50 pm - 2:00pm Introduction to Clinical Research This lecture will discuss about various aspects of clinical research and its importance in clinical practice. It will also discuss what makes good research as well as components of scientific paper. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD
February 3   Mentor and Mentorship This lecture will discuss about various aspects of mentorship. It will discuss about finding mentor, role of mentor in mentee’s career, how to be a good mentee etc. It will also discuss about developing inter and intra departmental collaboration. John Jefferies, MD 
February 3   Developing Effective Research Collaboration This lecture will discuss about importance of collaboration within and outside of UTHSC. It will also discuss about developing inter and intra departmental collaboration as well as finding good collaborators John Jefferies, MD 
February 3    Introduction to Mentors    
March 09  12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Starting Your Project: Forming hypothesis, designing a trial, Background data, randomization, cohort select etc. This lecture will guide participants on steps to start any research project: forming hypothesis, designing a trial, Background data, randomization, cohort select, etc. Jim Dale, MD
March 09  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Searching the Literature/End Note This lecture will guide participants on steps to start any research project: forming hypothesis, designing a trial, Background data, randomization, cohort select, etc.  Alexandria Quesenberry, MS 
March 09    Project Assignment. Discussion of projects. Validity. (with Mentors)    
April 13 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm  Navigating Through IRB: application, trainings, policies, regulations etc. This lecture will help participants about different types of IRB approval, components of each. How to stay within regulation and other aspects of IRB application Cameron Barclay, MSA, CIP
April 13  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Study Designs: Which one is right for my study?

This lecture aims to educate participant son selecting right study design in regards to research question and statistical analysis  Daniel T Dibaba, PhD, MPH 
April 13    Practical session with aid to application to IRB     
May 11 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm  Grants: Where, How, When, Why. What makes you eligible to be funded   This lecture will introduce participants to concept of grants, application, various grants available. How to make you eligible for grant etc.   Sarah J. White, MA, EdM
May 11    Biomedical Informatics at UTHSC/ Major data sources available at UTHSC  This lecture will inform participants regarding Biomedical informatics department at UTHSC and major data sources available to use in research. R. L. Davis, MD 
June 08 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm  Writing Successful Grant Proposals: A Step by Step Guide This lecture will guide participants step by step about writing grants.   L. Darryl Quarles, MD
June 08 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   How to Summarize Data and Do Initial Analysis This lecture will guide participants on data collection and summarization in appropriate format. It will also give overview or some initial statistical calculations.  Jeff Metter, MD 
July 13 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm Introduction to Epidemiology and Epidemiological studies This lecture aims to introduce participants to epidemiological terms and concepts. Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD
July 13 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Intro to Biostatistics: Hypothesis and Statistical Testing This lecture will provide introduction to biostatistics and few other aspects of data analysis.  R. Dhanireddy, MD
August 10 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm Working with Databases This will be an introductory lecture for participants who are working with data bases. Keiichi Sumida, MD, MPH, PhD
August 10 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Introduction to Systemic Review/Meta-Analysis This will educate participants to steps of systemic review or meta-analysis as well as strength and limitation of both types of studies  Daniel T. Dibaba, PhD, MPH
August 10   Small group discussions on working with databases   Multiple faculty
September 14 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm  Scientific Writing: Components of a good scientific paper This lecture will focus on good quality scientific writing. The speaker will discuss about writing various components of scientific paper as well as help and resources available at UT for this purpose. Amanda Susan Clarke, PhD
September 14 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Preparing Your Manuscripts: Replying to reviewers’ comments This lecture will discuss about manuscript preparation as well as response to reviewers comments, etc. Ankush Gosain, MD
October 12 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm Biomedical Information Management or Why It Is Okay to Ignore Most of the Research Results. Ethics and Merits in Research This lecture will discuss on reporting results as well as ethics in research. Helmut Steinburg, MD 
October 12 1:05 pm - 2:00 pm  Structure of Scientific Presentation This lecture will discuss various types of presentations and guidance on preparation for them. Ivan Gerling, PhD 
November 9 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm  Critical Review of the Literature  This lecture will discuss various types of presentations and guidance on preparation for them. Ankush Gosain, MD 
November 9 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Submission to Scientific Journal/ Conferences: Editors/ Reviewers perspective. Panel discussion.  This panel discussion will involve editors, journal reviewers discussing about various reasons for paper acceptance as well as rejection.  
December 14   Life as a Physician Scientist. Where from here? This lecture will discuss on what other steps participants can take or pursue to reach their goal of being physician scientist. Faculty Panel
December 14    Concluding Thoughts/Remarks   Dipen Kadaria, MD 

 

Workshop/Practical: Participants will present their works to course faculties.

Last Published: Feb 7, 2020