Announcements of educational opportunities from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council.
MGH Clinical Research Program Courses
Welcome to the Genetic Code: An Overview of Basic Genetics
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Simches Research Building, Conference Room 3.110
This program is sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research Program and the MGH Center for Human Genetic Research
2:00pm – 3:00pm Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Center for Human Genetic Research, MGH
3:15 – 4:00pm Jeremiah Scharf, M.D., Ph.D, Principal Research Faculty, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Center for Human Genetic Research, MGH
4:00pm – 5:00pm Questions & Answers
This introductory course will review fundamental language and concepts including DNA anatomy and genome organization; genotype-phenotype correlations; basic population genetics; and genotyping. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the faculty prior to the lectures.
This course is strongly recommended for both new and experienced clinicians, clinical investigators, nurses, and other clinical research staff who wish to further expand their knowledge of modern concepts in genetics and genomics.
Applied Methods in Designing and Conducting Health Surveys
Tuesdays, March 10th, 17th, 24th & April 7th | 3:00– 5:00pm |
Simches Building, 2nd Floor | Garrod/Mendel Conference Room
This course is designed to prepare health professionals with an introduction to theory and practice in the design and conduct of surveys. Course topics will include all phases of the survey process: matching research design to data needs, understanding the role of qualitative research in survey development, probability and non-probability sampling methods, developing questions and questionnaires, choosing modes and methods of data collection, issues in analyzing and reporting survey data, and the effective presentation and reporting of survey findings to relevant audiences. ** Due to limited space, incomplete applications will not be considered **
REDCap: Getting Started
Monday, March 16 | 2:00 – 3:00pm |Simches 3.120
Speakers: Lynn Simpson, MPH, CCDM, Harvard Catalyst Research Data & Analytics Services Manager and Jeremy Alphonse, Harvard Catalyst EDC Project Analyst.
In collaboration with the Harvard Catalyst, REDCap is a free, secure, web-based application hosted by Partners Research Computing and designed to support electronic data capture for research studies. This session is to help REDCap users design databases and surveys. Learn about study start up, project life cycles, data management, and how to program data fields and branching logic. This is a general overview demonstration and then time is devoted to user’s Q&A and design questions. Target audience: Researchers that have evaluated and decided to use REDCap and/or have started a REDCap project.
REDCap: Data Entry and Survey Administration
Monday, March 30 | 2:00 – 3:00pm | Simches 3.110
Speakers: Lynn Simpson, MPH, CCDM, Harvard Catalyst Research Data & Analytics Services Manager and Jeremy Alphonse, Harvard Catalyst EDC Project Analyst. In collaboration with the Harvard Catalyst, REDCap is a free, secure, web-based application hosted by Partners Research Computing and designed to support electronic data capture for research studies. This session is to help REDCap users enter data for their projects and administer surveys to participants. Learn about double data entry, locking and unlocking forms, collecting anonymous survey data, tracking survey responders vs. non-responders, and programming automated survey invites
Bedside to Bench: Recognizing and studying patients that lead to new discoveries
Tuesday, March 31st | 8:00am – 5:00pm | Armenise Amphitheatre
200 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Course Directors: Stephanie Seminara M.D. FACP and Joel Hirschhorn M.D, Ph.D. This is a new course that will target clinicians and clinical investigators who seek to expand their involvement in research by identifying opportunities for translating clinical observations to scientific discovery. Topics covered will include: identifying clinical opportunities for discovery (e.g. unusual patients/pedigrees); accessing cores, tools, and technologies for data analysis, clinical interpretation of DNA sequence data; issues related to the IRB and participant recruitment.
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