Conferences & Symposia
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Workshop

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Interested in comparative effectiveness research (CER)? Want to meet collaborators and develop grant proposals?

Join Tufts CTSI for a CER Workshop on Tuesday, June 21, 9:00AM-4:00PM in room 114 (145 Harrison Avenue, Boston). This interactive event will focus on several CER use cases, with the goal of assisting teams to develop research project proposals for future grant submissions.

Five projects will be presented and discussed:

  • Comparative Effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Osteoarthritis submitted by Raveendhara Bannuru MD, FAGE, Tufts Medical Center
  • Improving Provider Adherence to Diabetes Screening Guidelines for Asians submitted by Susan Koch-Weser ScM, ScD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Emergency Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment submitted by Martin Krsak, MD, MSc, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
  • Associations of Provider Prescribing Patterns and Future Opioid use in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with an Acute Painful Condition submitted by William Soares, MD MS, Baystate Medical Center
  • Health Effects of Oral Protein Supplements in HemoDialysis (The HELPS-HD Trial) submitted by Dan Weiner, MD, Tufts CTSI

All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP here.

Additional details about the CER Workshop will be available on this page soon.

Seminars & Workshops
Expert Feedback on NIH Rigor and Transparency Guidelines

Seminar Materials

Seminar Description

Do you have questions about recent changes to National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant applications regarding scientific rigor and transparency? Get the latest information at Expert Feedback on NIH Rigor and Transparency Guidelines, led by John Castellot, PhD, Tufts CTSI Navigator and NIH Study Section Chair, and Amy Gantt, MA, Tufts University Director of Research Development.

Faculty members who participated in recent NIH study sections will provide valuable feedback and advice on how to include scientific rigor and transparency in your next grant.

Susan Blanchard, Vice President, Research Administration, Tufts Medical Center, will also update participants on the new Department of Labor (DoL) overtime pay protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe specific feedback from faculty who served on NIH study sections
  • State how to apply the new guidelines to their grant proposals
  • Discuss how to include scientific rigor and transparency in their grant
  • Explain the implications of the Department of Labor overtime pay protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

This event is hosted by Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center. Faculty members from both institutions will participate in the discussion.


Thursday, June 23, noon – 1:30PM
Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical Education and Nutrition Sciences, Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02111
Or via live, interactive webcast (a link will be provided to those who register).


All are welcome to attend. Please register online.