Drop-In Sessions
Research Help Drop-in Session

Drop-in Sessions, sponsored by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center, are intended to help Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University researchers resolve questions about study design, statistics, and statistical software including Statistical Analysis System (SAS).

BERD Center Drop-In Sessions are free and staffed by Tufts CTSI epidemiologists and biostatisticians. They can help you tackle clinical research questions, such as:

  • Have I chosen the most efficient and valid study design to investigate this hypothesis?
  • How many people will I need in my study?
  • Which statistical test is appropriate?
  • Could loss of participants be a problem in my study, and how should I handle their missing data?
  • How can I best respond to an IRB stipulation/inquiry?

Drop-in Sessions take place every Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:00am at 35 Kneeland Street, 10th Floor Conference Room, Boston.

Conferences & Symposia
Translational Research Day 2020

Building Research Teams for Impact on Health: Spanning Disciplines and Stakeholders

Interested in learning how to build authentic partnerships for translational research collaboration? Mark your calendar for Translational Research Day 2020 on Friday, March 6 at the Tufts Health Sciences Campus in Boston.

Friday, March 6
8:30AM-3:30PM
Tufts Medical Center
Wolff Auditorium
800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Download and share the Translational Research Day 2020 flyer (PDF).

Registration

Please register to attend.

Presenters

Just announced! The Grand Rounds keynote address will be given by Sharon Terry, MA, President and CEO of Genetic Alliance in Washington, DC. Ms. Terry is internationally known for her work on engaging individuals, families and communities to transform health and further biomedical research.

Agenda

Coming soon!

Poster Session

Present your translational research at our poster session!

Posters will be displayed electronically (on HD screens from ePosterBoards) from 8:30AM-noon. Previously presented posters are welcome. Learn more and submit your abstract by Friday, February 21. 

Get Social

Look for #TranslationalTufts2020 on social media and join the conversation.

 

Conferences & Symposia
Breaking the Silence: Confronting Exclusion in Research

The goal of medicine and research should be that “all patients, of all backgrounds, get the care they need when they interface with our health care system” (Joyce Sackey, MD, Tufts University Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer).

Are we doing enough to reach this goal?

Join us for a meaningful evening of self-reflection, dialogue, and community-building, followed by a call to action around the issue of deeply-rooted biases that lead to exclusion in research.

The evening will begin with keynote speaker Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, past President of the American Public Health Association and Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse College. Dr. Jones is known for her contributions to critical race theory and her work in defining institutional racism, personally mediated racism, and internalized racism within the context of modern US race relations.

After that, we will enjoy a community dinner that will include facilitated roundtable discussions to further explore the themes from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. These dialogues will provide an opportunity for participants with diverse views and backgrounds to speak openly about exclusion in research to seek a better understanding of their own views, as well as the views and experiences of others.

Breaking the Silence: Confronting Exclusion in Research is the fourth symposium in the Breaking the Silence series launched in 2017. Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Institute of Clinical Research and Health Polices Studies (ICRHPS) are hosting this symposium, in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center.

Download and share the Breaking the Silence: Confronting Exclusion in Research flyer (PDF).

Details

Friday, March 6
5:15-8:00PM
Tufts Center for Medical Education
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111

Anyone interested in discussing the impact of bias on health is welcome to attend, especially members of the Tufts research community, Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center leadership and faculty, students, research participants, and community residents.

Registration

This event begins at 5:15PM and ends at 8:00PM. We hope attendees will plan to stay for the entirety of the event. If this is not feasible, please contact us at info@tuftsctsi.org.

Please register to attend by February 28.

 

About Tufts CTSI Events

Tufts CTSI’s Professional Education programs provide non-degree continuing education and training for clinical and translational research professionals from all Tufts CTSI partners and beyond.

Course enrollment priority is given to researchers from Tufts CTSI partner institutions. If your participation needs to be approved by your supervisor or a person responsible for your time release, you may provide their contact information when you register for the program.

This course is provided free of charge, and was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of health, Award Number UL1TR002544.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

 

Drop-In Sessions
Research Help Drop-in Session

Drop-in Sessions, sponsored by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center, are intended to help Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University researchers resolve questions about study design, statistics, and statistical software including Statistical Analysis System (SAS).

BERD Center Drop-In Sessions are free and staffed by Tufts CTSI epidemiologists and biostatisticians. They can help you tackle clinical research questions, such as:

  • Have I chosen the most efficient and valid study design to investigate this hypothesis?
  • How many people will I need in my study?
  • Which statistical test is appropriate?
  • Could loss of participants be a problem in my study, and how should I handle their missing data?
  • How can I best respond to an IRB stipulation/inquiry?

Drop-in Sessions take place every Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:00am at 35 Kneeland Street, 10th Floor Conference Room, Boston.

Seminars & Workshops
Research Database Creation: Basics and Best Practices 2020

Overview

Are you involved in building a database for your research project?

Building an appropriate database for your study is critical to ensuring successful data collection and analysis. Learn how to build a database in this 90-minute Tufts CTSI workshop, Research Database Creation: Basics & Best Practices. This session will begin with an interactive lecture presented by Rachael Huebner, a Clinical Data Manager at Tufts CTSI, followed by a workshop in which participants will practice building a simple database in Excel.

This workshop is a prerequisite to a subsequent workshop, Research Database Creation: Building a REDCap Database.  Please note, in this workshop, we will not be using REDCap, but we will be learning the fundamentals required for database creation, which will inform our second session where REDCap will be used.

After attending this event, you should be able to:

  • Recognize database creation best practices
  • Identify the clinical and demographic data needed to answer a study question
  • Effectively name and code variables
  • Create an Excel sheet appropriate for study data collection

Details

Date: Thursday, March 12, noon-1:30PM

Location: Tufts Center for Medical Education, Room 514 (Computer Lab), 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston

This workshop is a prerequisite to a subsequent workshop, Research Database Creation: Building a REDCap Database.

Registration

This workshop is designed for research assistants, clinical research coordinators, investigators, residents, and fellows who will be creating or working with databases for research projects.

To attend, please register here by March 5.

Tufts CTSI Professional Education & Expectation for Course Participants

Tufts CTSI’s Professional Education programs provide non-degree continuing education and training for clinical and translational research professionals from all Tufts CTSI partners and beyond.

Course enrollment priority is given to researchers from Tufts CTSI partner institutions. If your participation needs to be approved by your supervisor or a person responsible for your time release, you may provide their contact information when you register for the program.

This course is provided free of charge, and was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of health, Award Number UL1TR002544. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

 

Drop-In Sessions
Research Help Drop-in Session

Drop-in Sessions, sponsored by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center, are intended to help Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University researchers resolve questions about study design, statistics, and statistical software including Statistical Analysis System (SAS).

BERD Center Drop-In Sessions are free and staffed by Tufts CTSI epidemiologists and biostatisticians. They can help you tackle clinical research questions, such as:

  • Have I chosen the most efficient and valid study design to investigate this hypothesis?
  • How many people will I need in my study?
  • Which statistical test is appropriate?
  • Could loss of participants be a problem in my study, and how should I handle their missing data?
  • How can I best respond to an IRB stipulation/inquiry?

Drop-in Sessions take place every Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:00am at 35 Kneeland Street, 10th Floor Conference Room, Boston.

Seminars & Workshops
Applying Implementation Science Frameworks to Your Research Plans and Ongoing Studies

Do you have a grant proposal or protocol for an intervention involving hospitals, schools, and local communities?

If you’d like to hone your research aims and strategy to show a clear roadmap for successful translation in real-world settings, join Tufts CTSI on Tuesday, March 24 for a two-part interactive online workshop: Applying Implementation Science Frameworks to Your Research Plans and Ongoing Studies.

Apply by Monday, March 2 for one of 12 seats for researchers working in translational research.

Overview

In this two-part series, all applicants commit to up to two ½ hours of learning time and complete the following:

  • Part 1, Pre-work online course (approx. 1 hour), Early March: Prepared by the workshop instructors, this short course provides an overview of two common implementation frameworks used in grant proposals, RE-AIM (the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance Framework) and CFIR (the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research), and how the CFIR framework, combined with ERIC (Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change) strategies, can be used in planning for protocol implementation or problem solving. You will learn what these frameworks are, when to use them, and how to best integrate them into a grant proposal or ongoing study.
  • Part 2, Live online workshop (75 minutes), March 24, 2020, noon-1:15PM:  Those who complete the Part 1 assignment will be invited to an interactive live meeting (Zoom) where you will meet with the instructors and colleagues in real time to review the frameworks through case examples and discussions on potential challenges in your proposal or protocol. Participants will be required to ensure audio/video quality of their live online meeting participation and login 10 minutes prior to the session.

    The workshop agenda may include:

    • Introductions and Overview
    • Review of the Implementation Science Frameworks/Q&A
    • Case Discussions: Examples of Implementation Science Frameworks in a Grant Proposal and Ongoing Study
    • Workshops: Participant Challenges and Cases

Instructors

  • Sara C. Folta, PhD, Director, Integrating Underrepresented Populations in Research, Tufts CTSI; Associate Professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: Dr. Folta and colleagues implemented, evaluated, and nationally disseminated the StrongWomen – Healthy Hearts program for cardiovascular disease prevention among midlife and older women.
  • Denise Daudelin, RN, MPH, Director, Research Process Improvement, Tufts CTSI; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University Public Health and Community Medicine: Ms. Daudelin is an Investigator who has worked with hospitals, emergency medical service agencies, primary care practices, and researchers to develop measures of health care quality and achieve improvements in health care delivery and research.

Who should attend

Any research faculty, especially early career faculty, are welcome to apply. Faculty with a draft grant proposal that contains an implementation science framework are strongly encouraged to attend (and may submit a copy of their proposal). Faculty experiencing challenges with an existing protocol are also encouraged to submit a summary of their protocol for feedback.

Registration

Space is limited to 12 participants. Apply here by March 2.

 

 

This workshop is provided free of charge, and is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of health, Award Number UL1TR002544. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

Drop-In Sessions
Research Help Drop-in Session

Drop-in Sessions, sponsored by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center, are intended to help Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University researchers resolve questions about study design, statistics, and statistical software including Statistical Analysis System (SAS).

BERD Center Drop-In Sessions are free and staffed by Tufts CTSI epidemiologists and biostatisticians. They can help you tackle clinical research questions, such as:

  • Have I chosen the most efficient and valid study design to investigate this hypothesis?
  • How many people will I need in my study?
  • Which statistical test is appropriate?
  • Could loss of participants be a problem in my study, and how should I handle their missing data?
  • How can I best respond to an IRB stipulation/inquiry?

Drop-in Sessions take place every Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:00am at 35 Kneeland Street, 10th Floor Conference Room, Boston.

Seminars & Workshops
Research Database Creation: Building a REDCap Database 2020

Overview

Are you involved in building a REDCap database for your research project?

REDCap is an online application that can be used to create research databases. It has many advantages over Excel, and is often the preferred tool for database creation. Learn how to create REDCap databases for your research projects in this 90-minute Tufts CTSI workshop, Research Database Creation: Building a REDCap Database.

This session will consist of a guided tutorial, led by Rachael Huebner, Clinical Data Manager at Tufts CTSI, in which participants will build a simple database in REDCap.

To attend this event, participants must attend the first workshop in this series, Research Database Creation: Basics & Best Practices.

After attending this event, you should be able to:

  • Describe the differences between classic and longitudinal projects, and identify when to use each
  • Create projects, forms, and fields in REDCap
  • Export data from REDCap to Excel

Details

Date: Thursday, March 26, noon-1:30PM

Location: Tufts Center for Medical Education, Room 514 (Computer Lab), 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston

To attend this event, participants must attend the first workshop in this series, Research Database Creation: Basics & Best Practices.

Registration

This workshop is designed for research assistants, clinical research coordinators, investigators, residents, and fellows who will be creating or working with databases for research projects.

Space is limited.

To reserve your seat, please register here by March 19.

Tufts CTSI Professional Education & Expectation for Course Participants

Tufts CTSI’s Professional Education programs provide non-degree continuing education and training for clinical and translational research professionals from all Tufts CTSI partners and beyond.

Course enrollment priority is given to researchers from Tufts CTSI partner institutions. If your participation needs to be approved by your supervisor or a person responsible for your time release, you may provide their contact information when you register for the program.

This course is provided free of charge, and was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of health, Award Number UL1TR002544. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.