Seminars & Workshops
CLINICAL RESEARCH STAFF QUARTERLY TRAINING: Peer-to-Peer Onboarding: Techniques for Training Your New Coworker (or Yourself!)

You’ve been assigned to train your new peer – now what?

Onboarding a new coworker doesn’t have to be a hassle! Establishing a training plan can help ease the transition for new staff and save valuable time for existing or departing staff. Join Tufts CTSI on Thursday, March 2 to learn practical, generalizable strategies for onboarding new team members. You’ll learn about techniques already in use across Tufts MC and walk away with resources you can put into action immediately. Even if you aren’t hiring right now, this session will provide valuable tools for ensuring that the next new hire on your team is set up for success from the start!

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify key resources to share with new staff.
  • Describe at least 3 concrete ideas/activities for onboarding your next coworker/peer.
  • Create a training plan for new staff within your department/team

Who Should Attend

All research staff are invited to attend!


Thursday, March 2, 1:00PM–3:00PM EST, online via Zoom


Click here to register.

Seminars & Workshops
2nd Annual Dissemination of Research Results Open House

Tufts CTSI cordially invites you to attend our 2nd Annual Dissemination of Research Results Open House!

This online event, held Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00PM EST, is an opportunity to learn about research happening at Tufts University and Baystate Health. Study participants will also have an opportunity to learn about the results of the study in which they participated. This hour-long event will include two 15-minute presentations given by the researchers. The audience will also have a chance to ask questions following each presentation.


Dr. Nancy Baker, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Tufts University | “The Feasibility of Immersive Virtual Reality as a Treatment for Chronic Back Pain”



Dr. Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers, Department of Pediatrics, Baystate Health; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMass Chan Medical School | “Assessment of a Train-the-Trainer Model for a Parenting Intervention for Mothers in Recovery”



Live session via Zoom: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 6:00PM-7:00PM EST 


Registration is required! Click here to register.


If you have any questions, please contact Stasia Swiadas.

Seminars & Workshops
“Fundamentals for Building Inclusive Research Teams” Workshop

There is an urgent need to develop diverse, equitable, and collaborative research teams to improve research impact and health outcomes. However, several barriers remain to achieving this goal, including implementation of strategies for creating an equitable and inclusive research team.

Tufts CTSI invites you to join us for “Fundamentals for Building Inclusive Research Teams” on Friday, March 31  and Friday, April 7, from 11:00AM-12:00PM. This workshop will share practical skills for building collaborative and inclusive research teams.  Participants will learn about fostering teams that welcome diverse identities, working and learning styles, disciplines, and forms of knowledge. The format will involve case studies, presentations, a panel discussion, and reflection/discussion.

Topics covered will include:

  • Cultural humility as a basis for equitable collaboration
  • Creating, supporting, and sustaining cohesive, equitable, and collaborative research teams
  • Leveraging a team’s diversity to improve translational research

Participants will leave with tools and frameworks that will help them implement a plan to operationalize skills learned.

Learning Objectives

After attending this event, participants will be able to do the following as part of dynamic research teams:

  • Describe strategies that promote equitable collaboration
  • Apply best practices for building diverse, collaborative research teams

Who Should Attend

Investigators with varied research collaboration experience and varied disciplinary interests, as well as research staff and others responsible for supporting collaborative research projects are encouraged to attend.


Friday, March 31, 2023, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Friday, April 7, 2023, 11:00AM-12:00PM

This workshop will be held remotely via Zoom over two separate 1-hour sessions. Registrants should plan to attend both.


Click here to register. Registration for this workshop closes March 24, 2023.