The Grant Writing Seminar Series is designed to meet the grant writing needs of faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students at UTHSC and across the state of Tennessee. The lectures are taught by experienced researchers in their respective field.
SESSION 1: Overview of clinical research, Developing the research area, Hypothesis and Specific Aims, Issues in choosing a study design, Issues in data collection.
Presenter: Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH. Chair and Endowed Professor of Women’s Health Department of Preventive Medicine, Co-Director TN Clinical and Translational Science Institute
SESSION 2: Is my proposal significant? Components of a Research Question, Literature review and preliminary results, Research strategy: Significance and approach.
Presenter: Jay H Fowke, PhD, MPH, MS. Chief of Division of Epidemiology,
Professor of Preventive Medicine
SESSION 3: Randomized Clinical Trials
Presenter: Mace Coday, PhD. Professor of Preventive Medicine
SESSION 4: Observational Studies
Presenters: Dr. Feng Liu-Smith, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine; Dr. Qi Zhao, MD, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
SESSION 5: Hypothesis and Statistical testing, Sample Size, Power, and Detectable Effect Size
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Tolley, Professor Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine
SESSION 6: Recruitment & Retention; Eligibility and screening; IRB and human subjects; Ethics
Presenters: Dr. Michelle Martin, PhD. Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine; Founding Director, Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research: A Community Cancer Alliance for Transformative Change; Co-Director, Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Dr. Karen Derefinko, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
SESSION 7: Data collection; Data entry systems; Data management; Storage & Quality assurance
Presenter: Dr. Phyllis Richey, PhD. Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy and Pediatrics Clinical & Community Research Informatics Section
SESSION 8: Data analysis strategies and how they can enhance the proposal. Outcomes, Adverse events, Intend-to-treat analysis (ITT), Surrogate endpoints, Clustering/grouping of observations, Missing Data, Pre-planned vs. ad hoc subgroup analyses, Heterogeneity of treatment effects (HTE) with respect to sex/gender and race
Presenter: Dr. Fridtjof Thomas, PhD. Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Preventive Medicine