Principal Investigator Research Training

While Research 101,102, and 103 have been directed toward a general research staff audience, Principal Investigator Research Training is designed to specifically meet the needs of Principal Investigators across the state of Tennessee. This lecture series is taught by experienced researchers and experts in their respective fields.

Session 1:

Finding Funding and Research Opportunities

Lisa Youngentob – Director, UTHSC Office of Research Development (View Powerpoint)

Greg Harris – Sr. Director of Development, UT Foundation (View Powerpoint)

Phil Cestaro – Executive Director, CTN2 (View Powerpoint)

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Session 2:

Study Design, Blinding, Confounding Events, Sample Size and Power

R. Eric Heidel, PhD, PStat – Accredited Professional Statistician; Associate Professor of Biostatistics, UTHSC Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN (View Powerpoint)

Fridtjof Thomas, PhD – Professor, Biostatistics, UTHSC College of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine (View Powerpoint)

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Session 3:

Developing and Following the Protocol

Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmD – Associate Dean of Research, UTHSC College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN; Chief Research Officer, Erlanger Health System

Jennifer Burgess, MS – Director, Clinical Research, Erlanger Health System

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Session 4:

Research Enterprise Data Warehouse database (EDW), TriNetX, and the BIG Initiative

Robert J. Rooney, PhD – Director, Integrative Genomics Biorepository, Department of Pediatrics, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, UTHSC

Lokesh Chinthala, MS – Informatics Specialist, UTSHC Center for Biomedical Informatics

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Session 5:

REDcap Tool for Data Capture

Parya Zareie, MS – Data Manager, Center for Biomedical Informatics

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Session 6:

Planning Budgets and Contracts

Sarah White, MA, EdM – AVC for Research, UTHSC Office of Sponsored Programs

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Session:

Responsible Conduct of Research

Sandra Arnold, MD, MSc – Professor, UTHSC College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases; IRB Chair

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Session 8:

Subject Recruitment and Retention

Michelle Martin, PhD, FACSM – Co-Director, TN-CTSI; Professor and Director, UTHSC Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research

Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC, FAAN – Professor, UTHSC College of Nursing

Anne Zachry, PhD, ORT/L – Department Chair, UTHSC Occupational Therapy

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Session 9:

Scientific Integrity and Preventing Research Misconduct

Karen Johnson, MD, MPH – Chair, UTHSC Clinical Trials Governance Board; Co-Director, TN-CTSI; Chair and Endowed Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine

Michael Christensen, PharmD – Professor, UTHSC Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Translational Science and Pediatrics

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