Seminars and Workshops

The TN-CTSI supports various educational seminars and workshops at UTHSC. To learn more about the seminars and workshops offered, please see the list below or check the TN-CTSI events calendar for upcoming events.

RESEARCH 101, 102, & 103

This series provides basic and advanced research training, taught by experts from UTHSC and affiliates locally and across the state. Designed for new investigators, research staff and coordinators, and anyone who wants to learn more about research study conduct.


PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH TRAINING

Designed to meet the needs of PIs across the state, these lectures are taught by experienced researchers and experts in their respective fields.


This series is for students, residents, fellows, staff and faculty, or anyone who wants to learn more about how the library can support clinical researchers.


TN-CTSI CERTIFICATION EXAM PREPARATION COURSE

This series prepares clinical researchers for the SOCRA CCRP (Certified Clinical Research Professional) or the ACRP CCRC (Certified Clinical Research Coordinator) certification exam. It also serves as an orientation for anyone interested in learning about clinical research.


RECRUITMENT & RETENTION SERIES

This series covers many aspects of recruiting and retaining subjects, including planning and preparing for recruitment, creating an effective advertisement, utilizing social media, recruiting and retaining families, and more.


HOT TOPICS IN RESEARCH

An educational lunch-and-learn series designed to inform the UTHSC community of opportunities and resources available to them. Attendees will learn about a variety of topics, from institutional support and tools to new policies, regulations and trending topics in the areas of health science education and research. 


VCR DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

A series to educate and help the research community stay abreast on the world’s most pressing research topics.


UTHSC LEADS

The Launching Entrepreneurial Activities and Discovery in Science (LEADS) seminar series brings successful and engaging entrepreneurial scientists, involved in biotech, life sciences, pharma and device sectors to UTHSC to relay their entrepreneurial stories.


IRB INSIGHTS

Campus training opportunities for researchers to learn more about human research protections and how to use the UTHSC IRB electronic system, iMedRIS. Those who cannot attend in person may view the live sessions remotely; the link will be sent in an email to the campus and iMedRIS listserv beginning a few weeks before each Insights session.


HSE GRAND ROUNDS

Seminar series featuring successful and engaging scientists who have proven experience in entrepreneurial ventures, sharing their stories via webcast.


THIRD THURSDAY

Monthly seminars on clinical and translational research, hosted by the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine. Talks are on the thrid Thursday of each month, in the 4th floor classroom of the Pauline Building. Contact Janet Elam for more inforamtion.


RESEARCH REFLECTIONS

A monthly mini-series for study coordinators and research staff. These sessions are designed to support the conduct of high quality research and develop a robust research workforce.


RESEARCH METHODS FOR CLINICAL INVESTIGATORS

A monthly educational series concentrating on epidemiological and biostatistical research methods. Presentations are intended to assist and support clinical researchers in the area of study design and the interpretation of findings. 


BIOSTATISTICS SEMINAR

Monthly seminars on biostatistics, methods, and skills offered by the BERD Clinic.


DEVELOPING A DIVERSE RESEARCH COMMUNITY

Topics in this series will include cultural competence, social determinants of health and the relationship to clinical research, health disparities in research and electronic health records, diversifying the scientific workforce, and community-engaged research. 


COLLABORATING WITH A STATISTICIAN SERIES

REDCAP BASIC AND ADVANCED TRAINING

In the Collaborating with a Statistician series, you will learn about the services that the Biostats, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Clinic offers, along with how to manage and send data, data security and privacy and much more.  The REDCap training teaches you how to develop a research database, export for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R) and learn about advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, calculated fields, and e-consenting. 


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