Category Archive: Child of Training Ed.

Third Thursdays with the ICTR Lecture Series


February 2017 marks the debut of our new lecture series, Third Thursdays with the ICTR. The ICTR provides tools designed to transform the translational process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. Each month, speakers will share research related news and present a resource and or service that can aid clinical research study team members. We encourage faculty, staff and students to attend. There will be a question and answer period at the close of each lecture. If you have suggestions for future topics, feel free to contact us.   October 19, 2017 … Continue reading

Project DIDACT


The purpose of this project is to Disseminate, to the clinical and translational research community, Innovative statistical methods and software for the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials. This joint effort among doctors Miguel Hernan (Harvard), David Kent (Tufts), Kelley Kidwell (Michigan), Michael Rosenblum (Johns Hopkins), Daniel Scharfstein (Johns Hopkins) and Ravi Varadhan, will create a cutting edge analytic tool kit needed to support the next generation of trials. Topics will include: Sequential, multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) designs (Kidwell) Leveraging baseline covariates to improve the efficiency of randomized trials (Rosenblum) Casual analysis of pragmatic trials (Hernan) Sensitivity analysis for randomized trials … Continue reading

Patient Safety Collaborative


  The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is working with Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering to establish an Engineering Collaborative for Patient Safety. Its purpose is to bring engineering talent together with to clinicians to solve patient safety issues. Potential benefit to clinician and patients: • Collaboration with Hopkins engineering master students with exceptional talent. Engaging students early represents an opportunity to engage exceptional intellects. • Students have time, energy, and ambition to research issues, identify needs, and pool together resources for solutions. • Direct and concentrated efforts to address patient safety issue(s). This collaborative is a combined … Continue reading

Study Team Training and Resources


Helpful resources for study teams looking for study tools, information on various research topics and a comprehensive list of available training for study teams, including clinical trainings for non-clinical staff.

Introduction to Drug Discovery Research


This course deals with various aspects of the drug discovery process including target identification, medicinal chemistry, in vitro and in vivo drug screening methods, pharmacokinetics, drug safety, and intellectual property management. While the main focus of the course is centered on small molecule-based drugs, one lecture covers the principles of biologics-based drugs given the increasing interests in this area. The last two lectures are devoted to case studies in which discovery of particular drugs will be discussed in detail to provide further insights into the process of drug discovery research. Each lecture is given by an expert on that respective subject with many years of drug … Continue reading

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 AWARD


The Johns Hopkins BIRCWH program (JH-BIRCWH) was established to develop highly qualified, independent investigators to conduct women’s health and sex and gender differences research. These independent investigators will be leaders now and in the future, developing innovative, interdisciplinary programs of research that will improve health and social outcomes for diverse women, and also men, across the lifespan. To achieve that goal, the JH-BIRCWH will: recruit promising and highly motivated junior faculty scholars from within Johns Hopkins University, with priority given to investigators from groups underrepresented in research use a learner-centered and competency-based approach to interdisciplinary career development under the guidance … Continue reading

Courses for Translational Researchers


Johns Hopkins University has partnered with Cousera to develop a series of online data science courses taught by faculty members from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The data science specialization covers the concepts and tools needed throughout the entire data science pipeline, from asking the right kinds of questions to making inferences and publishing results. Students will learn to: formulate context relevant questions and hypotheses to drive data scientific research identify, obtain and transform a data set to make it suitable for the production of statistical evidence communicated in written form build models based on new … Continue reading

K-to-R Transition Program


The “K-to-R” Transition Program was implemented in response to the growing need to enhance the transition from mentored career development awards (K’s) to independent awards (R’s). The ICTR’s Training, Education, & Career Development Programs has partnered with the Office of Faculty Development and the Professional Development and Career Office to provide oversight, support, resources, and networking opportunities for K-level mentored awardees.  To address some of the needs and overcome the barriers identified, this program links available resources for preparation of future R grant submissions, including individual or small group mentoring and an annual retreat for engaged mentored awardees. Please contact our program … Continue reading

Science: Out of the Box


Why is cancer so hard to treat—and what new strategies are researchers considering? What do cells do when their DNA gets tangled up? How do brain cells build connections to each other? Our researchers use toys to help answer these and other questions in the video series Science: Out of the Box.   Immunotherapy and Antibodies | Slaying Lung Cancer Medical oncologist Julie Brahmer, M.D., explains how immunotherapy works as a tool in treating lung cancer. Using toys and finger paints, she demonstrates how the immune system attacks cancer cells. Dr. Brahmer discusses why immunotherapy is a promising new treatment … Continue reading

Introduction to Clinical Research Summer Course


340.655.01 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL RESEARCH (JULY 10 – 21, 2017)  Epidemiology – Summer term (6 units) Co-Directors: Daniel Ford, MD, MPH and Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, MS Contact Person: Stacey Marks, MS (sjmarks@jhu.edu) 2017 Registration opens on June 7, 2017.  Click the link below to register. https://ictrweb.johnshopkins.edu/ictr/event/courseReg.cfm Course materials and homework exercises will be provided electronically. Student evaluations are based on paired pre- and post-test of knowledge base. Course learning objectives: Define a research question. Understand the steps involved in conducting clinical research. Review and evaluate the main study designs used in clinical research: case-control, cohort, clinical trials, cross-sectional, met-analyses. Understand the basis of … Continue reading

Science of Clinical Investigation (SOCI) Training Program


The Science of Clinical Investigation (SOCI) Training Program is designed to prepare clinicians and other biological scientists to participate in multidisciplinary clinical research.  Courses are offered on-site and online. Translational clinical research requires a team that can design, analyze, interpret, and implement clinical studies in compliance with ethical and regulatory norms.  Develop this expertise and become a leader in clinical research with the SOCI training program. The SOCI program contains both onsite and online courses including: Database Design and Implementation in Clinical Research Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research Design of Clinical Studies Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Data Outcomes … Continue reading