Recap of Recent Events

We hope that you find our lectures and workshops informative and engaging. By offering events on multiple topics, we hope to assist researchers in their ongoing endeavors. If you attended one of these events and would like to view handouts and video recordings (if available) or if you were unable to go and are still interested in the topic, please see the list below.


Promises and Challenges of Pragmatic RCTs

April 11, 2018

Dr. William Schuyler Jones, M.D.

Dr. Jones discusses the challenges and positive ramifications of pragmatic trials utilizing various examples. A question and answer session is featured at the end of the presentation.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Helping Research Teams Address New NIH Application Requirements Around Clinical Trials

March 5, 2018

Daniel E Ford, M.D., M.P.H., Megan Singleton, JD, MBE, CIP, Anthony Keyes, MBA, and Daniel F Hanley, M.D.

This seminar focused on single IRB (SIRB) requirements and impacts, ClinicalTrials.gov requirements, and available Johns Hopkins Trial Innovation Unit/CTSA Trial Innovation Network support.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Advancing Research in the Digital Age

February 27, 2018

Megan Singleton, JD. MBE, CIP; Stuart C. Ray, MD; Joseph Ali, JD; Mark Dredze, PhD; Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP; Kelly Gleason, PhD(c), RN, BSN; Christopher Chute, MD, DrPH, MPH; Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH; Courtney Erdly; Liz Martinez, RN, BSN, CCRC; David Thiemann, MD; Harold Lehmann, MD, PhD, FACMI; Mark Dredze, PhD; Manar Almandy & Paul Nagy, PhD; Paul Harris, PhD.

This conference focused on building institutional knowledge around research consenting, recruiting and data collection in the informatics age. The goal is to help Johns Hopkins researchers learn what digital technologies are available and how to utilize these tools in human subject research.

Contact Cassie Lewis-Land at cassie4@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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ICTR Data Managers Interest Group panel on De-identification Part 2: De-identification of Media (Images, Audio/Video, and Text)

February 23, 2018

Ryan Fallon and Bill Geiger, Radiology Information Systems, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Dave Fearon, Johns Hopkins University Data Management Services; Tom Richards and Fardad Gharghabi, Center for Population Health IT, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This installation in a series of presentations covers de-identification of media in research studies.

Contact Lisa Yanek at lryanek@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Global Sensitivity of Randomized Trials with Missing Data: Methods and Software

February 22, 2018

Daniel O. Scharfstein, Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

This presentation focuses on methods for conducting sensitivity analysis of repeated measures studies with missing data. A detailed case study to illustrate the methods and how to execute the methods in R and SAS is also presented.

Contact Daniel Scharfstein at dscharf68@gmail.com for additional information.

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Nuts & Bolts of Community Engagement in Research Workshop

December 1, 2017

Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kelly Bower, PhD, RN; Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS; Omega Wilson; Lee Bone, BSN, MPH; Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, RN, ANP, PhD, FAAN.

The workshop provides an introduction to community engaged research principles as well as skill building sessions.

Contact Crystal Evans at cevans20@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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ICTR Data Managers Interest Group Panel on De-identification Part 1: De-identified and Limited Datasets

December 1, 2017

Kathryn Carson, Senior Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Member, Data Trust Research Sub-Council; Dave Fearon, Senior Data Management Consultant, Johns Hopkins University Data Management Services; Dave Shade, Associate Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This installation in a series of presentations covers de-identified and limited datasets in research studies.

Contact Lisa Yanek at lryanek@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) Seminar

November 27, 2017

Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA, Program Director, Research and Transformation, CRISP; Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH, Distinguished Bloomberg Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

We are very fortunate in Maryland to have access to a database that allows us to easily look up if a consented research participant has been seen in an emergency room or been hospitalized anywhere in Maryland and in some surrounding areas. The Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) database is a unique resource that is not available in most regions of the country. This presentation describes in more detail how the process works.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Analysis of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Clinical Trials: Methods and Software

October 26, 2017

Ravi Varadhan, Ph.D., associate professor of oncology in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

This presentation introduces the concept of heterogeneity of treatment effect (HTE) in clinical trials and the importance of identifying it. Discussion includes subgroup analysis, analysis of treatment covariate interactions, and finally more advanced, state-of-art modeling approaches for exploring HTE.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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ICTR Third Thursday Lecture Series: Resources from the Research Participant and Community Stakeholder Core

October 19, 2017

In this presentation, members of our Participant Recruitment & Retention Program staff discuss: Past and upcoming trainings, Patient recruitment and retention consultation service, MyChart Epic recruitment pilot.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Community Engaged Research Seminar

October 3, 2017

C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, professor and chair of the Pharmaceutical Health Research Service Department at the University of Maryland and Franklin Lance, D.Min, Pastor of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.

Speakers shared insight on the best practices for building and sustaining community engaged research partnerships.

Contact Crystal Evans at cevans20@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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ICTR Third Thursday Lecture Series: ICTR Research Ethics Consultation Service

September 21, 2017

Holly Taylor, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This presentation elaborates on the goals of the Research Ethics Consultation Service – to help raise awareness of, and to assist investigators in resolving ethical issues throughout the entire research process.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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ICTR Third Thursday Lecture Series: Services Available to the Hopkins Researcher From the Translational Laboratory Core

August 17, 2017

Curt Reynolds, MAS, Program Manager Johns Hopkins University ICTR, Translational Laboratory Core, CFAR, Laboratory Core.

This presentation reviews each of the services available from each of the 10 labs that are supported, with a mention of some of the science they are working on. Symposiums and training classes offered through the lab core are also discussed.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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ICTR Third Thursday Lecture Series: RCSS and SCAMP

July 20, 2017

Stephanie Swords, MA, CCRP, Program Director – Study Coordinator Apprenticeship and Mentoring Program (SCAMP) & Research Coordinator Support Service (RCSS), Johns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

This presentation contains information concerning RCSS and SCAMP, as well as faculty and staff training.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Lunch & Learn: New Methodologies Related to Clinical Trials

July 14, 2017

Sarah Lawrence, MS, Research Program Manager, JHU School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry.

The speaker discusses her recruitment and retention experience with a geriatric population.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Enrolling Non-English Speaking Participants in Clinical Research: Regulatory and Practical Considerations

June 29, 2017

Roberto Torres, Director of Business Development at the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation, and Michele Russell-Einhorn, Vice President of Human Subject Protection Services and Institutional Official at Schulman IRB.

Speakers discuss the regulatory requirements involved in enrolling a non-English speaking study participant. They also discuss practical considerations for sites working with non-English speaking participants during the informed consent process.

Contact Schulman IRB at http://www.sairb.com/schulman-contacts/ for additional information.

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ICTR Third Thursday Lecture Series: Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Collaborative for Patient Safety

June 15, 2017

Stacey Marks, academic program manager, and Pete Miller, ICTR Deputy Director for Clinical Research Education, Training, and Career Development.

Speakers discuss the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Collaborative for Patient Safety, whose purpose is to bring engineering talent together with clinicians to solve patient safety issues. Additionally, speakers provide an overall review of the Career Development and Training Division.

Contact the ICTR at ictr@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Lunch & Learn: New Methodologies Related to Clinical Trials

June 13, 2017

Miguel Hernan, MD, MPH, ScM, DrPH, Kolkotones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

The guest speaker discusses his research which is focused on methodology for casual inference, including comparative effectiveness of policy and clinical interventions.

Contact Daniel Scharfstein at dscharf68@gmail.com for additional information.

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Improving Long Term Outcomes Research

May 31, 2017

Dale Needham, MD, PhD and his research team.

The speaker presented the many free resources for conducting clinical research, funded by his National Heart Lung and Blood Institute R24 national infrastructure grant.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Dale Needham’s group at improveLTO@jhmi.edu or visit their site www.improveLTO.com.

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Lunch & Learn: Recruiting and Retaining Teens and Other Diverse Populations in Research

May 12, 2017

Speakers: Anthony Morgan, Senior Research Program Coordinator and Cassie Land, MS, Research Program Manager.

This program illuminates successful techniques focused in usage of technology to recruit and retain adolescents in research, presentation of a case study that demonstrated best practices for recruitment and retention in sexual health research study of minority LGBTQ youth, and discussion of lessons learned in recruitment and retention that can be applied to other diverse populations.

Contact Crystal Evans at cevans20@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Progress in Stakeholder Engaged Research Forum

March 31, 2017

Lisa A. Cooper, MD, Bloomberg Distinguished Faculty, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This forum brought together 54 researchers, patients, and members of the C-RAC to reflect on their experiences in planning, implementing, and evaluating stakeholder engaged research. Through plenary and break-out discussions, researchers and stakeholders established a plan to increase stakeholder involvement in the next phase of the ICTR. Strategies, tools, and collaborations necessary to advance the quality and impact of community engaged research were identified. The C-RAC is instrumental in guiding our approach to operationalize these recommendations with plans to increase community access to research opportunities and resources.

Contact Crystal Evans at cevans20@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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Research Participant Recruitment & Retention Conference

September 9, 2016

Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, RN, ANP, PhD, FAA; Ken Getz, Founder & Chairman Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation Research Associate Professor Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development; Rhonda G. Kost, MD; Melissa Mueller, Recruitment Service Manager; Jason Kadrmas, Software Development Support Services Manager, University of Minnesota Clinical & Translational Science Institute; Diana Gumas, Director of Clinical Research Information Systems, Welch Health Science Informatics Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This conference showcased the following: Best practices and novel strategies for participant recruitment and retention using case studies, Skill building sessions on social media recruitment and community-engaged recruitment strategies, Poster presentations displaying successful approaches, best practices, case studies or problem solving techniques.

Contact Crystal Evans at cevans20@jhmi.edu for additional information.

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