Tag Archive: clinical research

Celebrate Clinical Trials Day, Monday May 21


The Association of Clinical Research Professionals each Clinical Trials Day helps raise clinical trial awareness and honors clinical research professionals by recognizing their contributions to public health and medical progress. Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world each May to recognize the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. HERE’S THE STORY* May 1747. The HMS Salisbury of Britain’s Royal Navy fleet patrols the English Channel at a time when scurvy is thought to have killed more British seamen than French and Spanish arms. Aboard … Continue reading

Research Participant Satisfaction Survey


In July 2016, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research randomly selected 500 participants from the Clinical Research Management Services list to receive a survey by email if they were involved in a research study at Johns Hopkins within the last 6 months. The survey, adapted from Kost et al Clin Trans Sci 2014 Dec;7(6):430-40, asked a variety questions, including why it is important for them to join a study, and to rate the care they received from the research team. The response rate was 34%. This survey will be administered semi-yearly. Survey Results January 2018 Sept 2017 Survey  (Conducted by … Continue reading

Service Request: Clinical Research Unit (CRU) Online


All investigators must submit an application to a Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB) before beginning their ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs) application. There are two ways to submit an application to the ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs)– one method applies if you are using the School of Medicine eIRB system, while the second applies if you have submitted to another Johns Hopkins IRB. Please read through the materials below. First method: For investigators who apply to the School of Medicine IRB through eIRB. Begin by submitting an IRB application via the eIRB. When completing your application, you MUST answer “Yes” to … Continue reading

Service Request: Center for Clinical Data Analysis


The Center for Clinical Data Analysis (CCDA) assists researchers with accessing clinical data for research purposes. Services include: Preliminary, anonymous data for feasibility, grant applications and statistical sample-size estimates IRB-approved case-finding–for study enrollment (mailings, phone solicitation), chart review, and cohort/case-control studies Research data extracts – monthly/quarterly integrated extracts from Epic, EPR, Sunrise/POE, and CaseMix/Data Mart The CCDA is staffed with experienced data analysts who will assist you with access to data while also helping you comply with Data Trust privacy and security regulations. Here is how it works: Submit a request for CCDA services using our new iLab application:  https://johnshopkins.corefacilities.org/service_center/show_external/3796. … 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.

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 16– 20, 2018)  Epidemiology – Summer term Co-Directors: Daniel Ford, MD, MPH and Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, MS Contact Person: Stacey Marks, MS (sjmarks@jhu.edu) 2018 Registration opens June 1,  2018.   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 statistical analyses of clinical research studies. Understand the methodological basis … 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

Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation


A joint venture between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, GTPCI trains clinicians to be more effective clinical scientists. Participants gain the skills necessary to design and conduct clinical investigations of emerging medical treatments and technologies, and to apply new diagnostic techniques and approaches to the study of human pathophysiology. Students work mostly with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and other allied health professionals working with human subjects in clinical investigation. Graduates pursue careers in academia, and as independent clinical investigators at pharmaceutical firms and federal regulatory agencies. For more information, visit: http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/graduate-training-programs-in-clinical-investigation/  

Clinical Research Scholars Program (KL2)


The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program supports the career development of individuals dedicated toward a career in clinical investigation and who aspire to develop into independent, established, and ethical leaders in clinical research who are highly trained in clinical research design and methods, skilled in the tools of clinical investigation, and able to work creatively and collaboratively with colleagues in other disciplines to generate new knowledge to improve health. These KL2 awards provide support for clinical research training and career development of persons in relevant disciplines and professions (including but not limited to internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, dentistry, … Continue reading

Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program


“Advancing future leadership, excellence in clinical research through training and participation, creativity, scholarship and collaboration” This predoctoral (TL) training program allows the ICTR to provide training for students interested in pursuing a career in clinical and translational research (combined master and doctoral degrees with MD or nursing degree). This program is a collaborative effort of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins University Center for BioEngineering Innovation & Design. Click the links below to learn more: