Tag Archive: Education

Your Institution + OHRP = Awesome Opportunities


Have you considered hosting an OHRP educational event in your community? If so, now is a great time to turn your thoughts into action! OHRP co-sponsors several educational workshops each year across the country. The goal of these events is to promote the protection of human subjects by directly engaging with IRB professionals and investigators from a diverse range of institutions. OHRP’s one-day educational workshops focus on understanding, interpreting, and applying the HHS regulations. OHRP staff also works with hosting institutions to ensure that topics relevant to their specific needs are integrated into the program. OHRP is currently planning FY2019 … Continue reading

Educational Resources for Research Participants


Explaining research to prospective research participants can be challenging. One year ago, OHRP launched its public outreach website, About Research Participation, www.hhs.gov/about-research-participation, to help potential volunteers better understand research and make informed decisions. Since then, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the research and patient communities, and continue to hear about new and creative ways these materials are being used to educate prospective volunteers and improve the informed consent process. Available resources include short videos about participating in research, and a list of questions for prospective participants to consider. All of the resources, including the videos, are available in English … Continue reading

Center of Excellence Analytics in Medicine Program (CAMP) Now Accepting Applications


The Center of Excellence (COE) Analytics in Medicine Program (CAMP) trains participants in the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Analytics Platform (PMAP) and is hosted by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), Technology Innovation Center, inHealth Initiative, and Division of Health Sciences Informatics (DHSI). The Center of Excellence Analytics in Medicine Program is a Johns Hopkins initiative to accelerate biomedical research by combing EMR, medical imaging, physiological monitoring, and genomics onto a cloud-based big data platform. In this 12-week preparatory course, participants will learn how to significantly improve their data collection methods and leverage machine learning algorithms in order to exit … Continue reading

Center of Excellence Analytics in Medicine Program (CAMP)


The Center of Excellence (COE) Analytics in Medicine Program (CAMP) trains participants in the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Analytics Platform (PMAP) and is hosted by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), Technology Innovation Center, inHealth Initiative, and Division of Health Sciences Informatics (DHSI). The Center of Excellence Analytics in Medicine Program is a Johns Hopkins initiative to accelerate biomedical research by combing EMR, medical imaging, physiological monitoring, and genomics onto a cloud-based big data platform. In this 12-week preparatory course, participants will learn how to significantly improve their data collection methods and leverage machine learning algorithms in order to … Continue reading

Community & Stakeholder Engagement


  The Community Engagement Program of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research aims to bring researchers, diverse communities, and stakeholders together to share their knowledge, skills and resources with a common goal of improving community health. Community Engaged Research Training We offer introductory and advanced training in community engaged research.  Training topics include:  Planning and evaluating community engagement in research; disseminating research findings to the public; building and sustaining research partnerships. All training is delivered by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff in collaboration with the Community Research Advisory Council. The council includes academic researchers, health care professionals … Continue reading

SCAMP Application Process


Applications for the Study Coordinator Apprenticeship and Mentoring Program (SCAMP) are accepted on an annual basis. SCAMP is a two year intensive internship program that trains inexperienced individuals to become study coordinators. The hiring process generally occurs the summer before the anticipated fall start date. To apply, download the application and forward (along with your resume) to Scamp@jhmi.edu.  You can also apply through the Johns Hopkins University Human Resources website. Documents and Links Job Description Application Johns Hopkins University Human Resources      

Evolutionary Biologists Say Recently Discovered Fossil Shows Transition of a Reptile From Life on Land to Life in the Sea


Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists at Johns Hopkins and the American Museum of Natural History report they have filled in some important clues to the evolution of animals that once roamed land and transitioned to life in the water. A report on the new discoveries about the reptile, Vadasaurus herzogi, appears online in the Nov. 8 issue of Royal Society Open Science, and suggests that some of the foot-long animal’s features, including its elongated, whip-like tail, and triangular-shaped head, are well suited to aquatic life, while its relatively large limbs link it to land-loving species. … Continue reading

ICTR in the News: Recordings Reveal Deep Credibility Gap When Doctors And Parents Discuss Outcomes For Critically Ill Infants


The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researcher Renee Denise Boss, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues and leave families more optimistic about their babies’ prognoses than the clinicians intended. A report of the analysis, published in the Nov. issue of the Journal of Perinatology, highlights a persistent gap between family and clinician understanding of infant outcomes, and the need for clearer communications … Continue reading

JHU Finds Why We Can’t Always Stop What We’ve Started


When we try to stop a body movement at the last second, perhaps to keep ourselves from stepping on what we just realized was ice, we can’t always do it — and Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists have figured out why. Stopping a planned behavior requires extremely fast choreography between several distinct areas of the brain, the researchers found. If we change our mind about taking that step even a few milliseconds after the original “go” message has been sent to our muscles, we simply can’t stop our feet. “We have to process all of these pieces of information quickly,” said … Continue reading

New Investigator’s Boot Camp


The program is designed to present the basics of the operations of the JHM IRB, while also providing orientation and how-to tips for preparing an IRB application. The agenda includes: Essentials of the JHM IRB’s structure and operations An overview of IRB help and other resources for investigators eIRB How-To Basics: from concept to application Investigator Expectations and Responsibilities An “Ask the IRB” Q&A experts panel To register, visit:  http://lms14.learnshare.com/l.aspx?CID=89&A=2&T=499383 The course qualifies for in-person PI re-certification credit.

Training & Education


The ICTR offers a wide array of training, both for investigators at all stages of their career development, as well as the broader research team. We developed a comprehensive, integrated program in clinical and translational research training, education and career development across Johns Hopkins University to produce researchers and research professionals who can successfully improve the health of the public. Our training and development programs facilitate our team science approach to train the workforce needed to thrive in the new research environment.  We strive to provide a set of training and career development opportunities, a toolbox of educational activities for … Continue reading