Week of February 13, 2017
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News & Updates


Pfizer's Investigator Training Program Begins April 18


Need to build your skills for the recruitment, management, conduct, and reporting of clinical trials? This spring (April 18-19 in Sackler 114) Tufts CTSI will host Pfizer’s acclaimed Investigator Training Program (iTP) for clinical trial investigators. 

This free, unique, two-day program will examine the entire trial process, from planning stages to trial close-out activities, and will provide practical recommendations for increasing the efficiency of clinical trial conduct at investigative sites. The iTP is targeted to investigators and the entire clinical study team, including research fellows, coordinators, research nurses, data managers, regulatory, and IRB members. 

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance after completing this International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH)/Good Clinical Practice (GCP) program. This workshop is approved for 12.5 contact hours towards maintaining an Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) certification. Contact hours are applicable to CCRCs, CCRAs and CPIs at an entry-level knowledge base. 

This is a popular training, and class size is limited, so don't delay - register today


Civic Science Roundtable on the Opioid Epidemic, February 28


As an epidemic of deaths linked to opioid overdose grips our society, doctors, patients and policy makers are facing great pressures as they try to balance the management of two complex conditions, addiction and chronic pain. As policy makers struggle to control the abuse of opioids, has the pendulum swung too far, depriving patients of needed pain relief?  If access to pain relief is a human right, who is responsible to determine what happens next?

Join the conversation on Tuesday, February 28, 6:00-8:30PM at the Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center Conference Room (25 Latin Way, Medford). Tisch College of Civic Life will present a Civic Science Roundtable, The Opioid Epidemic: What Happens Next, and Who Will Decide?

Hear from guest scientist Daniel Carr, MA, MD, DABPM, FFPMANZCA (HON), Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts Medical School, Program Director, Pain, Research Education & Policy, President, American Academy of Pain Medicine. 

Dinner will be served at 6:00PM; the dialogue will begin at 6:30PM. This event is free. To attend, please register here.


Free NIH Online Course on Group-Randomized Trials


Need some guidance on designing and analyzing group-randomized trials (GRTs)? The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) recently launched a free, seven-part, online course, Pragmatic and Group-Randomized Trials in Public Health and Medicine. GRTs, a type of randomized trial widely used in public health and medicine, randomize groups to study arms and observe members of those groups to evaluate the impact of the intervention. Examples of GRTs include worksite health promotion studies, school-based drug-use prevention studies, clinic-based cancer screening studies, and many community-based studies. 

The course describes the most widely used GRT designs and presents the many approaches to power and data analysis that are now available. Presented by David M. Murray, PhD, NIH Associate Director for Prevention and Director of the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, it is designed for faculty, fellows, and advanced graduate students who have prior training in basic research design and regression methods. Course materials include video presentations, PDF slide sets, suggested reading materials, and guided activities. 

Questions? Contact grt@mail.nih.gov.

Seminars, Drop-in Sessions, & Events


Please click on the links below for event information and registration. To view all upcoming Tufts CTSI events, visit our calendar.
 
Monday
2/13
Tuesday
2/14
Wednesday
2/15
Thursday
2/16
Friday
2/17
                     BERD Center
Drop-in Session
& REDCap Help

8:00-9:00AM
35 Kneeland St.
10th Floor
Boston
                    Medford Phone
Office Hours
noon-1:00PM
Email
info@tuftsctsi.org
for appointment

 
Monday
2/20
Tuesday
2/21
Wednesday
2/22
Thursday
2/23
Friday
2/24
HOLIDAY   BERD Center
Drop-in Session
& REDCap Help

8:00-9:00AM
35 Kneeland St.
10th Floor
Boston
  Medford Phone
Office Hours
noon-1:00PM
Email
info@tuftsctsi.org
for appointment
Monday
2/27
Tuesday
2/28
Wednesday
3/1
Thursday
3/2
Friday
3/3
  Civic Science
Roundtable

The Opioid 
Epidemic:
What Happens
Next,and
Who Will Decide?

6:00-8:30PM
Dewick-MacPhie
Dining Center
25 Latin Way
Medford
BERD Center
Drop-in Session
& REDCap Help

8:00-9:00AM
35 Kneeland St.
10th Floor
Boston
  Medford Phone
Office Hours
noon-1:00PM
Email
info@tuftsctsi.org
for appointment

How Can We Help You?

Looking for a collaborator or mentor? Need assistance with study design, statistical analysis, or clinical trials? Want to consult with an expert on patient-centered outcomes research, community engagement, comparative effectiveness research or One Health?

Tufts CTSI is ready to help! To get started, use our online request form. Once we receive your request, we'll get back to you within two business days. 

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