Research Workshop

GME Research Workshop – Conducting Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Fall 2018

Message from the Director

On behalf of Creighton GME, I would like to invite you all for our annual research workshop. This is developed to assist house staff and faculty in the scholarly activity. This includes development of a research training curriculum designed to advance house staff knowledge of the basic principles of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients, and applied to patient care.

Kalyana C. Nandipati, MB,BS
Associate Professor
Assistant Director, Assistant Program Director of Surgery
School of Medicine

Course Description

This workshop will provide the information necessary to initiate and complete a quality research project. Module A covers prep-for-research activities and manuscript development, whereas module B covers evidence-based medicine providing a survey biostatistical methods with a specific focus on creating effective consumers of the published literature. This workshop uses examples from the literature throughout.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how to initiate a prospective or retrospective research project
  2. Familiarize yourself with research support contacts throughout the School of Medicine and within the Health Sciences Library
  3. Learn how to conduct effective literature searches
  4. Understand the components of a manuscript and the timeline of the peer-review process
  5. Recognize the inherent link between study design and statistical analysis
  6. Assess statistical methods for appropriateness based on the nature of the data and relate the analyses back to the specific aim or research question being tested
  7. Understand and discuss the appropriate types of analyses given the nature of the variables under consideration

Recommended Reading

Motulsky, H. (2016). Essential biostatistics: A nonmathematical approach. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0199365067. (About $20 on Amazon).

Meeting Timing, Location and Registration

The lectures are organized into two modules, each consisting of four 45-minute lectures (see lecture schedule below). You can attend any session; although, it is recommended that you attend module A before attending module B. Regardless of delivery date, within-module content will be consistent.

Module Date Time Location REGISTER

A

December 7, 2018

7:30am to 12pm

CUMC Bergan 11661

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B

December 14, 2018

7:30am to 12pm

CUMC Bergan 21211

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A

January 11, 2019

12:30pm to 5pm

CUMC Bergan 11661

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B

January 19, 2019

12:30pm to 5pm

CUMC Bergan 11661

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A

February 15, 2019

7:30am to 12pm

CUMC Bergan 11661

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B

February 22, 2019

7:30am to 12pm

CUMC Bergan 21263

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Pre-Workshop Evaluation Questionnaire

Post-Workshop Evaluation

Lecture Schedule

Module A

LectureLecture Topic(s)Presenter

1

Initiating a Research Project, Obtaining Data, Databases, Research Questions

Walters

2

Health Sciences Library: Database Searches,

MeSH Terms, RefWorks

Mitchell

3

Research Ethics and Authorship

Williams

4

Manuscript Development and Completion

Walters, Stewart

Module B

LectureLecture Topic(s)Presenter

5

EBM I: Descriptive Statistics, Errors,

Statistical Power

Walters

6

EBM II: Inferential Statistics for

Continuous Outcomes

Walters

7

EBM III: Inferential Statistics for

Categorical Outcomes

Walters

8

EBM IV: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Walters

Lecture Surveys

Course Director

Ryan W. Walters, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Bergan Education Building, Suite 502, Room 51266
402.280.3335
ryanwalters [at] creighton [dot] edu

Course Faculty

Mark A. Williams, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Bergan Education Building, Suite 502, Room 51267
402.280.4621
markwilliams [at] creighton [dot] edu

John Mitchell, MLS
Department Head of User Services
Health Sciences Library
402.280.4127
johnmitchell [at] creighton [dot] edu

Nancy Stewart, DO
Sleep Medicine Fellow
University of Nebraska Medical Center
nancy [dot] stewart [at] unmc [dot] edu