Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute: Fundamentals of Clinical and Epidemiological Research - Course 1


8/5/2019 – 8/9/2019

Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th, 2019


$200 for Standard Registration, No Cost to first-year fellows in approved child abuse pediatrics fellowships


Anschutz Medical Campus
13070 E 19th Ave
Education 1 Building (Room TBD)
Aurora, CO   80045

Primary Competency

Analytical/Assessment Skills

This intensive course is designed for trained clinicians (e.g., pediatric fellows in child abuse) who are interested in learning basic research skills to enable them to develop research on child maltreatment. 

The class will meet for 15 contact hours over a 5 day period and include the following topics. Each participant will be expected to conduct an in-depth literature review on a topic of interest and outline the design of a study to examine that topic.

In addition to didactic sessions, this course will include intensive mentorship with a senior researcher with experience in child abuse research.  Attendees will meet most afternoons with their mentor and a social science graduate student to develop the foundations of a research project focused on child maltreatment. There will be the opportunity to continue ongoing consultation with the mentor after course completion

Preference will be given to child abuse pediatrics fellows. Other clinicians will be admitted by permission of instructor.

The last day to register is June 7, 2019

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Learning Objectives

Competency: Research Introduction for Clinicians

  1. Define the key requirements for a focused research question and a feasible project;
  2. Differentiate key principles in employing selected research designs (RCT, case control, cohort, cross sectional, clinical case series), including: 
    • describing appropriate uses of each design
    • identifying threats to validity associated with research designs
    • defining  approaches to addressing limitations of the design
    • describing basic statistical approaches appropriate to each study design
  3. Articulate at least two research questions and begin to explore methods to answer these questions;
  4. Initiate a detailed literature review that critically examines the literature related to their topic, identifying strengths and weaknesses of existing research;
  5. Identify selected data sources (original or secondary data) to answer the research question.  
Length of Learning Opportunity
1 week
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