Month Flat Week Day

Thu. 5 Nov, 2020

REDCap Basic Form Building Training Session

Thu. 5 Nov, 2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
REDCap logo

The REDCap Forms Training Session will teach users to build forms using the online designer or data dictionary (lecture/demo).

Our current REDCap trainings are offered as webinar-only.

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About REDCap

REDCap is a secure web application that can be used to build and manage case report forms, surveys and other data capture mechanisms for clinical research. NC TraCS provides training classes to assist you in getting started with building REDCap data collection forms for your research projects.

Current REDCap training offerings include:

  1. Forms (beginner)
  2. Forms: Hands On (beginner)
  3. Functions (advanced)
  4. Open Session (Surveys and general questions)
  5. Clinical Data Management (3-day)

For more information, please visit our REDCap webpage.

MURAL Series: Working with professional interpreters, translators, and research participants who speak primary languages other than English

Thu. 5 Nov, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am

MURAL Multilingual Research Capacity Building Lecture Series: Working with professional interpreters, translators, and research participants who speak primary languages other than English

Learn about the importance of collaborating with qualified interpreters and translators when designing and implementing health research studies with speakers of languages other than English.

Join the Multilingual Research Advancement for Health (MURAL) program and Myriam Peereboom, MBA/MHA, CMI, CHITM, for the third edition of the Fall 2020 MURAL Multilingual Research Capacity Building Lecture Series. Peereboom will detail the roles and modes of interpreters and different local resources available for reaching qualified interpreters. She will also present case studies in which the lack of adequate protocols for ensuring quality language interpreting resulted in medical errors. Finally, she will present some lessons learned to keep in mind when working with interpreters and translators.

Presenter
Myriam Peereboom, MBA/MHA, CMI, CHITM
Education Specialist, Interpreter Services
UNC Health

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Duke Initiative for Science & Society: Inside the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Thu. 5 Nov, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Coronavirus Conversations - On The Ground: Inside the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Ten months into the pandemic, the research community is making rapid progress toward developing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, with several vaccines in Phase 3 trials in the US alone. Despite this remarkable speed, concerned citizens and members of the medical and public health communities naturally have questions: What does it mean about overall safety and effectiveness that some projects have been paused to ensure the safety and health of vaccine trial participants? Who has been included in the trial process, and how representative are they of our society? When the first vaccines are found to be safe and effective, how effective can we expect them to be, based on current indications?

Join Duke Science & Society and their guests, who are overseeing COVID-19 vaccine trials for Moderna and Pfizer, in a discussion of how the COVID-19 vaccine trials are progressing in the U.S, what current indications are about their safety and efficacy, and when we can expect initial approvals for early or limited use.

Moderator
Nita Farahany, JD, PhD, Director, Duke Initiative For Science & Society
Duke University

Panelists

Cindy Gay, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Moderna SARS-COV-2 vaccine trial
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Emmanuel Walter, MD, Principal Investigator, Pfizer SARS-COV-2 vaccine trial
Duke University

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Fri. 6 Nov, 2020

Biostatistics Seminar Series: Bayesian Clinical Trial Design

Fri. 6 Nov, 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the third and final session of the NC TraCS Biostatistics Fall 2020 Seminar series, we consider the problem of Bayesian sample size determination for a clinical trial in the presence of historical data that inform the treatment effect. Our broadly applicable, simulation-based methodology provides a framework for calibrating the informativeness of a prior while simultaneously identifying the minimum sample size required for a new trial such that the overall design has appropriate power to detect a non-null treatment effect and reasonable type I error control. We demonstrate our methodology using a real data set to design a follow-up clinical trial with time-to-event endpoint for an investigational treatment in high-risk melanoma.

Presenter
Joeseph Ibrahim, PhD
UNC Department of Biostatistics

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The NC TraCS Biostatistics Seminar Series provides more in-depth discussion of select biostatistical topics for clinical and translational researchers who have basic quantitative training in biostatistical methods. Join us this fall for seminars on data visualization & statistical graphics, power analysis & sample size planning, and Bayesian clinical trial design.

Mon. 9 Nov, 2020

UNC OSR: Virtual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators

Mon. 9 Nov, 2020 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators is a forum to provide campus research administrators with the most current information on policies, regulations, and best practices for conducting research at the University. The virtual symposium will be held over three half-days via Zoom for live webinar presentations and panel discussions, and includes live help/support throughout the event. Registration is not required.

Sessions will cover topics on budgeting, closeout, conflict of interest, industry, sub-awards, tools for proposal and project management, and many more. Please see the full schedule. Many sessions at this year’s symposium will also apply towards RACC continuing education credit hours.

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Tue. 10 Nov, 2020

UNC OSR: Virtual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators

Tue. 10 Nov, 2020 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators is a forum to provide campus research administrators with the most current information on policies, regulations, and best practices for conducting research at the University. The virtual symposium will be held over three half-days via Zoom for live webinar presentations and panel discussions, and includes live help/support throughout the event. Registration is not required.

Sessions will cover topics on budgeting, closeout, conflict of interest, industry, sub-awards, tools for proposal and project management, and many more. Please see the full schedule. Many sessions at this year’s symposium will also apply towards RACC continuing education credit hours.

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UNC Children's Research Institute: Updates on COVID-19 Research in Pediatrics

Tue. 10 Nov, 2020 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: Updates on COVID-19 Research in Pediatrics

The Children's Research Institute will be hosting a multi-disciplinary panel discussion focused on ongoing COVID-19 pediatric research at UNC. Presenters Schwartz, Thompson, Walker, Willis and Wu will each give a short presentation highlighting their current clinical research projects, followed by a Q&A.

Registration is not required. For information on how to attend or to submit specific questions to the panel, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Presenters

Stephanie Schwartz, MD
UNC Health

Peyton Thompson, MD, MSCR, Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
UNC School of Medicine

Tracie Walker, MD
UNC Health

Zachary Willis, MD, MPH, Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
UNC Children's Research Institute

Eveline Wu, MD, MSCR, Associate Professor, Pediatric Rheumatology
UNC Children's Research Institute

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Odum Institute: Equity Consideration For Scholars

Tue. 10 Nov, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Odum Institute Short Course - Equity Consideration For Scholars: Taking A Critical Approach To Research

In the face of increasing awareness of the need to capture the diversity of human experience, there has also been increasing concern to study and describe populations from a critical and equitable perspective. As science is itself a cultural practice, and knowledge production can perpetuate social inequalities prevalent in social systems, many times, scholars may perpetuate inequity through language use, methods, theories, and findings.

During this workshop, the following will be discussed with implications for our practice as scholars:

  1. How to refer to others and be critical and thoughtful of our language use (terms and generalizations)
  2. How to question what is being said and what is left unsaid (e.g. mitigating discursive erasures)
  3. How to recognize and refer to the possible limitations of our scholarship (e.g. issues of generalizability, cultural elements in our findings)

Presenters

Allegra J. Midgette, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Michelle Y. Martin Romero, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Health Education
UNC-Greensboro

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Sheps Center: Teaching Journal Articles

Tue. 10 Nov, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Equity - Teaching Journal Articles: Focus on Health Disparities Research Articles

This is the second academic year of funding for this seminar. The Sheps Center's previous year goals will carry forward this year with some additions and improvements. The Center still aims to become acquainted with researchers and students who are involved in or interested in health disparities, to understand how to build and refine the Program in Health Disparities Research at the Sheps Center based on interaction with seminar attendees and their identified needs, and to provide a space for researchers and students to present (and solicit feedback) on past and current research to a group of peers.

The general theme of this academic year’s seminar is on the impact structures have on health disparities.

Presenter
Sharita R. Thomas, MPP, Research Associate
Cecil G. Sheps Center

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Wed. 11 Nov, 2020

UNC OSR: Virtual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators

Wed. 11 Nov, 2020 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The annual UNC Symposium for Research Administrators is a forum to provide campus research administrators with the most current information on policies, regulations, and best practices for conducting research at the University. The virtual symposium will be held over three half-days via Zoom for live webinar presentations and panel discussions, and includes live help/support throughout the event. Registration is not required.

Sessions will cover topics on budgeting, closeout, conflict of interest, industry, sub-awards, tools for proposal and project management, and many more. Please see the full schedule. Many sessions at this year’s symposium will also apply towards RACC continuing education credit hours.

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Odum Institute: Multiple Imputation

Wed. 11 Nov, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Odum Institute Short Course - Multiple Imputation: Methods And Applications

Multiple imputation offers a general purpose framework for handling missing data, protecting confidential public use data, and adjusting for measurement errors. These issues are frequently encountered by organizations that disseminate data to others, as well as by individual researchers. Participants in this workshop will learn how multiple imputation can solve problems in these areas, and they will gain a conceptual and practical basis for applying multiple imputation in their statistical work.

Topics include:

  • The pros and cons of various solutions for handling missing data
  • The motivation for and general idea behind multiple imputation
  • Methods for implementing multiple imputation including multivariate modeling, conditional modeling, and machine learning based approaches
  • Methods for checking the adequacy of imputations via graphical display and posterior predictive checks
  • Applications of multiple imputation for scenarios other than missing data
The course will have an online format spread over two half days. The first half day will cover general methodologies, and the second half day will cover applications.

Presenter
Jerry Reiter, PhD, Professor, Statistical Science
Duke University

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Duke Project Management Seminar: Transition to Civilian Life

Wed. 11 Nov, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Transition to Civilian Life: How I Overcame Military Injuries and Jumped Back into My Life with a New Career

Join Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute for a special Veteran’s Day event where Billy Dewalt shares his inspiring story of developing a civilian career post-military. After ten years of military service, Dewalt suffered from depression, an anxiety disorder, an incomplete spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injuries resulting in more than 10 seizures a day and memory retention problems.

To transition back to civilian life, Billy attended ECPI University and earned a degree in network administration and security management, but still struggled with his medical issues. His life truly changed when he met Quinn. Quinn is a highly trained service dog who is able to signal to Billy when a seizure is about to occur and help him cope with his anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder.

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REDCap Hands-On Form Building Training Session

Wed. 11 Nov, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The REDCap Hands-On Form Building Training Session will teach users to build forms using the online designer or data dictionary. This session will be a click along hands-on/lecture/demo.

Our current REDCap trainings are offered as webinar-only.

Register


About REDCap

REDCap is a secure web application that can be used to build and manage case report forms, surveys and other data capture mechanisms for clinical research. NC TraCS provides training classes to assist you in getting started with building REDCap data collection forms for your research projects.

Current REDCap training offerings include:

  1. Forms (beginner)
  2. Forms: Hands On (beginner)
  3. Functions (advanced)
  4. Open Session (Surveys and general questions)
  5. Clinical Data Management (3-day)

For more information, please visit our REDCap webpage.

R3 Symposium: Cultural Industry, Techno-capitalism, and Labor

Wed. 11 Nov, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Race, Racism, and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium - Cultural Industry, Techno-capitalism, and Labor: The Mediated Exploitation of Black and Brown Bodies

The Race, Racism, and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium, hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, is a series of virtual events that brings together scholars and researchers from across campus to share their work with Carolina and the broader community. This is the second in the R3 series.

Scholars from across UNC, including Business and Communications, will share their work addressing issues of language, representation, cultural appropriation, and decontextualization of Black and Brown labor as it appears through a variety of media.

Moderator
Travis J. Albritton, PhD, MSW, MDiv, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
School of Social Work

Panelists

Kiara Childs, Doctoral Student
Department of Communication

Stephanie Mahin, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Kenan-Flagler School of Business

Ashley A. Mattheis, PhD Candidate
Department of Communication

Michael Waltman, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Communication

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Thu. 12 Nov, 2020

Odum Institute: Multiple Imputation

Thu. 12 Nov, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Odum Institute Short Course - Multiple Imputation: Methods And Applications

Multiple imputation offers a general purpose framework for handling missing data, protecting confidential public use data, and adjusting for measurement errors. These issues are frequently encountered by organizations that disseminate data to others, as well as by individual researchers. Participants in this workshop will learn how multiple imputation can solve problems in these areas, and they will gain a conceptual and practical basis for applying multiple imputation in their statistical work.

Topics include:

  • The pros and cons of various solutions for handling missing data
  • The motivation for and general idea behind multiple imputation
  • Methods for implementing multiple imputation including multivariate modeling, conditional modeling, and machine learning based approaches
  • Methods for checking the adequacy of imputations via graphical display and posterior predictive checks
  • Applications of multiple imputation for scenarios other than missing data
The course will have an online format spread over two half days. The first half day will cover general methodologies, and the second half day will cover applications.

Presenter
Jerry Reiter, PhD, Professor, Statistical Science
Duke University

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Odum Institute: Logistic Regression

Thu. 12 Nov, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This online short course provides an introduction to logistic regression. Model specification, identification, estimation, hypothesis-testing, and interpretation of results are covered. Software to estimate these models is discussed, but not demonstrated. This is not a course on software, but rather a course on the concepts and uses of logistic regression.

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Presenter
Cathy Zimmer, PhD, Social Science Researcher
Odum Institute

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Stone Center: “The Meaning of Soul,” with Author Emily J. Lordi

Thu. 12 Nov, 2020 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Book Talk with Author Emily Lordi -- The Meaning of Soul: Black Music and Resilience since the 1960s

Join Emily J. Lordi and Michael Simanga for a discussion of Lordi’s latest book, The Meaning of Soul, via Zoom.

In The Meaning of Soul (Duke University Press, 2020), Lordi proposes a new understanding of this famously elusive concept. In the 1960s, Lordi argues, soul came to signify a cultural belief in black resilience, which was enacted through musical practices-inventive cover versions, falsetto vocals, ad-libs, and false endings. Through these soul techniques, artists such as Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Minnie Riperton performed virtuosic survivorship and thus helped to galvanize black communities in an era of peril and promise. Their soul legacies were later reanimated by such stars as Prince, Solange Knowles, and Flying Lotus.

Breaking with prior understandings of soul as a vague, masculinist political formation tethered to the Black Power movement, Lordi offers a vision of soul that foregrounds the intricacies of musical craft, the complex personal and social meanings of the music, the dynamic movement of soul across time, and the leading role played by black women in this musical-intellectual tradition.

Presenters

Emily J. Lordi, Associate Professor, English
Vanderbilt University

Michael Simanga, PhD, Lecturer, Department of African American Studies
Georgia State University

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Fri. 13 Nov, 2020

TraCS Professional Development: Finding Funding Module - Session 1

Fri. 13 Nov, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This Professional Development seminar is for research professionals, graduate students, postdocs and early stage faculty researchers. It covers foundational skills useful for career development in clinical/translational research.

The first module of this seminar is titled Finding Funding and will equip attendees with knowledge of how to best find and apply for funding opportunities to support research. Each session of the seminar will meet Fridays at 12:00 pm. This session is titled: Getting started: types of funding to support research and planning your proposal submission.

Presenter
Susan Pusek, DrSc, Director, Education Programs
NC TraCS Institute

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iTHRIV: ENIGMA and COINSTAC

Fri. 13 Nov, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Foundations of Biomedical Data Science Virtual Seminar Series - ENIGMA and COINSTAC: Turning small datasets into big ones

The use of the Collaborative Informatics and Neuroimaging Suite Toolkit for Anonymized Computation (COINSTAC) platform in the Enhancing Neuroimaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) consortium combines the technological approach of decentralized, privacy-preserving analyses with the sociological approach of sharing data.

Jessica Turner, PhD will first present how ENIGMA and COINSTAC support neuroimaging data re-use and analysis, and then showcase their integration with a decentralized meta-analysis of sex differences in schizophrenia. This work highlights the improvements needed for true data access and re-use while protecting data restrictions, as well as future connections to other resources for improved access.

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Presenter
Jessica Turner, PhD, Professor; Gerontology, Neuroscience, & Psychology
Georgia State University

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DCRI Grand Rounds: Pragmatic and Explanatory Attitudes to RCTs

Fri. 13 Nov, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pragmatic and Explanatory Attitudes to RCTs: Using the PRECIS-2 Tool to Describe the Design of the MyTEMP Trial

This Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) NIH "Rethinking Clinical Trials" Grand Rounds features Ahmed Al-Jaishi, Amit Garg, MD, PhD, and Merrick Zwarenstein, MBBCh, MSc, PhD. They will discuss "Pragmatic and Explanatory Attitudes to RCTs: Using the PRECIS-2 Tool to Describe the Design of the MyTEMP Trial"

Presenters

Ahmed Al-Jaishi, Doctoral Candidate, Health Research Methodology
McMaster University

Amit Garg, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine
Western University, London, Canada

Merrick Zwarenstein, MBBCh, MSc, PhD, Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Western University, London, Canada

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Passcode: 1234
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Mon. 16 Nov, 2020

Odum Institute: Structural Equation Modeling

Mon. 16 Nov, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The purpose of this online, 2-day course is to give an overview of structural equation models (SEMs). It is not an introduction to SEM software, but focuses more on the conceptual aspects of SEMs. It provides a brief description of the major types of SEMs and the steps involved in modeling. A few hypothetical and empirical examples are included.

Participants should have a thorough understanding of regression analysis and a basic understanding of matrices.

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Presenter
Cathy Zimmer, PhD, Social Science Researcher
Odum Institute

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Tue. 17 Nov, 2020

IQVIA: New Strategies for Long-Term Follow-Up of Gene Therapies

Tue. 17 Nov, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Strategies for Long-Term Follow-Up of Gene Therapies: Leveraging virtual approaches and real world data

Cell and gene therapies have the potential to transform the lives of patients with long-term or life-threatening illnesses. While there is great promise, bringing these new therapies to market is far from simple. One of the biggest challenges is the required long-term follow-up (LTFU) – the need to monitor patient outcomes and safety for up to 15 years.

Join IQVIA for this upcoming webinar on approaches to LTFU as required by regulators for CAGT clinical trials. Learn about challenges in conducting long-term follow-up studies, flexible virtual and hybrid approaches to LTFU studies that can reduce risk and improve the patient experience, and options to leverage and supplement existing registries data for long-term evidence generation.

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Presenters

Monica Shah, MD, FACC, Vice President and Head
Cell and Gene Therapy Center of Excellence, IQVIA

Erin Finot, MS, MBA, Global Head of Immuno-oncology
IQVIA Biotech

Elizabeth Powers, MBA, Vice President
IQVIA Divisions of Real World Solutions

Christopher Varner, Project Manager, Virtual Trial Solutions
IQVIA

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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities: Health Disparity Issues Faced by Home Health Workers since the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tue. 17 Nov, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities - Healthcare Delivery in the Age of COVID-19: Health Disparity Issues Faced by Home Health Workers since the COVID-19 Pandemic

This interdisciplinary Seminar will hold intensive and collaborative sessions focused on health outcome and health delivery problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The main research topic is health disparities in healthcare delivery and how the COVID-19 pandemic shapes systems and impacts resources, including human resources.

The main product from these collaborative interdisciplinary and multi-organizational work groups of health disparities researchers and students will be a focused grant proposal aimed at examining the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on care delivery and home health caregivers’ own health outcomes.

Presenter
Maddie Sterling, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

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REDCap Functions Training Session

Tue. 17 Nov, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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REDCap Functions is advanced training in using functions with your project such as Surveys, Randomization, Calendar/Scheduling, etc.

The session will cover Imports, Reusing Forms, Exports, Surveys, Data Quality Checks, Collecting Data Offline (REDCap Mobile), Subject App (MyCap), Pulling Epic Data, Special layouts (Shazam), Multiple Languages, and more.

Our current REDCap trainings are offered as webinar-only.

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* NOTE: There are no prerequisites for taking the Functions class. Previous attendees advise that you should take one of the Forms classes prior. As a minimum, it will help if you are familiar with building forms, field types, and the options/parameters that belong to those field types.


About REDCap

REDCap is a secure web application that can be used to build and manage case report forms, surveys and other data capture mechanisms for clinical research. NC TraCS provides training classes to assist you in getting started with building REDCap data collection forms for your research projects.

Current REDCap training offerings include:

  1. Forms (beginner)
  2. Forms: Hands On (beginner)
  3. Functions (advanced*)
  4. Open Session (Surveys and general questions)
  5. Clinical Data Management (3-day)

For more information, please visit our REDCap webpage.

Wed. 18 Nov, 2020

A Guided Look at a Digital Health Intervention Powered by Semblie

Wed. 18 Nov, 2020 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Developed by RTI International and funded by the NC TraCS Inclusive Science Program, Semblie is an online platform that allows users to build, deliver, and track web-based interventions without the need for a developer or graphic artist.

Following up on an earlier 3-part series that provided a general overview of Semblie, this webinar will further illustrate the platform’s capabilities using a COVID-related digital health intervention as an example. The intervention will be used to highlight some of Semblie’s key features, giving viewers a more complete picture of how Semblie can be used to create digital health interventions and inspiration for their own projects.

Presenter
Alexa Ortiz, MSN, RN, Applied Health Informatics Program
RTI International

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REDCap Open Training Session

Wed. 18 Nov, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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The REDCap Open Training Session will review using surveys and provide ample time to answer any questions REDCap users might have.

Our current REDCap trainings are offered as webinar-only.

Register


About REDCap

REDCap is a secure web application that can be used to build and manage case report forms, surveys and other data capture mechanisms for clinical research. NC TraCS provides training classes to assist you in getting started with building REDCap data collection forms for your research projects.

Current REDCap training offerings include:

  1. Forms (beginner)
  2. Forms: Hands On (beginner)
  3. Functions (advanced)
  4. Open Session (Surveys and general questions)
  5. Clinical Data Management (3-day)

For more information, please visit our REDCap webpage.

Thu. 19 Nov, 2020

NRP Education Session: Prevention of COVID-19

Thu. 19 Nov, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the NRP for their latest education session. Myron Cohen, MD will discuss the progress we have made during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the work we still have left to do.

Presentation topics include:

  • Provide latest updates and strategies to protect yourself and your communities
  • Describe investigational treatments and trials
  • Current impact of COVID-19 on the research agenda

Attendance at this event is pending approval for 1 contact hour of clinical research education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP's CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI® or ACRP-CP® certification designations.

Presenter
Myron Cohen, MD, Director
Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease

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Consortium for Implementation Science: Harnessing Implementation Science to Promote Health Equity

Thu. 19 Nov, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The World Health Organization defines health inequities as differences in health status and distribution of health resources across different population groups that arise from the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. COVID-19 and protests for racial equity and social justice are spotlighting our nation’s longstanding health inequities and sparking renewed efforts to address systemic racism and structural barriers to health equity.

Implementation science research frameworks and methods are well suited for identifying what works to redress health inequities. Join RTI for a virtual discussion with Ana Baumann, Eva Woodward, Lori Carter-Edwards, Pastor James Gailliard, Cory Bradley, and Sara Jacobs on the intersection of implementation science and health equity.

This event is sponsored by the Consortium for Implementation Science, a joint endeavor of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and RTI International.

Presenters

Ana Baumann, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Eva Woodward, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
VA Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research, Little Rock, Arkansas

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH, CaSE Program Director
NC TraCS Institute

Rev. James Gailliard
Word Tabernacle Church

Cory Bradley, PhD, Research Associate
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Sara Jacobs, PhD, Public Health Analyst
RTI International

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Semi-Structured Interviewing - Fall Repeat Session

Thu. 19 Nov, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This interactive, online workshop will focus on semi-structured interviewing, a data collection method used in qualitative research. Topics covered will include basics of semi-structured interviews, development of interview questions and probes, interviewing skills, considerations for conducting virtual interviews, and trauma-informed interviewing.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice developing interview questions and sharpen their interviewing skills.

Presenters

MaryBeth Grewe, MPH, Project Manager / Qualitative Research Specialist, Community and Stakeholder Engagement
NC TraCS Institute

Ginny Lewis, MSW, Bilingual Community Engagement Specialist, Community and Stakeholder Engagement
NC TraCS Institute

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Odum Institute: Structural Equation Modeling

Thu. 19 Nov, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The purpose of this online, 2-day course is to give an overview of structural equation models (SEMs). It is not an introduction to SEM software, but focuses more on the conceptual aspects of SEMs. It provides a brief description of the major types of SEMs and the steps involved in modeling. A few hypothetical and empirical examples are included.

Participants should have a thorough understanding of regression analysis and a basic understanding of matrices.

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Presenter
Cathy Zimmer, PhD, Social Science Researcher
Odum Institute

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Fri. 20 Nov, 2020

TraCS Professional Development: Finding Funding Module - Session 2

Fri. 20 Nov, 2020 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This Professional Development seminar is for research professionals, graduate students, postdocs and early stage faculty researchers. It covers foundational skills useful for career development in clinical/translational research.

The first module of this seminar is titled Finding Funding and will equip attendees with knowledge of how to best find and apply for funding opportunities to support research. Each session of the seminar will meet Fridays at 12:00 pm. This session is titled: Anatomy of a grant announcement/NIH 101.

Presenter
Susan Pusek, DrSc, Director, Education Programs
NC TraCS Institute

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iTHRIV: Data Structure, Disease Risk, GXE, and Causal Modeling

Fri. 20 Nov, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Foundations of Biomedical Data Science Virtual Seminar Series - Data Structure, Disease Risk, GXE, and Causal Modeling

Human disease is mainly due to complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors (GXE). Researchers need to acquire the right "smart" data types—coherent and multiplicative data—required to make accurate predictions about risk and outcome for n = 1 individuals—a daunting task.

Robert Williams, PhD and his team has developed large families of fully sequenced mice that mirror the genetic complexity of humans. They are using these reference populations to generate multiplicatively useful data and to build and test causal quantitative models of disease mechanisms with a special focus on diseases of aging, addiction, and neurological and psychiatric disease.

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Presenter
Robert W. WIlliams, PhD, Professor; Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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DCRI Grand Rounds: Drug Development in Kidney Disease

Fri. 20 Nov, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Drug Development in Kidney Disease: Proceedings from a Multi-Stakeholder Panel

This Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) NIH "Rethinking Clinical Trials" Grand Rounds features Daniel Edmonston, MD, Medical Instructor at the Duke University School of Medicine. Edmonston will discuss "Proceedings from a Multi-Stakeholder Panel"

Presenter
Daniel Edmonston, MD, Medical Instructor
Duke University School of Medicine

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At the time of the event, use the following information to join:
Meeting ID: 120 486 8317
Passcode: 1234
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Mon. 30 Nov, 2020

Wisdom in the Room: Severe Weather & COVID-19

Mon. 30 Nov, 2020 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Each month, the Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CaSE) Program at NC TraCS at UNC-Chapel Hill hosts "Wisdom in the Room," a conference call series that provides a forum for information and resource sharing among research stakeholders, community partners, and others interested in community engaged research.

Please join us to hear how the North Carolina Department of Safety handled North Carolina's hurricane season during the COVID-19 Pandemic and how to be prepared as we enter the winter season.

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Katie Webster, Meteorologist
NC Emergency Management

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