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Mon. 19 Oct, 2020

University Research Week

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 8:00 am - Fri. 23 Oct, 2020 8:00 pm

University Research Week is an annual celebration of Carolina’s research excellence and an effort to increase participation by students, of all levels, in research activity. Through multiple unique virtual events, the campus community will become more familiar with our world-class research and the strategic initiatives that make Carolina one of the top research institutions in the world.

TraCS will be hosting a number of events during this year's University Research Week. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions regarding University Research Week.

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Introduction to NIH R Awards

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 8:30 am - 10:15 am

This session is an introduction to NIH R grant mechanisms. The information presented will include examples of different types of R awards, the structure of the application, assessing readiness to apply, and grant preparation strategies, and resources.

The session will be recorded. Individuals who want to view the recording but cannot attend the event should still register.

Presenters

David Carroll, PhD
Director, Research Funding Development
NC TraCS Institute

Susan Pusek, DrSc
Director, Education Programs
NC TraCS Institute

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Introduction to Career Development Awards for Biomedical Researchers

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

This session is an introduction to NIH and foundation career development awards. The information presented will include examples of different types of awards, the structure of the application, assessing readiness to apply, grant preparation strategies, and resources.

The session will be recorded. Individuals who want to view the recording but cannot attend the event should still register.

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

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TraCS be nimble, TraCS be quick - UNC CTSA enables rapid response to COVID-19

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely upended our lives, disrupting the way we live, work, and interact with each other, and killing more than 210,000 Americans to date. Because any hope of a return to "normal" depends on antivirals, therapeutics, and vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the importance of scientific research has never been more clear. Even before the pandemic, TraCS was helping researchers overcome hurdles in translating basic discoveries into clinical solutions with speed and efficiency.

Now, TraCS experts and researchers are working together to quickly and adeptly address the biggest public health crisis of our lifetimes:

  • Clare Harrop, PhD secured funding from TraCS to study how families affected by autism spectrum disorders are coping during the pandemic
  • Andy Kant, MS and Nicole Wiley, MS harnessed the expertise of the FastTraCS program to address the need for smaller masks to fit patients at the NC Children's Hospital
  • Amanda Wood, BS, RAC is helping researchers overcome the hurdles associated with FDA processes and regulations during the pandemic while maintaining the safety and integrity of the scientific process
  • Erica Brenner, MD co-created SECURE-IBD – the first database of its kind of people with chronic diseases who also have SARS-CoV-2 to help track symptoms and find solutions

Join TraCS for an informative discussion with these experts about how one of the nation's leading CTSAs has accelerated the research response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and learn how the institute could elevate your own research program.

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Odum Institute: SPSS

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. The course will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics.

For the course handouts, click here:

Presenter

Cathy Zimmer, PhD

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Application Deadline: Building Resources for the Basic Biology of Aging in Health Disparities Research

All day

This FOA will use the NIH Resource-Related Research Project (R24) mechanism to facilitate the development of research networks that will advance research in the basic biology of aging in health disparities.

Applicants should include researchers from, at minimum, the following four disciplines (or some variation of these disciplines, but not limited to those identified here):

  • Basic biology of aging
  • Epidemiology
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Computational biology and/or artificial intelligence

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Tue. 20 Oct, 2020

University Research Week

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 8:00 am - Fri. 23 Oct, 2020 8:00 pm

University Research Week is an annual celebration of Carolina’s research excellence and an effort to increase participation by students, of all levels, in research activity. Through multiple unique virtual events, the campus community will become more familiar with our world-class research and the strategic initiatives that make Carolina one of the top research institutions in the world.

TraCS will be hosting a number of events during this year's University Research Week. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions regarding University Research Week.

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NC Project Management Institute: Beyond the PMBOoK

Tue. 20 Oct, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Beyond the PMBOoK: Journey to the Secret Sauce - A Discussion of COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers by Michael Clayton

In 2020, we have experienced unprecedented impacts to the workforce in our lifetimes due to COVID-19 and political/cultural unrest. As we continue to manage and plan to emerge from our COVID-19 lockdown, what do you need to be thinking about as a Project Manager? This ten-minute video will spark you to consider if/how you may need to reframe your project, protect your greatest resources, and do what is right for your organization.

Join the North Carolina Project Management Institute for a discussion on how to protect your people during a time of crisis; the importance of conducting an impact analysis and using a risk register; and how to inform and influence organizational decision.

Presenter
Terri West, PMP, IT Strategic Engagement Consultant/Project Manager
Duke School of Medicine

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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities: Direct Care Workforce Job Quality and the Impact of COVID-19

Tue. 20 Oct, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities - Healthcare Delivery in the Age of COVID-19: Direct Care Workforce Job Quality and the Impact of COVID-19

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

Robert Espinoza
Vice President of Policy, PHI

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REDCap Functions Training Session

Tue. 20 Oct, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
REDCap logo

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. 21 Oct, 2020

University Research Week

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 8:00 am - Fri. 23 Oct, 2020 8:00 pm

University Research Week is an annual celebration of Carolina’s research excellence and an effort to increase participation by students, of all levels, in research activity. Through multiple unique virtual events, the campus community will become more familiar with our world-class research and the strategic initiatives that make Carolina one of the top research institutions in the world.

TraCS will be hosting a number of events during this year's University Research Week. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions regarding University Research Week.

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Odum Institute: Hybrid Surveys and Estimation

Wed. 21 Oct, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Odum Institute Short Course - Hybrid Surveys and Estimation: An Introduction to the Issues and Methods

Probability-based samples backed by theory and literature on best practices are becoming more difficult to implement with higher costs and lower response rates. Meanwhile, “Big Data” (e.g., administrative records, social media data) are more accessible than ever. A two-step hybrid design offers promise by allowing estimation from a combined set of probability and nonprobability samples. First, the weighted probability sample is used to calibrate the nonprobability sample to improve representativeness of the nonprobability sample. Second, the probability and nonprobability samples are blended to reduce sampling and nonsampling errors. Open questions remain on the best practices for both of these steps.

In this course, Berzofsky, the instructor, will briefly discuss the current issues researchers face with probability samples and Big Data; define hybrid or blended sample surveys in the context of a few examples; and, through review of the current literature, discuss the estimation challenges and solutions currently in use.The course will consider the practical implications of hybrid sampling on survey estimates including sampling precision, nonresponse bias, coverage bias, measurement error, processing error and specification errors in the integration process. The instructor will use examples from his research to help illustrate and demonstrate each of the methods discussed in the course.

Presenter

Marcus Berzofsky, DrPH
Senior Research Statistician
RTI International

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Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel: Week 6

Wed. 21 Oct, 2020 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This six-part orientation is strongly recommended for all clinical research personnel who are new to UNC or new to research. The series will introduce research personnel to the UNC offices involved in clinical trials, discuss the federal and local regulations governing conduct of research, and provide an overview of best practices utilized in the implementation of clinical research. It is recommended that registrants complete both the CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and CITI Human Subjects Protection (IRB/Ethics) modules prior to attending the orientation.

Each session of the orientation will be held on Wednesday afternoons,1:30 to 4:00 pm. Research personnel are encouraged to attend all 6 modules, but may choose to attend only those of particular interest or relevance. The topics to be covered this week include:

  • UNC Hospitals Investigational Drug Services (Andrew Thorne) - 1:30 - 2:05 pm
  • Investigator-Initiated Study Processes (Valorie Buchholz) - 2:05 - 2:35 pm
  • ClinicalTrials.gov and ICMJE requirements (Monica Coudurier) - 2:40 - 3:20 pm
  • Adverse Event Evaluation and Documentation (Marie Rape) - 3:20 - 3:50 pm
  • IND and IDE Studies at UNC (Amanda Wood) - 3:50 - 4:00 pm

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Thu. 22 Oct, 2020

University Research Week

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 8:00 am - Fri. 23 Oct, 2020 8:00 pm

University Research Week is an annual celebration of Carolina’s research excellence and an effort to increase participation by students, of all levels, in research activity. Through multiple unique virtual events, the campus community will become more familiar with our world-class research and the strategic initiatives that make Carolina one of the top research institutions in the world.

TraCS will be hosting a number of events during this year's University Research Week. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions regarding University Research Week.

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CANCELLED - MURAL Series: How to Obtain Latino Population Integrated Data Sets from Epic@UNC

Thu. 22 Oct, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This event has been cancelled.

This presentation provides ideas on how to obtain, from Epic@UNC data, an integrated data set for the Latino population at UNC Health using a proven strategy for Perinatal data. This strategy includes:

  • The use of Business Objects/SQL to extract and derive data elements
  • Contextual design to improve data capture, data snapshots – rather than databases as sources for integrated data sets
  • A council of representatives of OB areas at UNC Health hospitals to approve OB changes to Epic@UNC
  • Multidisciplinary teams of data analysts and clinicians for data management and criteria definition for derived data elements

The Perinatal Integrated Data Set is currently used at the Department of OB/GYN at UNC SOM to provide information for improvement of patient care, quality/process improvement, and research.

Join the Multilingual Research Advancement for Health (MURAL) program and Randall Blanco, MSCE, MBA, PMP for the first edition of the Fall 2020 MURAL Multilingual Research Capacity Building Lecture Series. Blanco is a data scientist specializing in health care data management with emphasis in data extraction from Electronic Health Record Systems to obtain information and data insights to help with decision-making for patient care, quality/process improvement, and research. He is the Director of Health Information for the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health, Director of the Perinatal Research Center, and an Honest Data Broker between NC TraCS and the Department of OB/GYN at UNC SOM.

Presenter

Randall Blanco, MSCE, MBA, PMP
Director of Health Information, UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health
Director, Perinatal Research Center

Odum Institute: SPSS

Thu. 22 Oct, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. The course will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics.

For the course handouts, click here:

Presenter

Cathy Zimmer, PhD

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Fri. 23 Oct, 2020

University Research Week

Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 8:00 am - Fri. 23 Oct, 2020 8:00 pm

University Research Week is an annual celebration of Carolina’s research excellence and an effort to increase participation by students, of all levels, in research activity. Through multiple unique virtual events, the campus community will become more familiar with our world-class research and the strategic initiatives that make Carolina one of the top research institutions in the world.

TraCS will be hosting a number of events during this year's University Research Week. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions regarding University Research Week.

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DCRI Grand Rounds: Outpatient Clinical Decision Support

Fri. 23 Oct, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Outpatient Clinical Decision Support – An Evidence-Based Implementation Framework

This Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) NIH "Rethinking Clinical Trials" Grand Rounds features Patrick O’Connor, MD, MA, MPH and JoAnn Sperl-Hillen, MD, Senior Clinical Investigators at the HealthPartners Institute. O'Connor and Sperl-Hillen will discuss "Outpatient Clinical Decision Support – An Evidence-Based Implementation Framework."

Presenters:

Patrick O’Connor, MD, MA, MPH, Senior Clinical Investigator
HealthPartners Institute

JoAnn Sperl-Hillen, MD, Senior Clinical Investigator
HealthPartners Institute


At the time of the event, use the following information to join:
Meeting ID: 120 711 6379
Passcode: 1234
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Dial in: 1-650-479-3207

Odum Institute: SPSS

Fri. 23 Oct, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This online 3-day (10/19, 10/22, and 10/23) course will offer an introduction to SPSS and will demonstrate how to work with data saved in SPSS format. It will demonstrate how to work with SPSS syntax, how to create your own SPSS data files, and how to convert data in other formats to SPSS. The course will also teach how to append and merge SPSS files, demonstrate basic analytical procedures, and show how to work with SPSS graphics.

For the course handouts, click here:

Presenter

Cathy Zimmer, PhD

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Sat. 24 Oct, 2020

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Sun. 25 Oct, 2020

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