Excelling in Interdisciplinary Research
The Creighton research community is tight-knit and supportive, with many areas of collaboration and intersection.
The Creighton University Department of Clinical Research and Public Health is your resource for all your clinical research needs. The department supports all learner and faculty-initiated clinical research in the School of Medicine from start to finish. We will guide you through the writing and statistical process, complete the IRB submission, work step by step through the initiation process and provide study management and record keeping. Read below for more information on how we can help with your study.
The Department of Clinical Research and Public Health will guide you through the writing and statistical process, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission, the grant initiation process, study management and record keeping.
At the Creighton University School of Medicine we endeavor to create a culture of inquiry, to improve health by asking relevant research questions and pursuing those answers. Research mentors are available in many fields of research in the School of Medicine.
How can a student find a research project or a mentor:
- To find a clinical research project:
- What other research programs are established for medical students?
- Participate in the M1 Summer Research Program
- Sign up for a research selectives
- Support once a proposal has begun
Department of Clinical Research and Public Health
Our clinical research is often focused on disparities, so the Creighton's Clinical Research and Public Health departments have partnered to address public health needs and move ideas forward.
Help for New Clinical Researchers Navigating the Process
Clinical research requires an orderly, systematic approach to increase success. Specialists with different areas of expertise are needed to help you create a well-formulated research question, write your proposal and submit to the International Review Board (IRB).
- Investigator-initiated study services for Creighton and CHI employed investigators (unfunded)
- National database studies
- Retrospective medical record review
- Prospective clinical trials
- Internal/external grants for Creighton/CHI-employed investigators
- LB595 - Change supervision requirements under the Pharmacy Practice Act.
- LB692 - Nebraska Health Care Funding Act (LB 692)
- National Institutes of Health/Foundations - Industry-sponsored trials for Creighton-employed investigators
- Quality Improvement Projects
- Protocol review and editing
- Consent creation
- IRB submissions
- Study pathway formation
- Study Proposal Form
- Cost tracking
- Payment reconciliation
- Time/travel payment
- Informed consents
- Record retention
- Study coordinator
- Study storage
- Study visits
Grant Preparation & Assistance
- Budget Statistics/analysis
Poster, Abstract and Manuscript Support
- Poster printing assistance
- Review and Editing
- University-approved poster and presentation template
- Identify a research question for your project.
- Discuss the project and its merits at a Research Interest Group or with a mentor.
- Determine whether data are available to answer your research question from a RIG, your mentor or though contacting email@example.com and ask to talk with our statisticians.
- Download and complete the Research Study Proposal Form.
Find a complete set of research steps, including training requirements and how to submit research.
Medical students, as well as graduate learners and trainees, looking for research opportunities and mentors in the School of Medicine are invited to attend Research Interest Groups. Supported by the Department of Clinical Research, the program aims to improve the quality of research and provides opportunities for our learners to have access to research projects. Additionally, our faculty find mentees and research teams are formed.
Creighton also offers access to seminars, grand rounds, conferences and symposia that contribute to education and research in the School of Medicine.
Meetings are held in-person and virtually and are open to all our students, residents, fellows and faculty from both campuses.
Topics covered during a meeting may include:
Studies being considered
- Scientific merit review
- Trial design considerations
- Who should be involved in supporting the study?
- Difficulties with IRB submissions
- Enrollment issues
- Analysis phase
- Writing phase
Department of Biomedical Sciences Seminars
- When: Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m.
- Where: Eppley Building Rm 107
- See a complete schedule
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
- When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to noon
- Where: Criss III, Rm L57
Department of Pharmacology and Neurosciences
- When: Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m.
- Where: Hixson Lied Science Building Rm 359
Translational Hearing Center Seminars
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
- When: Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m.
Department of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
- When: First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
- When: Fridays, 7 to 8 a.m.
Trauma Department Research Meeting
- When: First and Third Wednesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Creighton Neuroscience Symposium
- Bellucci Symposium on Hearing Research
- Cancer Research Symposium
- University Research Week
- Department of Medicine Research Symposium
- GME Research Symposium
- Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum
- NIAMRRE – National Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education
Guidance on procuring and managing grants is available from the Department of Clinical Research and Public Health and the Sponsored Programs Administration.
Creighton offers centralized support from submitting grant applications to managing funded grants including help searching for grant opportunities, editing, budget creation, financial management and data entry and storage.
Clinical Research in Phoenix
The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance is committed to providing learners with the tools and resources needed to help navigate research. The process can be complex, and we want to help you navigate the process with ease.