GME Research Workshop
Conducting Research and Evidence-Based Medicine
Message from the Director
On behalf of Creighton GME, I would like to invite you all to our annual research workshop. This is developed to assist house staff and faculty in participating in and enhancing 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
Assistant Director, Assistant Program Director of Surgery
School of Medicine
This workshop will provide the information necessary to initiate and complete a quality research project. The workshop covers question/hypothesis development, prep-for-research activities, a survey biostatistical methods (with a specific focus on creating effective consumers of the published literature), as well as systematic review, meta-analysis, and manuscript development. Practice sessions are worked into each topic area.
- Learn how to develop operationally defined research questions and testable hypotheses
- Familiarize yourself with research support contacts throughout the School of Medicine
- Understand how to initiate a prospective or retrospective research project
- Learn what data is available and the typical outcomes of interest
- Recognize the inherent link between study design and statistical analysis
- Assess statistical methods for appropriateness based on the nature of the data
- Relate statistical analyses back to the specific aim or research question being tested
- Understand the appropriate types of analyses given the variables under consideration
- Learn to identify a quality systematic review and understand the basics of meta-analysis
- Understand the components of a manuscript, requirements for authorship, and the timeline of the peer-review process
Recommended Textbooks (not required)
- Altman, D. G., Machin, D., Bryant, T. N., & Gardner, M. J. (Eds). (2000). Statistics with confidence: Confidence intervals and statistical guidelines (2nd ed.). BMJ Books.
- Kirkwood, B. R., & Sterne, J. A. C. (2003). Essential medical statistics (2nd ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell Science Inc.
- Motulsky, H. (2016). Essential biostatistics: A nonmathematical approach. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0199365067.
Meeting Timing, Location and Registration
|February 24, 2023||7:00am-12:00pm||CUMC Bergan 11661 B&C|
|March 3, 2023||7:00am-12:00pm||CUMC Bergan 11661 B&C|
Introduction, Preliminaries, Contacts, Project Initiation
Research Questions and Testable Hypotheses
Obtaining CHI Data, National-level Databases
Validity and Study Design
Introduction to Statistics
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Manuscript Development and Authorship
Recap, Question and Answer