Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Translating Science into Solutions for Better Health


4th Annual Introduction to Clinical & Translational Research Study Design


A course presented by the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Departments of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and Preventive Medicine and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Course Goals

  • To provide a foundation in key components of clinical research design
  • To facilitate the development of students research protocols in preparation for foundation grant applications
  • To improve the reporting quality of clinical and translational research studies

Course Information

  • This course is designed for residents, fellows, and junior faculty as a practical introduction to clinical and translational research methods
  • Applicants must identify a research topic and faculty advisor
  • Tuition: $400
  • Enrollment is limited to the first 80 accepted applications

Course Format

  • Course will be held at HSC and CHLA campuses. Locations
    to be announced. Students can attend either location throughout the course
  • Watch pre-recorded lectures prior to class. Lecture discussions start at 9am, and small group breakout sessions are at 10:30am

Lecture Topics (Lecturers-TBA):

  • Clinical Translational Research Overview
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Subjects and Variables
  • Study Design
  • Causality and Bias
  • Statistics and Sample Size Estimation
  • Research Using Existing Databases
  • Study Implementation

By the end you will have a complete research protocol!

Students and alumni will be eligible for a $1500 pilot research award

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