Announcing New Course

Introduction to Clinical & Translational Research Study Design.

April 28, 2014

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


  • To provide a foundation in key components of design of clinical and translational research.
  • To facilitate the development of students’ research protocols in preparation for foundation grant applications.
  • To improve the critical evaluation of medical research to guide quality improvement and patient safety efforts.


  • This course is designed for residents, fellows, and junior faculty members as a practical introduction to clinical research methods.
  • Applicants must identify a research topic and faculty advisor prior to the start of the course.
  • Tuition: $200 (includes course textbook)
  • Enrollment is limited to the first 80 accepted applications.


  • This 8-week course will meet Thursdays, 9am - 12pm, from Aug 7, 2014 - Sep 25, 2014.
  • Lectures start at 9am, followed by small group breakout sessions at 10:30am.
  • Location: Norris Research Tower LG 503/4, USC Health Sciences Campus.
  • Lectures will be available via live webinar at CHLA (Room TBA).

By the end of the course, you will have written a complete research protocol!

Questions? Contact the course co-directors
Eric J. Kezirian, MD and Cecilia M. Patino-Sutton, MD, MEd, PhD at or 323-442-8281.

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NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.