Residents Research Opportunities Program
INBRE offered mentored resident research activities for talented and motivated University of Nevada School of Medicine Residents including a course in research design and statistics offered by the UC Davis faculty associated with the Clinical and Translational Science Center. The program included a 3-month mentored research opportunity and a didactic training in clinical research methods course developed in collaboration with the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center.
Topics covered in Clinical Epidemiology and Study Design:
- The anatomy and physiology of conducting clinical epidemiologic research
- The three basic study designs (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort, including experimental trials) and their conduct, strengths, and limitations
- Sources of secondary data, their strengths and limitations, including meta-analysis
- Principles of measurements in clinical epidemiological studies, including the use of questionnaires, precision, accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive accuracy
- Basic methods for analyzing data, including descriptive and analytic statistical approaches
- Introduction to basic statistical software packages, including NQuery, EpiInfo, STATA, and others
- Ethical issues involved in conducting clinical epidemiologic research
- Funding sources
This program is now supported by the Office of Medical Research. For information about participating in the Residents Research Opportunities Program, contact Dr. Miriam Bar-on firstname.lastname@example.org or (702) 671-6400.