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 or (702) 671-6400.