Seminar Series

The FIRST Program’s Bi-Weekly Clinical Research Seminar is an interactive venue for clinical research sharing, learning, collaboration, and engagement. The goals of the seminar series are to: learn about new innovations in clinical research, solicit feedback about new projects in the early stages of development, foster new initiatives and collaborations, and share best practices in clinical research.

Clinical research labs across the Department of Surgery are assigned dates to showcase their research activities. Additionally, the seminar series will feature other speakers on topics of general relevance to the clinical research community (e.g., common statistical issues, scientific misconduct, grant writing, etc.).

Seminars will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, September through June, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, in the Lowry Medical Office Building (LMOB) 9th Floor Conference Room. Lunch will be served and $5 gift cards will be given to two attendees selected at random.

All Surgery faculty, fellows, residents, students, and staff engaged or interested in clinical research are strongly encouraged to attend.

2019-2020 Seminar Series Schedule

Date Topic Presenter(s)
9/10/19 Strengths and weaknesses of claims and registry data for surgical outcomes research Jenifer Tseng, MD, MPH, James Utley Professor & Chair, Department of Surgery, Boston University and Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center
Susanna de Geus, MD, Research Fellow, Boston Medical Center
9/24/19 Deep learning for the analysis of prostate cancer histopathology specimens Boris Gershman, MD, Division of Urologic Surgery, BIDMC
10/8/19 Linking big data to yield clinical insights: Preliminary findings from the EXTEND-CoreValve and ECHO studies Jordan Strom MD, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
10/22/19 How do we know what works? Causal inference from observational data Miguel Hernan, DPH, MD, Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
11/12/19 Ear research: A big picture approach to a small organ James Naples, MD, Division of Otolaryngology, BIDMC
11/26/19 In vitro fertilization and placental disorders: addressing the association with multiple studies Anna Merport Modest, PhD, MPH, Staff Scientist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, BIDMC, Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
12/10/19 Clinical Query 2 (CQ2): An online tool for accessing BIDMC’s clinical data warehouse for research Griffin Weber, MD, Director, BIDMC Biomedical Research Informatics Core, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
12/24/19 NO MEETING
1/14/20 Early career research pathways in digital health: Focusing on smartphone apps for mental health John Tourus, MD, Director of Digital Psychiatry, BIDMC, Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
1/28/20 TBD Zara Cooper, MD, Kessler Director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
2/11/20 BIDMC Plastic Surgery Research Update Darya Kazei, MD, Research Fellow, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, BIDMC
2/25/20 Long term outcomes after trauma Ali Salim, MD, Chief, Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
3/10/20 How to overcome writer’s block, competing time demands, and other excuses for not writing more Jim Rodrigue, PhD, Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Surgery & Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
3/24/20 I’ve got 99 problems but questions aren’t one: TBM Jennifer Wilson, MD, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
4/14/20 TBD
4/25/20 HMS SURGERY RESEARCH DAY Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
4/28/20 TBD
5/12/20 TBD
5/26/19 TBD