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.

2018-2019 Seminar Series Schedule

Date Topic Presenter(s)
9/11/18 Introductions
Seminar schedule and topics
The FIRST Program and what it can do for you
Jim Rodrigue, PhD
Aaron Fleishman, MPH
9/25/18 Dr. Thomas lab (Neurosurgery) Ajith Thomas, MD
Franciele Kipper, PhD
10/9/18 How to review a paper for a journal Jim Rodrigue, PhD
10/23/18 Dr. Brat lab (ACS/Trauma) Gabriel Brat, MD, MPH
Kortney Robinson, MD
11/13/18 Dr. James lab (Endocrine) Benjamin James, MD MS
11/27/18 Dr. Schermerhorn lab (Vascular) Marc Schermerhorn, MD
12/11/18 Dr. Singhal lab (Plastic & Reconstructive) Dhruv Singhal, MD
Anna Rose Johnson, MPH
12/25/18 No Meeting
1/8/19 Dr. Chaikof lab Elliot Chaikof, MD, PhD
Daniel Wong, MD
1/22/19 Dr. Lee lab (Plastic & Reconstructive) Bernard Lee, MD, MBA, MPH
2/12/19 Anatomy of an academic career: Research Q & A with the chairman Elliot Chaikof, MD, PhD
2/26/19 Dr. Chang lab (Urology) Peter Chang, MD, MPH
3/9/19 HMS SURGERY RESEARCH DAY Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
3/12/19 Scientific misconduct: Definition, regulations, review process, and case studies Randall Mason, MBA
Vice President, Research Operations
Research Integrity Officer
3/26/19 Dr. James lab (Breast) Ted James, MD
4/9/19 Common statistical issues in surgical clinical research Aaron Fleishman, MPH
4/23/19* TBD
5/14/19 Physician burnout: Assessment and prevention Ted James, MD
5/28/19 Resident Clinical Scholarship Program presentations Savas Tsikis, MD
Joanne Szewczyk, MD
Shadabul Faraz, MD
6/11/19 Resident Clinical Scholarship Program presentations Daniel Cloonan, MD
Kevin Arndt, MD
Benjamin Allar, MD
6/25/19 Resident Clinical Scholarship Program presentations Scott Fligor, MD
Ashlyn Whitlock, MD
Sharif Sabe, MD

* Meeting will be held at 1:00 to 2:00 due to room scheduling conflict.