Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

NIH Clinical Research Course

- Houston Methodist Research Institute and
the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Course Present -


Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research


Sessions and Speakers

October 2012

Oct. 16: History of Clinical Research: A Merging of Diverse Cultures
Oct 22: Overview of Clinical Study Design
Oct 23: Design of Epidemiologic Studies
Oct 29: Efficient Clinical Studies
Oct 30: Study Participant Selection

January 2013

Jan 7: Legal Issues in Clinical Research
Jan 8: FDA Product Regulation
Jan 14: Institutional Review Boards
Jan 15: Breakout Session
Jan 22: Information Resources for Clinical Research
Jan 28: Protocol Development & Protocol  Mechanics and Tools
Jan 29: Development of Manuals of Operating Procedures

 November 2012

Nov 5: Measures
Nov 6: Secondary Data/Meta Analysis
Nov 8: Breakout Session
Nov 13: Issues in Randomization
Nov 26: Overview of Hypothesis Testing
Nov 27: Sample Size and Power
Nov 29: Breakout Session

 February 2013

Feb 4: Pharmaceutical Development: Managing of Projects
Feb 5: Evaluation of a Protocol Budget
Feb 11: NIH Peer Review Process
Feb 12: Design of Case Report Forms
Feb 19: Data Management in Clinical Trials
Feb 25: Data & Non-Data Aspects of Quality Control in Clinical Studies
Feb 26: Data and Safety Monitoring Committees

 December 2012

Dec 3: Designing  and Testing Questionnaires & Quality of Life
Dec 4: Conceptual Approach to Survival Analysis
Dec 6: Breakout Session
Dec 10: Using Large Datasets for Population-Based Health Research
Dec 11: Summary
Dec 17: Ethical Principles in Clinical Research
Dec 18: Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Clinical Trials & Clinical Research from the Patient’s Perspective


Download detailed schedule and locations here

 March 2013

Mar 4: Clinical Trial Registration and Results Reporting
Mar 5: Technology Transfer
Mar 11: Scientific Conduct
Mar 12: The Clinical Researcher and the Media
Mar 18: Health Disparities Research
Mar 19: Dissemination and Implementation Research
Mar 25: Team Science


Click Here to Register for IPPCR


* Registration deadline is October 9, 2012 *

For More Information: http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/training/ippcr/info.html

Questions? Contact tmhrievents@houstonmethodist.org or call Kari Stein 832-470-4987