Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research


Clinical Research Methods Lecture Series

"Clinical Research 101:  Fundamentals of Clinical Research Methods 2014"

A lecture series for students, residents, fellows, and faculty 

At the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research



This course will be appropriate for a broad range of learners: 

  • STUDENTS: graduate (PhD) students interested in clinical/translational research, especially those considering the PhD in Clinical Investigation; medical (MD) students interested in clinical research, especially those considering applying for the MD/MS track
  • RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS: those enrolled in Einstein affiliated GME programs whose program directors seek to provide didactic instruction in research methods
  • FACULTY: faculty interested in learning more about clinical research, especially those considering applying for the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) or seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit


The course will be taught in lecture format, in the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic & Translational Medicine, Harold & Muriel Block Research Pavilion, Ethel & Samuel J. Lefrak Auditorium, 1301 Morris Park Avenue at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  It will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 pm, from September 2nd through November 11th, with the final exam taking place on November 18th.   



  • Graduate students must register through the Sue Golding registrar.
  • Medical students must obtain permission from Dr. Ellie Schoenbaum, Director of Medical Student Research (ellie.schoenbaum@einstein.yu.edu).
  • Residents and Fellows must have written permission from their program director, who must arrange for coverage of any clinical responsibilities during the course time and pay the registration fee.  Beepers and cell phones are not permitted in the lecture hall. 
  • Faculty seeking CME credit must fill out required forms, please contact Nancy Marte (Nancy.Marte@einstein.yu.edu)  


For this 11 lecture series, the tuition charge will be $650.  For students enrolled in the graduate school or the medical school, this is included as part of your program and no ‘extra’ tuition is charged. 



Each registered participant will be required to sign in for each lecture.  Those registrants who attend at least 8 of the 11 lectures and receive a passing grade on the Final Exam will receive a Certificate of Completion for the “Clinical Research 101: Fundamentals of Clinical Research Methods” course.



Complete and return the attached registration form.



Registration forms, including payment (either a check made out to Einstein, or fully authorized transfer of funds), must be received by August 30, 2014.



Contact Ms. Nancy Marte (Nancy.Marte@einstein.yu.edu) or 718-430-4008.  


Schedule and Location:

"Clinical Research 101:  Fundamentals of Clinical Research Methods" 

Evening Series: Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center for Genetic & Translational Medicine
Harold & Muriel Block Research Pavilion
Ethel & Samuel J. Lefrak Auditorium
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 



September 2

Study Design I: The Research Question; Observational Studies

Paul Marantz, MD, MPH

September 9

Study Design II: Clinical Trials

Mimi Kim, ScD

September 16

Biostatistics I: Descriptive And Analytic Statistics: Univariate Techniques

Hillel Cohen, DrPH, MPH

September 23

Biostatistics II: Analytic Statistics: Multivariate Techniques

Nan Xue, PhD

September 30

Biostatistics III: Survival Analysis

Charles Hall, PhD

October 7

Research Ethics

Elizabeth Kitsis, MD, MBE

October 14

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH

October 21

Confounding and Causal Inference in Observational Studies

William Southern, MD, MS

October 28

Healthcare and Research Informatics

Parsa Mirhaji, MD

November 4

Genetic/Genomic Issues in Clinical and Translational Research

Bernice Morrow, PhD

November 11

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Clyde Schechter, MD

November 18


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