Monday, January 17, 2011

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: Jan 13, 2011

Present: Kairn Kelley, Amanda Kennedy, Rodger Kessler, Ben Littenberg, Connie van Eeghen

1. Round Table:

a. Atul Gawande “On Point” from a 2011 NPR broadcast is available on loan from Connie. Karin brought in “How to Change when Change is Hard,” also available in the future.

2. Kairn’s application for a F Series Grant: PA10-108

a. April 8 due date for start in September 2011

b. New electronic format that makes submission easy; UVM Grant department has a role to complete some portions. “Info Ed” has a tutorial to work through but it is fairly self-explanatory. Dayna LeDuc is the contact person for General Medicine.

c. Steps

i. Choose your area – which later in the session produced a compelling argument to move from auditory processing to the connection to AHDH dis-regulation of behavior. Either way, it’s about how to know what auditory assessment is measuring and what the standards are. Example research question: how do the error patterns in auditory spectrum differ for children on the ADHD spectrum. What are the differences in scoring between ADHD and Ochenbach children?

ii. Choose your funding source and opportunity

1. Figure out the budget well ahead of grant submission

2. Develop the body of the application (research and training)

3. Supporting stuff (letters, animal welfare number, facilities & admin page)

iii. Info Ed

iv. Submission

d. One rule: follow the instructions to the letter as well as the standard conventions, or you will get kicked out promptly

i. Get a copy of Gabe’s recently funded application (CTS student)

ii. Contact the program officer as soon as possible (see page on website)

e. UVM wants at least 2 weeks, ideally, to process (shoot for third week of March, around the 20th)

i. Presubmission review (internally) in early March. Make sure the pre-review study section includes people that have no familiarity with your study area

ii. Therefore, send out draft around February 21st, and get started on budget

iii. Get letters of recommendation by early February

f. Review of application instructions:

i. Must have a sponsor from the field of study (can be external). Grantee must be full time student.

ii. Sponsor must be currently funded for independent research: Ben provided us with an ad hoc search process and found a funded UVM researcher with a link to auditory processing. This is promising but may change the above schedule significantly.

3. Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Given Courtyard Level 4

a. January 20: Rodger – Review survey distributions for NCQA? Or metrics for CCN.

b. January 27: Abby – Present analytical plan

c. February 3: (Connie may be out)

d. February 10:

e. Future agenda to consider:

i. Rodger: Mixed methods article; article on Behavior’s Influence on Medical Conditions (unpublished)

ii. Future: Review of different types of journal articles (lit review, case study, original article, letter to editor…), when each is appropriate, tips on planning/writing (Abby)

Recorder: Connie van Eeghen

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