Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: June 30, 2011

Present: Abby Crocker, Kairn Kelley, Amanda Kennedy, Rodger Kessler, Jennifer Libous, Ben Littenberg, Charlie MacLean

1. Abby: Dissertation Plan

a. Abby presented an outline that she will be bringing to her dissertation committee this week. The membership on the committee was discussed, research questions were modified, analytic plan was touched upon. Additional information on the distinction between the dissertation committee, comps committee, and "studies committee" was provided.

2. Amanda: AHRQ Study Section Update

a. Amanda gave an update from her participation in AHRQ study section and the impact of the new scoring system. In short, large grants are being funded at much lower rates than in the past. One interpretation of this is that the new system works to get exceptional proposals to the top of the pile, but many excellent projects are not distinguished from the middle of the pile.

3. Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at Given Courtyard Level 4

a. July 7: Connie: R03 Grant Development and Case Study #2 Data Plan

b. July 14: Rodger?

c. July 21: Abby?

d. July 28: Kairn? Or Connie?

e. Change to new time for our meetings for July and August: Thursday morning 9:30 – 11:00

f. Ben is on vacation July 16 – 30 and out Aug 4; Abby is on vacation August; Amanda is teaching Tues & Thurs 1 – 4 from July 1 – Aug 26

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i. Rodger: Mixed methods article; article on Behavior’s Influence on Medical Conditions (unpublished)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

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