Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: December 19, 2013

Present:  Marianne Burke, Kat Cheung, Abby Crocker, Kairn Kelley, Amanda Kennedy, Rodger Kessler, Ben Littenberg, Connie van Eeghen

Start Up: The financing intricacies of academics – used to be a maze; now getting easier to trace. 

1.                  Discussion: CROW’s schedule for Spring Semester is set for every Thursday.  We’ll gather at 11:30, topic discussion from 11:45 – 12:45. Starting: Jan 9

2.                  Discussion:  Ben’s planned grant application to identify depression “valences” in the twitter-sphere
a.       Ben summarized the definition of social modeling (the focus of the grant) in terms of mood of twitter correspondents.  Research questions include whether tweets can be given a “depression” valence, whether valence can be affected by response tweets within a social network, and whether valence can be affected by deliberately placed tweets.  Interventions were discussed, along with ethical issues and feasibility, e.g. post-partum mothers who may be experiencing onset of depression.  Further research questions could include tweets from hospital patients, and the ability to assist them on discharge.

3.                  Next Workshop Meeting(s): NEW MEETING TIME on Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., at Given Courtyard South Level 4.   Remember: the first 15 minutes are for checking in with each other.
a.       January 9: TBA

Recorder: Connie van Eeghen

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