Saturday, January 31, 2015

CROW meeting 1_30_2015

Called to order 11:05 am

Attending: M. Burke, K. Kelley (via polycom)

TOPIC: Feedback on Burke’s baseline provider survey regarding their use of medical information sources for care of patients with skin problems.

 The context of this survey within the study design was reviewed. After demographic and professional status questions, the survey asks primary care providers (subjects) to recall a critical incident – a recent time they saw a patient for a skin problem and whether or not they referred to an information source to support their knowledge in relation to the problem.  If so which information source, etc.
Discussion: Since the sample size of the provider participants is only going to be about 30, we would get information about at most thirty patient visits with this method.  It was suggested and agreed that the survey be re-worked to ask about the times in the last month (or last ten or so times) the provider saw a patient for a skin problem. And then ask how often they used an informational information source, and which one (or ones).

Kelley shared experience on IRB submission and amendment. This was much appreciated by Burke. Comments from Dr. MacLean sent by email were also appreciated.

The meeting adjourned at 11:50 to attend CTS Seminar.

Recorder: M. Burke

Friday, January 23, 2015

Huffington Post on the root of Addiction

My computer was out of commission for CROW today (Jan 23), although Emily Tarleton did a great job of letting everyone explore the ins and outs of IRB and other kinds of review to protect the rights and safety of patients.  So I am proposing an alternate post from the Huffington Post on addiction and one person's insight into one significant cause.  If you have about 5 minutes, take a look at this article, and post your comments:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Abstract Accepted for Podium Presentation

Kelley and Littenberg abstract, Test-Retest Reliability and Associations of Dichotic Listening Test Scores, has been been accepted for a Podium Presentation at the 2015 Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society. The AAS Meeting will be held from March 5-7, 2015 at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will be hosting a one-day workshop

Dear Colleague,

We are very pleased to announce that the highly regarded Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will be hosting a one-day workshop at the University of Vermont on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. The workshop will run from aproximately 8 a.m. - to either 4:30 or 6 p.m. The agenda is being finalized at this time. Attendees would be expected to be available for the entire day.

We have recently learned that Mr. Alan Alda will be at UVM to personally open the workshop.

There are a very limited number of spaces available.

Please send me an email as soon as possible to let me know if you would like to attend.
  • The workshop is intended to provide guidance to faculty, post-doctoral associates and graduate students on how to better communicate your expertise effectively to a wide range of audiences which you may encounter through media, presentations, newspapers, magazines, interviews, video etc.
  • A full agenda will be available shortly.
The workshop is free to attendees and sponsored by VT EPSCoR as part of our ongoing communications and media training efforts.

Recent coverage of the Alan Alda Center and these workshops:

Best regards,