Translating Practice into Research (TPIR) Trainee Program

 

  • Now accepting applications for the Translating Practice into Research (TPIR) Trainee Program.
  • Application deadline: September 4, 2018
  • Applicants selected for participation and their mentors will receive official notification of acceptance by September 17, 2018Apply Now
 

 

Funded by: The National Institutes of Health

Program Directors: Sara K. Vesely, PhD


Contact Information: Sara-Vesely@ouhsc.edu

Website: http://osctr.ouhsc.edu/translating-practice-research-program

 
What is the goal of the TPIR Trainee Program?

The OSCTR TPIR trainee program is a unique one year (September 2018-August 2019) education and mentoring program for practicing healthcare professionals, clinical investigators, and basic scientists. It offers a broad and practical curriculum for understanding clinical research methods, research collaborations, and statistical analysis. The goal of the TPIR trainee program is to produce a group of clinicians and scientists who have the ability to translate their clinical observations and ideas for improving practice into practical and feasible research projects.

 
What is included in the TPIR Trainee Program?

The TPIR program consists of four components: 1) 1 day in-person workshop Thursday October 4th, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2) 10 online education modules 3) scheduled conference calls with TPIR faculty, 4) 1 day in-person workshop Thursday April 4th, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and 5) a mentored research project. By applying for the TPIR program, you agree to participate in all five components of the program, if accepted.

 
Who should apply?

The following people are encouraged to apply: 1) healthcare professionals who are interested in conducting clinical research and learning research methods, 2) clinical investigators who are interested in studying practical clinical issues, and 3) basic scientists who are interested in learning the fundamental basis for clinical translational research. Applicants must be US Residents who work in NIH IDeA states. Priority will be given to applicants in the OSCTR regions and Tribal employees and Tribal serving organization employees.

 
How many trainees will be selected?

Up to 10 trainees will be accepted in 2018. There is no fee for the TPIR program. Support will be provided for travel and hotel accommodations for both 1 day in-person workshops for only those who live outside the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

 
Timeline
 

 

Application Deadline September 4, 2018
Trainees Notified September 17, 2018
1 Day In-Person Workshop Thursday October 4, 2018
Online Modules/Conference Calls September 2018 – March 2019
1Day In-Person Workshop Thursday April 4, 2019

 

 
Program Specifics

 
  • Online-education modules

There will be 10 online video stream lectures available between September and March 2019. We will have 7 conference calls to discuss the modules and progress on your mentored research project. The online module topics will focus on analysis of medical literature, creating a good research question, epidemiological study designs, the vocabulary of biostatistics, data collection and database development, quantitative methods, and ethical issues and human subject protection.

 
  • Mentored Research Project

Participants will be matched with a methodological mentor who will provide assistance with their research project. Mentoring with a TPIR faculty mentor will continue through August 2019, with the goal of translating the trainee’s protocol into an active, feasible project.

  • 1-Day In-person Workshop, Thursday October 4, 2018

The workshop will be an introduction to the TPIR program, the participants, and the faculty. The workshop will include didactic sessions on mentorship and collaborating with a biostatistician. Each participant will present a 10-minute powerpoint presentation on their research idea. You will also have an opportunity to meet with your methodological mentor.

 

  • 1-Day In-person Workshop, Thursday April 4, 2019

The workshop will focus on the foundation, methodologies, and application of patient-oriented clinical research. The workshop will include didactic sessions on grant development and writing, funding opportunities, and campus resources. Participants will further develop their own proposed patient-oriented clinical research projects, refining and revising their plans through interaction with faculty and their peers. Each participant will present a 10-minute powerpoint presentation on their research question and proposal. Participants will participate in a focus group to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the TPIR program. This focus group will serve as both an evaluation of the program and a demonstration of qualitative research for the participants.

Deliverables for TPIR 2018-2019

Deliverable

Measurement

By when… ( Expected date)

TPIR faculty call 1

Minutes by faculty

Week of September 17, 2018

Draft: 7-10 minute presentation

Send to TPIR faculty

September  28, 2018

Final: 7-10 minute presentation

Send to TPIR faculty

October 1, 2018

Module 1: The Research Question

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Assignment and Evaluation

Released: September 14, 2018

Completed: October 3, 2018

First In Person Meeting

Attendance/Meet Methods Mentor

October 5, 2018 (8 am to 5 pm)

Module 2: Vocab of Epidemiology

View

Evaluation

Released: October 8, 2018

Completed: November 2, 2018

Module 3: Vocab of Biostatistics

View

Evaluation

Released: October 8, 2018

Completed: November 2, 2018

Mentor call

Mentee notes

Week of October 29, 2018

TPIR faculty call 2

Minutes by faculty

Week of November 5, 2018

Module 4: Experimental studies

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Evaluation

Released: November 5, 2018

Completed: December 7, 2018

Module 5: Pilot studies

View

Evaluation

Released: November 5, 2018

Completed: December 7, 2018

Mentor call

Mentee notes

Week of November 26, 2018

TPIR faculty call 3

Minutes by faculty

Week of December 3, 2018

Module 6: Cross-sectional and Case control studies

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Evaluation

Released: December 3, 2018

Completed: January 18, 2019

Module 7: Cohort studies

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Evaluation

Released: December 3, 2018

Completed: January 18, 2019

Mentor call

Mentee notes

Week of January 7, 2019

TPIR faculty call 4

Minutes by faculty

Week of January 14, 2019

IRB protocol: Background/Research Ques

Send to TPIR faculty

February 1, 2019

Module 8: Data Collection

View

Assignment and Evaluation

Released: January 21, 2019

Completed: February 15, 2019

Module 9: Hypothesis Testing

View

Evaluation

Released: January 21, 2019

Completed: February 15, 2019

Mentor call

Mentee notes

Week of February 11, 2019

TPIR faculty call 5

Minutes by faculty

Week of February 18, 2019

Module 10: Critical Appraisal

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Evaluation

Released: February 15, 2019

Completed: March 1, 2019

Draft: 10 minute presentation

Send to methods mentor

March 18, 2019

Draft: 10 minute presentation

Send to TPIR faculty

March 25, 2019

Final: 10 minute presentation

Send to TPIR faculty

April 1, 2019

Second In Person Meeting

Attendance/10 minute Presentation

April 4, 2019 (8 am to 5:30 pm)

Mentor call

Mentee notes

Week of May 6, 2019

TPIR faculty call 6

Minutes by faculty

Week of May 13, 2019

IRB protocol: Draft of the protocol, informed consent form, and data collection form

Send to TPIR faculty

June 3, 2019

TPIR faculty call 7

Minutes by faculty

Week of July 15, 2019

Final Draft: IRB full protocol

Send to TPIR faculty

August, 2019

TPIR faculty call 8

Minutes by faculty

Week of August 12, 2019

IRB submission (acknowledgment)

Send to TPIR faculty

September, 2019

IRB approval (letter of approval)

Send to TPIR faculty

When received

 

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING?

Applications must be completed and submitted by September 4, 2018. Awardees will be notified by September 17, 2018.

Apply Now