Seminar Series

Advance-CTR offers a dynamic line-up of research talks and topic-area discussions from clinical and translational investigators and experts in Rhode Island, and beyond.

The Advance-CTR Translational Research Seminar Series showcases clinical and translational research from across Rhode Island. Presentations, followed by feedback, allow presenters the opportunity to refine and strengthen their research. Seminars are held virtually on the second Thursday of each month. 

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Join us for this 6-part series exploring implementation science, its methodology, and application. Local and national experts will share talks on implementation strategies and blueprints, hybrid trial designs, sustainability, and policy implementation.

Tuesday, November 2

Rani Elwy, PhD: "How to Plan for and Assess Sustainability of Evidence-Based Practices" 

Tuesday, November 9

Jennifer Sullivan, PhD: "Barriers to Sustained Implementation of the Staff Training in Assisted Living Residences Program in the Veterans Administration and the Identification of Implementation Strategies to Overcome Them"

Tuesday, November 16

Sara Becker, PhD: "Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial Designs"

Tuesday, November 23

Kelli Scott, PhD & Natalie Rodriguez-Quintana, PhD: "Development and Use of Implementation Blueprints"

Tuesday, November 30

Hannah Frank, PhD: "Educational Implementation Strategies: Best Practices for Training and Consultation"

Tuesday, December 7 

Erika Crable, PhD: "Policy Implementation in the Criminal Justice Context"

Seminars are held Tuesdays from 10 - 11 a.m. ET. 

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Sponsored by the Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Implementation Science Core, Brown Alcohol Research Center on HIV (ARCH), and Advance-CTR

This 5-part series explores machine learning, its methodology, and application in biomedicine and health. The purpose of this series is to serve as an introduction to machine learning for researchers, clinician scientists, and others who may be interested in using these methods in their research.

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The Informatics and Implementation Science Learning Series (I2S2) covers a breadth of topics around effectively using data and technology to advance biomedical discovery and healthcare delivery. Each seminar features a rotating topic area expert who shares methods, applications, and resources that are aligned with components of a learning health system. 

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The series is sponsored by Brown BCBI, the Brown Department of Psychology and Human Behavior Implementation Science Core, RIQI, and Advance-CTR.

The Qualitative Methods Series features rotating topic area experts who share their insights and expertise on a range of qualitative methods. 

The Spring 2021 Series featured three speakers:

  • Aaron J. Horowitz, Co-Founder and CEO of Sproutel, "The Power of Designing with Patients" 
  • Alexandra Collins, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown SPH, "An Introduction to Rapid Ethnography: Its Applications and Utility in Public Health Research"
  • Akilah Dulin, PhD, Associate Professor at Brown SPH, "Applying Concept Mapping Methodology to Understand Resilience Resources among African Americans Living with HIV in the Southern United States" 

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