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. Please note that the series has ended for the 2021-2022 academic year. Stay tuned for Fall 2022 offerings! 

Previous Seminars

Thursday, May 12, 2022
"Foundations of Implementation Science in Learning Health Systems"

With Rani Elwy, PhD - Co-Director, Advance-CTR Biomedical Informatics Core, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Thursday, April 14, 2022
Treatment of Anger Problems in OEF/OIF Veterans - Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

with Tracie Shea, PhD - Co-Director, Advance-CTR Pilot Projects Program Core and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Biomedical Inventions: From Patents to Prototypes

Karen Bulock, Managing Director, Brown Biomedical Innovations
Richard Wesorick Managing Partner at Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell and Tummino
Neil Veloso, Executive Director, Brown Technology Innovations

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Advance-CTR, S4 and the Brown Library teamed up for this 2-part series exploring data visualization, its methodology, and application in biomedicine and health. The purpose of this series is to serve as a data visualization introduction for clinicians and others who may be interested in using these tools and methods in their research.

Part 1 from Friday, 4/22
“Data Visualization from 10,000 feet: A Quick Introduction to Visual Communication”

Patrick Rashleigh, Data Visualization Coordinator
The Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University Library

Poised to plunge into data visualization, making the latest-and-greatest fancy interactive extravaganzas? Well, hang on—before pulling out all the tools, let’s take a step back and think about some basic principles of visual perception, design and representation, and communicating to an audience.

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Part 2 from Friday, 5/13/22
"What GIS & Spatial Analysis can do for Health Research"

Guixing Wei, Senior GIS Developer and Spatial Scientist
The Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) Population Studies & Training Center

Dr. Wei provides an introduction to GIS, mapping and spatial epidemiology and their applications in health research. A brief survey of common GIS techniques in health applications is presented to showcase how health studies can benefit from spatial perspectives and geo-analytics. During the talk, Wei also introduces S4 and Brown’s GIS infrastructure and their supportive resources to the Brown community.

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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" 

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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"

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Tuesday, November 16

Sara Becker, PhD: "Accelerating the Research to Practice Pipeline via Hybrid Trials"

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Tuesday, November 23

Kelli Scott, PhD & Natalie Rodriguez-Quintana, PhD: "How to Build and Employ an Implementation Blueprint"

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Tuesday, November 30

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

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Tuesday, December 7 

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

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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" 

Watch the Spring 2021 Seminars