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This FAES course covers advanced SAS coding concepts such as the use of SAS Macro, SAS SQL, as well as a combination of both. The course also introduces students to SAS STAT coding for common statistical tests (such as t-test, ANOVA, linear regression, and others). Students have the opportunity to practice in class, using sample datasets. Homework and project assignments are provided as well.

Format: In Person
Dates: Offered Annually
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)

The public funding of research includes many discrete components: setting research priorities; securing funds; funding research infrastructure; selecting and funding meritorious projects; conducting research; monitoring research progress; communicating research findings; and training researchers. This FAES survey course is deigned to review theories, methods, and practices in program and policy evaluation as they relate to research, particularly publicly funded biomedical research. The full range of the evaluation hierarchy (needs assessment and program planning, feasibility and implementation evaluation, process evaluation, and outcome and impact evaluation) is considered as students will be guided to develop a comprehensive framework for the evaluation of federally funded biomedical research.

Format: In Person
Dates: Offered During Fall Semester, Alternate Years
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)
Presenter: Sue Hamann, Ph.D., NIH
Topics: Measurement

In her webinar, Dr. Cara Lewis provides an overview of findings from the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) Enhanced Systematic Review and Synthesis of Measures, and discusses several measurement issues that threaten the field of implementation science and directions for possible solutions. 

Format: Online
Dates: March 31, 2016
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Presenter: Cara Lewis, Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Dr. Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the study of how neighborhoods affect health. Her work on neighborhood health effects has been highly influential in the policy debate on population health and its determinants. Her research areas include social determinants and health disparities, environmental health, urban health, psychosocial factors in health, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, and the use of multilevel methods. 

Format: Online
Dates: May 23, 2018
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Intramural Research
Presenter: Ana V. Diez Roux, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

This FAES course gives a broad and conceptual overview of the most popular machine learning algorithms, followed by examples of how and when to apply them to real data. Best practices in designing machine learning analyses will be emphasized and reviewed, along with how to avoid common pitfalls and how to interpret analysis results.

Format: In Person
Dates: Offered Annually
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. David MacKinnon describes mediation analysis methods with attention to solutions for some of the limitations of these methods. He also discussed future directions in mediation theory and statistical analysis.

Format: Online
Dates: April 8, 2016
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: David P. MacKinnon, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Part of a joint presentation, Dr. Rachel Tabak presents a review which uses snowball sampling to develop an inventory of models, synthesizes this information, and provide guidance on how to select a model. Dr. Ted Albert Skolarus discusses an examination of citation frequency and impact of D&I models using citation analysis.

Format: Online
Dates: January 21, 2015
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Presenter: Rachel Tabak, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, and Ted Albert Skolarus, M.D., University of Michigan

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. David Hopkins discuses the conceptual decisions to emphasize a broad consideration of available evidence for reviews of public health interventions; the methods required to ensure a balanced assessment of mixed bodies of evidence; and factors weighed by the CPSTF in translating evidence into conclusions on effectiveness and recommendations regarding use.

Format: Online
Dates: August 22, 2018
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: David Hopkins, M.D., M.P.H.

This webinar presents insights from a National Academies report exploring how reports on obesity prevalence and trends differ and what these differences mean for interpretation and application. Speakers provide an overview of the various data collection and analysis approaches that have been used across population groups, but particularly as they relate to children and adolescents. 

Format: Online
Dates: December 5, 2016
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Jason Moore reviews the new discipline of automated machine learning (AutoML). The goal of AutoML is to simplify the process of combining different types of algorithms and methods in an analytical pipeline and to make machine learning more accessible. 

Format: Online
Dates: August 20, 2017
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: Jason Moore, Ph.D.,University of Pennsylvania

In this webinar, Drs. Larry Green and Rachel Gold deliver a joint presentation on fidelity and adaptation. Fidelity and adaptation relate to the manner in which the evidence from a research study is brought to practice. There is fidelity if the program is implemented in a way that is very similar to how it was originally designed, and there is adaptation when there are changes made to the process and content of the program to fit to a particular context. In most cases, contextual factors can influence the ability to maintain fidelity as well as the need for adaptation. 

Format: Online
Dates: September 24, 2014
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Presenter: Lawrence W. Green, Dr.P.H., University of California San Francisco, and Rachel Gold, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

A collection of online chapters that provide an introduction to selected behavioral and social science research approaches, including theory development and testing, survey methods, measurement, and study design. eSource was developed in 2010, and these chapters have not been updated to reflect advances in the past decade. However, they can still be used as supplementary teaching materials.

Format: Online
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

A series of six webinars related to designing clinical trials to include patient-reported outcomes. The videos in the series may be viewed in any order.

Format: Online
Dates: August 19-September 4, 2014
Length: 30 Minutes-1 Hour (Each Session)
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Presenter: David Cella, Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Bryce B Reeve, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health; Ethan M Basch, M.D., University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health; Madeleine King, Ph.D., The University of Sydney; Michelle Naughton, Ph.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine; Lari Wenzel, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; Amylou Dueck, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic; Diane Fairclough, Dr.P.H., University of Colorado, Denver; Carol M Moinpour, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Andrew Bottomley, Ph.D., European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer; Michael Brundage, M.D., Queen’s University; and Melaine Calvert, Ph.D., University of Birmingham

A report that provides guidance to NIH investigators on how to rigorously develop and evaluate mixed methods research applications.

Format: Online
Dates: August 2011
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

How disruptive will Big Data be in the long run to biomedical research and health care? In his Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Philip Bourne addresses this question in light of the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative and other trans-NIH data science programs.

Format: Online
Dates: June 13, 2016
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health

This FAES Graduate School course introduces students to the theory and practice of cancer screening in the United States. Students learn about the methodology used to assess cancer screening tests; how to interpret cancer screening data; and how to identify potential benefits and harms of cancer screening. They also become familiar with the evidence in favor of and against population-based screening for breast, colorectal, lung, cervical, and prostate cancer, as well as the controversies that surround mass screening for these diseases. 

Format: In Person
Dates: Offered Annually
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Stuart G. Baker focuses on the method of latent class instrumental variables (often called the LATE or CACE approach). He discusses how to estimate the effect of treatment received (in the complier latent class) in a randomized trial with all-or-none compliance.

Format: Online
Dates: October 04, 2018
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: Stuart G. Baker, Sc.D.
Topics: Measurement

This archive provides a collection of webinars on methodology. The topics include HIV prevention, implementation methods, personalized medicine, complexity, and longitudinal data. In 2017, the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) provided co-funding to the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology to help create this archive. 

Format: Online
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology

In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Evan Mayo-Wilson discusses the consequences of “multiplicity” for clinical investigators, systematic reviews and guideline developers, and clinical decision-makers. He highlights some potential solutions to these challenges, including prospective registration and core outcome sets.

Format: Online
Dates: November 27, 2018
Length: 1 Hour
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Presenter: Evan Mayo-Wilson, D.Phil.

A collection of training modules that came out of the NIH's initiative to enhance rigor and reproducibility in the research endeavor. The modules were developed by the NIH or NIH-funded grantees and focus on a variety of topics, including integrating sex and gender into research, the design and analysis of group-randomized trials, and computational analyses.

Format: Online
Eligibility: Open to the Public
Offered by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)