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1 Student Orientation to Clinical & Population Translational Sciences Program Program Co-Directors: Bob Byington, MPH, PhD (Epidemiology) Kathryn E. Weaver, MPH, PhD (Social Sciences and Health Policy) Program Coordinator: Tina Church (Administration)

2 Agenda Welcome and Introductions Program and Course Overview Building Emergency Procedures Break: Photographs and Tour of Floor Administrative Details Lunch and Faculty Meet & Greet

3 Agenda Welcome and Introductions Program and Course Overview Building Emergency Procedures Break: Photographs and Tour of Floor Administrative Details Lunch and Faculty Meet & Greet

4 Introductions Name Background Research Interests Recent non-science media of interest (book, article, v- or podcast, TV show, movie, etc.)

5 Agenda Welcome and Introductions Program and Course Overview Building Emergency Procedures Break: Photographs and Tour of Floor Administrative Details Lunch and Faculty Meet & Greet

6 Contacting Us -Using this helps us stay organized and track communications -Allows us to direct your questions to the right person -Monitored daily Bob Byington – Kate Weaver – Tina Church – If you feel something is an emergency, it is best to contact Tina directly at Tina knows how to reach Kate & Bob at any given

7 Requirements Graduate School Bulletin graduate.wfu.edu/bulletin.html graduate.wfu.edu/bulletin.html CPTS web presence Includes link to Program Handbook, which contains: Program Details; Required Coursework and Course Descriptions; and Thesis details Policies and procedures specific to our program take precedence over Graduate School

8 Program Goals Provide students with the skills necessary to: translate discoveries generated during laboratory research to human populations conduct research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in health care settings and the community function in multidisciplinary teams that will conduct the translational research of the future

9 A Different Way of Thinking You are about to be exposed to and learn about a different way of thinking. For the most part, up to now, you have learned facts and figures, and a little bit about how to pull together facts and figures into something you can use. You gained “knowledge.” Now we are going to teach you how to create knowledge.

10 Program Competencies 1 Develop meaningful and feasible research questions based on literature review and appropriate biological and psychosocial conceptual frameworks. Design and implement studies to answer research questions, with appropriate balancing of competing considerations involved in decisions about study design; participant sampling and recruitment; and approaches to data collection. Perform and interpret statistical analyses based on a foundation of statistical literacy, with graduates able to perform basic analyses on their own and prepared to collaborate with statisticians for more complex analyses.

11 Program Competencies 2 Conduct research in a responsible and ethical manner. Communicate scientific concepts orally and in writing, including through grant applications, protocols, manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations. Collaborate productively in the context of multidisciplinary scientific teams comprised of basic, clinical, and population scientists.

12 Program Structure Formal coursework for one year Courses held on Tuesdays and Thursdays Thesis Apply knowledge and skills obtained during coursework Publishable quality Closely aligned with the student’s interests and career objectives Graduates receive a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical and Population Translational Sciences

13 Formal Coursework Fall (11 hours total)Spring (12 hours total)Summer (6 hours total) Epidemiology Introduction to Statistics Conceptual Foundations of Community and Health Services Research Ethics & Responsibility in CPTS I Clinical Trial Methods Applied Linear Models Research Design and Measurement Methods for Community and Health Services Research Ethics & Responsibility in CPTS II Research Grant Preparation Research (with Mentor)

14 IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT STATISTICS Mandatory half day orientation to SAS prior to the spring semester Likely to occur the week of January 6 Will notify you of the date toward end of this semester

15 Resources Graduate School web page for students: graduate.wfu.edu/students/ Course-specific materials: ewake.wakehealth.edu Registration: graduate.wfu.edu/students/bg_registration.html Registrar: Susan Pierce

16 DISCUSSION? QUESTIONS?

17 Advising Coursework year Co-Directors (Kate & Bob) Faculty mentor (often a fellowship director) Thesis year(s) Thesis mentor Thesis committee biostatistician Thesis committee members Clinical/population topic area expert Research expert

18 Thesis Progression Immediately: Begin developing idea(s) Occasional mentor meeting to discuss Use topic area in coursework Summer/Fall 2014: Form thesis committee; develop and receive approval for thesis proposal Fall 2014 onward: Conduct analyses and write thesis When ready: Oral defense of thesis

19 Program-Specific Thesis Policy Must demonstrate thesis progress each semester per thesis mentor and program co-directors Final thesis submitted and defended within 2 years of completing coursework (3 years from matriculation) Opportunity to request two one-year extensions from program co-directors Requires explanation of delay Specific plans for completing thesis

20 Honor Code Found at: graduate.wfu.edu/docs/academics/HonorCode.pdf (and previously distributed). We take this code seriously and turn any suspicions of violation(s) over to the Honor Code Panel for investigation and adjudication. The Registrar (Susan Pierce) asks that you attest to your acceptance of this code by now turning in the Graduate School Honor Code Policy form (previously distributed).

21 Ethical Standards in Research WFUHS policy: Research/Ethical-Standards/Ethical-Standards-in- Research.htm Research/Ethical-Standards/Ethical-Standards-in- Research.htm Covers students in proposing, performing or reviewing research Forbids: Fabrication (making up data/results and recording/reporting them) Falsification (manipulating methods so research not accurately represented in research record) Plagiarism (appropriation of another person’s work without giving appropriate credit)

22 Collaboration versus Own Work Collaboration accepted and expected for non- evaluative situations Improves learning and develops a number of relevant skills Own work required for evaluative situations If unclear about what is acceptable, consult course instructor or one of the program co-directors

23 DISCUSSION? QUESTIONS?

24 Re Disabilities Wake Forest University is an equal access institution that admits qualified applicants without regard to disability. Refer to the memo entitled “Disability Procedures,” previously distributed. If you have or develop any medical, mobility, or learning issues, please contact the appropriate office noted in the memo. Everything will be treated confidentially. We want you to be able to maximize your time in our program.

25 Agenda Welcome and Introductions Program and Course Overview Building Emergency Procedures Break: Photographs and Tour of Floor Administrative Details Lunch and Faculty Meet & Greet

26 Fire Evacuation Training for CPTS Students

27 Fire drills are held in the Wells Fargo building usually every 6 months. These are mandatory for all tenants of the building. Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate.

28  There are 2 sets of stairs in the building. Please take the time to locate both of them.  Stairwell #1 comes out on the 1 st floor in the lobby near the passenger elevators.  Stairwell #2 comes out on the Liberty Street side of the building.

29  When a drill or emergency evacuation begins, you will hear an alarm/announcement come over the speaker system.  At that time, please exit the building down the nearest stairwell.  DO NOT use the passenger elevators during this time.  Folks from the 23 rd floor gather in the parking lot of Salem Funeral Home to the south of the building.

30 Break Tour of Floor Photos Brief bio paragraph

31 Agenda Welcome and Introductions Program and Course Overview Building Emergency Procedures Break: Photographs and Tour of Floor Administrative Details Lunch and Faculty Meet & Greet

32 Administrative Details Textbooks Laptops Parking eWake SAS Enterprise Guide (fall) & Full SAS (spring) Graduate Student Association representative Honor Code Panel representative (next year) Bad Weather - Only Bob or your instructors will cancel classes (more info in few months)

33 Fall 2013 Class Schedule Tu-Th 8 to 10 am = Epidemiology Ronny Bell Tu 10:15 am to 12:15 pm = Conceptual Foundations Capri Foy Tu 12:45 to 1:45 pm = Ethics & Responsibility Nancy King Tu-Th 2:00 to 4:00 pm = Statistics Bev Snively

34 Dining/Beverage Options In Building First floor cafeteria Down hall past security guard Hot meals, grill, sandwiches, pizza, salad bar Open 7 to 10 am and 11 am to 2 pm Soda and other vending machines on 16 th floor and outside cafeteria Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, soda vending all in 23 rd floor break room just past restrooms and to left

35 Downtown Coffee Shops Krankies Coffee (free wifi) Washington Perk & Provisions (free wifi) content/uploads/2011/02/WashPerkMenu.pdfhttp://washingtonperk.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/02/WashPerkMenu.pdf Camino Bakery (free wifi) The Legendary Goat Coffee House

36 Quick/Take Out Dining Options Near Building Definitely quick: Mooney’s Mediterranean Café Downtown Deli Jimmy John’s (online ordering available) https://online.jimmyjohns.com/#/delivery Washington Perk & Provisions (free wifi) content/uploads/2011/02/WashPerkMenu.pdfhttp://washingtonperk.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/02/WashPerkMenu.pdf Camino Bakery (vegetarian, free wifi) A bit slower: Downtown Thai (can call ahead)

37 Conclusion Thanks for your attention We are happy to have you here Lunch Meet & Greet with Public Health Sciences Faculty and Staff Please contact us if you have questions, problems, suggestions Directly if urgent (Tina best first contact)


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