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Third Thursdays with the ICTR Lecture Series


We invite you to attend our next lecture to introduce our new program, Integrating Special Populations (ISP).  ISP facilitates access to the geriatric, pediatric, rare disease, and underserved minority populations at Johns Hopkins and affiliated institutions.

Program Director, Todd Brown, MD, PhD, will give an overview of the program and discuss how ISP may be helpful to investigators and their study teams.

Guests will learn:

  • How to request a consultation from our expert liaisons
  • Methods to leverage informatics to help with the inclusion of those special populations
  • Ways that ISP can assist with recruitment

For questions, please contact Crystal Williams at Click here to register. 


Integrating Special Populations Website

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Health Statistics and Datasets: Finding Existing Data for Your Research (Virtual)

Instructor: Young-Joo Lee, Data Informationist, Welch Medical Library

A wealth of health data on the web can be used for secondary analysis, but this data can be challenging to find. Join Young-Joo Lee, Data Informationist at Welch Medical Library to learn strategies for locating statistics and datasets. The class will cover various topics, including:

  • The US government agencies that collect health data
  • Health datasets that are widely used by researchers
  • Tips for using PubMed and Google to find health statistics
  • Demo of data databases subscribed to by Johns Hopkins
  • Search engines and portals for data search
  • Welch Library data search guides

The webinar is offered on the following dates/times:

  • Aug 25, 2021 from 9 AM - 10:30 AM. Register here.
  • Sep 2, 2021, 4 - 5:30 PM. Register here.

Pathways to Prevention: Improving Rural Health Through Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication


About one-fifth of all people in the United States live in rural areas. These areas experience higher mortality rates, a higher prevalence of diseases and lower life expectancy than in urban areas. Telehealth-guided communication between care providers has the potential to increase access to services and improve health outcomes in underserved rural populations. However, more research is needed to better understand how provider-to-provider telehealth affects rural patients, populations, health care providers and payers.

The NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Improving Rural Health Through Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication, sponsored in part by NHLBI, aims to identify research gaps, explore barriers and facilitate successful, sustainable implementation of provider-to-provider telehealth in rural settings. This free workshop, which is open to the public, will be captioned in real-time. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations should contact NIHP2P@mail.nih.govmailto:. Learn more and register at


Click here for more information on how to register. 

    • Sign up for 2021 4th Term Course (JHSPH 410.610, 3 Credits) Health & Homelessness: Linking theory to practice & policy, Learning from local experts - Open to ALL Students

      Classes meet on Zoom Wednesdays 5-8pm

      Students participate in a 12-hour practicum with a local community organization

      Learn how government agencies, local organizations, and people experiencing homelessness are affected by and adapting to the pandemic

      Lectures feature speakers from the Baltimore Office of Homeless Services, Health Care for the Homeless, multiple community organizations, and panels of homeless men, women, and youth

      For more info, contact course instructors: Lee Bone ( and Amy Knowlton ( or TA: Laura Sisson (

    • Columbia's SHARP Training Program - Held until August 20

      Columbia’s SHARP Training Program offers short, intensive boot camps led by field experts to teach in-demand skills on the hottest topics in research and education. Scholarships are available and all career stages from any organization are welcome to attend.

      Typically, the Columbia SHARP Program offers trainings and workshops on both the east coast and west coast. New York City, home to Columbia University, is a vibrant city with endless opportunities to explore worldclass theater, art, and restaurants. Portland, Oregon, the newest location for SHARP trainings, offers an incredible variety of music, a thriving food scene, and outdoor adventures for all levels, particularly in summer when the sunny temperate weather can't be beat. However, due to Covid-19, the SHARP Program has temporarily transitioned trainings to be offered live-stream, virtually. 

      Register Now – Find Your Training

      Summer 2021 SHARP Trainings:

      • Causal Mediation Analysis • Epigenetics • Electronic Medical Records • Environmental Justice • Environmental Mixtures • Exposome • GIS • Google Earth Engine • Machine Learning • Mendelian Randomization • Microbiome • Multi-omics • NIH Grant Writing • PI Lab Leadership Skills • Python Data Wrangling • Quantitative Genomics • Radiation Safety Officer • Single Cell Analysis

    • Apply to Join Brancati Center Volunteer Corps

      It is the mission of the Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care in the Division of General Internal Medicine to bring health care services to our local communities through health screenings and educational events.  Services include glucose screening, blood pressure screening, weight/BMI measurements, diabetes risk assessments, and education around a variety of health issues.  We anticipate upcoming events to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in the East Baltimore Community. We are seeking committed, enthusiastic members who are passionate about serving the Baltimore community to join our Brancati Center Volunteer Corps.  Training will be provided. Please fill out this survey feel free to contact Megan Brown, Program Director, at if you have any questions. If you are already a member of our Volunteer Corps, we will be reaching out to you soon. If you’re not sure if you’re a member, feel free to sign up here just in case.

    • Research Training on Persons Living with Alzheimer's and Disease Related Dementias and Other Older Vulnerable Adult Populations at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Rolling Deadline

      The Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offer a 2-year, interdisciplinary research training fellowship focused on people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and other older adult vulnerable populations (OAVP). Areas of emphasis include health services research and policy, epidemiology, behavioral health, psychosocial and socioeconomic contributors to health, and translational research.

      The overarching goal of this postdoctoral research training program is to launch the careers of a new generation of researchers who are prepared to apply a multidisciplinary approach to research at the intersection of geriatric medicine and vulnerable populations.

      The program prepares scholars for successful research careers through:

      1. Research Training that provides well-matched interdisciplinary mentorship teams, diverse project opportunities, promotion of interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent research didactics through degree granting programs [MPH, MS], research skills development specific to the challenges of working with OAVP, and training in the responsible conduct of research
      2. Insight into Clinical Care and Experiences of OAVP patients through limited clinical geriatrics training involving didactics and direct care responsibilities or shadowing for non-clinician scientists
      3. Professional Career Skills Building through seminars on manuscript and grant writing and oral presentation skills, networking and collaboration opportunities, and exposure to non-academic careers to broaden perspectives on professional avenues for improving care and outcomes for OAVP.

      Launched in 2020, the training program recruits two new post-doctoral scholars each academic year. Over 20 faculty researchers and a large team of research staff support the efforts and learning of trainees.

      Eligible candidates will have an MD, DO, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree and a demonstrated commitment to a research career that focuses on older adult populations. Stipend and tuition are provided along with an allowance for travel and research expenses.

      Click here for more information. 

    • MERITBaltimore - Undergraduate Program

      The MERIT Health Leadership Academy is a comprehensive academic and career mentorship program supporting Baltimore City high school students who aspire to careers in medicine. MERITBaltimore Scholars take advanced academic classes on Saturdays, work in hospitals and lab during paid summer internships, and receive long-term college and career mentorship.

      If you are interested in mentoring an undergraduate in Baltimore, South Dakota, or California or clinical mentoring for a high school scholar in Baltimore City…

      **PLEASE complete the RISE-UP and LEARN MERIT Project Preceptor/Mentor Agreement form found at this link:

      The MCHC/RISE-UP, MCH-LEARN, MERITBaltimore program webinar link is

      Please note: A pdf copy of the Project Preceptor/Mentor Agreement can be found on the Adobe link. 

    • Postdoctoral Training in NIH Intramural Research Program

      The Health Disparities Unit (HDU) in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow interested in the study of 1) the intersection of genomics, social determinants of health, and health inequities specifically related to the integration of precision medicine and/or curative genetic therapies into health care; or 2) societal issues of genomics, race and human genetic variation; or 3) clinical, genomic and psychosocial factors in sickle cell disease. The Unit studies sickle cell disease as a case study of a genetic condition with a history of inequities in research and clinical care. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to develop their own initiatives within the scope of ongoing research in the Unit and participate in the training and mentoring of postbaccalaureate fellows.

      SBRB is research program within the Division of Intramural Research at National Human Genome Research Institute. Our research focuses on a spectrum of disorders, from those that have a major public health impact, to rare genetic conditions with significant impact on affected families. Further information about the Social and Behavioral Research Branch and Division of Intramural Research may be found at:

      Qualifications: Candidates legally approved work in the USA with an earned doctoral degree in the social and behavioral sciences, social genomics or closely related field are invited to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with established superior analytic research skills, expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, strong written and oral communication skills, and with demonstrated research interests in areas currently under investigation in the Unit. Applicants must have completed their doctoral training prior to the start of the fellowship and have no more than 5 years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral. 

      To apply: applicants should provide- 

      1. A curriculum vitae

      2. A statement of research interests to be pursued during training 

      3. Two writing samples 

      4. Official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework

      Please send information, with the subject "Postdoctoral Application Materials," to Vence L. Bonhman, J.D., Associate Investigator,

    • Science of Clinical Investigation Online Training Program

      The Science of Clinical Investigation (SOCI) Award Program is now offering an ONLINE PROGRAM.  It is designed to prepare clinicians and other scientists to participate in multidisciplinary clinical research.  It consists of 4 required courses for the award:

      • Quality Improvement & Knowledge Translation ~ Sept 3 – Oct 25 
      • Ethical & Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research ~ Oct 28 - Dec 20
      • Design of Clinical Studies ~ Jan 21 - March 13
      • Quantitative Analysis of  Clinical Data ~ March 23 - May 15 

      For more details, please visit our website:

      TO APPLY:  

      Required prior to enrolling in an online  course: Introduction to Online Learning -  

      Faculty and Staff – eligible to utilize Tuition Remission    

      SOM Fellows - eligible for ½ the tuition rate 

    • SIGMA Writing E-Academy 

      Call for e-Academy scholars! Sigma is starting an intensive writing virtual academy for manuscript development. As part of this academy, you will have the opportunity to work with our faculty to edit a manuscript. A call for applications will be opening this month. 

      Click here to learn more. 


    Please join JHU Data Services for this fall's lineup of 1 hr. data management trainings!  View the current schedule here. And if you've seen any of these before, please pass these along to your colleagues. These workshops are free to the JHU community and aimed at faculty, staff and graduate students from all disciplines doing human subjects research. 

    And visit our online trainings anytime!

    To learn more about our services, feel free to contact us or visit our website at

    Recent Nursing Office of Research Administration (NORA) Workshops

    Please click the link to view the recorded workshops

    Data Consideration and Collection at Study Start-up - Dr. Nancy Perrin

    ICTR Recruitment Resources (with My Chart Recruitment Service)- Hailey Miller and Cassie Lewis Land

    Research Faculty Highlights: National Data Sets- Drs. Yvonne Commodore Mensah, Nancy Perrin and Laura Samuel

    Latent Class Analysis- Dr. Nancy Perrin

    REDCap for Project Management, Data Collection, and Data Management - Erin Spaulding, BSN, RM, PhD Candidate

    Big Picture Approach to Statistical Analyses- Dr. Ginger Hanson

    Visiting Scholar Presentation: Emerging technologies: Their Impact on Nursing Practice- Dr. Bonnie Clipper

    Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling- Dr. Nancy Perrin

    Economics of nursing practice: Opportunities for SON research and education programs- Dr. Eric Slade

    Monthly Biostatistics and Methods Core Workshop: Handling Confounding (Dec 2018)– Dr. Nancy Perrin

    Monthly Biostatistics and Methods Core Workshop: Introduction to Meta-analysis– Dr. Chakra Budhathoki

    Clinical Decision-Making in Hospitals: Where the Rubber Meets the Road– Dr. Tracey Bucknall

    Monthly Biostatistics and Methods Core Workshop: Factor and Cluster Analysis– Dr. Ginger Hanson

    Augmenting Clinical Intelligence with Machine Intelligence to Improve Patient Outcomes- Dean Patricia Davidson, Harlan Krumholz, MD, Dana Edelson, MD, Dr. Suchi Saria

    Rohingya Mortality Assessment- Parveen Parmar, MD, MPH and Jennifer Lee, MPH

    Understanding Different Citation Metrics- Stella Seal,  Welch Medical Library Informationist

    Monthly Biostatistics and Methods Core Workshop: Data Cleaning– Dr. Ginger Hanson

    A Collaborative Framework to Advance Symptom Science– Dr. Leorey Saligan, NINR

    Get that Paper out the Door - Dr. Kim Skarupski

    Sharing Data: Putting Policies into Practice for Your Research - David Fearon and Betsy Gunia of JHU Data Management Services

    Developing and Validating Measurement Tools - Dr. Nancy Perrin

    Johns Hopkins ICTR Program Updates – Nidhi Atri, M.D., Prince Nuamah and Anthony Keyes, MBA, PMP

    Pragmatic Trials – Dr. Nancy Perrin

    PIVOT – Welch Medical Library

    Preparing for NIH's Single IRB Review Requirement - Megan Kasimatis Singleton, JD, MBE, CIP

    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – Dr. Nancy Perrin

    Accessing and Analyzing National Health Datasets - Young-Joo Lee, Dr. Elaine Stashinko, & Dr. Yvonne Commodore Mensah