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GHUCCTS Seminars & Workshops

GHUCCTS offers a variety of organized seminars, workshops, and lectures oriented to the needs of trainees, faculty, and staff at various levels. Throughout the year, these seminars and workshops provide additional opportunities for career development and enrichment.

  • Clinical Research Coordinators Workshop

    Research Team Training

    Sponsored by the GHUCCTS - REKS Component

    Ethics, Regulations, and Study Implementation for Research involving Human Subjects: Basic Course available online via SiTEL

    The Research Team Training series is designed for new research professionals who, manage and oversee one or more aspects of research studies involving human subjects. This is in addition to any CITI research training requirements your organization has. The target audience that may benefit from the workshop includes Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Nurses, Clinical Research Staff, and Research Investigators as well as Research Administrators and Assistants.

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    Ethics, Regulations, and Study Implementation for Research involving Human Subjects: Advanced Course

    Advanced topics in these areas building on the basic online course will be presented twice a year in a face-to-face format. The next course will be on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 

    Register | Download PDF| 2019 Agenda

    Contact Dr. Sarah Vittone for more information at

    State of the State: Advanced Topics in Clinical Research

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  • Clinical Research Network Seminar Series

    The Clinical Research Network Seminar Series is a monthly professional development and networking series for clinical and translational research professionals. Study/Research Coordinators, nurses, project managers, regulatory experts, and other staff involved in clinical research can learn about current regulations, best practices, resources, policies, and guidelines.  Seminars take place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 12:30 PM in the Warwick Evans Conference Room in Building D, Georgetown University. 

    Email Bronwyn Murray at to be added to the CRN mailing list.

    View More information on the CRN Seminar Series

  • Facilitating Research Mentor Training Workshop

    GHUCCTS’ Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop, developed by the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, participants learn evidence-based approaches to implementing research mentor training programs that will strengthen productive research mentoring relationships with diverse mentees.

    Training Curriculum includes:

    • Aligning Expectations
    • Accessing Understanding
    • Addressing Equity & Inclusion
    • Articulating Your Mentorship Philosophy & Plan
    • Cultivating Ethical Behavior
    • Enhancing Work-Life Integration
    • Fostering Independence
    • Promoting Professional Development
    • Maintaining Effective Communication
    • Promoting Mentee Research Self-Efficacy

    This free, two-day workshop is intended for faculty, instructors, staff, and administrators who are committed to implementing research mentor training workshops for mentors whose trainees are in biomedical fields.

    Our last workshop was held on April 23-24, 2019. To be informed of our next workshop, please contact Rebecca Ho at

  • Grant Writing Workshop Series

    This 6-month interactive workshop focuses on applying knowledge of clinical trials design, biostatistics, and research ethics to trainee specific proposal. Each participant will develop, revise, and prepare to submit an F-, K-, or R-series NIH grant application, or equivalent over the course of this in-person workshop with constructive input from facilitators and participants. Participants will hone their grant writing skills through attending lectures on best practices for individual grant components and by giving and receiving constructive feedback from their peers. These workshops are embedded within our Translational Biomedical Science evening series on Thursdays rotating between Georgetown and Howard Universities.   This workshop is designed to align with the NIH submission cycle deadline.

    We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 series. Click here for more information
  • KL2 Scholars Mini-Symposium Program

    The KL2 Scholars Mini-Symposia Program provides scholars the opportunity to, organize and lead a half-day symposium.  These series enable scholars to invite one or more national figure whom they have not engaged previously, and whose work and insight could be of strategic importance to the scholar and complement those on their mentoring team. They engage investigators from across our hub and local institutions and enrich the intellectual environment of our hub.  This program is diverse and appeals to a multi-disciplined audience.  Participants may join in person or online.

    To be informed of our next workshop, please contact

    Past Events:

    Immune Cells in Motion: Visualizing Cell Function
    KL2 Scholar: Dr. Annie Kruger
    Guest Speaker(s): Paul Kubes, PhD; Alexander Kroemer, MD, PhD; Kaitlyn Sadtler, PhD; Meiqing Shi, DVM; Steven Singer, PhD; and Suman Ranjit, PhD
    Date: Monday December 2, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Georgetown University, Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room, 4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007

    Clinical Proteomics for Diagnostics and Precision Medicine: Tumor Heterogeneity and Treatment Response
    KL2 Scholar: Dr. Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu
    Guest Speaker(s): Emanuel F. Petricoin, MD; Kevin Cleary, PhD; Martin. J. Schnermann, PhD; and Stanley Fricke, NuCE, PhD
    Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Georgetown University, Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room, 4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007

    The Effect of Abnormal Sleep: Addressing Sleep in Diabetes Management
    KL2 Scholar: Dr. Evgenia Gourgari
    Guest Speaker(s): Michelle Perfect, MD; Thomas Mellman, MD
    Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
    Time: 12:30 - 3 PM
    Location: Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Martin Marietta Conference Room, 3970 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007

    Blood-Based Biomarkers of Stroke: A Framework for using Systems Biology to Characterize Clinical Disease
    KL2 Scholar: Dr. Matthew Edwardson
    Guest Speaker: Frank Sharp, MD
    Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Time: 12:00 - 4:00 PM
    Location: Georgetown University, Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room, 4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007

    Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs: A Review and New Considerations
    KL2 Scholar:  Dr. Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza
    Guest Speaker: Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD
    Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Harris Building, First Floor Conference Room, 3300 Whitehaven St NW, Washington DC 20007

    Functions of the "Non-Eloquent" Hemisphere
    KL2 Scholar: Dr. Anna Greenwald
    Guest Speaker: Argye E. Hillis, MD, MA
    Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
    Location: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Teleconference Room, 102 Irving St NW, Washington DC 20010

  • Mentor Training Workshop Series

    GHUCCTS offers training opportunities to engage new and experienced faculty to develop a strong mentoring culture across departments, and amongst partner institutions.    Our Entering Mentoring workshops developed by the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provide resources to enhance mentoring skills – including communication, career planning, and collaboration.

    To be informed of our next workshop, please contact

    Upcoming Events:

    • No Upcoming Events at this time

    Past Events:

    • April 23-24, 2019: Facilitating Research Mentor Training Workshop: This workshop helps participants learn evidence-based approaches to implementing research mentor training programs that will strengthen productive research mentoring relationships with diverse mentees.
    • February 6-7, 2018: Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research: This workshop is geared towards both new and seasoned mentors involved in lab-based research to patient-oriented research. Those who are mentoring graduate & medical students, post-docs, and junior faculty colleagues are also encouraged to attend. 
    • February 22, 2017, & March 1, 2017: Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research
    • February 18, 2015: Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research
    • June 25, 2014:  Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research
    • February 21-22, 2013:  Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Research
    • January 11, 2012: Navigating Your Academic Career - Getting on Your Course and Staying on Course. This seminar focuses on strategic career management; evaluation of performance in teaching; and the educator's activity categories in an educator's portfolio for presenting educational contributions.
  • Research Grand Rounds

    The MedStar Research Institute (MHRI) and Georgetown-Howard University for Center for Clinical & Translational Research (GHUCCTS) Research Grand Rounds presentations provide opportunities for GHUCCTS investigators and faculty to share their translational research successes and challenges. Our investigators, KL2 Scholars, visiting faculty and guest lecturers provide important national and international context regarding the growing field of translational science.

    For more information contact Jasmine Conway at

    Last Sessions of the MHRI/GHUCCTS Grand Rounds:

    October 11, 2019
    " Urinary Incontinence: A Symptom, A Disease, and a Geriatric Syndrome" by Tatiana V.D. Sanses, MD

    September 6, 2019
    "Big Data for Clinical and Translational Research: From Data to Doctor and Back" by Nawar Shara, PhD

    June 7, 2019
    "Next-Gen Big Data Analytics: From Data to Doctor and Back" by Nawar Shara, PhD

    May 3, 2019
    "MS in Clinical and Translational Research Capstone Presentations"

    April 5, 2019
    "Hidradenitis Suppurativa: One Disease or Many?" by Ginette Okoye, MD

    March 1, 2019
    “Nature and Nurture in Childhood Obesity: Genetic, Environmental, Behavioral and Metabolic insights from the Viva la Familia study.” by Shelley Cole, PhD

    February 1, 2019 “Distance-based care following clinical evaluation at the War Related Illness & Injury Study Center: A telehealth approach to the promotion of health behaviors for Veterans” by Matthew Reinhard, PsyD, Michelle E Costanzo, PhD

    View Previous Years of Grand Rounds 2013 - 2018

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

    Provides face-to-face training for predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and early career investigators in the responsible conduct of research.  The course is designed for predocs, post-docs, and junior faculty who are recipients for the NIH and other training awards that require Responsible Conduct of Research.   This course covers topics in the principles and expectations for conducting biomedical research; and promotes ethical, rigorous and reproducible science.

    The following in-person series dovetails to required CITI modules and provides an opportunity for investigators to discuss all aspects of these topics with an expert in the field. This series also fulfills the requirements of multiple funding agencies. | Learn More

  • Summer Intensive Workshop in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Clinical Research

    This is a one-week intensive workshop with a focus on Biostatistics, Observational Epidemiology and Design of Clinical Trials.  This short course is taught by Nawar Shara, PhD,  Director, Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics, MedStar Health Research Institute, Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Georgetown University School of Medicine and John Kwagyan,PhD, Director of Biostatistics, Clinical Research Unit, Howard University College of Medicine, Graduate (Associate) Professor, Masters in Public Health Program, Howard University, will provide practical experience in biostatistical, epidemiological, programming and EMR/HER Cohort Discovery Research. This workshop is accessible to all – from graduate students to senior-level researchers. 

    Topics include:

    • Introduction to Biostatistics
    • Working with SPSS/R
    • Selecting Statistical Test
    • Introduction to Regression Analysis
    • Study Design & Conducting Clinical Research
    • Power & Sample Size
    • Survival

    To be informed of our next workshop, please contact

  • Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) Workshops

    Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) Program workshops are offered on Thursdays during the academic year (fall and spring semester).  These workshops are targeted to our pre-doctoral, post-doctoral scholars, and others interested in learning about the TBS Program.

    Workshop location alternate between GHUCCTS partner institutors - Georgetown University and Howard University.   Please visit the website for a detailed calendar or contact Emily Bujold ,TBS Administrator at

  • Windows into Translation Series (WiT)

    The Windows into Translation Series (WiT) is an informal, small-group seminar series that aims to provide "entry level" introduction to research topics by local experts. This series targets clinicians and investigators interested in gaining knowledge and experience in the topics being presented. This is seminar is offered once a month on Thursdays at Georgetown University.

    For more information contact Dr. Crystal West at