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Clinical Research Grand Rounds at the Welch Center


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Research Pearl Archive   |    Grand Rounds Recordings

Wednesdays, September-May, 12:00 - 1:15 PM

Clinical Research Grand Rounds provides an opportunity for Welch Center faculty and guest scientists to present the results of ongoing, planned, and completed epidemiological, clinical, and translational research. This weekly conference is open to anyone in the Johns Hopkins Community and is often attended by faculty, trainees, and students from the Schools of Public Health and Medicine. The Welch Center hosts several guest speakers from outside the Center and outside the University each year. Master's and doctoral students in the clinical epidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology concentrations are required to attend.

Through the forum of Clinical Research Grand Rounds, the Welch Center enhances knowledge of the fields of clinical epidemiology and patient-oriented research, and provides an intellectual platform for discussions of innovative ideas and methods in different disciplines, specialties, and subspecialties represented in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing.

Clinical Research Grand Rounds sessions begin with a five to ten minute presentation on various innovative tools and resources. These presentations are known as Research Pearls and typically cover data services, library and information services, informatics, research cores, centers, etc., that others have used and have found helpful in their research. The presentations seek to introduce practical solutions and innovative methods to increase efficiency in research.

Pearl Coordinators: Amelia Wallace, Esther Kim & Yumin Gao                  
Staff Contact: Brooke Williams 

09/04/19"Introduction to the Welch Center"Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH
09/11/19"Hearing Loss and the Aging Brain"Jennifer Deal, PhD
09/18/19"Resolve to Save  Lives: A Global Project with a Modest Goal - S ave 100 Million Lives"Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH
Kuni Matsushita, MD, PhD
Megan Henry, PhD
Dinesh Neupane, PhD
09/25/19"Safety of Drugs in the Chronic Kidney Disease Population: Using pharmacoepidemiologic studies to provide post-marketing evidence"Jung-Im Shin, MD
10/02/19“Sex hormones, cGMP, and cardiovascular disease”Di Zhao, PhD
10/09/19"Vitamin D, calcium, and other supplements: Helpful, harmful, or neutral for cardiovascular disease"Erin Michos, MD, MHS
10/16/19"The contribution of indoor air pollution and diet to COPD morbidity"Nadia N. Hansel, MD MPH
10/23/19"Prevalence and risk factors for intracranial aneurysms: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study"Eliseo Guallar, MD
10/30/19"Individualized Diabetes Care for Older Adults in an Era of Rapid Clinical Change"Scott Pilla, MD, MHS
11/06/19"Cancer Screening: Harms and Benefits”Otis Brawley, MD
11/13/19"Diabetes Care as a Model of Implementation Science”Deborah Young-Hyman, PhD
11/20/19"Patient-Clinician Communication: Complex Dynamics and their Impact on Patient Outcomes"Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
11/27/19No Meeting - Thanksgiving Week
12/04/19"Prevention of food allergy" Corrine Keet, MD, MS, PhD
12/11/19No Meeting - Open House
12/18/19No Meeting - Winter Holiday
12/25/19No Meeting - Winter Holiday
01/01/20No Meeting - Winter Holiday
01/08/20No Meeting - Welch Center Retreat
01/15/20"Using Marginal Structural Models to Understand the Effects of Medicaid Health Homes"Sachini Bandara, PhD
01/22/20"Improving Cancer Screening and Preventive Services in Medicaid Health Homes"Karly Murphy, MD
01/29/20"Lessons Learned While Running a Large International Consortium”Shoshana Ballew, PhD
02/05/20"Integrating diet into microbiome studies"Dan Knights, PhD
02/12/20"Psychedelics and Behavior Change"Matthew Johnson, PhD
02/19/20"Medicinal cannabis use and hemp: an overview of science, policy, and research at JHU"Ryan Vandrey, PhD
02/26/20"Diabetes and Impaired Cardiac Function"Justin Echouffo Tcheugui, MD, MPhil, PhD
03/04/20No Meeting - AHA/EPI
03/11/20"Understanding the role of systemic inflammation in Alzheimer's disease"Keenan Walker, PhD
03/18/20Special Session
Speaker: Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
03/25/20"Update on the COVID-19 Response: Insight and Activities"Justin Lessler
04/01/20"Lipid profiling and diabetes: biomarkers to biology"Eugene Rhee, MD
04/08/20"Polygenic Architecture of Complex Traits and Implications for Disease Prevention"Nilanjan Chatterjee, PhD
04/15/20"The relationship of COVID-19 severity with cardiovascular disease and its traditional risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis”Kunihiro Matsushita, MD
04/22/20"The TARGET TRIAL (Targeted Interventions to Prevent Low Back Pain in High Risk Individuals) Innovations and Challenges"Daniel E. Ford, MD, MPH
Stephen T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP
Patti L. Ephraim, MPH
04/29/20"Improving Cardiovascular Health – One Pediatric Step at a Time"Tammy Brady, MD, PhD

Special Session
"Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19”
Speaker: Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD

Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

Special Session
"Strengthening Chronic Disease Research and Training in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”
Speaker: William Checkley, MD, PhD

Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
05/20/20No Meeting - Commencement Week

Special Session
"Community-engaged and patient-centered research before, during, and after COVID-19”
Speakers: Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN  |  C. Daniel Mullins, PhD

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Clinical Translational Research and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

In conjunction with the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation and with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)