Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore

Clinical Research Methods Lecture Series

"Clinical Research 101:  Fundamentals of Clinical Research Methods 2013"

A lecture series for students, residents, fellows, and faculty 

At the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

In response to many requests from training program directors, a lecture series will be offered next fall to provide instruction in the basics of clinical research.  This series has been offered annually since 2004, and has been well received by the more than 600 participants.  The schedule, lecture titles, and lecturers are provided in an attachment to this memo.



This course will be appropriate for a broad range of learners: 

  • STUDENTS: graduate (PhD) students interested in clinical/translational research, especially those considering the PhD in Clinical Investigation; medical (MD) students interested in clinical research, especially those considering applying for the MD/MS track
  • RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS: those enrolled in Einstein affiliated GME programs whose program directors seek to provide didactic instruction in research methods
  • FACULTY: faculty interested in learning more about clinical research, especially those considering applying for the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) or seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit


The course will be taught in lecture format, in the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic & Translational Medicine, Harold & Muriel Block Research Pavilion, Ethel & Samuel J. Lefrak Auditorium, 1301 Morris Park Avenue at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  It will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 pm, from September 3rd through November 12th, with the final exam taking place on November 19th.   



  • Graduate students must register through the Sue Golding registrar.
  • Medical students must obtain permission from Dr. Paul Marantz, Associate Dean for Clinical Research Education (Paul.Marantz@einstein.yu.edu).
  • Residents and Fellows must have written permission from their program director, who must arrange for coverage of any clinical responsibilities during the course time and pay the registration fee.  Beepers and cell phones are not permitted in the lecture hall. 
  • Faculty seeking CME credit must fill out required forms, please contact Suzanne Martinez (Suzanne.Martinez@einstein.yu.edu)  


For this 11 lecture series, the tuition charge will be $650.  For students enrolled in the graduate school or the medical school, this is included as part of your program and no ‘extra’ tuition is charged. 



Each registered participant will be required to sign in for each lecture.  Those registrants who attend at least 8 of the 11 lectures and receive a passing grade on the Final Exam will receive a Certificate of Completion for the “Clinical Research 101: Fundamentals of Clinical Research Methods” course.



Complete and return the attached registration form.



Registration forms, including payment (either a check made out to Einstein, or fully authorized transfer of funds), must be received by August 31, 2013.



Contact Ms. Suzanne Martinez (Suzanne.Martinez@einstein.yu.edu) or 718-430-2660.  


Schedule and Location:

"Clinical Research 101:  Fundamentals of Clinical Research Methods" 

Evening Series: Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael F. Price Center for Genetic & Translational Medicine
Harold & Muriel Block Research Pavilion
Ethel & Samuel J. Lefrak Auditorium
1301 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 



September 3

Study Design I: The Research Question; Observational Studies

Paul Marantz, MD, MPH

September 10

Study Design II: Clinical Trials

Mimi Kim, ScD

September 17

Biostatistics I: Descriptive And Analytic Statistics: Univariate Techniques

Hillel Cohen, DrPH, MPH

September 24

Biostatistics II: Analytic Statistics: Multivariate Techniques

Nan Xue, PhD

October 1

Evaluation Of Diagnostic Testing; Clinical Prediction Rules

Stephen Wall, MD, MS

October 8

Research Ethics

Ruth Macklin, PhD

October 15

Biostatistics III: Survival Analysis

Charles Hall, PhD

October 22

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH

October 29

Healthcare and Research Informatics

Parsa Mirhaji, MD

November 5


John Greally, MB, B.Ch, PHD

November 12

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Clyde Schechter, MD

November 19


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