Education

The DeVos Cardiovascular Research Academy provides scientists and clinicians interested in cardiovascular research with in-depth training in the design and implementation of basic and clinical studies. The courses are open to Spectrum Health and Van Andel Institute faculty, students and employees. Please contact Christie Preston to be added to the distribution list.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

April 19, 2018

Bias, confounding, power and sample size
Eric Kort, M.D.

May 17, 2018

Studies in randomization hostile environments: New statistical trends and follow-up questions
Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D.

June 21, 2018

Advancing prediction modeling and large data
Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D., and Eric Kort, M.D.

July 19, 2018

Systemic review: Meta-analysis
Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D.

August 17, 2018

Bringing findings to use: Industry relation
Paula Schuiteman-Bishop, MBA, MPA

December 7, 2016

FDA audit and industry findings
Paula Schuiteman-Bishop
Megan Hausler

Topics: An overview of topics related to dealing with
the FDA and industry partners.

November 2, 2016

Studies in a randomization hostile environment: New statistical trends and follow-up questions
Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D.
Erik Kort, M.D.
Andrew Borgman, M.S.

Topics: Modern statistical techniques for analyzing clinical studies where randomization may not be possible or appropriate.

October 5, 2016

Bias, confounding, power and sample size
Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D.

Topics: An overview of the statistical concepts of bias, confounding, power and sample size. Special attention will be given to practical tips for conducting power analyses using freely available software.

September 7, 2016

Survival analysis: Kaplan-Meier, Log-Rank test, Cox regression
Andrew Borgman, M.S.

Topics: Common statistical approaches for time-to-event responses with examples from literature.

August 3, 2016

Studies with ordinal or dichotomous outcomes: Wilcoxon test, c2-test, logistic regression
Eric Kort, M.D.

Topics: Common statistical approaches for ordinal and dichotomous response variables with examples from literature.

 

July 6, 2016

Studies for continuous outcomes: T-test, correlation and linear regression
Andrew Borgman, M.S.

Topics: Common statistical approaches for continuous response variables with examples from literature.

June 1, 2016

Study formats: Ecologic, case studies, case-control, cohort and randomized controlled trials
Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D.

Topics: Common clinical study designs. Pros and cons of the different designs.

May 4, 2016

Descriptive statistics
Eric Kort, M.D.

Topics: Descriptive statistics and their appropriate use using examples from literature.

March 2, 2016

Designing clinical studies
Andrew Borgman, M.S.

Topics: Statistical considerations of clinical study design. Suggestions for effective execution of clinical research studies with a special emphasis on proper data collection and curation.

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February 3, 2016

Team building and how to build your research team
Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D.

An overview of the course structure will be given along with a brief introduction to the clinical research process. Suggestions for building a successful research team will be discussed as well.

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