Webinars & Training

Here are all trainings and webinars given by CYSHCNet. Feel free to take a look around and hopefully learn something new!

Emerging Investigators Program – Application assistance webinar 2023

Watch this for information on how to apply for CYSHCN health systems research funding. More info on the program here: https://cyshcnet.org/emerging-investigator-program/

Project Management – Allison Saville , MPH, MSW, PMP

Learning Objectives: 

  • Objective 1: Define “project” and “project engagement”
  • Objective 2: Provide common project management vocabulary and overview
  • Objective 3: Review some essential tools and techniques to effectively support research projects

Critical thinking questions:

  • Question 1: What types of project management skills should an early investigator have?
  • Question 2: What type of skills will you look for in a research assistant?
  • How might tools or templates help you with your research project?

Family Engagement: Lisa Maynes, M.Ed (Project Director, Family Voices) & Jonah Stoller, MPHc

Career Development Awards : Jamie Feinstein, MD, MPH

Creating Equitable Teams- Valerie Ward, MD, MPH; Nikki Montgomery, MA, MEd, GPAC

Creating Equitable Teams:

Valerie Ward, MD, MPH; Senior Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital; Pediatric Radiologist, Department of Radiology; Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Nikki Montgomery, MA, MEd, GPAC; Program & Communications Manager, Family Voices

A Novel Approach to Writing Effective Proposals– Rick McGee PhD

A Novel Approach to Writing Effective Proposals: Creating conversations with reviewers, patterns they expect to see… – Rick McGee PhD, Associate Dean for Professional Development, Professor of Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Sharing Your Work: Beyond Journal Publication – Lauren Adams, Senior Director of Communications & Marketing, AcademyHealth

Funding & Grants – Karen Kuhlthau, PhD

Qualitative Methods– Brooke Dorsey-Holliman, PhD

Learning Objectives: 

  • Objective 1: Provide an overview of qualitative research
  • Objective 2: Help you speak the language of qualitative research
  • Objective 3: Spark your interest (perhaps in additional training)

Introduction to Qualitative Research

Why it is important: Qualitative research aims to get a better understanding through first-hand experience, truthful reporting, and quotations of actual conversations. It aims to understand how the participants derive meaning from their surroundings, and how their meaning influences their behavior.

Critical thinking questions:

  1. When should you mix qualitative and quantitative research methods? How should these methods be integrated with one another?
  2. Is there a benefit to doing qualitative analysis by hand instead of using software such as Atlas.ti or Nvivo?
  3.  How do you frame your qualitative results for a journal that typically publishes quantitative research?

Pragmatic Trials – Bethany M. Kwan, PhD, MSPH