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Research and the Community

To successfully translate research into practice, engaging the community in research efforts is essential. This series of online modules, which focuses on research and the community, introduces the concept of community-engaged research, as well as the idea of social responsibility as a scientist or research team member.

CME: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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"Conducting Research Responsibly"

  • Most of us are familiar with regulatory requirements for conducting research involving individual human subjects. However, from a societal perspective, there is wide range of professional and ethical dimensions involved in the responsible conduct of research. This module will provide an overview of these considerations. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Jennifer (Jen) McCormick, Ph.D.

"Social Responsibility in Science"

  • Research for the public good involves a deep understanding and appreciation of societal and community needs and concerns. Investigators must understand what it means to conduct socially responsible research. This module will provide a primer on how to be a "civic scientist." No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Jennifer (Jen) McCormick, Ph.D.

"Community-Engaged Research (CEnR): An Overview"

  • Learners gain insight into the differences between CEnR and traditional research. This module provides details on components needed to begin a community engagement in research collaboration. The course objectives include:

    1. Define CEnR
    2. State the differences between CEnR and traditional research.
    3. Describe the components included in CEnR

    Originally released July 1, 2014; renewed January 1, 2017; credit expires Dec. 31, 2017.

  • Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
  • Non-Mayo participants: Enroll now

"Community-Engaged Research (CEnR): Foundations of Community Engagement in Research"

  • This module provides details on opportunities to expand beyond traditional research practices to include diverse end-users and stakeholders at the research table. The objectives are:

    1. Define the clinical and translational science gap
    2. Identify your potential role in CEnR
    3. Identify community resources in CEnR

    Originally released Aug. 1, 2014; renewed January 1, 2017; credit expires Dec. 31, 2017.

  • Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
  • Non-Mayo participants: Enroll now

"Overcoming Barriers in Community Engagement in Research"

  • Researchers and their collaborative stakeholder partners who are engaged in the research process have an invested interest in meeting unmet health care needs. Their level of community engagement in the research process may include the introduction of unforeseen barriers that may impede the success and sustainability of their project(s). This module will identify strategies to overcome these barriers. No CME credit is available.

  • Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.

"Are You Ready? Measuring Readiness and Preparing to Engage"

  • Determining how to apply levels of engagement with stakeholders is critical to the success of a community engagement in research project. In this module, we will provide an overview and resources in order to gain awareness, prepare, implement, disseminate and maintain stakeholders' engagement throughout the research project. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.

"The Art of Community Outreach: A Targeted Approach"

  • Community outreach connects medical institutes, academic researchers and stakeholders to build awareness and develop an action plan to address community health needs. Outreach can span from the delivery of services to the dissemination of information. In this module, we will describe community outreach as a component of community-engaged research and the importance of community outreach in order to meet unmet health care needs. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Miguel A. Valdez-Soto

"Overview of the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP)"

  • This module will provide an overview of what the REP is (and is not). At the completion of this module, learners will be able to describe the REP, discuss how medical records are linked together through the REP and describe the uses of the REP Census. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D.

"Common Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) Myths and Starting a REP Study"

  • This module will provide an overview of some myths around the REP and some starting points on how to begin a REP study. At the completion of this module, learners will be able to describe common misconceptions and myths about the REP and discuss resources that are available to help researchers start a REP study. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D.

"Understanding Billing Data for Utilization and Cost Studies"

  • This module will provide an overview of how medical services are billed, possible sources of billing data for researchers and some key data considerations. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.

"Using Billing Data for Utilization and Cost Studies"

  • This module will present approaches to identifying study patients, options for utilization and cost study design, and methods for grouping types of costs. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.

"DIY Standardized Costing Using Medicare Reimbursement"

  • This module will present methods for creating your own standardized costs by applying Medicare reimbursement rules to professional, hospital outpatient and hospital inpatient services. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.

"Creating a Standardized Cost Data Warehouse: The Story of OCHEUD"

  • This module describes a standardized cost data warehouse, formerly called the Olmsted County Healthcare Expenditure and Utilization Database (OCHEUD). The module provides information for creating a data warehouse and addresses some of the associated challenges and limitations. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.
  • March 20, 2017
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