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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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine 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.

"Community Engagement in Clinical Research: An Introduction"

  • The average time to translate a new discovery into routine clinical practice is 17 years. Even then, many health care advances often do not reach all members of the community. This module will provide an overview of how to engage communities in translating research into practice to improve the health of all members of the community. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: David O. Warner, M.D.
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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. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Jennifer (Jen) McCormick, Ph.D.
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"Developing Community-Institutional Partnerships"

  • Strong, mutually beneficial community-institutional partnerships are the foundation of successful community-based research. These partnerships must be initiated and nurtured carefully. This module will discuss factors that facilitate successful partnerships and strategies to build these types of partnerships. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Robert P. Bonacci, M.D.
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"Importance of Clinical Research"

  • This module provides a broad perspective of clinical research. In addition, it defines the purpose, relevance and variety of clinical research. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Anthony J. Windebank, M.D.
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"Opportunities in Research to Eliminate Health Disparities: Implications for Clinical Research — Practicality"

  • Based on historical events and societal attitudes, many individuals in racial, ethnic and underserved populations are suspicious of the motives behind research and don't believe the outcomes of specific studies will improve their lives and those of others in their community. This module will discuss these issues and identify strategies to enhance inclusion of diverse populations in research. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Eddie L. Greene, M.D.
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"Opportunities in Research to Eliminate Health Disparities: Implications for Clinical Research — Rationale and Basic Concepts"

  • Many racial, ethnic and underserved populations experience high rates of disease and preventable death due to inequitable access to proper health care. This module will identify these health disparities and describe approaches to improve health equity through research. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Eddie L. Greene, M.D.
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"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." Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Jennifer (Jen) McCormick, Ph.D.
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"Community-Engaged Research: An Overview" (New!)

  • What is community-engaged research (CER)? In this module, we will define CER, highlight the differences between CER and traditional research, and provide a brief overview of the components within CER. Originally released July 1, 2014; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
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"Foundations of Community Engagement in Research" (New!)

  • Who is considered a stakeholder, and why is it important to include stakeholders in Community Engagement in Research? What are the principles to follow within Community Engagement in Research?

    In this module, we will define what a stakeholder is, identify stakeholders along the passive-to-engaged spectrum, and provide principles you should follow when beginning Community Engagement in Research. Originally released Aug. 1, 2014; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.

  • Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
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"Overcoming Barriers in Community Engagement in Research" (New!)

  • 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. Originally released Oct. 1, 2014; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.

  • Presenter: Joyce (Joy) E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
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"So, What Is Community-Based Participatory Research?"

  • Effective community-based research requires new approaches and methods. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a well-defined strategy for engaging communities in research. This module will provide a primer on CBPR. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Robert P. Bonacci, M.D.
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"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. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D.
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"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. Originally released July 1, 2012; renewed May 6, 2013; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D.
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"Understanding Billing Data for Utilization and Cost Studies" (New!)

  • This module will provide an overview of how medical services are billed, possible sources of billing data for researchers and some key data considerations. Originally released July 1, 2014; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.
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"Using Billing Data for Utilization and Cost Studies" (New!)

  • This module will present approaches to identifying study patients, options for utilization and cost study design, and methods for grouping types of costs. Originally released July 1, 2014; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.
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"DIY Standardized Costing Using Medicare Reimbursement" (New!)

  • This module will present approaches to identifying study patients, options for utilization and cost study design, and methods for grouping types of costs. Originally released Oct. 1, 2014; credit expires Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presenter: Sue L. Visscher, Ph.D.
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  • Oct 3, 2014
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