School of Medicine Liaison Teaches Part of Research Design Course

Chris Gaspard, Liaison to the School of Medicine, will lead the first of five sessions of Basic Research Design for Health Interventions: A Short Course. This free, elective course was created in partnership with the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and the MD/MPH program. It is intended for UT Health San Antonio students, faculty and staff to assist them in developing community-based projects that have sound research designs and methodologies. Participants will learn how to read and interpret medical literature, understand different study designs, run a basic statistical program, and how to appropriately interpret and share their statistical results. All materials will be provided and anyone who attends all five sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Those who registered by August 1 were entered into a drawing to win a helpful resource: PDQ Statistics Third Edition.

The class sessions are as follows:

8/9/17: Literature Review: Where Do I Begin?, 5-6pm, LIB Computer Lab 2.011

9/13/17: Study Design Part 1: How Do I Set Myself Up for Success?, 5-6pm, MED 444B

10/4/17: Study Design Part 2: What Do Biostatistics Mean in the Real World?, 5-6pm, MED 444B

11/15/17: Analyzing Your Data: How Do I Run a Stats Program?, 5-6pm, LIB Computer Lab 2.011

1/10/18: Understanding Results: How Do I Make Sense of my Findings? 5-6pm, Room TBA

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*Two optional workshops will be offered for individualized help with your project:

10/6/17: Drop-in workshop for help with choosing your study design, noon-1pm, LIB 2.031

1/12/18: Drop-in workshop for help analyzing your data, noon-1pm, LIB Computer Lab 2.011

More information and a complete syllabus is available at: You may also email for more information.

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