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DuBois, David (2019, December 11). Meta-Analysis and the Early Career Researcher [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Conducting a meta-analysis offers many potential benefits to early career researchers, including scholarly recognition, development of content expertise, an opportunity to directly inform practice or policy, and even professional networking. With these considerations in mind, this session provided a non-technical overview of the steps involved in conducting a meta-analysis.

The session included brief illustrative applications, highlight... more

This presentation was a non-technical overview of selected methods for exploring complex (e.g., multivariate, non-linear, asymmetric) sources of heterogeneity in the effects of health interventions.

The session included brief illustrative applications, highlighted practical resources for implementation, and discussed strengths and limitations of the methods, all from the perspective of an applied (non-statistician) researcher.

DuBois, David. (2019, October 16). Methods for Investigating Heterogeneity in Intervention Effects: Beyond Traditional Tests of Moderation [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Cadwalader, Erin and Rose, Julie and  Ruch, William and Trimble, Paula and Webber, Naomi (2019, April 24) Overview of Federal Opportunities to Support Researchers in Public Health [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, the University of Illinois’ Washington-based federal research, healthcare, and education consulting firm, will discuss federal opportunities to support public health faculty at federal agencies. The... more

DuBois, David. (2019, April 17.) Post-Mortem on a Non-Discussed NIH R01 Application: Lessons Learned (the Hard Way) [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Applications for extramural research funding are typically reviewed and evaluated through a highly competitive process in which only a small percentage of applications are recommended for funding. Although lack of success is always disappointing, much can be learned from the reviews that a proposal receives.

In this session, Dr. David DuBois illustrated these opportunities using a R01 application he and his... more

DuBois, David. (2018, October 17). New Resources for Social and Behavioral Trials: CONSORT-SPI and NIH Template for Social and Behavioral Trials. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

In this Research & Professional Development Brown Bag Conversation, Dr. David DuBois reviewed two resources to support conduct of randomized control trials (RCTs) of social and behavioral interventions:

  1. The CONSORT-SPI, an extension of the widely-used CONSORT guidelines for reporting RCTs that aims to improve reporting of trials of social and psychological interventions.
     
  2. The... more

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