As we continue to revamp the research infrastructure on the UF Health Jacksonville campus, we are excited to announce the development of the Center for Research Training. This new center, created and guided by Faheem Guirgis, M.D., is a three-tiered system in which faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville can receive mentorship, education and other support as they learn about the research process. The system is specifically designed to address the varying levels of research interest on campus.
Tier One, Research Essentials, will provide a broad introduction and feature free monthly seminars for anyone interested in research, from the “dabblers” to those who may have a slightly more serious interest. The seminars will be devoted to understanding UF research resources and the general research process, which includes developing a research question and research hypothesis, understanding the Institutional Review Board, study design basics, data collection and storage, and evaluating and analyzing data, among other topics.
All of the seminars, held on the fourth floor of the Clinical Center, will begin at noon and last either one or two hours. They will be recorded for remote viewing later or in real time. Dates will be announced soon.