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SHARE Global Researchers SHARE Research Club

The SHARE Research Club is designed to provide opportunities for participants to share and explore research ideas; enhance understanding of key areas such as study design, ethics and data collection; and develop skills in writing and submitting grants requests and scientific journal manuscripts.

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Research Mentors Wanted

SHARE is looking for experienced plastic surgeon scientists to volunteer their time and talent as Global Research Mentors to provide guidance and share best practices with Global Learners who have an interest in expanding their research capabilites. To learn more, please contact Raj Vyas, MD, at rajv1@hs.uci.edu or Christine Rhode, MD, at chr2111@cumc.columbia.edu.

SHARE Research Club Curriculum 2021-2022

Session 1: Welcome Global Research Learners (March 15, 2021)

  • Outline 10-month curriculum
  • Sign up didactic volunteers (Learner + Mentor)
  • Choosing research articles for group
  • Curriculum Goals: Design study, write grant, complete study, publish

Session 2: Choosing a Good Research Topic (May 17, 2021)

  • Asking an important/interesting question
  • Null vs alternate hypothesis
  • Reviewing the literature
  • "Background"
  • Citation management

Session 3: Study Design (July 19, 2021)

  • Levels of Evidence
  • Qualitative vs quantitative
  • Retrospective vs. Prospective
  • Case vs. cohort vs. case control vs. RCTs
  • Power analysis

Session 4: Research Club Learner Check-In and Group Problem Solving (September 20, 2021)

Session 5: Study Ethics (November 15, 2021)

  • Historical abuses, vulnerable populations
  • IRB
  • Informed consent and privacy
  • Ethical principles: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice

Session 6: Data Collection and Analysis (January 24, 2022)

  • Data Collection: Spreadsheets, software, etc.
  • Ordinal vs. continuous variables
  • Statistical significance and alpha/beta error
  • Clinical significance and interpretation of results

Session 7: Research Club Learner Check-In and Group Problem Solving (March 21, 2022)

Session 8: Grantsmanship (May 16, 2022)

  • Specific aims
  • Constructing a budget
  • Funding sources
  • SHARE microgrants

Session 9: Manuscript Preparation and Publication (July 18, 2022)

  • Choosing a journal
  • Format, blinding
  • Cover Letter
  • Figures and Tables
  • SHARE & PRS Global Open

Session 10: Final Research Club Learner Check-In and Group Problem Solving (September 19, 2022)


If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the SHARE Research Club, contact Christine Rohde, MD, at chr2111@cumc.columbia.edu, or Raj Vyas, MD, at rajv1@hs.uci.edu.