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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.

SHARE Research Club Curriculum 2023-24

Session 1: Welcome Global Research Fellows (March 20, 2023)

  • 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 15, 2023)

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

Session 3: Study Design (July 17, 2023)

  • 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 18, 2023)

Session 5: Study Ethics (November 20, 2023)

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

Session 6: Data Collection and Analysis (January 15, 2024)

  • 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 18, 2024)

Session 8: Grantsmanship (May 20, 2024)

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

Session 9: Manuscript Preparation and Publication (July 15, 2024)

  • 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 16, 2024)

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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 Fellows who have an interest in expanding their research capabilites. To learn more, please contact Christine Rhode, MD, at or Raj Vyas, MD, at

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the SHARE Research Club, contact Christine Rohde, MD, at or Raj Vyas, MD, at