Mary Lipscomb Hamrick Research Course, 5 SEP – 1 OCT 2023

September 5, 2023 to October 1, 2023

Program Description

Participation is by invitation only.

This hybrid course will require health care professionals to engage with 3-7 modules a week related to research theory and practice in preparation for a small group practical exercise to identify a research problem, create a research team and apply methodology. Many junior Army Medical Specialist Corps (AMSC) are interested in conducting clinical research that moves their profession forward in a meaningful way. However, most of these officers lack the knowledge and competence to engage in research due to a lack of familiarity with the topic and how to get started in their current position. With an improved understanding of the research process, they will be better equipped to conduct valuable, clinical research in conjunction with more experienced mentors.

For instructional personnel disclosure information, click on the speaker’s bio link.

Target Audience

This activity provides continuing education for physician assistants, dietetic professionals, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the Army Medical Specialist Corps (AMSC) research mission, the four AMSC lines of research (LOR), and an overview of existing research conducted within each LOR.
  2. Develop a formal protocol, seek approval through their local institutional review board (IRB), and conduct research with the goal of publication and dissemination to Army Medical (AMEDD) providers and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)/ Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)/ United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) leaders as appropriate.
  3. Identify the research tools and resources available to effectively conduct research within the AMSC.
  4. Describe procedures for presentation and publication of research.
  5. Conduct practical exercises to identify AMSC research priorities and facilitate collaboration between junior and senior AMSC researchers.

 

Module 1

  1. Define the Army Medical Specialist Corps (AMSC) research priorities.
  2. Create a feasible research question and hypothesis.
  3. Identify the appropriate study design for the proposed research study.

Module 2

  1. Identify common pitfalls of creating and submitting a research protocol.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the purpose of the IRB.
  3. Contrast case studies, randomized control trials, and systematic reviews.

Module 3

  1. Compare qualitative and quantitative research characteristics.
  2. Examine the value and practical relevance of observational research.
  3. Discuss the data management process to protect human subject’s data and receive approval from the IRB.
  4. Determine the appropriate statistical tests for a proposed research study.

Module 4

  1. Outline the Manuscript writing steps and identify common barriers to publication.
  2. Determine whether research results are appropriate for poster or platform.
  3. Discuss the recommended steps of preparation for podium presentation.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.50 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 18.50 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 18.50 AOTA
    The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 07699. This course is offered at 1.85 CEUs, . AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
  • 18.50 APTA
    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.85 APTA CEUs. The assignment of APTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by APTA. APTA CEUs are accepted by most state PT licensing boards. Learners are encouraged to check with their local chapter or state board to ensure that they accept APTA accredited courses for licensure renewal.
  • 18.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 18.50 CDR

    The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 18.50 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

  • 18.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 18.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
08/28/2023
Course expires: 
10/15/2023
Event starts: 
09/05/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/01/2023 - 8:00am EDT

Hybrid event with live, virtual components

 

MAJ Preston Lopez, DSc, PA-C.
Chair, Orthopedic DSc Program, JBLM, WA
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

MAJ Torrance Nevels, PhD, PA-C.
Senior PA, 546 MCAS, 61stMMB, Fort Cavazos, TX
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

MAJ Nate Parsons, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT.
Clinical Internship Director, BAMC, JBSA, TX
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

CPT Talia Barrow, OTR/L, DSc.
Clinical Fieldwork Director, BAMC, JBSA, TX
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

LTC Julianna Jayne, PhD, RDN, LD, CHES.
Military Nutrition Division, USARIEM, Natick, MA
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

LTC William Pitt, PT, DPT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, U.S. Army-Baylor DPT Program, JBSA, TX
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

CPT Christine Kasprisin, DPT, DSc.
Clinical Internship Director, Fort Liberty, NC
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

COL Sharon Rosser, DSc, PA-C.
Deputy Commander, U.S. Army TATRC, Fort Detrick, MD
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

LTC Joetta Khan, PhD, MPH, RD, LD.
Deputy Director, U.S. Army-Baylor Master’s Program in Nutrition, JBSA, TX
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Mr. Dennis Mitchell, BS.
Clinical Research Coordinator, Human Research Protections Office, San Antonio IRB, JBSA, TX
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Tina Greenlee, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

MAJ Carly Cooper, PhD, OTR/L, DSc, CSM, CBIS.
Program Director, U.S. Army-Baylor DScOTProgram, JBSA, TX
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Mark Thelen, PT, DSc, OCS.
Research Director, U.S. Army-Baylor DPT Program, JBSA, TX.
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

MAJ Andrew Golden, DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT, OCS.
Assistant Program Director, U.S. Army-Baylor DSc OMP, Program, JBSA, TX
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

LTC Amelia Duran-Stanton, SP, PA-C, PhD, DSc, MPAS, DFAAPA.
Commander, US Army Health Clinic Ansbach UrlassStrasse, Ansbach, Germany
Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 18.50 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 18.50 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 18.50 AOTA
    The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 07699. This course is offered at 1.85 CEUs, . AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
  • 18.50 APTA
    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.85 APTA CEUs. The assignment of APTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by APTA. APTA CEUs are accepted by most state PT licensing boards. Learners are encouraged to check with their local chapter or state board to ensure that they accept APTA accredited courses for licensure renewal.
  • 18.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 18.50 CDR

    The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 18.50 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

  • 18.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 18.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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