Clinical and Translational Research Lecture Series


September 14, 2023

Alison Hall, PhD

"Career Paths in Academic Medicine"

October 10, 2023

Speaker: Greg Sandoval, M.A., Ph.D.

"Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Design"

November 27, 2023

Hiroki Morizono, Ph.D.

"Considerations When Mining Electronic Health Records and other Big Data"


September 14, 2022

Alison Hall, PhD

"Academic Clinician Investigator Career Paths"

October 17, 2022

Naomi Luban, MD

"Mentorship: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"

November 3, 2022

Mardi Gomberg-Maitland, MD, MSc

"Clinical Trial Design and Drug Development"

January 11, 2023

David Diemert, MD, FRCP(C), and Noami Luban, MD

"Everything You Wanted to Know About the IRB but Were Afraid to Ask"

February 15, 2023

Thomas Harrod, Associate Director, Reference, Instruction, and Access at Himmelfarb Library & Angela Sarkisian (MSII)

"Preparing abstracts and posters for meeting presentations"


September 29, 2021

Alison Hall, PhD

"Physician Scientist Training and Career Paths"

October 18, 2021

Homa Ahmadzia, Aileen Chang, Ioannis Koutroulis

"Young Investigator Panel"

November 11, 2021

Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN

"Research Integrity"

January 14, 2022

David Diemert, MD, FRCP(C), and Noami Luban, MD

"Everything You Wanted to Know About the IRB but Were Afraid to Ask"

March 1, 2022

Sam Simmens, Ph.D

"Using Statistical Tools Wisely"


October 15, 2020

Homa Ahmadzia, MD, MPH

"Pitch-Perfect: The Art of Research"

November 17, 2020

James (Jim) E. Bost, MS, PhD

"How to Partner with Your Biostastician"

January 27, 2021

David Diemert, MD, FRCP(C), and Noami Luban, MD

"Everything You Wanted to Know About the IRB but Were Afraid to Ask"

February 17, 2021

Jurran Wilson, CCRP

"Introduction to REDCap"

February 23, 2021

Debra Regier, MD

"Genetic Data Analytics"

April 7, 2021

Thomas Harrod

"Public Health, Media, and Messaging"


October 23, 2019

Homa Ahmadzia, MD, MPH

"My Path from Medical Student to K23 Scholar"

November 6, 2019

Richard Lush, PhD

"Medical Students and Clinical Trials in the GW Cancer Center"

November 11, 2019

Alison Hall, PhD

"Research Pathways in Academic Medicine"

January 15, 2020

David Diemert, MD

"Everything You Wanted to Know about the Institutional Review Board Process but were too Embarrassed to Ask"

January 28, 2020

Naomi Luban, MD

"Tour of Children's Research Institute & Presentations"

May 11, 2020

Beth Tarini, MD, and Monika Goyal, MD

"CTR Student Design Workshop - Ensuring Success in Study Design"


September 21, 2018

Audra N. Iness, MD-Phd Candidate

"APSA and Academic Research Careers"

October 9, 2018

Ericka Boone, PhD

"NIH Loan Repayment Program"

November 5, 2018

Sharjeel Chaudhry, MS3

"Research Training through the Sarnoff Fellowship"

November 27, 2018

Thomas Burklow, MD, FAAP, FACC

"Research in the NIH Medical Student Research Program"

December 4, 2018

Debra Paxton, MA

"Issue of Human Subjects"

February 22, 2019

Naomi Luban, MD, Pam Hynds, PhD, and Debra Paxton, MA

"Case Discussions on Responsible Conduct of Research"

March 6, 2019

Murray Pollack, MD

"Moving Clinical Observations into Research Questions Lecture"

May 14, 2019

Adora Lin, MD, PhD, Michael Shoykhet, MD, PhD, and Nathan Smith, PhD

"Serenpidity in Science"


October 11, 2017

Aileen Chang, MD, MPH

"Research on Management of Vector-Borne Disease"

October 31, 2017

Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, EdD, PhD

"How Interdisciplinary Teams Enhance Medical Research"

November 8, 2017

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA

"Research in LGBTQI Communities"

November 15, 2017

Ali Ahmed, MBBS, MPH

"Introduction to Clinical Research Using Medical Record Data"

January 19, 2018

Anna Penn, MD, and Joseph Scafidi, MD

"Serenpidity in Science"

March 6, 2018

Javad Nazarian, PhD, and Mariam Said, MD

"Bench to Bedside"

April 6, 2018

Can Yerebakan, MD

"Surgeon Scientist"

April 16, 2018

Can Yerebakan, MD

"From Ideas to Treatment - Cardiovascular Research and Alternative Therapies for Congenital Heart Disease"


September 6, 2016

Cortni Romaine

"IRB Overview"

September 12, 2016

Gisela Butera

"Creating an Effective Research Poster"

September 27, 2016

Robert Miller, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research

"Finding a Research Mentor"

October 10, 2016

Naomi Luban, MD

"Introduction to Summer Opportunities/Tour of Children's Research Institute Laboratories"

January 23, 2017

Naomi Luban, MD


February 22, 2017

Anamaris Colberg-Poley, PhD

"Preparing Effective Posters for Academic Presentations"

March 16, 2017

Maryanne Rossi, PhD, and Camilla Colvin, MPH

"Informed Consent - What is it All About?"

April 19, 2017

Katherine Kelly, PhD, RN

“Ensuring Culturally Competent Research”


October 2, 2015

Naomi Luban, MD, Lisa Schwartz,EdD, MS, CGC, and Robert Miller, PhD

“Making the Most of Your Mentor”

November 9, 2015

Naomi Luban, MD

“Tour of Children's National Health System (CNHS) and Discussion of Summer Internship Requirement/ Opportunities”

February 24, 2016

Hendy Brem, MD

"Challenges for Translational Research"

March 21, 2016

Mohammad Abu-Rub, MD

"Being a Researcher Post Medical School"

April 11, 2016

Mandi Pratt-Chapman

"Patient Centered Cancer Care and the Provider Communication: You Can't Care for your Patients if you Don't Know Them"


October 22, 2014

Sara Nelson Glick, PhD, MPH; Kavita Parikh, MD; and Catherine Wetmore Gillespie, PhD, MPH

"Clinical Research Methods - Design and Analysis"

November 5, 2014

Naomi Luban, MD

"Tour of Children's Research Institute and Discussion of Summer Opportunities"

February 12, 2015

Larissa May, MD, MSPH and Barbara McGowan

"Creating an Effective Poster for Scientific Result Presentation"

March 11, 2015

Larissa May, MD, MSPH and Lisa Schwartz, EdD, MS, CGC


March 23, 2015

Steven Farmer, MD and Jesse Pines, MD, MBA

"Research Innovation Panel"


October 23, 2013

Shireen Atabaki, MD, MPH, FAAP

"HITS for KIDS (Health IT Solutions for Kids):  Knowledge, Translation & Informatics"

November 25, 2013

Floriena Blindenbach-Driessen, PhD & Martha Houle, PhD

"Innovation and Hypothesis Building"

February 19, 2014

Cortni Romaine, BSEd, CCRC

"Research Seminar Series:  Introduction to Human Research Ethics"

March 19, 2014

Cortni Romaine, BSEd, CCRC

"Research Seminar Series:  A Review of Different Types of Research"

March 24, 2014

Chaya Merrill, DrPH

"Community Engagement"

March 28, 2014

Cortni Romaine, BSEd, CCRC

"Research Seminar Series:  Consent and Confidential Data Collection"

April 16, 2014

Cortni Romaine, BSEd, CCRC

"Research Seminar Series:  Office of Human Research"


October 24, 2012

Alan Wertheimer, PhD

"Protection, Overprotection, and Pseudo-protection"

November 7, 2012

Michael Spaeder, MD, MS

"Statistics in Medicine - What do the Numbers Really Mean?"

January 9, 2013

Naomi Luban, MD

"Tour of Children's National Medical Center"

February 11, 2013

Kabir Yadav, MDCM, MS, FACEP

"Taking EBM to the Bedside"

February 25, 2013

Gaetano Lotrecchiano, EdD, PhD

"Team Science"

March 4, 2013

Anamaris Colberg-Poley, PhD and Naomi Luban, MD

"Creating a Compelling Poster and Communicating Your Results"

April 17, 2013

Jeremy Brown, MD

"Missing Data in Clinical Research"