Clinical Research Training

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Active areas of research/scholarly work:

  • Cardiopulmonary transition and microRNA as a biomarker of severity of disease in CDH patients (Jason Gien MD)
  • Clinical interventions to improve the clinical outcomes for CDH patients (Jason Gien MD and John Kinsella MD)
  • The effects of maternal nutrition and weight gain on neonatal outcome (Regina Reynolds MD)
  • Maternal cannaboid use and neonatal outcomes (Erica Wymore MD)
  • Medical Education (Thomas Parker MD, James Barry MD, Nicolle Dyess MD, Laura Marrs MD)
  • Telemedicine (Jeanne Zenge MD)



Potential Resources:

  • Vermont Oxford Network (VON)
  • Children’s Hospital National Consortium (CHNC).
  • CU School of Public Health
  • Colorado Department of Public Health
  • State-of-the-art simulation facilities at the University of Colorado Center for Professional Excellence and at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
  • Clinical sites include University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO), Denver Health Medical Center, and several community hospitals in the Denver Metro area

    -    Five full-time research nurses who are dedicated to projects on maternal and neonatal health assist in coordinating patient recruitment and data collection at the UCH and CHCO.

    Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute(CCTSI)

    -    Established in 2008 with funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    -    Through the CCTSI, Children’s Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital, and Denver Health Medical Center have been designated as Clinical Translational Research Centers (CTRCs)

    -    The CTRCs support research with clinical inpatient and outpatient space, inpatient research beds, nursing and research staff support, and core laboratory and nutrition services.

    -    The CTRCs also offers biostatistical collaboration/consultation for study design, including sample size and power calculations, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

    -    To fulfill its mission to train future researchers, the CCTSI offers ongoing comprehensive educational programs in several areas, including Informatics, Biomedical Ethics, Biostatistics, and Study Design

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