Course Schedule

The following is a sample schedule from last year's course.
This year's course will be held virtually, so the schedule is subject to change.

Day 1: Sunday 1/26

Participants arrive

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Welcome and Registration

5:00 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Dinner with Small Group Leaders and Groups, Introduction of Projects

Day 2: Monday 1/27

Due: Assignment 1 – Draft Specific Aims

8:00 am – 10:00 am | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
8:00 am: Behavioral Theories and Models (Greer)
8:40 am: Development of Psychosocial Interventions (Jacobs)
9:20 am: Clinical Trials (Temel)

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Small Group Spaces
PG1: Protocol Writing Groups - Specific Aims and Study Design

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OH: Office Hours with Faculty

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Optional: Palliative Care Research Session (Bakitas)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Optional: Technology-Based Interventions (Greer)

Day 3: Tuesday 1/28

Due: Assignment 2 - Revised Specific Aims, Study Schema and Data Collection Plans

8:00 am – 10:00 am | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
8:00 am: Approaches to Data Analysis (Traeger)
8:40 am: Qualitative Methods (Park)
9:00 am: Stakeholder Engagement (Jacobs)

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Small Group Spaces
PG2: Protocol Writing Groups – Data Collection

12:30 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Special Lunchtime Talk: Patient and Family Stakeholders in Supportive Oncology Research

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Individual Stats Consults (By Appointment)

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
OH: Office Hours with Faculty

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Optional: Instruments Fair (Pirl)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Optional: Qualitative Lab on Coding (Traeger)

Day 4: Wednesday 1/29

Due: Assignment 3 - Draft analytic plans

8:00 am – 10:00 am | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
8:00 am: Implementation Science (Park)
8:40 am: Human Subjects Q+A (Abraham)
9:20 am: Decision-Making Research (Pirl)

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Small Group Spaces
PG3: Protocol Writing Groups – Samples, Recruitment, and Analytic Plans

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Individual Stats Consults (By Appointment)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OH: Office Hours with Faculty

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Optional - AYA Research (Perez)

Day 5: Thursday 1/30

Due: Assignment 4 - Sections on Sample, Recruitment and Enrollment

Returned: Assignments 1-3 with Small Group Leader Feedback

8:00 am – 10:00 am | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
8:00 am: Communications Research (Tulsky)
8:40 am: Faculty Panel on Early Career
9:20 am: Break Out Lectures

  • Lecture A: Research on Disparities and Cancer (Park) | Commonwealth A
  • Lecture B: Biomarkers in Symptom Research (Wood) | Capital B

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Small Group Spaces
PG: Protocol Writing Groups – Study Procedures and Human Subjects

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OH: Office Hours with Faculty

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Conference Suite, Ballroom, Wyndham 15th Floor
Optional - Caregiver Research (Gray)

Day 6: Friday 1/31

10:30 am | Ether Dome, MGH Bulfinch Building
Wrap Up

12:00 pm | MGH Yawkey 10 Hallway
Closing Lunch

5:00 pm
Proposals / Protocols Due