CS Curriculum to be presented at SciTS Conference

OneFlorida researchers will present their citizen scientist training curriculum at the 2019 Science of Team Science (SciTS) conference in May.

The international SciTS conference, hosted this year by Michigan State University, brings together thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines and fields to “build the evidence base for how to conduct, manage and support effective and efficient team-based research.” The conference will be held in Lansing, Michigan, from May 20 to 23.

At the conference, Janet Brishke, MPH, research coordinator III at the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, will present “Using Instructional Design Principles to Engage Citizen Scientists as Clinical Research Partners.” Brishke’s presentation will describe how she and a team of researchers from OneFlorida and University of Florida created the curriculum to help educate community members participating in UF’s Citizen Scientist program on aspects of clinical research. 

The research team worked with subject matter experts and Citizen Scientists to create informative lessons in an online, self-paced curriculum that covers everything from research ethics to big data to cultural competency.

The presentation will give conference participants the opportunity to learn from OneFlorida’s experiences and to adapt the curriculum content to meet the unique needs of their institutions.

Last fall, Brishke presented the curriculum to the 27th Annual Conference of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) and the 2018 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting.

Members of the design team included: Janet Brishke, MPH, research coordinator III at the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium; Christy Evans, a UF citizen scientist; Albert Dieter Ritzhaupt, Ph.D., PMP, associate professor of educational technology in UF’s College of Education; Eileen Handberg, Ph.D., ARNP, associate professor in the Department of Cardiology; Natercia Valle, a graduate assistant in curriculum development and instructional design in UF’s College of Education; Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, director of UF’s Institute for Child Health Policy, co-chair of the UF CTSI and director of the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium; and David Nelson, M.D., director of the UF CTSI, assistant vice president for research and associate dean of the College of Medicine.

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