P-CRI Research Training

The Psychiatry Clinical Research Infrastructure (P-CRI) Program offers training designed to provide valuable insight into the grant and manuscript review process for junior faculty and advanced trainees. 

The program also facilitates psychiatric and neurocognitive assessment trainings for all levels of research staff. As leading research methodologies evolve, the P-CRI is dedicated to developing dynamic training programs that prepare investigators for successful careers in research.

Research Training Opportunities

Grant Review and Mock Study Sections

These quarterly grant pre-review sessions are intended to supplement advice from mentors. The feedback allows applicants to receive a wide range of perspectives and to better prepare for critiques from study section members. 

All sessions take place at 4 p.m. in room BL6.416.

Meeting Dates

  • September 26, 2013
  • January 2014
  • April 2014
  • July 2014

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Clinical Research Engagement Workgroup (CREW)

The Clinical Research Engagement Workgroup allows investigators (particularly more junior investigators) to receive a wide range of viewpoints on research data and ideas. The feedback will supplement and expand upon feedback from mentors. New members are welcome to join by emailing Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D., at sherwood.brown@utsouthwestern.edu.  

The monthly meetings take place at noon the third Tuesday of each month in room BL6.416. 

Meeting Dates

  • September 17, 2013
  • October 15, 2013
  • November 19, 2013
  • December 17, 2013
  • January 21, 2014
  • February 18, 2014
  • March 18, 2014
  • April 15, 2014
  • May 20, 2014

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Psychiatric and Neurocognitive Assessment Training

The Psychiatry Clinical Research Infrastructure trains clinicians and researchers to use neurocognitive tests in clinical research, and diagnostic and symptom assessment tools for a variety of psychiatric disorders.

All sessions take place at 1 p.m. in room BL6.416

September 27, 2013 Neurocognitive Assessment training:  Myers and Myers Rey-O Test
October 10, 2013 Inventory of Depressive Symptomology (IDS) and Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomology - Clinician Rated (QID-C)
October 15, 2013

Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT)
Test of Auditory Processing Skills (TAPS)
Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT) 

December 5, 2013

Diagnostic and Symptom Assessment Training:
Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) 

February 12, 2014

Neurocognitive Assessment Training:
Wisconsin Card Sorting Test

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Biomarkers in Clinical Research Seminar Series/Neuropsychology Evaluation

Biomarkers play an increasing role in clinical research and personalized medicine by identifying patients who are more likely (or not) to respond to treatments. Biomarkers permit investigators to diagnose and employ efficient methodologies of treatment. The Biomarkers in Clinical Research Seminar Series explores the efficacy of biomarkers in clinical and translational research.

All sessions will take place in BL6.416

1 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
How to Incorporate EEG into Clinical and Translational Research
– Jun Wang, Ph.D.
1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Do age-related neural-vascular coupling changes lead to declines in processing-speed?
Bart Rypma, Ph.D.

10 a.m.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tracking attention and memory signals using functional MRI
Dan Krawczyk, Ph.D.

Database Development and Maintenance

As a critical component of research, the P-CRI trains investigators to develop and maintain databases. Statistical consultants are available to train investigators, coordinators, and study personnel in the use of study-specific database management systems.

All sessions take place at 9 a.m. in room BL6.416

March 4, 2014 Data Management System Training:  REDCap Survey and Data Management Tool

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