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UrogynCREST Program

The AUGS/DUKE Urogynecology Clinical Research Educational Scientist Training (UrogynCREST) program offers junior faculty (less than 7 years out of fellowship) with a passion for research the chance to increase their knowledge of data science and analytics as well as develop a project that can be the basis of future research grants. This program aims to provide in-depth hands-on instruction for promising young clinical-researchers in the field of PFDs through a combination of online course work in data sciences and one-on-one instruction to design and complete an innovation research project.

The NIH-funded UrogynCREST program has three components. In the first part, participants use the online learning platform Sakai to learn from national data science experts about such topics as regression for continuous and binary variables; internal and external validity; resampling methods in machine learning; and proficiency with R and SAS analysis programs among others.

In the second part, participants work one-on-one with a clinical mentor and a dedicated statistician/statistical programmer to design and execute a research proposal in PFDs. Ongoing interaction with the clinical mentor will ensure that projects adhere to the highest standards of scientific validity and remain on track.

Participants will have a chance to present their work in the third part of the program as well as prepare a manuscript. Networking among participants will also be encouraged throughout the program so that at the conclusion, participants have connections to facilitate multi-center studies and collaboration on grant applications.

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