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Academic Associates Program

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Transcript of Academic Associates Program

Clinical Research Methods I
Department of

PED 5900

Maija Holsti, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Arrigona, BA

Primary Children’s Medical Center
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
Student Objectives
Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (THAPCA)
Biosignatures (Febrile Infants)
Sports-Related Head Injury (Concussions)
Skull Fracture
Oncology Biobanking
Children’s Development After Trauma
Lumbar Puncture/Shunt (CSF Sampling)
Pregnancy Complications (Umbilical Cord Blood)
Psychiatric Crisis Follow-Up
Sample ED Studies
PED 5901
PED 5902
PED 5700
Clinical Research Methods II
Clinical Research & Medicine
Academic Associates
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Other divisions/clinics
Hematology/Oncology clinic
Labor & Delivery at University Hospital
"Academic Associates"
Clinical Shifts
Clinical Shifts

Maija Holsti, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Arrigona, BA

Primary Children’s Medical Center
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Academic Associates"
"Physician Extenders"
Maija Holsti, MD, MPH – Medical Director, Pediatric Research Education
Students function as a “Physician Extender”
Research Education
Physician Extenders
Academic Associates
To teach the fundamentals of clinical research
Student Objectives
Survey of Pediatric
Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Gain research experience
Summary of Academic
Associates Benefits
Hours (Monday-Sunday 6am-midnight):
12-3 pm (no coverage Tuesday during class)
3-6 pm
6-9 pm
Course Orientation
Training Week
Educational Sessions
Orientation presentation/syllabus
Professionalism Lecture
Begin clinical shifts with a trainer
-Former AcA students
-Complete Training Checklist
First Class Meeting
-Oral consent/assent examination
-Clinical Trials Office Study Coordinators
"Study Exam" on Research Study Procedures
-Open book, online on Canvas
HIPAA training
CITI training
Didactic learning sessions once a week
-Tuesdays at 1-2:15pm at HSEB
-Research study materials
-Articles related to the studies
-Study Test and Assignments
-Physician Mentorship Program
-PowerPoint Lectures
Oral consent/assent exam
"Study" Exam
-4.0 Credits: 6 hrs/wk (2-three hour shifts)
-5.0 Credits: 9 hrs/wk (3-three hour shifts)
-6.0 Credits: 12 hrs/wk (4-three hour shifts)

Informed consent/assent
Data collection
Data submission form
Specimen handling
Telephone follow up
Shifts are consistent
throughout the
Pediatric Emergency Department (ED)
Patient Tracking System
Conduct "real time" clinical research
Interact with patients, families, and the
medical team
Suturing Workshop!
Including a
With Pigs Feet!
Howard Kadish, MD, MBA – Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Elizabeth Arrigona, BA - Program Coordinator
Primary Children’s Medical Center
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
Can be taken for 3.0 credits
Offered both "in person" and online
Analysis of faculty research that is
currently in progress
Possible research opportunities
Progress in Genetic Studies of Congenital Heart Defects
Effects of Concussion Laws on ED Care for Children with Sports-Related Head Injuries
Disclosure of Unanticipated Medical Outcomes to Patients and Family Members
Impact of Geography & Ethnicity on Outcomes and Burden of Care in Pediatric Oncology Patients
Difficult IUD Insertions
Sample Topics
Clinical Research

PED 5900 with "B-" or Higher
Application process:
limited to 10 students
One 6-hr Physician Extender shift per week
One 3-hr AcA Research shift per week
Training week Schedule/Shift Schedule
Patient Tracking Screen & Logs
Orientation: 8 Hours
Informed consent training
Clinical Studies (breakout sessions) with
Principal Investigators and Research Assistants
Clinical shifts
Final Exam
Patient identification and screening
Students take on leadership role
Earn UofU IRB Human Subjects Research Training Certificate
Pilot new E.R. Studies
Clinical Research Methods II
Work 1:1 with an Attending
Assist with patient flow
Updating patients
Fetching X-rays,
test results, etc.
Work in a clinical environment
Interact with patients and families
Establish relationships with physicians, nurses,
and technicians
Opportunity to be a TA
Opportunities for shadowing
Opportunities for employment
Option of obtaining a minor
PED 5950
Clinical Research
Independent study research credit by arrangement with individual faculty/instructor
Can be for 2.0 - 7.0 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum of A- in PED5900
PED 5999
Teaching Experience
3.0 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Minimum of A- in PED5900
Co-requisite: Minor status in Pediatric Clinical Research
Assist with classroom & clinical instruction under supervision of course instructor
Find out more:

Program Coordinator: Elizabeth Arrigona
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