BERD Mini-Series

The CTSI BERD mini-series encompasses specific thematic topics such as Statistical bootcamp, Clinical Trials, Data Mining in Health Sciences, and Research Bootcamp.

Attendees will gain enhanced knowledge and skills related to formulating well-defined clinical and translational research questions and incorporating regulatory precepts into the design of future basic and clinical studies and grant awards as well as analyzing data for publication in scientific journals.


Research Bootcamp

The CTSI BERD Research Bootcamp mini-series encompasses the following core competencies: research design, statistical approaches, sample size and power, research question and literature critique. 

This workshop series, previously offered in 2020 and 2021, is designed for new attendees and/or as a refresher for past participants.


Dates: Tuesdays, October - November 2022

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Virtual Via Zoom

For more information contact, or (716) 829-2969.


ACCREDITATION: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CREDIT: This program is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award numbers UL1TR001412 and KL2TR001413.

Series Schedule

Oct. 11, 2022
Michael LaMonte, PhD, MPH


Study Design and Hypothesis Formulation

Oct. 18, 2022
Jeffrey Miecznikowski, PhD


Developing a Statistical Analysis Plan

Oct. 25, 2022
Gregory Wilding, PhD


Sample Size and Power

Nov. 1, 2022
Michael LaMonte, PhD, MPH     


Reading and Critiquing the Scientific Literature

Past Mini-Series