Fascinating experience. The course is comprehensive, detailed, and provides the clinician with the basic knowledge and understanding of how to design and conduct a high level clinical trial.
Prof. Fregni is an Associate Professor of PM&R at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He leads a large clinical research laboratory (Spaulding Neuromodulation Center) and is currently investigating techniques to guide and measure neuroplasticity in brain injury.
He has been at the forefront of advancing neurorehabilitation science to treat conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and chronic pain. He holds a MD and PhD from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and three master’s degrees from Harvard University (two master’s
degrees in clinical research from Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and one master’s degree in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education). He has more than 440 peer-reviewed publications and has been leading this international training program since its foundation in 2007 with some colleagues from University of Sao Paulo (Dr. Marta Imamura, Dr. Wu Hsing, and Dr. Linamara Battistella). PPCR has been intensively developed over these 12 years as to offer an optimized learning environment for clinical researchers globally. Currently more than 2500 people have been trained in PPCR. We have seen many
participants from PPCR becoming very successful clinical researchers and continue the mission of teaching clinical research so thus perpetuating the mission of PPCR. We welcome you to be a part of this journey with us! PPCR is currently offered by the Department of Executive and Continuing Professional Education at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
"The course was very well structured, covering basics to advanced knowledge about many aspects of clinical research. It not only helped me to understand the technical aspects about researching, but also about working in group, discussing ethical and philosophical aspects. It required hard work and dedication, but it was completely worth it!"
"I would strongly recommend this course for students. It is a collaborative learning model and an opportunity to learn, share experience and knowledge with different people around the world."
"This course definetely changed my way of reading and interpreting published studies and also gave me a better condition to perform my own studies. It was a nice, enriching and unforgettable experience."
"You should go deep in this course. The reward is really impressive. Do not miss the opportunity of interacting with other students during the course. The collaborative learning is indeed effective"
"Fascinating experience. The course is comprehensive, detailed, and provides the clinician with the basic knowledge and understanding of how to design and conduct a high level clinical trial."
"For clinicians not fluent in clinical trials, this course creates a true paradigm shift in thinking and capabilities towards mastering the language of clinical trials, as well as being able to plan, design, conduct, and interpret them."
"Before the course my knowledge in clinical research was like a pile of bricks stacked in a disorderly fashion. My feeling is that the course put good cement between the bricks and formed a solid and larger wall, which represents my current knowledge in this area."
"The clinical trials course completely changed my view of clinical trials and research. It made it more accessible and clear and definitely helped in present and future research."
"If you intend to live your life in a Academic Institution you should take this course as soon as you can. It will surely improve your knowledge to run and analyze clinical research."
Clinical research is vital for advancement in medicine, yet in most medical specialties – and in many countries – its tools are used inappropriately, resulting in invalid results.
This program blends live and online interaction via the web and on-site centers. Participants attend weekly three-hour interactive videoconference sessions, which are broadcast live.
During the program, participants will develop skills in two main domains: design and conduct of clinical research, and interpretation and critical understanding of published research.
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