Puerto Rico Health Services Research Institute

Seminars and Workshops Calendar

The Faculty Development Unit launched a seminar series on research methodology related to health services research. The following are the titles of the eight presentations completed by the end of October, 2004 and the speakers' names:

Seminar Lecturer Title Attendance
1 Dr. Ann Finlinson,
"Universidad Central del Caribe"
“Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Advance Public Health and Health Services Research” 51
2 Dr. Milagritos González, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez “Methodological Applications to Identify Public Health Responses to Women’s Health Issues” 34
3 Dr. Blanca Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras “Technology Transfer to Health Services Community Organizations” 24
4 Dr. Walter Díaz, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez “Sampling Selection Processes” 71
5 Dr. Héctor Colón, Universidad Central del Caribe “Critical Methodological Considerations on Comparative Studies of Puerto Rican Residents in the U.S. and Puerto Ricans Living in the Island” 52
6 Dr. Héctor Colón, Universidad Central del Caribe “Translation and Adaptation of Research Survey Instruments” 31
7 Dr. José Noel Caraballo, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey “Power Considerations on Statistical Analysis” 50
8 Dr. José Toro, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras “Methodological Issues Related to the Study of Stigmatized Populations” 23
9 Ms. Marisol Peña, University of Puerto Rico- Medical Science Campus “Design and Data Set Management” 52
10 Dr. José N. Caraballo, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey “Regression Analysis” 29
11 Dr. Angela Pattatucci, University of Puerto Rico- Medical Science Campus “Strategies for Preparing Successful Research Grant Applications” 58

Many of the speakers, who all are highly recognized for their expertise, are investigators funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The lecture series has been extremely successful in reaching a large, diverse and broad audience at the Medical Science Campus. The average attendance for the seminars was 43 with a range between 24 – 71. This includes faculty, staff and students from the School of Medicine, Dental School, College of Allied Health Professions and the School of Public Health. Other participants include students from the U.P.R. Rio Piedras Campus, alumni from the School of Public Health and students from private universities. An evaluation instrument was developed to assess each of the presentations and to gather information on the needs of participants. Overall, evaluation statistics consistently reflect high marks for all seminars and speakers.

This website is supported by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, Grant No. 1 R24 HS1 4060-02 and by a Research Centers in Minority Institutions Award, G12RR-03051, from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health

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