Genesis Research Fellowship


The purpose of the curriculum is to provide trainees with the basic set of skills that are required by clinical investigators in all fields of interest. These skills include an understanding of research design, epidemiological methods, bio-statistics, survey design, measurement of outcomes and ethical and regulatory principles of research involving human subjects.

Learning Objectives

  • Access and critically appraise research literature in medicine and related domains.
  • Design and conduct a study producing findings that can be applied to clinical practice.
  • Relate when and how to use quantitative and qualitative methods and interpret the results.
  • Choose the appropriate sample size and power to test hypotheses.
  • Effectively collect and maintain study data.
  • Evaluate and communicate study findings to scientific and lay audiences.
  • Respect and protect the rights and welfare of individuals participating in research.


All sessions are held in the Adler Conference Center with the exception of July 24th and October 9th. These two sessions will be held in Adler 2.  

Dinner is served at 5:00pm with the sessions running from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

June 5th  Session 1: Intro to Research / Evidence Based Practice
June 19th Session 2: Developing the Hypothetical/Research
Question -
Dr. Mary Clarke
July 10th

Session 3: Literature Search / Literature Appraisal

July 24th Session 4: Aims/Outcomes
July 31st Session 5: Clinical Research Design and Methods
– Essentials of Qual Research
Aug 14th

  Session 6: Measurement and Data Collection
- Qualitative research

Aug 28th

Session 7: Clinical Research Design and Methods
- Essentials of Quant Research

Sept 11th

Session 8: Survey Methods

Sept 25th

  Session 9: Measurement and Data Collection
- Quantitative Research

Oct. 9th Session 10: Secondary Data Analysis Strategies
- Research Using Available Data
Oct. 23th Session 11: Statistical Approaches in Clinical Research
Nov. 6th Session 12: Ethical Aspects of Clinical Research
- Protecting Human Subjects
Nov. 13th Session 13: Scientific Writing / Proposal Development
Dec. 4th Session 14: IRB Process
Dec. 18th Session 15: Capstone / Review


Dr. Cyndy Long Palmer College of Chiropractic
Dr. Jon Lemke Genesis Health System
Erin Moore Waterman Genesis Health System
Marcia Erickson Genesis Health System
Dr. Marcia Ward University of Iowa
Dr. Tonya Uden-Holman University of Iowa
Dr. George Wehby University of Iowa
Dr. Fred Wohlinsky University of Iowa
Sarah Castro Community Health Care
Dr. Barry Carter University of Iowa
Dr. Stacie Salsbury Palmer College of Chiropractic
Dr. Dana Lawrence Palmer College of Chiropractic
Mark Jones Genesis Family Medical Center

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