Educational Modules

Educational Modules consist of presentations and bibliographies on key topics in medical decision making.


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Featured Resources

Career and Professional Development Sessions from the 42nd Annual Meeting

Career Development Panel: Publishing Your Research
Publishing is a key component of research; however, it can be challenging for early career and established researchers alike. This interactive panel brought together three unique perspectives to discuss how trainees and mentors can best navigate this process. The format included brief presentations from the panelists followed by an open question-and-answer period.

Insider Tips for Working with the NIH and PCORI
Drs. Karen Lee and Joanna Siegel discussed the process of obtaining funding from NIH and PCORI. They each presented some tips on working with their institutions and participated in a live Q&A. Karen Lee is the program director for NICHD's Behavioral Pediatrics and Health Promotion Program in the extramural research portfolio. Joanna Siegel is Director of Dissemination and Implementation at PCORI.

Brown Bag with Experts: Building Relationships with Policy Makers
Drs. Zerzan-Thul and Kim shared their experiences as policy makers and how to align research with policy goals. Dr. Zerzan-Thul is the Chief Medical Officer for the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) and Dr. Kim is the Dean for Academic Affairs and K.T. Li Professor of Health Economics in Harvards TH Chan School of Public Health.

Past Resources

2015 SMDM Webinar: Dissemination and Implementation: Tips for Successful Grant Applications

The SMDM Networking committee is pleased to announce an SMDM sponsored webinar entitled, ‘Dissemination and Implementation: Tips for Successful Grant Applications.’ Speakers share their expertise and provide pointers on everything from developing dissemination and implementation research to completing the dissemination and implementation sections of your next grant application.

2014 SMDM Webinar: PCORI Grant Applications

The SMDM Networking committee is pleased to announce an SMDM sponsored webinar entitled, 'Maximizing your PCORI grant application.'  SMDM members, all of who have received PCORI funding, and a PCORI representative share their expertise and provide pointers on applying to PCORI.

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Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH
Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH

I have been coming to SMDM for the past 11 years and return every year because it’s the only society where research is presented, and training is provided on methods of informing medical decision making across the spectrum. 

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