Development and Evaluation of a Hematology-Oriented Clinical Research Training Program in Latin America

Lillian Sung, Eduardo Rego, Eloisa Riva, Jessica Elwood, Joe Basso, Charles P. Clayton, Joseph R Mikhael

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The objectives of the study were to describe the development of a patient-oriented clinical research training program in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) setting, to describe perceived benefits of the program and barriers to application, and to make recommendations for future training programs. The program was developed by the American Society of Hematology in collaboration with Latin American stakeholders and clinical researchers. Session types were didactic, small group, and one-on-one faculty/participant dyad formats. Outcomes were assessed by quantitative surveys of trainees and qualitative feedback from both trainees and faculty members. The program is an annual 2-day course specifically for Latin American hematologists. Through course evaluations, all trainees described that the didactic sessions were relevant. All session types were useful for gaining knowledge and skills, particularly one-on-one meetings. The potential for networking was highly valued. Barriers to trainee applications were the concerns that skill level, proposed research program, and knowledge of English were not sufficiently strong to warrant acceptance into the course, and financial costs of attendance. We have described the development and initial evaluation of a clinical research training program in a LMIC setting. We learned several valuable lessons that are applicable to other research training programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
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StateAccepted/In press - Mar 15 2016

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Keywords

  • Hematology
  • Latin America
  • Low income country
  • Patient-oriented research
  • Research training program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Oncology

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Sung, L., Rego, E., Riva, E., Elwood, J., Basso, J., Clayton, C. P., & Mikhael, J. R. (Accepted/In press). Development and Evaluation of a Hematology-Oriented Clinical Research Training Program in Latin America. Journal of Cancer Education, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-016-1015-4

Development and Evaluation of a Hematology-Oriented Clinical Research Training Program in Latin America. / Sung, Lillian; Rego, Eduardo; Riva, Eloisa; Elwood, Jessica; Basso, Joe; Clayton, Charles P.; Mikhael, Joseph R.

In: Journal of Cancer Education, 15.03.2016, p. 1-5.

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Sung, Lillian ; Rego, Eduardo ; Riva, Eloisa ; Elwood, Jessica ; Basso, Joe ; Clayton, Charles P. ; Mikhael, Joseph R. / Development and Evaluation of a Hematology-Oriented Clinical Research Training Program in Latin America. In: Journal of Cancer Education. 2016 ; pp. 1-5.
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