| Professional Education
Clinical Research Symposium
Since 1997, the CTU has hosted an annual two-day CME lecture symposium
aimed at improving the process involved in clinical research, including
those related to staff organization, regulatory requirements, patient
recruitment. The presenters and panel representatives are composed
of national renowned experts from our own Hopkins staff, Industry,
and Government. This past Fall, at the 3rd annual symposium, there
were over 350 attendees.
about the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research
Good Clinical Research Practices
In 1999, the CTU hosted its first annual "Good Clinical Research Practices"
symposium dedicated to Hopkins personnel. It is focused on increasing
the productivity and understanding industry based clinical research,
as well as providing a forum for internal networking between Hopkins
More information about this year's symposium
appears on a separate page at this site.
The CTU, through its relationship with SmithKline Beecham and their
Partners in Development program, has been awarded three Junior Faculty
Awards and recently the first Pharmacy Award. These financially supported
awards are aimed at increasing the research knowledge of junior faculty
at Johns Hopkins. The awards allow support for independent research
aimed at a specific therapeutic area under the direction of Dr. Dobs.
Since inception, the CTU has provided students with research employment
opportunities. Students are exposed to various levels of participation
depending on their level of training. To date, we have students ranging
from high school to postgraduate levels. The CTU solely funds these
training opportunities. Our students have had the opportunity to present
their work at various national medical society meetings. It is our
goal to have a dedicated CTU fellow in the near future.
For more information about Fellowship Funding or Student Training,