Education and Events

Education and Training

Our upcoming events are noted below. Click here for a full description of our education and training programming.

Science Series

The SCCR Science Series is a 2-hour lecture held monthly, covering various scientific and clinical topics with the specific aim to educate members of the clinical research community. We invite clinicians to discuss anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology of various therapeutic areas. Past topics include cardiac anatomy, basic ECG interpretation, infections and the immune system, the gastrointestinal system and common disorders, heart failure, fundamentals of psychiatry and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in clinical research. Common clinical research assessments have also been covered including the physical exam, the biopsy process and conducting ECGs.

The Science Series is open to all members of the clinical research community in the School of Medicine. Please view our previously recorded trainings.


December 6, 2018

Science Series in December in cancelled

November 7, 2018

LKSC 102 : "Sports Medicine and Sport Injuries", Emily Kraus, MD  Register Here

October 4, 2018

Science Series in October is cancelled

September 2018

Science Series in September is cancelled

August 8, 2018

@LKSC 308: “Basics of Immunology & Rheumatology,” Matt Baker, MD. Register here.

June 7, 2018

@ LKSC 120: “CDH & SCCR Workshop: Digital Health Project Showcase,” Matthew Smuck, MD and Lorene Nelson, PhD

May 8, 2018

@ LKSC 120: “Infections and the Immune System,” Alexander Tin-Han Yu, MD

April 12, 2018

@ LKSC 360: “The Doctor Will Tweet You Now: Social Media in the Era of Modern Healthcare and Biomedical Research,” Andrew Chang, MD

March 13, 2018

@ LKSC 120: “A Brief Overview of the Kidney: An Understated Organ that Keeps Us Balanced,” Brian Brady, MD & Christi Bradshaw, MD

February 13, 2018

@ LKSC 120: “The Biopsy Process,” Hannes Vogel, MD

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Workshops

The SCCR-hosted GCP workshops are scheduled quarterly and are supplemental materials to the Spectrum Clinical Research Operations Program.


November 9, 2018

@LKSC 308, 8:30-12:30pm: "Successful Clinical Trial Monitoring." Savita O. Sinha, M.Sc, SOS Clinical Consulting, Instructor, UCSC Extension, has worked as a clinical research consultant for the past 20 years, managing multi-center, global phase II, phase III and post-marking studies.  She will present the essential elements of monitoring a clinical trial and the interaction between a sponsor and one or more sites during a clinical investigation. The expectations of the FDA, the sponsor and the site are covered. Participants are exposed to the process of site selection, budgeting, completion of regulatory documents, adverse event reporting, and tasks to be performed before, during and after a monitoring visit. Risk based monitoring; regulatory obligations; compliance audits; fraud and misconduct; and the importance of accurate data entry and product accountability for compliance are also covered.  STARS Course Code SCCR-5062  Register Here

August 10, 2018

@LK306, 8:30-12:30pm: “The Drug Development Process: An Overview.” Edward Rozhon, PhD, Instructor and Chair of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Clinical Trials Design Programs at the UCSC Silicon Valley extension program, will provide an overview of the drug discovery and development process, outlining methodologies, selection of investigational drugs for clinical studies, phases of clinical trials and FDA review of a New Drug Application or Biologics License Application.

May 9, 2018

@ LKSC 306: “In Depth Review of ICH Guidelines for Clinical Research Coordinators” Patty Kasper, MS

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