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This new speaker series highlights methodological work being conducted by researchers across the NIAMS-funded P30 Core Centers for Clinical Research (CCCR), with application to rheumatic & musculoskeletal conditions.

Participating CCCRs*  include:

List of logos for participating CCCRs

We invite you to register and join us in real-time for our live presentations, or listen to the recorded versions at a later date.


December 8, 2021

“Evidence-Based Analysis of Longitudinal Data”

Description: The goal of this talk is to review the statistical evidence that informs the selection of a primary longitudinal analysis strategy.

Dr. Patrick Heagerty

Professor of Biostatistics

University of Washington

Link to Register:



Bethany Wolf, presenter.April 23, 2021 

“Rigor, Reproducibility, and the NIH”

Dr. Bethany Wolf
Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

Link to Recorded Presentation:

April 6, 2021 

“Assessing Musculoskeletal Health – The Indiana University FIT Core”

Sharon Moe, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine


Stuart J. Warden, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Indiana University School of Health & Human Science

Link to Recorded Presentation:

Dr. Michael Kosorok, presenter

March 5, 2021 

“Recent Developments and Future Possibilities in Precision Health”

Dr. Michael Kosorok, Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics, University of N.C. at Chapel Hill

Link to Recorded Presentation:

Dr. Robert Coghill, presenterNovember 20, 2020

“The Distributed Nociceptive System: A Framework For Understanding Pain”

Dr. Robert Coghill, Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Link to Presentation: N/A

Dr. Jamie Collins, presenterAugust 14, 2020 

“Statistical Methods to Machine Learning: Methods for Learning from Data”

Dr. Jamie Collins, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Links to Dr. Collin’s Recorded Presentation, as well as PPT Presentation

*Detailed Listing of Participating CCCRs.

  • PORTICO (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)
  • The CLEAR Center (University of Washington)
  • Northwestern Medicine Center for Clinical Research (Northwestern University)
  • Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (Indiana University)
  • VERITY (Harvard University)
  • The MUSC Improving Minority Health in Rheumatic Diseases CCCR (Medical University of South Carolina)
  • Boston Musculoskeletal Clinical Research Collaboratory (Boston University)
  • Core Center for Clinical research in Total Join Arthroplasty (Mayo Clinic)
  • UNC Core Center for Clinical Research (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)