Compliance, Regulations, and Funding
Other Research Resources
- Research Contacts
- Data Access and Research Design
- Consultation and Research Guidance
- Publishing and Presenting
- Research Focus Area Contacts by department
USC School of Medicine Greenville Biomedical Sciences
Research Education Series U of SC as Research Resource (v 1)
Academic Research Directors from Affiliated Universities
Lucia Gonzales PhD, MSN, MBA, FNP-C, A-GNP-C
Associate Director Research
Clemson University School of Nursing
HSC Campus Research Director
Erin R. Hahn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Furman Research Director
Health Science Center
Greenville Health System
Ronnie D. Horner, PhD
Associate Dean for Clinical Public Health
Director & Professor, USC Institute for Advancement of Healthcare
University of South Carolina
Arnold School of Public Health
USC Public Health Research
Interim- Desmond Kelly, MD
Chief Medical Research Officer, Prisma Health–Upstate
USC School of Medicine Greenville
Prisma Health – Upstate Academic Vice Chairs
William Hand, M.D.
Jeffery Edenfield, M.D.
Ron Pirrallo, M.D.
Phyllis MacGilvray, M.D.
Alain Litwin, M.D.
Lori Stanley, D.N.P., R.N.
Paul Miller, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Thomas Pace, M.D.
Jenny Knight, M.D.
Jonathan Markowitz, M.D.
Kaye McGinty, M.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Mike Devane, M.D.
Alfredo Carbonell, D.O.
Data & Materials Access- More information coming soon (noted: 12/27/2019)
Prisma Health Investigator
Prisma Health employed investigators can submit data access request tickets directly through ServiceNow or work with an internal department report writer if available. Data requests specific for research purposes should have the proper IRB notifications and/or approvals as required.
Researchers at Academic Partner Affiliates: Clemson University, Furman University, and University of South Carolina
Researchers associated to Prisma Health through the academic affiliate partners, Clemson University, Furman University, and University of South Carolina operate within master data and materials sharing agreements between Prisma Health and the academic institution. Researchers will need to complete the Data and Materials Transfer Enrollment to initiate the data and materials transfer requests. The Data and Materials Transfer Enrollment is the pre-requisite to obtaining data and materials. Upon completion of the Enrollment, researchers will be given instructions on how to fulfill the request.
Data and Materials Transfer Enrollment (coming Spring 2020)- It is recommended an investigator from the IRB home of record or intended home of record complete this enrollment form.
Data Elements Profile Generator- (coming Spring 2020)
External Investigators- more information coming soon
Methodology & Design
Common Statistical Tests
Case-Control Study Design
Check out this presentation if you are considering embarking on a case-control study. It contains an overview of the case-control study, and issues to consider regarding matching and bias. Provided by Anna Cass, MPH.
Interpreting Confidence Intervals
An explanation by Dawn Blackhurst, DrPH, manager, clinical data analysis, GHS Quality Management Department.
Proposal and Protocol Writing
Inside the NIH Grant Review Process
This video follows a mock study session that shows the peer review process for grant applications. Before submitting an application, new researchers should watch this video for insight on how NIH grant applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. For additional information on this video and the peer review process, go to https://www.csr.nih.gov/video/video.asp.
Research Consultation Group (RCG)
The Research Consultation Group (RCG) was formed to optimize scholarly activity by providing guidance and expertise for both beginner and advanced researchers engaged in all phases of the research process in an informal setting with access to multiple resources. This consultative group is a resource to assist collaboration for research at and with Prisma Health – Upstate. Consultation opportunities:
- Clinical questions development including hypothesis development/refinement
- Need for partnership for appropriate research team members
- Study methodology: assistance with appropriate design and outcomes measures
- Study feasibility: identifying potential stakeholders, samples, recruitment efforts, timing, etc.
- Identification and facilitated engagement with auxiliary services essential to study execution (e.g. data/IT, IRB coordinator, librarian, etc)
- Timeline development
- Identification of immediate next steps
- Disseminating research findings: identification of target conferences and/or journals
Researchers soliciting RCG assistance should complete an intake request by the 15th of the previous month to facilitate the next month’s meeting request. RCG will convene the second Friday of each month for consultation sessions. The Principal Investigator or Co-PI are requested to attend the consultative meeting with the RCG group.
- Research Education Series
Effective Poster Presentations
GHS Logo QI Poster for External Presentations
GHS Logo Poster for Evidence Based Practice Project
GHS Logo Poster Template for Research Project
Resident Manuscript Template
Corresponds to the preferred format of the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal. In addition to the manuscript format, there are tips to help guide the user through the manuscript writing process. Template provided by Lee Higdon III, PhD, manager, Clinical Research and used by the Ob-Gyn residents.