If you've never been to a drop-in session before, or aren't quite sure what a drop-in session is, you've come to the right place. 

What Are Drop-In Sessions?

Drop-In sessions are different from consultations. They are informal and preliminary meetings with Advance-CTR faculty around the topics of biostatistics and research design, or qualitative methods

You can come in without worrying that your idea isn't very formulated yet, and brainstorm with our experts. Drop-ins often lead to a work plan and full consultation. 

How Do I Attend a Drop-In? 

Advance-CTR holds drop-in sessions every week at Rhode Island Hospital, and every month at the University of Rhode Island and the Jewelry District in Providence. Simply come by during the designated hours to meet with our faculty about your research questions. 

Biostatistics, Research Design, and Analysis: 

Rhode Island Hospital
With Jason Machan, PhD
Every Tuesday
12:30-2 p.m.
593 Eddy Street, Grads Dorm 206A

University of Rhode Island
With Gavino Puggioni, PhD
Held on the first Monday of every month
9-11 a.m.
Tyler Hall, Room 052 

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Assistance:

Advance-CTR Offices
With Rochelle Rosen, PhD
Held on the first Monday of every month 
9-11 a.m.
233 Richmond Street, Room 223


Drop-In Sessions Are a Great Way To: 

  • Get bite-sized feedback from faculty experts for biostatistics, research design, or qualitative methods
  • ​Kick around a research idea to see if it has legs
  • Get help zeroing in on your needs
  • Find people who can help elevate your research 
  • Meet a biostatistician in consideration of forming a larger collaboration 

 

Don't just take it from us — hear what an investigator has to say: 

I had been working on a manuscript for several years and was in the final stages but needed help explaining the results. I used a statistical analysis I had not previously implemented and furthermore was not a common method of analysis within my field. I stopped by for the drop-in sessions a few times and discussed my concerns and needs. Gavino was extremely helpful in clarifying aspects of the results section of my manuscript and taught me a few new tips when creating/labeling graphs in R.

— Alisa Baron, assistant professor of communicative disorders at the University of Rhode Island. Consulted with Associate Professor and Head of Statistics, Gavino Puggioni, PhD.  

 

The schedule of upcoming drop-in sessions is always posted in our weekly e-mail newsletter, and available on the Advance-CTR calendar accessible via our homepage.

We hope you drop in to see us soon. 

Next Up: 

Biostatistics, Research Design, and Analysis: 

Rhode Island Hospital 
With Jason Machan, PhD
Tuesday, September 17 & 24
12:30-2 p.m
593 Eddy Street
Grads Dorm 206A 

University of Rhode Island
With Gavino Puggioni, PhD
Monday, October 7
9-11 a.m.
Tyler Hall, Room 052

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Assistance:

Advance-CTR Offices 
With Rochelle Rosen, PhD
Monday, September 9 from 9-11 a.m.
233 Richmond Street, Room 223