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Demystifying Medical Research Projects, Part 2


  • Robert W. Hostoffer, DO, PhD
  • Brian P. Peppers, DO, PhD
Date: June 26, 2017

The Scholar series are workshop style educational opportunities designed to demystify the process of starting a research project in the medical field. The course targets medical professionals potentially interested in research but have limited, distant or no experience in creating a research project. The webinar format of Scholar Overview will be partially interactive. Participants will be guided through specific tasks to help create a quick and fun mini research project that can be carried out during the webinar. The skills earned through this exercise can then be transferred to real original research projects. Additional online videos will be made available for continued support, along with email support for specific questions.

Dr. Peppers is a board certified pediatrician and chief fellow of the Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology Fellowship created and led by Dr. Hostoffer. He has an extensive research background from his PhD in organic chemistry, post doctoral work with adjuvant design and synthesis for vaccines and medical research on projects ranging from case reports to bench.

As an emerging leader in the medical profession, Peppers helps medical programs design research projects and increase their overall proficiencies in research. His current work in the Scholar 7 program is to help identify and remove barriers that hinder and deter participants from pursuing their scholarly goals.
Dr. Hostoffer, is program director of the Allergy/ Immunology Fellowship, University Hospital, Cleveland Medical Center, Ohio. He is a nationally recognized expert in allergic and immunologic disorders affecting both children and adults. He is a associate professor in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve Professor of medical specialty Ohio University, Professor Lake Erie College Osteopathic Medicine.

A leader in the medical profession, Dr. Hostoffer is a past president of the Ohio Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, and Cleveland Allergy Society. He is the recipient of many awards, including honorary fellow status in the American College of Osteopathic Internists and 2015 Pediatrician of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. He was awarded Honorary Doctorate of Humain Letters, John Carroll University, Ohio.

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