Seminar Series

The CRC sponsors monthly seminars for faculty, staff, residents, and students who are interested in clinical research. A variety of research topics have been presented in areas such as outcomes research, statistics, and training, as well as research techniques in molecular biology, exercise physiology, pediatric aids, cardiology, cancer, and dentistry.

The CRC Seminar Series is an approved Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be obtained per seminar). With prior approval from the speaker, seminars can be viewed via live web streaming (i.e., viewed only during the live presentation) and on-demand (i.e., anyone, anywhere, at any time, can view the presentation). Please note: To receive CME credit, attendees must attend the live, in-person lecture.

Seminars are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Low Learning Center at UConn Health unless otherwise indicated by asterisks **. View the CRC Speaker Schedule_2018-2019

Upcoming Seminars

The Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

Clinical Research Center (CRC) Seminar Series

On Methods in Clinical Research


Provided by

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and the Clinical Research Center


Summer is Here: What do I need to know about Lyme disease and ticks?


Melissa Caimano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Molecular Biology and Biophysics

UConn Health
Farmington, CT


Date:   Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Time:   12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M.

Location:  Low Learning Center– UConn Health, Farmington, CT



                (Note:  No CME’s given for Web Cast viewing)


Light lunch and beverage provided from 11:30 AM-12:00 noon


Target Audience:  Faculty, staff, residents, and students interested in clinical research


Learning Objectives:  Participants will be able to:  a) Discuss the enzootic cycle that maintains Borrelia burgdorferi in nature; b) Discuss the time frame required for pathogen transmission following tick bite and implications regarding treatment; d) Discuss the current recommended 2-tier testing for Lyme disease and limitations.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.  Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.

Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Dr. Melissa Caimano, have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.  Dr. Caimano will not be discussing the off-label use of any product.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.  Food and refreshments provided by the CRC.

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits.  An email from with instructions will be sent to participants.  Please complete the evaluation within one week of receiving the email.

If you do not receive an evaluation assignment from within 10 business days of this activity, please contact the Department that hosted this activity (indicated above) to ensure that your account is set up and your participation in this activity was forwarded to the CME office.


On Demand Webcast Seminars

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the seminar series, please contact Ms. Lisa Godin at or 860.679.4145.