Conway Chair Conversations

Conway Chair Conversations will engage us in lively discussions and demonstrations about developing scientific ideas, i.e., how this is done, issues that confront idea development, choices made about design and methods. This series of research discussions will focus on the evolution of three ideas. Each month, our featured scholars will share progress about their respective development of an idea. Attendees can respond to the ideas and influence their development. Additionally during each monthly conversation, one social or political force that can influence science will be discussed.

This series takes place on the first Wednesday of every month from 11:30-12:20 (except July).

Accreditation Information

Accreditation Information:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of INOVA and Children’s National Health System. The INOVA Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the MSV to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's National Health System is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Meet the Scholars

Meet the Scholars

Jan Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN Jan Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN
Jan Agazio is the Assistant Dean and Director of the PhD and DNP programs at the School of Nursing of the Catholic University of America. During her year at Children’s National, she will continue her work with childhood obesity and will be proposing art-based techniques to learn about children’s understanding of their diabetes, its management and its impact on their families.

Nadine Camp, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PCNadine Camp, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Nadine Camp is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Health Center Anacostia. During her two years as a Conway Nursing Research Scholar, she has extended her doctoral work related to childhood obesity prevention in primary care settings with a quality improvement initiative emphasizing the clinical importance of BMI classification and childhood healthy habits.

Vicki Freedenberg, PhD, APRNVicki Freedenberg, PhD, APRN
Dr. Vicki Freedenberg served as the first internal Conway Nursing Research Scholar and implemented a randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness in adolescents with cardiac conditions.

Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Jeanne Geiger-Brown served as the first external Conway Nursing Research Scholar and completed a study on RN nightshift fatigue and sleep and is now co-leading a translation team related to fatigue, napping and sleep of RNs on the nightshift. Their work will continue with us this new academic year.

Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAANPamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN
The William and Joanne Conway Chair in Nursing Research Director, Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes
Associate Director, Center for Translational Science
Children’s Research Institute
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The George Washington University

Peter Scheidt, MD, MPH

Peter Scheidt, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

Past Discussions

Past Discussions

June 2017
Topic: Speaking Research and then Speaking Advocacy: findings Reworded for Policy Makers
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 12 min 20 sec) 
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May 2017
Topic: SPEAK RESEARCH ....Findings Reworded for Policy Makers
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 34 min 38 sec) 


March 2017
Topic: Addressing the Question: Is it Research or a Quality Improvement Project
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 10 min 35 sec) 


February 2017
Topic: When Do You Make the Decision to Resubmit: Funding from Private Foundations & the Federal Government
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 3 min) 


January 2017
Topic: Leftovers: Giving Data a Second Chance
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (52 min 22 sec) 

December 2016
Topic: Blog, Tweet, and Snap your way to the public: Getting your research to the people who need it!
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 24 min) 
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November 2016
Topic: Why Create the Whole Enchilada - Embed your Aim in an Existing Study

Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (55 min) 


June 2016
Topic: R01 Grant Critique:  Chance to Observe Dwelling in Uncertainty:  Bringing Research Ideas Forward
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.
Guests: 
Dr. Karen Kehl, Program Director  at NINR – ‘An  NIH  Perspective on Reproducibility in Science’ 
Dr. Mendel Tuchman, Chief Research Officer, Scientific Director, Children’s Research Institute at CNHS. ‘Revisiting the Ethics of Authorship, the Dogma of First Last and Middle’

View the webinar (1 hr 35 min) 


April 2016

Topic: R01 Grant Critique:  Chance to Observe Dwelling in Uncertainty:  Bringing Research Ideas Forward


Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 29 min) 


March 2016

Topic: Creating a Flagship Protocol for Future Replication Research and Advancing Two Research Ideas Forward.


Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 59 min) 



February 2016

Topic: Revisiting Authorship in Research and Publication & Replicating Research-Extending our Reach and Translation


Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 44 min) 


November 2015
Topic: Types of Study Replication: Demonstration of Projects /Ideas linked to Selective Replication and Extension
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 49 min 6 sec)  | Download Recording
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Program Learning Objectives

Program Learning Objectives

  • Describe behind-the-scenes processes that contribute to the development, generation, and dissemination of research
  • Examine the process of creating, refining, and implementing collaborative research
  • Appreciate the social and political aspects of research and science

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