Education and Training


The RESCU Core provides diverse but critical assistance to trainees both in terms of helping them write pivotal and important papers that contribute to clinical research, knowledge in arthritis and in terms of helping them refine their ideas by subjecting those ideas to the cauldron of constructive criticism that RESCU presents.

RESCU attendees consist of faculty (physicians, statisticians, and epidemiologists), rheumatology fellows, post-docs, project managers, data analysts, and graduate students. The meeting starts at 9:30 and lasts about 2 hours depending on the number of presentations.

During the meeting, we often review research proposals, abstracts and manuscripts, and discuss new research ideas. We also invite outside speakers to give talks on their research.

Presenters often talk about their research for about one hour in a very informal setting. If possible, participants will send copies of their presentation for distribution to attendees. Questions may be asked during the talk or when the presentation is complete.

RESCU meetings take place every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am in X231.

2017 RESCU Calendar


Dr. Felson directs the CREST (Clinical Research Training) Program now under the auspices of the Training and Education Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Since its inception in 1999 as a K30, the CREST Program has trained and mentored fellows and junior faculty interested in pursuing clinical research careers. The primary components of the CREST program at BUSM include a biweekly seminar, research and career mentoring, an IRB internship and course work leading to an advanced degree at BUSPH and BUSM’s MSCI Program.

Students with a doctoral degree in the health sciences (MD, DDS, DMD, or PhD) are eligible to apply to the CREST program for comprehensive training in clinical research including epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, health services research, biobehavioral research and translational research.

For details on our Clinical Research Training Program (CREST), please view the Education and Training Section of our BU CTSI.