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Vol. LXVII, No. 21
October 9, 2015

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Murray Gives Next ‘Mind the Gap’ Seminar, Oct. 23

Dr. David M. Murray

Dr. David M. Murray, NIH associate director for prevention and director of the Office of Disease Prevention, will present his talk “Design and Analysis of Studies to Evaluate Multi-Level Interventions in Public Health and Medicine” at the next Medicine: Mind the Gap seminar. It will take place Friday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

During the webinar, Murray will describe the best options for evaluating multi-level interventions, which aim to improve the public health by exerting influence on multiple levels, such as families, individuals, health care providers and physical and social environments.

“Group or cluster randomized trials have been suggested as the gold standards for evaluating multi-level interventions, but other methods exist and should be explored,” said Murray. “Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of these methods will give investigators more knowledge to plan their studies in a way that promotes the best possible outcomes for patients seeking preventive or therapeutic gains.”

Murray has spent his career evaluating intervention programs designed to improve public health. He has authored more than 230 peer-reviewed articles and published the first book about the design and analysis of grouprandomized trials.

Murray will accept questions about his presentation via email at prevention@mail., on Twitter with #NIHMtG and through the WebEx webinar software.

Register for the event at www.prevention. View the live videocast at

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