EPIPORT Online Training Program for Clinical Research

The EpiPORT Online Training Program for Clinical Research offers 28 learning modules on key aspects of clinical research in epilepsy. It combines 18 modules created by leaders in epilepsy research with 10 modules from the NIH Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR).  

A certificate of completion will be provided upon request to individuals who complete all 28 modules with a minimum of 80% score on each post-assessment survey, as tracked with their user accountCompletion of 50% of the modules is a prerequisite for the AES EPIPORT Mentorship Program for Clinical Research 

These modules are not accredited for continuing education credits. 

This program is a product of the AES Clinical Research Committee with generous support from an educational grant from Eisai Inc.  

  • All AES members have free access to all EPIPORT online learning modules. Go to the online education portal here and use the link in the top right corner of the page to sign in with your myAES credentials 

  • Non-AES members may access each online module for a modest fee. Or consider joining our community of specialists dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of epilepsy.  

  • Institutions or organizations interested in group access for their professionals should contact AES at grants@aesnet.org. 


Curriculum Module Number Topic  Speaker
NIH-01 Choosing a Research Question and Implications for Efficient Clinical Trials  John Powers, III, MD
NIH-02 Overview of Clinical Study Design Laura Lee Johnson, PhD
NIH-03 Design of Epidemiologic Studies  Laura Lee Johnson, PhD
NIH-04 Overview of Hypothesis Testing  Paul Wakim, PhD
NIH-05 Sample Size and Power  Laura Lee Johnson, PhD
NIH-06 Measures  David Luckenbaugh
NIH-07 Module I Summary and Study Examples  Laura Lee Johnson, PhD
NIH-08 Ethical Principles in Clinical Research  Christine Grady, RN, PhD 
NIH-09 Institutional Review Boards  Jerry Menikoff, MD, JD 
NIH-10 Scientific Conduct  James L. Gulley, MD, PhD, FACP
AES-1 Grant Writing Zach Grinspan, MD 
AES-2 Background and Significance / Literature Reviews Sue Herman, MD
AES-3 Grading the Medical Evidence David Gloss, MD 
AES-4 Methods: Selection of Outcome Measures Frank Gilliam, MD, MPH
AES-5 Standards for Epidemiologic Studies in Epilepsy Allen Hauser, MD
AES-6 Methods: Subject selection & confounders Sheryl Haut, MD 
AES-7 Statistics: ANOVA & Regression Analyses  Paul S. Horn, PhD
AES-8 Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests Daniel Friedman, MD
AES-9 Drug & Device Development Roger Porter, MD
AES-10 Issues in Randomized Control Trial Design for AEDs Jacqueline French, MD
AES-11 Trials of Epilepsy Surgery & Devices Martha Morrell, MD
AES-12 Computational Neuroimaging Research in Epilepsy William Gaillard, MD
AES-13 Comorbidities Bruce Hermann, PhD
AES-14 Ethics of Epilepsy Research Phillip Pearl, MD 
AES-15 Writing & Publishing  Robet A. Gross, MD 
AES-16 Genetics and Genomics Ruth Ottman, PhD
AES-17 Research Administration: CRFs, databases, budgets, and regulations Sue Herman, MD
AES-18 Quality Improvement and Outcomes Research Anup Patel, MD


AES Clinical Research Committee 2018 and 2019 

  • Avani Modi, PhD – Chair, September 2018 – 2021, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & University of Cincinnati  

  • Cynthia Harden, MD – former Chair, January – September 2018, formerly with Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai 

  • Ravindra Arya, MD, DM, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital 

  • William Gallentine, DO, Stanford University & Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital 

  • Barry E. Gidal, PharmD, RPh, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

  • Daniel Friedman, MD, New York University Langone 

  • Adam L. Hartman, MD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 

  • Susan Herman, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess & Harvard Medical School 

  • David W. Loring, PhD, Emory University 

  • Hyunmi Kim, MD, PhD, MPH, Stanford University 

  • Gregory Krauss, MD, Johns Hopkins University  

  • Shalini Narayana, PhD, MBBS, UTHSC College of Medicine & Le Bonheur Children's Hospital 

  • Piero Perucca, MD, PhD, FRACP, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Alfred Health, Monash University, Australia 

  • Vicenta Salanova, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine 


Questions? Contact grants@aesnet.org 

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