CDN is an AHRQ designated Center of Excellence for Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning (2012) and was designated a “Best Practice” Clinical Research Network by the NIH (2006). We provide peer support through training and education that integrates online and onsite didactic and experiential learning.

Visit our Webcast Library of over 900 free webcasts, many accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME). 

How CDN can serve your organization:

  • Customized On-Site Training
  • Virtual Learning Labs and Collaboratives
  • Blended Learning Collaboratives (onsite and online)
  • Continuing Education for Physicians (AAFP), Dentists (AGD), Pharmacists, Nurses, Social Workers (NASW), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), and other professionals

Interested in disseminating your research and training programs to our network via webcast?
For more information, please contact our Clinical Education Department at or 212 382 0699 ext 243.

webcast library

Our specialties:


  • Community Engagement
  • Community-Academic Partnerships
  • Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs)


  • Design of epidemiologic studies, surveys, and clinical trials
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Preparing Informed Consents
  • Working with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)


  • Grant Writing
  • Workplans, Timelines, & Budgeting


  • Study Implementation
  • Recruitment and Retention Methodology


  • Investigator and Research Staff Training
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP) for Clinical Investigators
  • Research Ethics, Responsible Conduct, and Protecting Human Subjects
  • Cultural Competence
  • Program Evaluation


  • Community- and Clinician-based dissemination

NHBLI African American Blood Pressure Control RCTS

Blood Pressure-Visit Intensification for Successful Improvement of Treatment

Webcast Series:

The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)

Howard University College of Medicine AIDS Education and Training Center-National Multicultural Center (AETC-NMC)

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Cancer Prevention and Control
Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates among Russian Speaking NYC Community Members

RCHN Community Health Foundation

Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgical Centers

National Association of Community Health Centers
Research Training Catalog for FQHCs

The Rockefeller University Hospital Clinical Research Nursing

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Training

Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques/Expressive Supportive Therapy (SMART/EST) Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Training (CBSMT) for HIV+ Women

Dental Management Series

March of Dimes – 2015 Prematurity Conference

Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention

  • Partnership between Cicatelli Associates, Inc. (CAI) and Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)