Summer Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
The Brown University School of Public Health is offering it's fifth-annual Summer Institute in Clinical and Translational Research. This summer program is specifically geared towards physicians and doctorally-trained individuals who would like to hone their research and writing skills.
The Summer Institute is a unique opportunity to gain the critical research skills needed to plan, propose, and execute a research proposal. The intensive 6-week training program gives busy professionals insight into research design and proposal development. The program consists of two full-credit courses, detailed below.
The Summer Institute will be held from Monday, May 19, 2014 to Friday June 27, 2014. This will be a full time commitment for the six week period. The cost of tuition for Summer 2013 was $5,576 per full course. Tuition for Summer 2014 will not be determined until March 2014. We are offering scholarships that cover a portion of tuition costs for Brown faculty and fellows.
Research Methods in Clinical, Translational, and Health Services Research
"Research Methods in Clinical, Translational, and Health Services Research," is taught by Dr. Annie Gjelsvik. Through a combination of readings, written assignments, and presentations, students will learn to develop and refine research questions, design research projects, appropriately implement research methodologies and understand research ethics, including IRB processes and HIPAA regulations.
Annie Gjelsvik, PhD, Assistant Professor of Community Health, is the 2010 recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching in Public Health. She is the Epidemiologist for the Rhode Island Diabetes Control Program. Her current research focuses on providing public access to public health surveillance data. and examining causes of hospital readmission among patients with diabetes.
Scientific Writing, Research Presentation, and Proposal Development
"Scientific Writing, Research Presentation, and Proposal Development," is taught by Dr. Michael Stein. The course is intended to enhance scientific writing skills, including manuscripts and proposals. Students are expected to produce a grant proposal based on their research interests by the end of the course.
Michael Stein, M.D. is Professor of Medicine & Community Health at Brown. He has been continuously funded by NIH for nearly two decades and is the author of over 200 medical articles.He is an internationally-acclaimed authority on behavioral medicine and the interaction of HIV disease, drug use disorders, and primary care. He is also the acclaimed writer of numerous award-winning books including, "The Lonely Patient." Visit his website:www.michaelsteinbooks.com for more information on his publications.
If you have any questions about the program please contact:
Manager, MPH and MS Programs
Patrick M. Vivier, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Community Health and Pediatrics
Director, Master of Public Health Program
Director, Summer Institute in Clinical and Translational Research