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Applications are being accepted for the 20082009 NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2008.
Designed primarily for physicians and dentists who desire formal training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research, the program calls for part-time study, allowing students to integrate their academic with their clinical training.
Courses are offered at the NIH Clinical Center via videoconference. Credit earned may be applied toward satisfying the degree requirement for a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C.
The degree requires 24 credits of graded course work, plus a research project for which 12 units of credit are given.
Applications are available in the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education, Building 10, Room B1L403. Additional information on coursework and tuition costs can be found here.
should check with their institute or center regarding funding for participation
in this program. E-mail queries regarding the program may be sent
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP:
PEDIATRIC CLINICAL RESEARCH AND OUTCOMES
Susan Gottesman, chief of the Biochemical Genetics Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI, will give the first Anita B. Roberts Lecture of 2008—"Stress Adaptation via Regulatory RNAs," March 4, in Lipsett Amphitheather, Building 10, at 1:30 p.m.
The Anita B. Roberts Lecture series is sponsored by the NIH Women Scientists Advisors Committee and the Office of Research on Womens Health. The lecture is open to the public, and sign-language interpreters are provided on request.
Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Dierdre Andrews, 301-496-3891, or Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339, five days before the lecture.
The Pediatric Clinical Research and Outcomes SIG is a forum for harmonizing and advancing the design and implementation of pediatric clinical research with a particular emphasis on age and developmentally appropriate and interpretable outcome measures that may extend across diseases or conditions.
Pediatric clinical research differs from general clinical research in the diversity and longitudinally dynamic nature of the patient populations.
Outcome measures, biomarker development, methodology, and even the study questions themselves can be unique for a particular subpopulation and different among the various pediatric subpopulations and general clinical research.
Moreover, particular ethical issues, reflected in the additional regulations that apply specifically to pediatric research, require planning, procedures, and study conduct that differ from the general paradigms.
This SIG is recruiting members. Contact Steven Hirschfeld.
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