Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research


2017-18 SYNERGY Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research

Are you trying to become an independently funded Principal Investigator? The Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research builds research focus among learners from diverse disciplines by developing the core competencies required to achieve successful careers in clinical and translational research. This program is designed to meet the career development needs of researchers seeking to advance their basic understanding of core competencies in clinical and translational research. The goal of the program is to coach investigators in the development of their own research project plan. Applicants must be actively planning on developing a protocol for IRB approval, or a proposal that can be submitted for grant funding. The program will consist of weekly, 2-hour meetings from October 2017 - March 2018.

Applications: Due August 15, 2017.
Applicants must be faculty and employees of Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock or VA (MD, DO, PhD, DNP, or equivalent) who are nominated by their Department Chairs. You will provide details on the research question for the research proposal that will serve as the foundation of your work in this program. See the program flyer and application, and Program Details below.

Advanced Certificate Flyer
Advanced Certificate Application

Program Details

SYNERGY’s Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research is designed to meet the career development needs of researchers seeking to advance their basic understanding of core competencies in clinical and translational research. The program is centered on helping students convert original research ideas into IRB-approved protocols that can be submitted for grant funding. Using a blend of didactic and small-group tutorials, learners will develop skills in areas critical to their development as independent researchers, including:

  • Biostatistics
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Clinical trial design
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Research ethics
  • Community engagement
To successfully complete this program, learners must create and submit a study plan/protocol, and/or submit their project to an internal or external funding agency. They will also present their project at a SYNERGY seminar.

Eligibility

Applicants to this program must be faculty and employees of Dartmouth or Dartmouth-Hitchcock or VA (MD, DO, PhD, DNP, or equivalent) who are nominated by their Department Chairs.

Preparation

Applicants should have substantial experience in research. They should come into the program motivated to pursue funding for a particular research project as a principal investigator.

Time Commitment and Schedule

The program will consist of weekly, 2-hour meetings from October 2017 - March 2018. Learners should plan on devoting a minimum of 4–6 hours per week to complete the program. The Fall meetings will include didactic lectures, while the Spring meetings will be participant-driven tutorials focused around developing your research protocol and proposal.

Faculty

Collectively, the faculty participating in the Advanced Certificate program has broad expertise and experience with the various skills needed to conduct clinical research.

Cost

There is no cost to learners. This program is supported by Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute under award number UL1TR001086 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Continuing Education Credit

The program is accredited for 1.0 CME credit per week.

Program Director

Surachai Supattapone, MD, PhD, DPhil
Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
surachai.supattapone@dartmouth.edu

To inquire about this Advanced Certificate or to apply, please contact Angeline Andrew, Senior Program Director in SYNERGY Administration
angeline.s.andrew@dartmouth.edu
603-650-1877