Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research


Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute started a new educational opportunity in 2016. The 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.

The program is now ongoing through March 2017. For reference, the program flyer is given below.
Advanced Certificate Flyer

Overview

SYNERGY’s Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research is designed to meet the career development needs of researchers seeking an 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
  • Data analysis
  • Research ethics
  • Data safety and monitoring
  • Community engagement
The time commitment includes weekly meetings, currently Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 6:00 pm, from September 21, 2016 through March 29, 2017. Learners devote a minimum of another 4 – 6 hours per week to complete the program.

Eligibility

Applicants to this program must be faculty and employees of Dartmouth or Dartmouth-Hitchcock (MD, DO, PhD, or DNP). Post-doctoral fellows and doctoral candidates may also be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must have an outline of a topic or draft of a clinical and translational research proposal that can serve as the foundation of their work in this program.

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).

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this Advanced Certificate, learners must create a study plan/protocol, obtain IRB approval for their protocol, and submit their project to an internal or external funding agency. They are also encouraged to present their project at a department event or at a SYNERGY-sponsored seminar.

An application to award Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits is in process.

Program Director

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

Core Faculty

Angeline Andrew, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology

James Bernat, MD
Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethicist

Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Jon D. Lurie, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Orthopaedics, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Todd MacKenzie, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Heiko Pohl, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Tor D. Tosteson, Sc.D.
Professor, Biomedical Data Science, Community and Family Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice; Director, Division of Biostatistics

To inquire about this Advanced Certificate or to apply, please contact Angeline Andrew, Senior Program Director in SYNERGY Administration
angeline.s.andrew@dartmouth.edu
603-650-1876