Short-Term Training

This service is provided by TRANSFORM.


Short-term training opportunities are available through courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, and online training. Check the Irving Institute calendar for upcoming seminars, deadlines, and events.

  • Columbia Summer Research Institute (CSRI): CSRI offers junior investigators the opportunity to gain fundamental skills in research design and statistical analysis for patient oriented research in an intensive summer format. Visit the CSRI website for details and application information.
  • Building Interdisciplinary Research Models (Course Numbers: BIST 89260, SON N9260, GSAS G9260): Offered jointly by the Mailman School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, this course allows participants to build skills in interdisciplinary research by collaborating with scholars from various disciplines. For more information please contact the Irving Institute Education Center.
  • Funding and Grantsmanship for Research and Career Development Activities: This course presents effective strategies for postdoctoral fellows, new scientific investigators, current faculty, and administrators on securing research funding through guidelines on grant writing, identifying funding sources, and preparing for grant application reviews. This course provides useful and informative resources, including advice given by experienced Columbia researchers, to learn about the measures strongly encouraged to secure grants to fund research. For more information, visit the course page.
  • Department of Epidemiology's Summer Institute: : The Department of Epidemiology hosts a summer institute in June called episummer@columbia, offering non-credit courses for faculty, students, and healthcare professionals seeking advanced skills in subjects such as statistical software and analysis, data visualization, modeling, and focused epidemiological topics. For more details about courses and registration, visit the episummer@columbia website
  • Mailman School of Public Health Trainings and Workshops: The Mailman School of Public Health offers several short, intensive boot camps to teach in-demand skills for research and education. For more details about trainings and registration, visit the school’s training workshops webpage.
  • RASCAL Basics: Online training and manuals can be found on the RASCAL webpage.
  • Taking Courses at Mailman School of Public Health: In order to take individual courses, you must apply as a special/non-degree student. Popular courses without prerequisites include Introduction to Biostatistics (P6103/6104); Principles of Epidemiology I (P6400); Issues & Approaches in Health Policy & Management (P6530); and Basic Laboratory Methods in Clinical & Translational Research (P8102). Popular choices that have prerequisites include The Randomized Clinical Trial (P8140; prerequisite: Intro to Biostat (P6103/P6104)); Clinical Epidemiology (P8450; prerequisites: Intro to Biostat (P6103/P6104) and Principles of Epi I (P6400)); and Decision Analysis for Clinical & Public Health Practices (P8568; prerequisite: Intro to Biostat (P6103/P6104)). For information on how to apply, go to the Mailman School of Public Health website.
  • K Award Development Series: Running annually for a period of six months leading up to K award submissions, the K Award Development Seminar assists research fellows and junior faculty with preparing their proposal for a K award and exposes those who are interested in learning more about the process. The seminar is held once a month, and each seminar has a faculty presenter or panel that focuses on a component of the K award application. One of the seminars is a mock review, where seminar participants volunteer to have their applications reviewed by faculty and the class experiences a simulated review committee meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Harold Pincus.

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