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School and Program Updates

School and Program Updates

Columbia’s New Skills for Health and Research Professionals (SHARP) Training Program Announces Summer 2019 Boot Camps and Dates

The Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University has expanded its popular summer boot camps on the hottest research and education topics into a formal summer training program for trainees and investigators at all career stages. The Skills for Health and Research Professionals (SHARP) Training Program will offer 13 short trainings from June-August in Epigenetics, Machine Learning, the Exposome, Causal Mediation Analysis, PI lab leadership, NIH Grant Writing, Perinatal Comfort Care, Single Cell Analysis, GIS, Mendelian Randomization, Environmental Mixtures, Radiation Safety, and Functional Genetics. Each intensive training will integrate seminars and hands-on analytical or activity sessions to provide an overview of concepts, techniques, and methods used for each topic. Several scholarships are available and SHARP Trainings will take place on the Columbia University Medical Campus in New York City.

Trainings are led by field experts, many of which are collaborating from leading institutions including: the Broad Institute, Columbia, CUNY, Harvard, Mt. Sinai, the New York Genome Center, University of Pennsylvania, University of California Berkeley, University of Maryland, and University of Washington, among others.

These trainings integrate seminar lectures on theory, followed by hands-on activities to put concepts into practice. Each training is designed to incorporate new knowledge, methods, and tools into the fast ever-changing innovative health and research fields. Participants will come away with new practical knowledge and skills that will enhance their research efforts and/or career goals.

The SHARP Training is offering several professional development scholarships to provide opportunities for individuals who have potential to shape future health and research fields using powerful and innovative techniques. More information about scholarships and deadlines.

We invite trainees and investigators at all career stages to join us. Registration opens in mid-February and those on the SHARP Trainings email list will be first to know. Capacity is limited for all trainings.

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