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Advisory Committee

Dr. Lani Zimmerman (Chair and Program Director), Dr. Apar Ganti, Dr. Jennifer Larsen, Dr. Jane Meza, Dr. Ted Mikuls, and Dr. John Sparks

Specifically for UNMC faculty, the intent of this program is to develop scientists and health professionals at the junior faculty stage into productive and independent clinical and translational researchers. The overall aim of the program is to provide multidisciplinary didactic education and practical research grant training for those who intend to develop a career in clinical and translational research, so they may acquire the skills to design, implement, and report ethically sound, extramurally funded clinical and translational research. 

PhD Curriculum

Coursework

PhD students enrolled in the MSIA - Clinical & Translational Research Mentored Scholars Program must complete the following courses:

Statistics Requirement
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL STUDIES3
Core Curriculum
CTR 901SEMINAR IN CLINICAL TRANSLATION RESEARCH GRANTSMANSHIP I2
CTR 903MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM BUILDING AND CONCEPT BUILDING2
EPI 820EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
One additional EPI course is required
Electives (4 courses)
Students will consult with their Supervisory Committee to select appropriate electives from the following courses:
BIOS 810INTRO SAS PROGRAMMING3
EPI 821APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY3
NRSG 910HLTH RELATED INSTRUMNT3
NRSG 934QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS3
NRSG 935QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS3
NRSG 937PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES3
CTR 914MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC ILLNESSES3
CTR 923RURAL HEALTH RESEARCH: CONSIDERATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS3
CTR 928TRANSLATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY OUTCOMES RESEARCH3
HPRO 807INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH3
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)/Ethics Training