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Subplan Advisory Committee
Dr. Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu (Chair and Program Director), Dr. Bhavana Dave, and Dr. Laura Bilek

Students enrolled in the MSIA - Patient-Oriented Clinical Research PhD program engage in and learn the processes of patient-oriented clinical research. This research directly involves patients, evaluating either their tissue, behavior, physiology or responses to an intervention. Types of research considered patient-oriented include, but are not limited to, the use of human tissues to study diagnostic techniques, the mechanism of disease, effectiveness of treatment interventions, and clinical trials. 

PhD Curriculum

Statistics Requirement
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
(Or graduate level Biostatistics courses within the NU system and approved by the POR Sub-plan committee will be accepted)
Core Curriculum
One course in grant writing is required. Students must choose a grant writing course in consultation with their Supervisory Committee.
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES3
MSIA 910HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT2
MSIA 970SEMINAR (to be taken for 4 semesters)4
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (4 courses)
Students will work with their Supervisory Committee to select appropriate electives
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training
Note: Students must complete the majority of their coursework (all courses but one, excluding Seminar and Doctoral Dissertation) from their approved Program of Study prior to taking the Comprehensive Exam.

MD/PhD Curriculum

Upon successful completion of Phase 1 of the College of Medicine curriculum, the MD/PhD students in the MSIA - Patient-Oriented Research sub-plan must complete the following coursework:

Statistics Requirement
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES3
Core Curriculum
One course in grant writing is required. Students must choose a grant writing course in consultation with their Supervisory Committee.
MSIA 910HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT2
MSIA 970SEMINAR (to be taken for 4 semesters)4
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (1 courses)
Students will work with their Supervisory Committee to select appropriate electives
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)/Ethics Training
NOTE: Students must complete the majority of their coursework (all courses but one, excluding Seminar and Doctoral Dissertation) from their approved Program of Study prior to the Comprehensive Exam.