CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Jan. 22, 2003
UI establishes certificate program in clinical research
At its January meeting last week in Iowa City, the Board
of Regents, State of Iowa approved the establishment of a new Certificate
in Clinical Investigation program at the University of Iowa.
The certificate will be offered to scholars participating in the UI's Graduate
Training Program in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI). The program is funded
by a Clinical Research Curriculum Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Brad Doebbeling, M.D., is program director and Valerie Forman, Ph.D., is
assistant program director. Both are faculty members in the UI Roy J. and
Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Other faculty members in the program
come from the UI Carver College of Medicine as well as the UI Colleges of
Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Liberal Arts.
The certificate program will directly target the training needs of the GTPCI
scholars by providing 19 hours of focused coursework in research methodology
and data analysis. The program also sets research productivity goals for
trainees, requires hands-on research experience with experienced clinical
research mentors, and provides opportunities for trainees to receive interdisciplinary
critique of their work. To be eligible for the new program, individuals must
hold a M.D., Ph.D., D.O. (doctor of osteopathy), Pharm.D. (doctor of pharmacy)
or D.D.S. (doctor of dental science) degree.
One of the goals of the certificate program is to help make fellows and
junior faculty more competitive for research careers in clinical research.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and
Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and
services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.