Overview of the CRTP Program by Erin Haynes Dr.P.H., MS

Brief History of CRTP

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has been training physicians in epidemiological investigation for over a decade. New clinically-related courses have been added to the curriculum and in 2005, the University was successful in obtaining NIH funding for the Clinical Research Curriculum Award (CRCA, K30, Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH, PI). The CRCA is designed to improve the quality of training in clinical research by supporting the development and/or improvement of didactic curricula in clinical research theory, methodology, application, and ethics. The CRCA adds additional clinically-related courses to the CRTP curriculum. In addition, recognizing the critical need for mentorship in clinical research, the CRCA emphasizes the development or assembly of a group of seasoned, dedicated mentors for the trainees.

The CRTP resides in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Environmental Health. Faculty members come from the College of Medicine Departments of Environmental Health, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry; the College of Pharmacy; and the Institute for the Study of Health. All teaching faculty in the program are actively engaged in clinical studies.


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