- To introduce current and future investigators to critical research areas and questions in the field of STD/HIV;
- To expose investigators to the research techniques and tools needed to conduct scientifically sound studies, including study design, experimental approach, production of instruments for data collection, and methods for data analysis;
- To introduce trainees to the fundamentals of different disciplines involved in STD/HIV research in order to foster research collaborations; and
- To discuss strategies for successfully competing for research funds and publishing one’s work.
A combination of didactic lectures, pre-assigned reading, and interactive workshops integrating several areas of emphasis will be employed to encourage active discussion and hands-on practice of the material presented. A comprehensive syllabus and references will be provided following the course.
To learn more about course content, and to gain a better understanding of the general course structure, please visit a description of the 2012 Course Topics & Faculty.