The importance of cross-disciplinary STD and HIV research is growing; such approaches have become essential in research design and in obtaining research funding. Establishing familiarity with research perspectives outside one’s own discipline provides young investigators with the tools for continued interdisciplinary learning and collaboration, and for avoiding an overly narrow ‘tunnel vision’ of the scope of investigative possibilities. This course offers introductory training in behavioral, clinical, epidemiologic, statistical and pathogenesis research by providing a practically oriented overview of the language and skills common to these broad disciplines. The course duration has been limited to two weeks in order to encourage individuals who are establishing active research careers to attend.
Course faculty are international leaders in the field of STD/HIV research and come from the University of Washington as well as other research institutions in Seattle and across the globe. Faculty vary from year to year. A list of some prior course topics and faculty is available here.