The University of Zurich and Harvard Medical School Summer School in Clinical Investigation (SSCI) weeklong program will help clinicians and clinician-scientists to build skills in clinical investigation with a particular focus on clinical trials, to increase knowledge in statistical analysis, and to connect to a community of like-minded researchers. 

The weeklong program includes curriculum sessions on:

  • Novel Approaches to Subgroup Analysis
  • Overcoming Recruitment and Retention Challenges  
  • Quantitative Methods for Benefit-Harm Analysis 
  • Authorship Dispute
Workshops to be held at the University of Zurich from September 3–7, 2019
  • Who Are We Looking For?

    Who should apply for this program?

    Candidates with an MBBS, MD, PhD, DMD, DDS, PharmD, DNP, DPT, RD or equivalent degree with an interest in gaining skills and knowledge in clinical research.

  • Schedule

    Draft 2019 Schedule *subject to change

    Day 1

    12:30 PM

    Welcome & Introduction

    1:30 PM

    Session TBD
     

    3:00 PM

    Refreshment Break

    3:30 PM

    Overcoming Recruitment and Retention Challenges

    5:00 PM

    Roundtable Discussion

    5:30 PM

    Class Photo (weather permitting)

    5:30 PM

    Reception

     

    Day 2

    9:00 AM

    Session TBD

    10:30 AM

    Refreshment Break

    11:00 AM

    Group Assignment
     

    12:30 PM

    Lunch

    1:30 PM

    Quantitative Methods for Benefit-Harm Analysis
     

    3:00 PM

    Refreshment Break

    3:30 PM

    Session TBD
     

    5:00 PM

    Roundtable Discussion

     

    Day 3

    9:00 AM

    Trials: Nuts and Bolts -Novel Approaches to Subgroup Analysis
     

    9:45 AM

    Session TBD

    10:30 AM

    Refreshment Break
     

    11:00 AM

    Session TBD

    12:30 PM

    Lunch
     

    1:30 PM

    Authorship Dispute

    3:00 PM

    Refreshment Break
     

    3:30 PM

    Authorship Dispute (con't)

    5:00 PM

    Roundtable Discussion
    7:00 PM Social Event

     

    Day 4

    9:00 AM

    Demonstration/exercise in Quantitative Methods for Benefit-Harm Analysis 
     

    10:30 AM

    Refreshment Break

    11:00 AM

    Session TBD
     

    12:30 PM

    Lunch
    1:30 PM Work on Group Assignment
     

    3:00 PM

    Refreshment Break

    3:30 PM

    Session TBD
     

    5:00 PM

    Roundtable Discussion

     

    Day 5

    9:00 AM

    Session TBD
     

    10:30 AM

    Refreshment Break
    11:00 AM Session TBD

    12:30 PM

    Lunch
    1:30 PM Team Presentations

    3:00 PM

    Refreshment Break

    3:30 PM

    Awards and Certificates
  • Admissions

    Application Deadline

    August 2, 2019


    Admissions Process

    The review process for applications usually takes 4 – 6 weeks. Please note that only complete applications can be reviewed for acceptance into a program. We strongly encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.


    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants for the Summer School in Clinical Investigation program must have an MBBS, MD, PhD, DMD, DDS, PharmD, DNP, DPT, RD or equivalent degree to apply.

    The following documents are required to apply for the program:

    • Online application
    • Current Curriculum Vitae/Résumé 

    The letter of recommendation can be submitted with your application or at a later date via email to UZHSummer@hms.harvard.edu

  • Faculty

    Hélène Aschmann, MSc
    PhD candidate in Epidemiology
    Epidemiology Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
    University of Zurich

    Julie Buring, ScD
    Professor of Medicine
 for Harvard Medical School
    Professor of Epidemiology for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Senior Epidemiologist
 for Brigham and Women's Hospital

    David DeMets, PhD
    Max Halperin Emeritus Professor of Biostatistics
    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Miguel Hernan, PhD
    Professor of Epidemiology

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Torsten Hothorn, PhD
    Professor of Biostatistics
    Epidemiology Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
    University of Zurich

    John McNeil
    Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
    School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

    Milo Puhan, MD, PhD
    Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health
    Director of the Epidemiology Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
    University of Zurich

    Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBA
    Senior Associate Dean for Global and Continuing Education
    Harvard Medical School

    Caren G. Solomon, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine

    Marc Vandemeulebroecke, PhD
    Global Group Head
    Integrated Information Sciences
    Novartis

    Henock Yebyo, MSc
    PhD candidate in Epidemiology
    Epidemiology Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
    University of Zurich

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