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Certificate in Clinical Research
The goal of this program is to produce competent and knowledgeable clinical re-searchers
to serve universities, industry, and government agencies.
The Certificate in Clinical Research Program provides a broad base of didactic
course work (20 credit hours). Primarily designed for those who work in the pharmaceutical
industry and who work during the day time, this program will expose students
to an array of topics related to clinical research given by a group of experts
from academia and industry.
Eligible applicants for the program are individuals from academia and industry
in the areas of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and other allied health
professions with a minimum of a B.A. or a B.S. degree. Tuition for the program
is according to the standard per credit tuition fee for the Graduate School of
Arts and Science at NYU. Students will be eligible for NYU housing.
First Year (Fall)
Literature Review of Clinical Studies I: Basic Skills 3.0 credits
Fundamentals of Clinical Trials I
Federal Regulations and Federal Agencies
Fundamentals of Data Management
Application of Technology in Information Access
First Year (Spring)
Literature Review of Clinical Studies II
Fundamentals of Clinical Trials II
Fundamentals of Data Management II: Quality Control
Bioethical Issues and IRB Skills
This program is approved by New York University and the New York State Department
Length of the Program
This program is a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time program.
P. Dasanayake, B.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology and
Applicants for the certificate program must hold a B.A. or a B.S. degree and/or
a professional degree in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, or other relevant
professional field. Applicants must submit the following items as a part of the
- A personal letter of interest including specific
- Official copies of all college and professional
- Official copies of scores on all National Standardized
Tests taken for admission to prior programs of study,
e.g., SAT, DAT, MCAT, GRE, etc.
- Official copies of all National Examinations taken
on achievement, e.g., Part I and Part II of U.S.
National Boards in dentistry or medicine, or comparable
examinations in other fields or countries
- Three letters of recommendation, at least two of
which must be from former teachers
For non-U.S. applicants from countries where English
is not the official language or students whose native
tongue is not English, an official copy of TOEFL
scores is also required.
The selection process will initiate when the applicant
has filed all the above-required items related to admissions.
All application items should be submitted by April
15 for the desired September program initiation date.
The Admissions Committee will review all applicants
with completed files and will select the leading applicants
for interviews. Interviews are a required element of
the application process, and direct personal interviews
at NYU are strongly preferred. However, in exceptional
cases (e.g., international distance and high-cost factors
for outstanding applicants), telephone interview(s)
may be substituted for the direct personal interview
at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants
will generally be notified of admission by May 30.
In the event of a late opening within the program,
notification of admission may occur up to July 1.
Further inquiries about the program and applications
can be submitted to
Ananda P. Dasanayake, Program Director
Certificate in Clinical Research
433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010-2546
Telephone: (212) 998-9631; fax: 212-995-4317; Web site: www.nyu.edu/dental/advanceded/clinicalresearch/.