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Certificate in Clinical Research

Program Description
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.
Didactic Program
First Year (Fall)
D60.7020-001
Literature Review of Clinical Studies I: Basic Skills 3.0 credits

D60.7030-001
Fundamentals of Clinical Trials I
3.0 credits

D60.7040-001
Biostatistical Analysis
2.0 credits

D60.7050-001
Federal Regulations and Federal Agencies
1.0 credit

D60.7060-001
Fundamentals of Data Management
2.0 credits

D60.7070-001
Application of Technology in Information Access
1.0 credit
First Year (Spring)

D60.7025-001
Literature Review of Clinical Studies II
2.0 credits

D60.7035-001
Fundamentals of Clinical Trials II
3.0 credits

D60.7065-001
Fundamentals of Data Management II: Quality Control
1.0 credit

D60.7080-001
Bioethical Issues and IRB Skills
2.0 credit

Accreditation Status
This program is approved by New York University and the New York State Department of Education.

Length of the Program
This program is a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time program.

Director
Ananda P. Dasanayake, B.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.,  Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

Admission
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 admissions process:

  1. A personal letter of interest including specific career goals
  2. Official copies of all college and professional school transcripts
  3. Official copies of scores on all National Standardized Tests taken for admission to prior programs of study, e.g., SAT, DAT, MCAT, GRE, etc.
  4. 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
  5. 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.

Application
Further inquiries about the program and applications can be submitted to

Dr. 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/.


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