Certificate Programs

One Year Advanced Certificate Program in Clinical & Translational Investigation

The learning objective of the Advanced Certificate program in Clinical Investigation is to provide a core curriculum of coursework in clinical investigation. The curriculum, which includes a structured series of lectures, interactive seminars and workshops of basic required courses, is enriched with state-of-the-art quarterly lectures by invited speakers, Journal Club, Students' Research-in-Progress conferences, and informal luncheons between students and mentors. Upon successful completion of the first year's core didactic program, a trainee will receive an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Investigation.

We encourage applications from physicians, PhDs, nurses, and other health professionals with an interest and commitment to clinical research, who desire a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in clinical investigation.

The Clinical Research Methodology Curriculum (CRMC)

The Clinical Research Methodology Curriculum (CRMC) is designed to provide supplemental education for individuals who are either full-time faculty, residents and fellows in training, or other professionals conducting human subject related research.  The CRMC program specifically targets individuals who are unable to take time away from their daily activities for research training.  It is conducted simultaneously with specialty or subspecialty clinical research training overseen by mentors within training programs or simply as a “stand-alone” supplementary program for those performing research.  Individuals may commit either to the entire one-year didactic program or audit key components that target their needs.  The curriculum takes place over one year and includes four full day symposia on Clinical Investigations; Clinical Research in Outcomes Measurement; Clinical Trial Design; and Drug and Medical Device Development.   A Biostatistics course, Protocol, and Grant Writing workshops are conducted in the evenings over the course of the year to provide the opportunity for participants to continue their full-time employment / studies.  The Faculty come from MSKCC, NYPH, HSS and outside speakers are invited to speak on related subjects. A sample of the selected content includes Oversight Mechanisms at the Institutional, State and Federal Level, Reporting Responsibilities for Human Subject Research, New Drug Development, Biomarker Development, FDA’s Viewpoint on Companion Diagnostics for Targeted Studies and Marker Trials, the FDA Audit Mechanism, and Basic Biostatistics.

2017 - 2018 Clinical Research Methodology Curriculum Dates

Date Time Event
Friday, August 18, 2017   Deadline for Applications
Monday, September 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conducting Clinical Investigations Symposium
Monday, October 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Clinical Trials Design Symposium
Monday, November 6, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Drug and Device Development Symposium
Monday, December 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Clinical Research Outcomes Analysis Symposium
Winter 2018 5:30  - 7:00 PM Dr. Vickers' Biostatistics Course begins
Spring 2018 TBD Protocol Writing Workshop
Spring 2018 TBD Grant Writing Workshop
Spring 2018 TBD Clinical Epidemiology
Web-based Certification HIPAA Requirements


For further information, please contact Meghan Bohan, Program Coordinator, at crmc@med.cornell.edu.