Summer Institute in Dental and Craniofacial Clinical Research Methods

SPECIAL NOTICE: The 2020 Summer Institute has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  We hope to see you in 2021.

The University of Washington School of Dentistry and Seattle Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center will offer a 6-week training institute on clinical research methods in the summer of 2020 for dental and craniofacial faculty and other oral health professionals. This will be the 29th consecutive year the program has been offered.

The institute provides training in the areas of biostatistics, clinical epidemiology/study design, personal computing applications, clinical trials, behavioral research in dentistry, grantsmanship, and case studies in data analysis. The estimated cost (pending further review) is based on current place of residence and World Bank income groups and is $1000 for participants living in low income countries, $2000 for those in middle income countries and $3000 for those in high income countries. Refer to the World Bank Country Classifications (PDF) for more information. In addition there is a $100 fee for materials and registration. Textbooks are extra. The institute does not provide university credit. Professional continuing dental education credits (128) are available upon request.

The summer institute is designed to offer training in research methods to which dentists and other oral health professionals may not have been adequately exposed during clinical training. No prior research training is required and the institute targets those with little prior experience in clinical or translational oral health research. For those currently in or seeking academic or other positions which involve dental or craniofacial clinical research, the summer institute offers an opportunity to learn research methods which will enhance one’s ability to perform good clinical research. The institute lasts a full six weeks and is not available in modular form for shorter periods.