COHO Summer Institute in Clinical Research Methods

SPECIAL NOTICE: The 2021 COHO Summer Institute is being offered virtually. We hope to see you in-person in 2022.
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The University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center will offer an 8-week online training institute in clinical research methods in the summer of 2021 for dental and craniofacial faculty and other oral health professionals from around the world. The program will run from June 1, 2021 to July 26, 2021. This will be the 30th consecutive year the program has been offered.

The Craniofacial and Oral Health Online (COHO) Summer Institute is an interactive online institute that will cover one topic per week with eight modules in total. The program provides training in the areas of planning a research project, clinical epidemiology/study design, clinical trials, surveys and measurement, biostatistics, and ethics.

The COHO Summer Institute is designed to offer training in research methods to which dentists, craniofacial providers 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.

A commitment to take part in the entire 8-week program (and not just certain topics) is required. The program is estimated to take 4-5 hours of time per week. Each module will include activities such as short, pre-recorded video lectures, applied assignments, quizzes, interactive chat with instructors, and live office hours. In addition, there will be weekly live interactive sessions for 75 minutes, once per week on Tuesdays from 6am-7:15am Pacific Standard Time (PST) during the program. Those who participate in all 8 modules will receive a Certificate of Completion.

The cost of the program is $1000. The cost of the program for Smile Train partners is paid for by Smile Train.

The 2021 program is generally supported by Smile Train.