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Student Dissertation Workshop

Applications will be accepted: November 5, 2021 – February 4, 2022

Since 1977, SER has sponsored an annual student workshop on epidemiologic methods related to their dissertation research.  SER seeks applications from doctoral students to participate in the workshop to be held in Chicago, IL immediately preceding the 2022 Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting (June 14—17, 2022).  Dr. Onyebuchi Arah, SER President-Elect, will be the workshop coordinator.  Faculty members with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, and other substantive areas, will conduct the workshop. 

The workshop meets the evening of June 13th and all day June 14th.  The thesis must be in progress but not completed so that the workshop may affect how the project is actually conducted. The application will require a summary of the dissertation topic and study design(s), how this topic affects different race and ethnic populations, a statement on how the student would propose to transfer knowledge from this dissertation back to the most appropriate stakeholders, and the potential implementation which might occur depending upon the various results discovered. 

The students selected for participation will receive a fellowship to support travel expenses for the meeting and onsite childcare services will be available at no charge.  Students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply.  Only doctoral students in epidemiology, or related doctoral programs whose thesis involves an epidemiologic study, are eligible.