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GWSPH Summer Institute

Overview


The 2022 GWSPH Summer Institute enrollment application will open on March 1, 2022

(The application deadline is May 15, 2022)

Register and participate in the 2022 Milken Institute School of Public Health Summer Institute for an exciting opportunity to engage in key and current public health issues and topics! The official dates for this year's GWSPH Summer Institute classes are June 6 - 17, 2022. All classes will be held online.

Several graduate level short courses are offered in a flexible format over five days and are taught by leading public health researchers and practitioners.  These substantive courses will promote good practice of public health scholarship and research through the delivery of new knowledge and relevant skills.


Courses


Registration is first come, first served, as each course has a cap on enrollment.

Here are the 2022 Summer Institute Courses:

Week 1: June 6-10, 2022

Humanitarian Assistance; Governance, Coordination, and Practice

Course title: Humanitarian Assistance; Governance, Coordination and Practice

Date & Time: Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 8:30am to 12:00pm

Course number: PUBH 6499

Number of credits: 1 credit

Prerequisites: None

Brief course description: This course examines practice and practical implications of humanitarian coordination, governance, and policy, focusing on the knowledge and skills required by practitioners to formulate and implement humanitarian policy and coordinate humanitarian response.

Primary instructor:

Ramin Asgary MD MPH FASTMH
Associate Professor, Department of Global Health

Co-instructor:
Maryam Zarnegar-Deloffre,PhD
Associate Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Humanitarian Action Initiative

Preparation and Response to Epidemic, Pandemic, Mass Health Emergencies, and Disasters

Course title: Preparation and Response to Epidemic, Mass Health Emergencies, and Disasters

Date & Time: Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Course number: PUBH 6499

Number of credits: 1 credit

Prerequisites: None

Brief course description: This course will introduce students to crucial elements of detection, prevention, and response to the epidemics, pandemics, and other mass health emergencies from both national and international/global perspectives. It will cover not only the theoretical and practical aspects of an effective public health response but also logistical, management, and organizational learnings and best practices needed to successfully work within the spectrum of health and social systems.

Primary instructor:
Ramin Asgary MD MPH FASTMH
Associate Professor, Department of Global Health

Co-instructor:
Andrew Garrett, MD MPH
Section Chief for Emergency Health Operations and Medical Director for Emergency Health Programs
Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership

Joseph Barbera, MD
Co-Director of the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management 
Associate Professor of EMSE and International Affairs

Understanding Commercial Determinants of Health

Course title: Understanding Commercial Determinants of Health

Date & Time: Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Course number: PUBH 6420

Number of credits: 1 credit

Prerequisites: None

Brief course description: The goal of this course is to explore the relatively new concept of commercial determinants of health, their drivers and channels and focus on conceptual understanding and frameworks for commercial determinants as key to improving public health. This course will allow participants to explore the concept, appreciate how commercial determinants impact global health, analyze them by applying conceptual frameworks and discuss effective approaches for addressing them.

Primary instructor:
Nino Paichadze, MD MPH
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Global Health

Co-instructor:
Adnan Hyder, MD MPH PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health

Responsible Conduct of Research

Course title: Responsible Conduct of Research

Date & Time: Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Course number: PUBH 6421

Number of credits: 1 credit

Prerequisites: None

Brief description of course: The main goal of this course is to increase participants’ awareness about responsible conduct of research including strategies for preventing irresponsible research practices inclusive of unacceptable research practices as well as research misconduct. The course meets the requirement for individuals engaged in NIH and NSF funded research and focuses on a conceptual understanding of responsible conduct of research as key to human and societal development.

Primary instructor:
Paul Ndebele, PhD
Research Regulatory Specialist, GWSPH Compliance and Professorial Lecturer, Department of Global Health

Co-instructor:
Adnan Hyder, MD MPH PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health

Week 2: June 13-17, 2022

Injury and Global Health

Course title: Injury and Global Health

Date & Time: Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, 8:30am to 12:00pm

Course number: PUBH 6422

Number of credits: 1 credit

Prerequisites: None

Brief course description: Injury is a complex issue that involves competing interests between the need for economic development in communities and the health and safety of populations. This course will provide a snapshot of different injury topics, both domestic and international, through a public health lens. We will explore different public health aspects of injury, including surveillance, evaluation strategies, and policy implications.

Primary instructor:
Katherine Douglass
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Global Health, Director of Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Co-instructor:
Nino Paichadze, MD MPH
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Global Health

Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Course title: Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Date & Time: Monday June 13 to Friday, June 17, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Course number: PUBH 6269 and PUBH 6299 (0 credit option)

Number of credits: 1 credit 

Prerequisites: PUBH 6003 or equivalent

Brief course description: This course focuses on current research, controversial issues, and methodological problems in the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. Lectures and analyses of research papers present reproductive health issues such as conception and infertility as well as perinatal issues such as complications of pregnancy, infections in pregnancy, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and birth defects. 

Primary instructor:
Heather Young, PhD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Ethics in Public Health Practice and Policy

Course title: Ethics in Public Health Practice and Policy

Date & Time: Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Course number: PUBH 6423

Number of credits: 1 credit

Prerequisites: None

Brief course description: The main goal of this  course is to increase participants’ awareness about public health ethics. The course provides training on the basics of public health ethics and the process of ethical analysis and describes tools and resources for addressing ethical challenges that commonly arise in the practice of public health. It also explores the complementary nature of public health law and public health ethics, reviews approaches to implementing public health ethics, and presents case studies to illustrate the steps of applying an ethical analysis to real-life case scenarios.

Primary instructor:
Paul Ndebele, PhD
Research Regulatory Specialist, GWSPH Compliance and Professorial Lecturer, Department of Global Health

Co-instructor:
Adnan Hyder, MD MPH PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health


Admission/Registration


GW students may register for Summer Institute classes through GW’s BanWeb portal, as they would normally do for other summer classes. Non-GW students can register by filling out the application via the Apply link on this page. Registration is first come, first served. Classes usually fill up quickly, so register early!

To request more information or find answers to your outstanding questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at the GWSPH by email or by phone at (202)-994-2160 for further assistance. Please mark all emails clearly in the subject line GWSPH Summer Institute so that your questions may be directed appropriately in order to expedite our response.


FAQ's


How will I be able to get confirmation of completing a course?

Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion from the course instructor. The University Registrar's office can also provide confirmation of course completion upon request. Individuals who register but do not attend the full course or do not meet all requirements will not receive credit and therefore will be considered ineligible for confirmation of attendance/transcripts. 

Can I receive tuition reimbursement/scholarship funding if I’m a GW faculty member, staff, or student?

GW employees eligible for tuition remission may apply this benefit to these courses. Other student scholarship funding is not available for GWSPH Summer Institute classes.

What is the tuition rate?

Tuition at the GWSPH is $1,765 per credit in 2022. Students opting to take one or more of the GWSPH Summer Institute courses for 1-credit, will be charged at the regular rate of tuition. Individuals may choose to take these courses for no-credit (0 credit option) at 50% of the rate per credit ($882.50 for each course) in 2022.

Are there prerequisite requirements I have to fulfill to be eligible to take these courses?

Most classes offered in the Summer Institute do not have prerequisites and can be taken regardless of other coursework.  Please check the course descriptions in the Courses Tab for more information.

Will these courses be graded?

A letter grade will be submitted for each student in accordance with the grading scale indicated in the syllabus, if enrollment selected was to receive one-credit. Students who select the zero-credit option, will not receive a letter grade, but are expected to complete all requirements for the course to receive confirmation of completion.

Where will classes be held?

All 2022 Summer Institute classes will be held entirely online.

What are expectations of students? 

These courses are offered at the level expected of graduate education.  Students will be expected to fulfill all requirements.  Workload includes: 

  • Participation in all class activities, discussions, assignments
  • Pre-class reading assignments to be prepared for first day of class
  • Reading assignments for each session
  • Independent and/or group work assignments most evenings; may include preparation for quizzes
  • Submission of a final paper one week after class has ended

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

A full refund will be provided only if cancellation is made before the first day of class.

Will my institution accept this course for credit?

Students are responsible for ensuring that their respective institutions for higher education will accept this course for credit. GWSPH is unable to confirm that determination for other institutions. If you are in a GWSPH program or other GW program please confirm with your program director, in advance, that any course you enroll in will be accepted as an elective credit to your program.
 

If I am interested in a degree program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, where do I get more information?

The GW School of Public Health has an array of degree programs that may interest you. Please learn about these programs on our website by following this link.


Institute Director

Dr. Adnan Hyder

Dr. Adnan Hyder

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