Implementing a Graduate Certificate Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology: The Jackson Heart Study
AbstractThe Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is committed to providing opportunities for expanding the understanding of the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The JHS Graduate Training and Education Center (GTEC) has initiated the Daniel Hale Williams Scholar (DHWS) program where students are afforded the opportunity to interact with epidemiologists and other biomedical scientists to learn to identify, predict, and prevent cardiovascular disease using the Jackson Heart Study data. This study describes the structured programs developed by JHS GTEC seeking to alleviate the shortage of trained professionals in cardiovascular epidemiology by training graduate students while they complete their academic degrees. The DHWS program provides: (1) an enrichment curriculum; (2) a learning community; (3) quarterly seminars; and (4) a Summer Institute. Students attend enrichment activities comprising: (1) Applied Biostatistics; (2) Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology; (3) Social Epidemiology; (4) Emerging Topics; and (5) Research Writing. Training focuses on developing proficiency in cardiovascular health knowledge. The DHWS program is a unique strategy for incorporating rigorous academic and career-focused training to graduate students and has enabled the acquisition of competencies needed to impact cardiovascular disease management programs. View Full-Text
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Campbell Jenkins, B.W.; Addison, C.; Wilson, G.; Young, L.; Fields, R.; Woodberry, C.; Payton, M. Implementing a Graduate Certificate Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology: The Jackson Heart Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 26.
Campbell Jenkins BW, Addison C, Wilson G, Young L, Fields R, Woodberry C, Payton M. Implementing a Graduate Certificate Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology: The Jackson Heart Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(1):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Campbell Jenkins, Brenda W.; Addison, Clifton; Wilson, Gregory; Young, Lavon; Fields, Regina; Woodberry, Clevette; Payton, Marinelle. 2016. "Implementing a Graduate Certificate Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology: The Jackson Heart Study." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 1: 26.
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