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Academic Programs at the Institute of Public Health

The Institute of Public Health at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin offers various teaching formats to complement education and training of students and professionals in public health and epidemiology. These are:    

  • Intensive short courses ("summerschools")
  • The Berlin Epidemiological Methods Colloquium
  • Guest lectures "IPH-Lectures"

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Academic Programs at the Institute of Public Health

Researchers from the Institute collaborate with other Charité institutions, other scientific partners in Berlin, and invited international experts in public health and epidemiology to offer intensive short courses, colloquia or exceptional lectures.

Intensive Short Courses

Intensive Short Course Julie Buring/Pamela Rist, Harvard
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In the intensive short courses, students and external guestes acquire compact knowledge with a methodological focus on a narrowly defined topic in public health and epidemiology. In part, courses are held in cooperation with lecturers from renowned universities and research institutes from Germany and abroad.

The intensive short courses will be held in English and award ECTS credit points.

2018

Principles and Methods of Epidemiology: Critiquing the Medical Literature, 12.4. - 14.4.2018

Julie Buring (Photo:privat)
Pamela Rist (Photo:privat)

Date: 12.4.-14.4.2018

Thursday 12.4.: 2pm to 6pm; Friday 13.4.: 9am to 5pm; Saturday 14.4.: 9am to 12pm

Lecturer:

  • Julie E. Buring, ScD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Pamela Marie Rist, ScD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Language: English

Learning objectives:

During this 3-day short course, participants will develop a solid foundation of applied principles and methods of epidemiology; use these to evaluate relevant clinical and public health questions; and refine their ability to critically analyze the epidemiologic, clinical, and public health literature. Special topics include exploring confounding and effect modification in context, the use of diagrams to understand confounding and bias, and a seminar on how to serve as a journal reviewer. The format will include lectures, group exercises, and seminars.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology

Fees:

  • 312,50 €
  • 212,50 € for enrolled students (proof required)

ECTS: 1,25

Program details: click here

Registration Information:
Tanja Te Gude
Tel. +49 30 450 570 812

About the lecturers:

Julie E. Buring, ScD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Prof. Julie E. Buring is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The primary focus of her research is on the prevention of chronic diseases, especially among women. Dr. Buring has been involved in the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of a number of large-scale randomized clinical trials of the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. These include the Women’s Health Study, evaluating the preventive roles of aspirin and vitamin E; the Physicians' Health Study II, evaluating vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and a multivitamin; and VITAL, an ongoing trial of vitamin D and fish oil. She serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board of Harvard Medical School.( Edited from: www.edx.org/bio/julie-buring)

Pamela Marie Rist, Sc.D. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Pamela Rist, ScD, is an assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and an Instructor in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Rist’s academic research interests are primarily focused on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (particularly stroke) and neurologic diseases (especially those with a vascular component) with the goal of identifying ways to reduce the morbidity burden associated with stroke, migraine, and cognitive decline. She has received teaching awards from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Epidemiology for her teaching. Edited from: www.hsph.harvard.edu/admissions/degree-programs/online-mph-in-epidemiology/faculty/

 

 

Epidemiology II, Prof. Dr. Andreas Stang, February - March 2018

Course is in German. Please look at the German website for more details.

Advanced Epidemiologic Methods – causal research and prediction modeling, 20.8.-24.8.2018

Date: 20.8.-24.8.2018

Lecturer:

  • Rolf H.H. Groenwold, MD, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)
  • Maarten van Smeden, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)

Learning objectives:

By the end of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Critically assess the results of epidemiological studies on causal relationships or prediction models
  • Correctly define exposures and learn how to best represent them in models
  • Understand difference between various sources of bias (confounding, measurement error and missing data) and the way these biases may differentially affect studies on causal relationships and prediction models.
  • Describe key assumptions of methods used to control for (time-varying) confounding.
  • Describe key assumptions of methods used to handle missing observations.
  • Understand the reasons for and consequences of overfitting prediction models
  • Describe recent developments in the fields of causal research and prediction modelling

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology
  • Familiarity with R statistical software (for a short introduction see http://www.r-tutorial.nl/)

Fees:

  • 750 €
  • 510 € for enrolled students (proof required)

3 ECTS

 

Registration Information:

Tanja Te Gude

Tel. +49 30 450 570 812

Email

Berlin Epidemiological Methods Colloquium

Berlin Epidemiological Colloquium
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The Berlin Epidemiological Methods Colloquium is a joint initiative of the Center for Stroke research and the Institute of Public Health to exchange knowledge on advanced topics in epidemiological methods. Meetings will take place on a monthly basis, all meetings will be held in English. Please check the calendar of events or the BEMC-website (https://bemcolloquium.wordpress.com/) for upcoming meetings.

IPH-Lectures

Tobias Kurth and Julie Buring
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The IPH regularly invites selected experts to Berlin to present and discuss current topics in the fields of public health and population health.

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 4:00 PM

"The Complexity of Clinical Trials in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: An Investigator's Perspective" 

Prof Julie Buring
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/julie-buring/

Randomized clinical trials are more logistically difficult, more expensive, and need to consider more ethical issues than any other epidemiologic design strategy – yet if well designed and conducted, randomized trials can provide the highest level of assurance about the effect of the intervention itself. This lecture will address the complexity of randomized trials of prevention from an investigator’s standpoint, in the context of the evaluation of aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday, October 17th, 4:00 PM

Prof Maria Glymour
https://healthpsychology.ucsf.edu/maria-glymour-scd-ms

Venue: Auditorium Charité Charité Campus Mitte, CharitéCrossOver, Auditorium, Virchowweg 6

The lecture topic and registration possibilities will be announced. The event is in English.