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Summer Course: Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research at UMB & Baltimore VA

DATES:  August 7-11, 2023   Download Agenda 2023(Draft)


9:00am - 3:15pm (Monday - Thursday)

9:00am - 1:45pm (Friday)

NEW LOCATION:  School of Dentistry, Room #G310, Ground Floor, 650 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

(A virtual option will be available to those who cannot attend in person)


The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UMSOM is pleased to sponsor the 22nd annual “Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research at UMB & Baltimore VA” course.

This course is open to all UMB and Baltimore VA faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff with an interest in clinical and translational research. This course is designed for anyone interested in improving skills in study design for clinical research, scientific communication, and grant writing.

The course is free of charge and open to those affiliated with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Baltimore VA, and investigators at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

CREDITS: To receive academic/graduate school credit, students already enrolled in a UMB graduate school program should register for PREV 616 in the 2023 fall semester. To register for PREV 616 in the fall, contact your graduate program office. Anyone who is interested in registering for PREV616 in the fall, MUST contact Dr. Kristen Stafford to discuss eligibility prior to registering. Dr. Stafford’s email is

CME credits and other continuing medical education credits will not be offered for this course.  


  • Jennifer Albrecht, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UMSOM 
  • John Sorkin, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Chief, Biostatistics and Informatics, UMSOM 

This course is jointly sponsored by:

  • University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (UM-OAIC)
  • Baltimore VA Medical Center, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (GRECC)
  • Center for Advanced Research Training & Innovation, UMSOM (CARTI)

 QUESTIONS: Contact Stacie Mendoza at



Agenda 2023