Tulane University Translational Science Institute (TUTSI)

A member of the Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium focusing on Research, Education, and Implementation.

Education

MS in Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Department in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine offers the MS in Epidemiology, an academic degree that prepares students for careers in research. It serves students new to public health as well as those currently working in the field who wish to gain the quantitative skills necessary to conduct population based research. The curriculum focuses on understanding theoretical issues and applying disciplinary methods to the study of public health problems. Coursework includes learning experiences in epidemiologic methods, biostatistics, data management, analysis and interpretation of findings in content areas such as chronic or infectious disease, reproductive, molecular or genetic epidemiology. Students learn study design and implementation, from developing protocols and instruments, to the selection and recruitment of subjects, data collection and quality control. These skills prepare graduates for engaging roles in research activities that impact public health planning, control and global disparities.

MS in Epidemiology Program Contacts:

  • Department Chair: Jiang He, MD, PhD
  • Program Director: Tanika Kelly, PhD
  • Program Administrator: Therese Carter
  • Email: epi@tulane.edu
  • Phone: (504) 988-6809

For more information, please navigate to the MS in Epidemiology home page.

MS in Clinical Investigation

The Epidemiology Department in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine offers the MS in Clinical Investigation prepares students for advanced research careers solving patient-centered health concerns. During the course of studies in this program, students become grounded in biostatistical and epidemiological methods to be successfully able to work with medical researchers and practitioners to address contemporary health problems. The program emphasizes the understanding of clinical issues and prepares student to apply epidemiological methods in clinical and translational research settings. All students complete a research internship as well as a thesis, both of which will help them to employ skills learned in academic settings.

MS in Clinical Investigation Program Contacts:

  • Department Chair: Jiang He, MD, PhD
  • Program Director: Jiang He, MD, PhD
  • Program Administrator: Therese Carter
  • Email: epi@tulane.edu
  • Phone: (504) 988-6809

For more information, please navigate to the MS in Clinical Investigation home page.

MS in Clinical Research

The Tulane University School of Medicine offers a MS in Clinical Research (MSCR). The MSCR Program usually requires 2 to 3 years to complete the curriculum including the mentored research component.  The curriculum is designed for clinicians and translational researchers who aspire to a professional and sustainable career in clinical or translational research. Candidates should hold an MD, PharmD, DNS, DVM, or PhD in an appropriate discipline and will be self-referred or nominated by their Program Director. After approval by the MSCR Internal Advisory Committee, the trainee will enter the MSCR program, which features four components:

  1. formal didactic training providing the tools to conduct modern clinical and translational research;
  2. a clinical research and clinical medicine seminar series, providing peer interaction and mentor guidance on research topics;
  3. a mentored clinical research project;
  4. an annual MSCR retreat

Each Clinical Research Scholar will identify a research preceptor from the scholar’s home division or department. In addition, each scholar will have a career mentor from the MSCR program. In lieu of a thesis, the MSCR candidate is expected to prepare a grant (“K” or “R” format) and/or a paper based on the mentored research. Clinical Fellows participating in the MSCR Program must also complete their individual clinical training program requirements.

MS in Clinical Investigation Program Contact:

For more information, please navigate to the MS in Clinical Research home page.

MS in Clinical Research Methods

The Tulane University School of Medicine offers an MS in Clinical Research Methods. This 32-credit, one-year curriculum is designed for the MD who seeks familiarity with the fundamentals and techniques of clinical research. The curriculum is intended to serve the recent medical school graduate who will earn the MS degree during one year of study following medical school and prior to standard graduate medical education. The program is offered in traditional lecture, seminar and tutorial format on the Tulane University School of Medicine campus; therefore the student would be a resident of the New Orleans area and pursue classes full time. Alternatively, the Executive Master’s Degree in Clinical Research Methods program will permit students to complete most of the curriculum “online.” Special arrangements will be made to provide clinical research experience to complete the curriculum.

MS in Clinical Research Methods Program Contact:

For more information, please navigate to the MS in Clinical Research Methods home page.

Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research

The Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research is designed for advanced students currently enrolled in an MPH/MSPH/MPH&TM/MHA program through the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This certificate program will provide epidemiology or biostatistics students with an in-depth exploration of epidemiologic methods within the context of clinical research. Students will learn clinical research methods, clinical trials, and meta-analysis. The program will be useful both to those with a clinical background and to those without prior clinical training. Students will learn to refine their critical thinking skills and apply epidemiologic methods to clinical research.

  • Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research Contact:
  • Faculty Lead: Lydia Bazzano, MD, PhD
  • Email: lbazzano@tulane.edu
  • Phone: (504) 988-7323

For more information, please navigate to the Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research home page.