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With the recent advancements in technology, and computational tools, healthcare services, and clinical and geonomic sciences can store large amounts of datasets. There is therefore increased demand for researchers to utilize data analytics capabilities to look at recent trends, predict outcomes and to make better clinical and health policy decision. Skill sets in data science are critical for advancing the science of minority health and health disparities. The Howard University Research Centers in Minority Institutions, RCMI, Program with funding from NIH created the VADSTI to meet the growing data science demand and their application to problems of minority health and health disparities.
The mission of VADSTI is to advance education and research by providing training in the foundations of programming and the critical data analytic skills for planning and conducting research that involves big data. Our aim is to attract and engage underrepresented students and researchers in data science application to biomedical, clinical and genomic research, with a focus on diseases common to minority populations. VADSTI draws faculty with complementary experts in the conduct and application of data science from across different institutions and in partnership with the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy to launch an 8-week comprehensive training in a virtual environment. VADSTI 2021 is an 8-Week training series to be run every other week.
The primary objective of the 2021 VADSTI program is to provide training in the foundations of data science and advance analytic skills and introduce tools for clinical and genomic research. Over the course of the 8-week training program you will:
Certificate of Completion: Participants who complete 6 of the 8 modules will receive a verified Certificate of Completion from VADSTI.
Evaluation: At the end of each training module, you will be requested to complete electronic feedback forms on the extent to which expectations / objectives were met.
Registration & Fees: No fees for participation, but registration is required to attend.
No prerequisite for research knowledge topics.
Basic undergraduate knowledge of algebra and probability recommended for content knowledge topics.
The training series consists of 8 modules.
The complete schedule and module descriptions are detailed below.
8.1 – Thursday, March 11, 2021
8.2 – Thursday, March 25, 2021
8.3 – Thursday, April 8, 2021
8.4 – Thursday, April 29, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Download 8.2 Calendar Notice» Download 8.3 Calendar Notice» Download 8.4 Calendar Notice» read more»
Here are details for each of the modules
Questions ? Submit inquiries to RCMI@Howard.edu
No fees for participation, but Registration is Required to attend.