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Summer Institute 2014


The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, will host a Summer Institute from July 14-18, 2014 at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.   The TRC Summer Institute provides graduate level coursework and mentorship to students interested in pursuing research with tribal early childhood programs such as Head Start, Home Visiting, and Child Care.  In addition to completing a 2-credit research methods course, TRC Summer Institute participants will have the chance to meet with core faculty for targeted mentoring and to learn more about the Center for American Indian Health’s graduate public health degree and public health certificate programs. 
A limited number of tuition and travel scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis.  Students who have taken past TRC Summer Institute courses and who are currently working in tribal Head Start, Home Visiting, Child Care, or other early childhood programs are strongly encouraged to apply.  Scholarship application materials are available below.  A Bachelor’s degree is required for scholarship awardees.  Students who are not scholarship awardees may take the course for non-credit.
Course Description:
Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (course number 221.671.11) is a 2-credit graduate level course.  The overarching goal of the course is to provide a basic overview of qualitative and quantitative research methods and the different applications of each to a variety of public health interventions.  Readings, lectures and labs explore different research methods and the process of selecting the appropriate method to design and implement a variety of public health interventions. Topics covered in the course will include: focus groups, in-depth interviews, comparison designs, interventions designs, and randomized controlled trials.  Students will work to gain a basic understanding of these research methods and apply them to existing projects on which they are working.  The course will be taught Monday-Friday, July 14th-18th from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. 
Prerequisites:
Experience living or working in/with American Indian and Alaska Native settings/communities and experience/interest in early childhood development and research with tribal communities are required.  A bachelor’s degree is required to take the course for credit, and is required for scholarship eligibility. Students without a bachelor’s degree may take the course for non-credit; students without a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for scholarship support.
Scholarship Application:
A limited number of travel and tuition scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis.  Scholarship awardees must have a bachelor’s degree or higher.  A scholarship application in fillable PDF format can be downloaded here.  Scholarship applications must include two recommendations – the recommendation form in fillable PDF format can be downloaded here.  Completed applications and all supporting documents are due by May 1, 2014. Please see application for information on where to send completed materials.
Course Registration:
Registration for the TRC Summer Institute course, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, is available through the Johns Hopkins University system http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-american-indian-health/Training/Courses.html.
Lodging:
Lodging for the TRC Summer Institute 2014 will be provided by the Homewood Suites Inner Harbor, located at 625 South President Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202.  To secure Summer Institute rates please contact the reservations department at 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the Johns Hopkins rate.
For general information regarding the hotel, please follw the link below:
 
Questions and Contact Information:
If you have any questions about the TRC Summer Institute course, scholarships, and registration, please contact Nicole Pare by email at npare@jhsph.edu or by phone at 410-955-6931. 
Funding for the TRC Summer Institute and Scholarships:
The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center, Summer Institute, and scholarships are funded by a grant from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families.  Additional scholarship support is provided by the Johns Hopkins University, Center for American Indian Health.
 
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