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2019 Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute

August 5 - 9, 2019


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Anschu​tz Medical Campus, University of Colorado 
GOALS:  
  • Expand the pool of scholars trained to conduct child maltreatment research, increasing knowledge and the evidence base
  • Provide research training to clinicians working in the child maltreatment field 
HIGHLIGHTS: 
  •  Three Courses
  • National and international participants representing multiple disciplines
  • Mentoring
  • Graduate course credit available
  • Limited, competitive scholarships available

COURSES 
  • Course 1: Fundamentals of Clinical and Epidemiological Research - Designed for Child Abuse Clinicians to develop research skills 
  • Course 2: Challenges & Opportunities in Child Maltreatment Research -Designed for trained researchers from multiple disciplines (e.g., public health, social work, behavioral and social sciences) who are interested in applying their disciplinary expertise to examining topics related to child abuse working. 
  • ​Course 3: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Research and Evaluation through a Public Health Lens— Exploring Issues of Design, Implementation, and Evaluation  Designed for public health and social science graduate students/postdocs

If you have any questions in regards to the registration process please email:
kempesummerinstitute@gmail.com 

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 COURSE LIST

 

 COURSE 1: Fundamentals of Clinical and Epidemiological Research

  • Course ID: EPID 6652  (Course 1 Syllabus Overview)
  • A course for child abuse professionals new to research
  • This intensive course is designed for trained clinicians (e.g., pediatric fellows in child abuse) who are interested in learning basic research skills to enable them to develop research on child maltreatment.
  • Course director:  Desmond K. Runyan, MD, DrPH, Professor of Pediatrics, U of Colorado School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health​
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 COURSE 2: Challenges & Opportunities in Child Maltreatment Research

  • Course ID: EPID 6653  (Course 2 Syllabus Overview)
  • This intensive course is designed for trained researchers from multiple disciplines (e.g., public health, social work, behavioral. and social sciences) who are interested in applying their disciplinary expertise to examining topics related to child abuse working. The course content does not assume that participants bring experience in carrying out research in the child maltreatment domain. It will provide basic background on the child abuse problem from multiple perspectives and facilitate cross-disciplinary exploration of controversies and related unanswered research questions, drawing on the recent IOM report and published calls for research. 
  • The class will meet for 15 contact hours over a 5-day period. The class addresses prevention and intervention systems (social service, health, public health, and legal), the role of evidence-based practices, and context as it influences our understanding of the problem and the research questions.  Included is information about accessing available data sources, data collection resources, and attention to the ethical issues related to child abuse research. While focusing mainly on the North American research experience, the course provides international perspectives consistent with the widening understanding regarding the scope of the problem and the systems that address it. Each participant will be expected to conduct an in-depth literature review on a topic of interest and outline the design of a study to examine that topic.
  • In addition to didactic sessions, this course will include intensive mentorship with a senior researcher with experience in child abuse research.  Attendees will meet in the afternoons with mentors to develop the foundations of a research project focused on child maltreatment. Participants will have the opportunity to continue consultation with the mentor after course completion.  
  • Course Director: J. Fluke, PhD, Research Professor of Pediatrics, U. of Colorado school of Medicine; Professor of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health​
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 COURSE 3: Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Research and Evaluation through a Public Health Lens

  • Course ID: EPID 6654  (Course 3 Syllabus Overview)
  • Exploring issues of design, implementation & evaluation
  • The course will introduce participants to key concepts underlying prevention of child abuse and neglect from a public health perspective. The course will include a focus on principles of public health research and practice applied to Child Abuse and Neglect (CA&N) prevention as well as address different aspects of prevention research and evaluation (e.g., policy studies, intervention trials, and program evaluation) with examples from the child abuse and neglect literature. Through readings, lectures, and class discussions, participants will learn about and practice developing conceptual models and logic models and will receive mentoring as they develop their ideas for the design and evaluation of a child abuse prevention intervention. The course is designed for participants already having some familiarity with child abuse and neglect who are interested in gaining basic knowledge of research and evaluation principles from a public health perspective with focus on primary prevention at a community level.
  • Participants in this course will also join participants in other Kempe Summer Institute courses in attending daily lunch time seminars addressing a range of topics on CA&N research led by prominent leaders in the field. Each participant will leave the course with an outline of a proposed project that has been developed with input from fellow students and from faculty mentors and will receive mentoring online and via Zoom over a period of six months. 
  • Course Co-Directors: Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health and Ashley Brooks-Russell, MPH, PhD, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health​​
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 SCHOLARSHIP

 

 Scholarship Opportunities

The Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute is pleased to be able to offer financial scholarships to eligible and highly qualified students in the form of support for travel expenses. A limited number of scholarships will be provided up to $1,100, to attend the intensive summer session. Priority for scholarships include under-represented graduate students with diverse backgrounds/perspectives and first-year fellows in approved child abuse pediatrics fellowships.  We will try to cover as many as possible but anticipate that we will have no more than 20 scholarships.

 

  • Scholarship Application is now open
  • April 15TH - Application Deadline for Scholarships
  • April 23rd - Date of Scholarship Award Notification
  • Use the following link to download the scholarship application: Kempe Scholarship Application
  • Please submit completed applications saved in PDF format to kempesummerinstitute@gmail.com.​
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 REGISTRATION

 

  Registering Not for Credit

Individuals may elect to take courses not for credit, recognizing that they will not receive a grade and will not earn a Colorado School of Public Health transcript for the courses taken. To register please follow the link below:

Deadlines:

  • Registration is now open for Non Credit Students HERE​​
  • June 7th - Registration Deadline Not for Credit

Tuition:

  • Participation without the awarding of graduate credit is subject to a $200 participation/registration fee

*Please note that the Kempe Center will be providing lunch each day for students and cover the cost of any necessary materials for your course​​

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  Current CU Denver Graduate Student Registering for Academic Credit

Each course is eligible for 1 graduate credit for 15 hours contact time with participation in seminars and research project mentoring of the student’s research project. 

If you are a current graduate student in any program at either the Anschutz or CU Denver downtown campuses and want to take the Kempe courses for credit you will register for the course through the UCD Access student portal, as you do for any other courses you take.

  • UCD Access Student Portal: HERE

Deadlines:

  • March 18th – Registration opens for all CSPH summer courses for degree students
  • June 7th - Registration Deadline Degree Students 

Tuition:

  • ColoradoSPH tuition for degree students is awarded according to the students program. Tuition Rates for the CSPHs programs for the 2019-2020 year for each program can be found on the Tuition & Fees page: HERE

 

*Please note that the Kempe Center will be providing lunch each day for students and cover the cost of any necessary materials for your course.​

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 Non-CU Denver Student Registering for Academic Credit

Each course is eligible for 1 graduate credit for 15 hours contact time with participation in seminars and research project mentoring of the student’s research project. 


If you are not a current graduate student at either the Anschutz or CU Denver downtown campuses and want to take the Kempe course for credit you will first have to go through the non-degree application process through the Colorado School of Public Health Admissions web page before you will be able to register for the course.

 

  • Colorado School of Public Health Non-Degree Application Process: HERE

Application Deadlines:

  • The non-degree CSPH application cycle is now open.
  • May 27th – CSPH Application Deadline
    • Given the tight turnaround between the CSPH application deadline and course registration deadline we would encourage you to apply in advance of this deadline as certain components of the application require processing time. 

Once the Colorado School of Public Health non-degree application process is complete you will be able to register for your course through the UCD Access Student Portal

  • UCD Access Student Portal: HERE

Registration Deadline:

  • June 7th - Registration Deadline for Summer Courses

Tuition:

  • Colorado School of Public Health tuition is determined by the student’s program. Tuition Rates for the CSPH’s programs for the 2019-2020 year for each program can be found on the Tuition & Fees page: HERE
  • A one-time matriculation fee of $140 is charged for first time enrollment at any University of Colorado campus.

*Please note that the Kempe Center will be providing lunch each day for students and cover the cost of any necessary materials for your course.​

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 LOGISTICS

 

 Center Location and Parking on Campus

The Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute will kick off the morning of Monday, August 5th at The Kempe Center. Classes will be presented on the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. Students will be provided with additional location information for their specific courses as the date approaches.  
  • The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect
    The Gary Pavilion at Children’s Hospital Colorado
    13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
  • Students driving can park free of charge across the street from the Kempe Center in Lot 10 off Victor Street at Children’s Hospital for parking map:  Access Here
  • CU Denver Anschutz Campus Map:  Access an interactive campus map HERE where you may identify buildings, parking, where to dine on campus, etc.​
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 Course Materials

The course materials will be accessible on the internet via “Canvas.” Please check back at a later date for additional information on specific materials for each course.​​1

 Accommodations

The Kempe Center negotiated a special nightly rate of $142 at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Denver at Anschutz Medical Campus. This rate includes a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.
  • If interested in booking your stay during the course, call
  • (720) 859 - 1100 and mention the Kempe rate. 
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott 
    13400 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011 ​
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