SHARP Training: Skills for Health And Research Professionals

Short, intensive boot camps led by field experts to teach in-demand research skills and methods to investigators at all career levels and from any organization. Here is the official flyer with all 2020 topics to share with colleagues.



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The Columbia SHARP Program offers trainings and workshops on both the east coast and west coast. New York City, home to Columbia University, is a vibrant city with endless opportunities to explore worldclass theater, art, and restaurants. Portland, Oregon, the newest location for SHARP trainings, offers an incredible variety of music, a thriving food scene, and outdoor adventures for all levels, particularly in summer when the sunny temperate weather can't be beat.


Several scholarships are available for our summer trainings! Application deadlines vary by training.

Previous Summer 2020 SHARP Trainings: 

Causal Mediation Analysis Training NYC Workshop

Causal Mediation Analysis Training: 3-days of concepts, data analysis methods used to investigate mediating mechanisms.
Environmental Mixtures training workshop

Environmental Mixtures Workshop: 2-days of environmental mixtures concepts, techniques, and data analysis methods used in health studies.   
Electronic medical records boot camp training
Electronic Medical Records Boot Camp: 2-days of concepts and data analysis methods to use EMR in your research.
Epigenetics Boot Camp training workshop

Epigenetics Boot Camp: 2-days of concepts, techniques, and data analysis methods utilized in human epigenetics studies.
Exposome Boot Camp Training

The Exposome Boot Camp: 2-days of concepts, techniques, and data analysis methods used in untargeted exposomics studies.
Functional genetics genomics boot camp training

Functional Genetics Boot Camp: 2-days of concepts and data analysis methods for computational integration of genome and transcriptome data to characterize molecular effects of genetic variants.
Quantitative Genomics Training Workshop
Quantitative Genomics Training: 2-days of concepts, methods, and tools for whole-genome and transcriptome analyses in human health studies.
open source gis workshop training

GIS Workshop: 2-days of fundamental concepts and hands-on techniques of health data visualization and analysis using publicly available open source GIS programs.
Machine Learning Boot Camp training

Machine Learning Boot Camp: 2-days of concepts, techniques, and R data analysis methods with Machine Learning applications in biomedical research.
Mendelian Randomization Boot Camp training
Mendelian Randomization Boot Camp: 2-days of concepts, techniques, packages, data sources, and data analysis methods needed to conduct MR studies.
Microbiome Boot Camp Training Workshop
Microbiome Data Analytics Boot Camp: 2-days to provide an overview of 16S rRNA gene sequencing surveys including planning, generating and analyzing sequencing datasets.
NIH Grant writing boot camp training
NIH Grant Writing Boot Camp: 2-days to help you demystify the NIH application process by preparing you to submit an NIH grant proposal that turns reviewers into advocates, positioning you for success.
PI Crash Course leadership training
Principal Investigator (PI) Crash Course: 2-days of exposure to fundamental leadership and management skills and tools needed for success in your lab. 
Perinatal Neonatal Comfort Care Training
Perinatal/Neonatal Comfort Care Training: 3-days of the methods, elements, and strategies needed to create a comprehensive palliative care plan for the entire perinatal team. CME/CNE credits available.
Radiation Safety Officer Training
Radiation Safety Officer Training: 40hr training requirement for a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) type C license to become a RSO and successfully implement a radiation protection program in different settings.
Single Cell Analysis Boot Camp training
Single Cell Analysis Boot Camp: 2-days to launch students on a path towards mastery of scRNASeq data analysis methods used in health studies.

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