Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-SI [#12806]
Position Title: WHO/Cochrane/Cornell Summer Institute
Position Type:Fellowship or award
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nutrition
Appl Deadline:2019/05/01* (posted 2019/01/01, updated 2018/11/19, listed until 2019/05/01)
Position Description:    

WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute

July 15 - July 26, 2019, Cornell University, Ithaca campus

Overview

This unique institute on the Cornell University campus brings together experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), Cochrane, and Cornell University to train participants in the development of systematic reviews of nutrition interventions in populations.

Systematic reviews following the Cochrane methodology are used to ensure that WHO recommendations are based on sound evidence. Participants will learn to apply the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) tool to assess the overall quality of evidence.

Who should attend

The institute is intended for nutrition scientists and practitioners with interest in the application of scientific evidence in policy making. Candidates must have a university degree in health or social sciences with interest in nutrition interventions for public health and be willing to be registered as authors in a Cochrane Group.

Applications from women and from nationals of low- and middle-income countries are particularly encouraged.

Program benefits

In this program, you will:

  • update and develop your technical skills and knowledge in systematic reviews of nutrition and nutrition-sensitive interventions;
  • build understanding of the process for global policy making, nutrition, and evidence assessment and its challenges;
  • complete hands-on training in the development of Cochrane systematic reviews on a topic of immediate global health relevance in nutrition and public health; and
  • develop confidence with the review methods and foster development of professional networks with fellow participants and faculty.

If you are interested in attending the program, please submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of interest stating the following:
    • Your area of interest
    • Whether you will work on an existing protocol (to be assigned by organizers prior to arrival at the Institute), or whether you wish to propose a topic (if you intend to propose a topic, please describe how you will identify collaborators)
    • Sponsorship/mentor approval
    • Commitment to complete a review and a description of the skills you bring to the workshop and your goals in attending
    • Financial support available
    • Names of two colleagues providing a letter of reference for you
  • Two letters of reference that specifically address your research and technical skills, and your readiness for the Institute.
    • Reference letters may be submitted by writers, OR uploaded by the applicant on the writers' behalf, through our online system.


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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
https://www.human.cornell.edu/dns/who-cochrane-cornell-summer-institute/register
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Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

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