Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-SI2023 [#24288]
Position Title: WHO/Cochrane/Cornell Summer Institute
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States Minor Outlying Islands [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Nutrition
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/02/14, finished 2023/12/01, listed until 2023/08/07)
Position Description:    

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WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute

2023, Cornell University, Ithaca campus


This unique institute is typically held on the Cornell University campus; it 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. 

In 2023, the Institute will take place in hybrid format combining on-line instruction (work at your own pace, in teams) with in-person sessions at Cornell University Campus. The Institute is about two weeks in length, but the two weeks are not consecutive. The first week of the Institute, which is virtual/online only, runs from July 1 through July 7. The second week of the Institute, which is in-person at Cornell, runs from July 15 through July 20. In the first week, which is online, participants would need to reserve about 5 hours of time for the program. In the second week, which is in-person, participants will devote full time to the Institute activities Further details showing the calendar of sessions will be available on our website (please see this site:

July 4 and the week of July 25.Further details showing the calendar of sessions is available on our website (please see this site: -cochrane-cornell-summer-institute)

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 co-authors on a Cochrane review.

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

Program benefits

In this program, you will:

If you are interested in attending the program, please apply using this portal, and submit the following materials:

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
email address
Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853