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NIH offering Introduction to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course

Released: Friday, August 22, 2014

Registration for the 2014-2015 “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research” course is now open.  The course will run from October 14, 2014 through March 9, 2015.  Classes will be held on the NIH campus at the Clinical Center, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater at 5:00 pm, please click the link for course information, schedule, and registration:  

Last year, nearly 2100 participants registered for the course: 480 at the NIH, 677 at remote U.S. sites, and 902 at international sites.  There are two ways you can participate in the 2014-2015 IPPCR course and view the lectures: 1) in person at the NIH as a registered participant or 2) view the archived online as a registered participant.

Course Objectives:

There is no charge for the course; however, the textbook, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Third Edition is suggested as supplemental information for the course.  The curriculum has been enhanced and will include additional lectures providing more comprehensive content on clinical research infrastructure.  A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course, which is based on receiving a passing grade on an open-book final examination.  This course will be of interest to physicians and all other health professionals planning a career in clinical research.  A course in biostatistics, such as STAT 200 or STAT 500, currently offered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) may provide supplemental benefit to those enrolled in “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research.

For additional information on the course and registration, please visit the course website or email course coordinator, Daniel McAnally at or call 301-496-9425.  The deadline for registering is October 6, 2014.  An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those who successfully register for the course.   

If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity, please call(301) 496-9425 during the business hours of 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at least seven business days prior to the event.


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit