Postgraduate Course on Research Directions & Strategies

Date: September 13-21, 2016

Description: This 8-day course serves post-doctoral personnel and is designed to develop research competencies related to physical activity and public health.  Topics include grantsmanship skills; research funding opportunities; measurement of physical activity; design of epidemiologic studies; dose-response issues; individual, community, and policy interventions; critical research needs on physical activity in women, minorities, youth, and the elderly; and numerous special topics.  Instructional techniques include lectures, small group discussions, individual meetings with faculty, and individual grant writing projects.

Course Director: Russell R. Pate, PhD, Professor, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina.

Faculty: Faculty for the 8-day course consist of a panel of leading researchers in physical activity and include

  • Barbara Ainsworth, PhD, MPH – Arizona State University
  • David Bassett, PhD – University of Tennessee
  • Steven Blair, PED – University of South Carolina
  • David Buchner, MD, MPH – University of Illinois
  • Loretta DiPietro, PhD – George Washington University
  • Janet Fulton, PhD – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • William Haskell, PhD – Stanford University
  • Abby King, PhD – Stanford University
  • Bill Kohl, PhD, MSPH – University of Texas
  • Wendy Kohrt, PhD – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • William Kraus, MD – Duke University
  • I-Min Lee, ScD, MPH – Harvard University
  • Bess Marcus, PhD – University of California San Diego
  • Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH – National Cancer Institute
  • Wendell Taylor, PhD, MPH – University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston
  • Richard Troiano, PhD – National Cancer Institute
  • Sara Wilcox, PhD – University of South Carolina

Candidate Application: Those interested in attending the course will apply and enter a competitive selection process.  Approximately 25 candidates will be selected.  Criteria include professional credentials, experience, current professional position, and potential to enhance public health research and practice.  Applications are accepted only from post-doctoral personnel and above.

How to Apply: The application process is now closed.

Deadline: The completed application must be received by May 15, 2016.

Cost: The Research Course fee is $2400.  The price includes room accommodations, most meals, gratuities, sales taxes, and course materials.  All fees must be paid prior to attending the Course.