Cardiovascular Research Training Program


The research education features of the program include:

  • Completion of the requirements for a Master of Science Degree in Clinical and Population Translational Science (CPTS) including course work, written exams, thesis and oral examination.

  • 1st year fellows attend the AHA’s 10-day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. 
  • Each year, fellows attend the AHA’s Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in Association w/the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.  
  • Fellows regularly attend several epidemiology and research weekly conferences including a weekly conference with the program director.
  • The formal course work required for the Master's Degree Program will be supplemented by additional activities designed to intensify and focus on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of cardiovascular medicine, and includes courses in ethics and the conduct of responsible research.


Master of Science Degree Clinical and Population Translational Science: Genetic Epidemiology Track


Fall Year 1(11 credits)

  • CPTS 748 Conceptual Foundation of Community and Health Services Research (2)
  • CPTS 730 Introduction to Statistics (4)
  • CPTS 720 Epidemiology (4)
  • CPTS 703  Ethics and Responsibility in CPTS 1 (1)

Spring Year 1 (13 credits)

  • CPTS 742 Clinical Trial Methods (3)
  • CPTS 732 Applied Linear Models (4)
  • BICM 734 Human Molecular Genetics (2)
  • CPTS 726 Genetic Epi (3)
  • CPTS 704 Ethics and Responsibility in CPTS II (1)

Summer Year 1 (6 credits)

  • CPTS 705 Team Science Practicum (3)
  • CPTS 741 Research Grant Preparation (3)

Year Two - Thesis only

  • Completion of Your Thesis

As stated above, students will be required to design a thesis project of publishable quality that is closely aligned with their interests and career objectives. Thesis topic selections will be made in the spring semester of the first year and work to complete the thesis will be in the second year.

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