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JHSPH - Epi Fall Open House - Shared screen with speaker view
Laura Gottschalk
20:50
Love the music selection!
Fran (she/her) Burman
21:31
Hi, We will start in just a minute or two...
Liz Rogers
21:53
More time to enjoy the music :)
Moremi Hamblin
22:55
Does this mean that Epi is the 😎😎 department? Lol
Fran (she/her) Burman
23:05
DEF!!
Ellie Bourgikos
23:15
100%
Mahdi Bashizade
23:24
Hello everyone from Iran. Thanks for this session <3
Liz Rogers
23:42
Applying just for access to the playlist tbh (maybe to do some research too)
Laura Camarata (she\her)
24:00
@Madhi, welcome! Virtual is great for joining from many corners!
Fran (she/her) Burman
24:14
Love the chat! Welcome all.
Jayasree
24:57
hello everyone, Good morning/Good evening , Jayasree this side, from India
Paddy Tukamuhebwa
26:17
Hullo everyone, I am Paddy from Uganda.
Laura Camarata (she\her)
29:55
@jayasree and @paddy welcome!
Jayasree
31:46
@Laura Camarata Thank you so much for the response, nice interacting to you all, am here to know more about PhD in the domain of cancer epidemiology.
Liz Rogers
32:21
I'm so appreciative of the emphasis on inclusiveness in gender identity <3
Emily Owens Pickle (she/her/hers)
38:26
One question: is there a rubric used for ranking students within tracks or overall? Can we have any insight into that process? Also, I see my child has changed my profile picture 😄…enjoy!
Jinqi Zhan
41:01
So nice to see more and more people are interested in public health!
Fran (she/her) Burman
41:40
Hi, Emily - one of the upcoming talks will address this but yes, we look for your excitement about the field and your academic preparation for the field.
Mahdi Bashizade
43:53
I have DVM ( Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine) from University of Tehran. I wanted to ask if I can apply for doctorate of Epidemiology. Thanks.
Laura Camarata (she\her)
45:57
I like seeing faces @Sheree!
Carla Cortés
46:20
hi, could we have the recording of the meeting
Carla Cortés
46:24
??
Fran (she/her) Burman
46:47
You do not have to have a faculty member identified prior to research. We have a lot of faculty who can take on students.
Fran (she/her) Burman
47:21
We will make the recording available after the session to the admissions office for posting Thanks,
Carla Cortés
47:52
Thanks!!!
Nicholas Reed (he/him)
49:22
We need more researchers cross trained at the intersection of epidemiology and implementation science! Such an amazing skillset.
Liz Rogers
49:27
Thanks for your information! :)
Moremi Hamblin
52:39
I was just thinking of the timeline too. That was very fast. Wow!
Priyanka Kulkarni
54:10
This is really interesting! Dr Shade what are your thoughts on findings saying plasma is not effective for treating covid? Are these studies mostly done on patients suffering from severe disease?
Jinqi Zhan
54:17
Impressive!! Completely understand the pain of recruiting patients during the pandemic
Liz Rogers
54:18
I work as an FDA labeling consultant and I can only IMAGINE the labeling hurdles for that
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:01:36
We do not require you to secure a faculty member prior to application. You do not have to have a faculty member identified prior to research. We have a lot of faculty who can take on students.
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:02:03
IELTS minimum is 7, TOEFL minimum is 103
Jinqi Zhan
01:02:39
Thank you for the clarification!
Moremi Hamblin
01:03:01
Is this also the same for the PhD applicants? Not needing to identify a faculty member
Paddy Tukamuhebwa
01:04:05
If I don't have any college level math courses, how do I fulfil this requirement?
Priyanka Kulkarni
01:06:36
Thank you Dr. Jabs, some very interesting uveitis trials are underway! That's good to know.
Jinqi Zhan
01:07:21
Thank you for sharing! Does the CTES also look into using Real-World Evidence to assist clinical trial design and regulatory decision-making?
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:09:15
Yes, please identify an area that most closely aligns with your research so that we can better identify the group and coursework you need to follow.
Chen Hu
01:09:27
HI Fran, just to confirm, TOEFL minimum on the program application website is 100. Is 103 required for specific program?
Ann-Margret Ervin
01:12:07
Yes, faculty in CTES consider the full evidence base including real world evidence when we design clinical trials. We also use evidence synthesis methods, including systematic reviews with or without meta analyses to make assessments of the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of clinical interventions.
Jinqi Zhan
01:15:28
Hi Dr. Ervin! Thank you for answering my question. That's very exiting!
Liz Rogers
01:16:24
This is fascinating! I saw exactly this with my grandmother and I'm sure it's widespread.
Mahdi Bashizade
01:17:41
As you mentioned that IELTS minimum is 7, I wanted to ask if each part's score has to be 7 or the average. Thank you.
Yujin Lim
01:17:50
I was born with some minor my hearing problems, and is actually waiting for the surgery for my right eardrum in January. I can’t agree more about the fact that better method to measure hearing should be developed. I’m specifically interested in nutritional epidemiology, but this actually fascinates me, too!
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:18:26
Hi. We do like to see each section of the IELTS at 7 but the oval average should be 7- 7.5.
Liz Rogers
01:19:04
What do you think about increasing access to ASL in early education? Do you think that would have any impact on the issues facing people with hearing loss as they age?
Laura Camarata (she\her)
01:20:22
Dr. Rebholz, our first presenter, is also in Welch Center!
Annika Gunderson
01:20:56
How common is it for PhD students to complete graduate certificates alongside the program requirements?
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:21:38
Our students tend to complete 1-3 certificates while they are working on their degrees.
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:22:09
Eliseo are you ready - you'll be next.
Annika Gunderson
01:22:35
Thank you, Fran! How common is it for students to conduct international field work?
Moremi Hamblin
01:23:21
There are so many interesting tracks in the epi department. After identifying a track, can one also work with other faculty members in other tracks?
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:23:40
our faculty, esp in Infectious disease work overseas and do include students when safe to do so (pre-pandemic).
Annika Gunderson
01:24:12
Great, thanks again Fran
Liz Rogers
01:25:07
How much exposure and experience do PhD students get writing and submitting grant proposals? Do you look for prior experience with that as part of the application process?
Larry Appel
01:32:52
In our track and most tracks in Epi, there are international projects across the globe with many projects in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The opportunities are diverse and include work that can be done in Baltimore (clearly from a distance) as well as in-person field work. Unfortunately, during the pandemic, there have been restrictions on travel abroad.
Elvis Egwu
01:35:02
Thanks Dr Larry Appel for this vital information.
Asli McCullers (she/her)
01:37:14
Will there be time to learn more about department funding for PhD students, specifically stipends? If a stipend isn't offered, are PhD students able to hold some sort of part time employment to cover living expenses? Thank you!
Asli McCullers (she/her)
01:38:53
Also, will anyone be speaking about the General Epi track? Was hoping to learn more about the Social Epi part of that program! Thank you!
Sharmistha
01:39:20
Hi Everyone, I am joining now
Sharmistha
01:39:36
as I was lost in other streams before I could get into this room
Sharmistha
01:39:45
So I am keen on Cancer Epidemiology..
Yvette
01:39:48
Do you expect some sort of teaching practice from potential students?
Sharmistha
01:40:13
if you can summarize something related to that, I will be grateful.
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:40:33
Hi, Asli - yes, we have Social Epi and it is growing field here and we are excited to connect you with Dr. Lori Dean ldean9@jhu.edu.
Kala Visvanathan
01:40:55
Sharmistha Great !!! Will say a few things today but happy to talk more
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:41:31
PHD Funding in EPI:
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:41:45
Tuition Packages: Epidemiology is proud to offer free 100% tuition support for all incoming PhD students (renewable up to four years for full-time students only). Support includes the University Health Clinic fee for 4 years and University individual student health insurance plan for each doctoral student. The Department and School offer NIH and other training grants supporting research in targeted research areas: pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases, cancer etiology and control, epidemiology and biostatistics of aging, endocrinology, and infectious diseases (HIV / STI) for U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents. Endowments and teaching or research assistantships provide additional stipend support toward living expenses. Individual faculty members may hire graduate assistants; however, this is not guaranteed, and students are selected after 1-2 terms of enrollment. For a listing of additional financial resources, school-level support, and additional guidance, ple
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:42:36
Yes, all PhD students are required to serve as teaching assistants. Masters students are welcome to learn teaching pedagogy as well.
Sharmistha
01:42:57
Thanks Mam, I will be happy to do the same indeed. I will be indeed a pleasure for me
Sharmistha
01:43:05
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Sharmistha
01:44:00
Infact, if you can guide me how can we talk further that will be a pleasure for me in short. I may need your extreme guidance.
Liz Rogers
01:44:01
My main research interest is in hospital acquired infection! :) Really important work, thanks for sharing
Asli McCullers (she/her)
01:44:25
Thank you so much for that information, Fran! So just clarifying; all US Citizens/Permanent residents will receive a source of stipend either through endowment/RA/TAship?
Ghinwa Hayek
01:46:46
Hello Fran, just a question on the PhD tuition funding, the tuition support is for national and international students; yet the stipend and training grants are only reserved to national students (being US citizens and US permanent residents)
Moremi Hamblin
01:47:59
Will you be discussing more about the PhD course requirements and work experience? I ask because I see a 1 year full-time work experience, but I have part-time work experience that equate to more than one year full-time.
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:48:10
We are trying to make stipends available for the first year (or two) for all PhD students. for international students these would be a separate mechanism than NIH training grants
Fran (she/her) Burman
01:49:17
The Vivian Thomas Fellows program is new and we are trying to get more information for all of us.
Mahdi Bashizade
01:50:08
I am more than obsessed in cancer epidemiology.
Ghinwa Hayek
01:50:45
Thank you for the reply Fran !
Sharmistha
01:54:25
Thanks so much Fran
Sharmistha
01:54:53
Thanks so much Mam for the guidance
Sharmistha
01:55:14
Can we have the link for the same
Emily Owens Pickle (she/her/hers)
01:55:51
Hi Fran - I’ll be traveling to the APHA meeting 10-22. Will this session be recorded? Thank you.
Nita Kanney (she/her)
01:56:21
Thank you everyone for sharing your amazing research!
Sharmistha
01:56:30
Grateful to all of you.
Radhika
01:56:35
Thank you so much!
Madeline Brooks
01:56:36
Thank you!