why csri?

If you do decide to seek training in the design, conduct, and analysis of research studies, the Columbia Summer Research Institute offers unique advantages:

  • Outstanding research portfolio: Columbia University Medical Center is one of the most productive and innovative academic medical centers in the nation, consistently ranking among the top institutions in NIH research funding.
  • Exceptional teaching: Learn from Columbia professors who are active researchers and dedicated educators. Learn from a core teaching team that is composed of 5 faculty members with decades of teaching experience and numerous teaching awards (2 of the 5 are recipients of the Presidential Teaching Award, Columbia's highest teaching honor). Learn from the originators of the highly successful Patient Oriented Research program for clinical and translational investigators from the fields of medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, & pathology.
  • Ideal location: New York City, the "world's capital," is a hub for clinic-based research studies and population-based research studies, as well as research in urban health, global health, and health disparities.
  • Academic credit: By successfully completing the summer program curriculum, you will earn 10 academic credits from Columbia University and a certificate that documents your participation. Use the credits towards an advanced degree, or simply add the certificate to you academic credentials.
  • Comprehensive curriculum: In addition to the fundamentals of clinical and translational research, the curriculum includes dedicated time for research seminars (to learn about the cutting edge research being conducted at Columbia), and opportunities for career and professional development, including sessions on grant writing, presentation skills, and CV preparation.
  • Accelerated format for health professionals: We recognize that taking time off for professional development isn't easy. Through the CSRI, you can take just 5 weeks to earn 10 course credits and gain fundamental skills in clinical and translational research design and analysis. CSRI alums have the opportunity to continue taking summer courses which may be applied to an advanced degree.