New York University was awarded a grant from the United States Department of State to build evidence-based policy and practice capacity in the Republic of Georgia among healthcare managers, policy analysts, policy makers, public health practitioners, health insurance agents/planners, and healthcare providers working in the public and private sector, Ministry of Labor, Health & Social Affairs, Ministry of Finance, health care policy think tanks, and civil society organizations. The grant program, titled the Georgian Research Training Program, is a collaborative research training program between the health professions schools at New York University (NYU) and three Georgian universities over a period of two years. The three Georgian universities include the Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi State Medical University, and the University of Georgia.
Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP): Health Research Training Program
New York University will host two 5-day workshops for healthcare professionals focused on Evidence-Based Practice. The first workshop will be held in Kutaisi from July 8-12, 2013 and the second will be held in Tbilisi from July 15-19, 2013. NYU faculty will teach the courses. The training program in Kutaisi will be held in collaboration with the USAID Georgia Health Care Improvement Project. Course topics include principles of research & evidence-based practice, health research designs, review of clinical practice guidelines, literature review, and critical thinking & research critique. The course will end with the development of a poster presentation by groups of participants working as teams on clinical topics of interest.
Workshop participants will develop skills that help them to:
1) Read and evaluate health research;
2) Formulate a clinical research question;
3) Understand the sources of clinical evidence;
4) Conduct evidence search in applicable databases;
5) Apply research to clinical practice situations;
6) Conduct mini-literature reviews with a poster session by the end of the week; and
7) Develop evidence-based practice projects that can facilitate organizational change aimed at improving patient care outcomes and efficiency.
Qualified applicants will:
§ Hold one or more of the following degrees: nursing, medicine, public health, public policy or related field.
§ Have at least 3 years of work experience in their professional role.
§ Demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. [Note: for the Kutaisi workshop, translation assistance will be provided for participants with limited English skills]
Interested applicants must submit their application through the NYU online system by clicking the button below. You will need to have the following documents in English ready to complete the application online:
§ Copy of your curriculum vitae in ENGLISH.
§ A letter of reference in ENGLISH from your employer or professional organization in support of your participation in the program.
IMPORTANT: When you are submitting the application online, the program will only save your progress if you use the same computer and the same internet browser.