University of Southern California


Short Course in Research in Diverse Urban Populations

Who Should Attend

New/junior faculty, post-docs, grad students, and research staff conducting research in diverse populations

Course Description

Learn how to carry out clinical and translational research in populations characterized by diversity in race, ethnicity, country of origin, and socioeconomic status. Learn how to tackle challenges that may arise in working with these populations particularly in Los Angeles. A USC non-credit certificate will be issued within 3 weeks of completion, and may qualify for continuing education credit through Society of Clinical Research Associates.


Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair, Preventive Medicine, Workforce Development Director, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)

Cecilia Patino-Sutton, MD, MEd, PhD, Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine, Workforce Development Co-director, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)



Six hours. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Next Course

October 14, 2016 | 8:00 – 2:00 PM | Location: Health Sciences Campus (HSC), Norris Research Tower, NRT, Aresty LG 503/4

(Check-in 7:30 AM)

Course Registration

To register for this event, please RSVP one week prior to the event. For more questions, contact SC CTSI’s Workforce Development at or via phone (323) 442-8281.

For information about workshops, contact the office at 213-740-6709.