The Welch Center conducts important training activities in clinical research and clinical epidemiology for junior faculty, clinical fellows, doctoral and masters degree candidates, medical residents, medical students, and public health students. The Center identifies and invests in new talent by helping junior faculty and trainees to find their paths in academic scholarship, and by providing them with the intellectual resources needed to flourish.
Welch Center faculty members lead a variety of training programs and activities critical to the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Several faculty members are themselves alumni of these training programs. Most trainees enroll formally in the training programs through either the School of Public Health or the School of Medicine. Students in degree programs undertake a core curriculum of coursework augmented by direction and mentoring from Welch Center faculty. Center faculty are involved in teaching courses and mentoring students for training in clinical research, clinical epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, renal disease epidemiology and primary care health services. The training programs have been very successful in developing a generation of clinical researchers with specialized skills.
Many Welch Center trainees have gone on to hold faculty positions within the University in the Departments of Medicine (Divisions of Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine), Epidemiology, and Pediatrics. Others are engaged in promising academic careers as faculty members at other revered academic institutions, including Case Western Reserve University, Wake Forest University, Harvard University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin, University of Alabama, Yale University, University of Arizona, Tulane University, University of Miami, and Marshall University. Former trainees have also taken positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics.
In addition to the Welch Center training programs and courses, also see the activities listed in our Seminars web pages.