UPDATED: Deadline Approaching for the PATH Study Data User Workshop

NAHDAP will host a FREE course in the ICPSR’s Summer Program titled "The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Data User Workshop: Biomarker Restricted-Use Files.” The workshop will be in Ann Arbor from August 13-14, 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 18, 2018.

The PATH Study is a collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, and the Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The PATH Study is a household-based, nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study of approximately 46,000 adults and youth (ages 12 and up) in the US. The Study was launched in 2011 to inform the FDA's regulatory activities under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This workshop focuses on the Biomarker Restricted-Use Files (BRUF) from the first wave of data (Wave 1), collected from September 2013 to December 2014. Wave 1 adult respondents were asked to provide urine and blood biospecimen samples in addition to questionnaire data on tobacco use, perceptions of tobacco products, health conditions, and other topics. The workshop will include 2 full days of instruction and exercises.

Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of secondary data organization and manipulation, fundamental data analysis skills, working knowledge of a statistical software package (e.g., SAS, Stata, and R) and a substantive interest in tobacco regulatory research. Previous experience with (or knowledge of) biomarkers of exposure/potential harm is recommended, but not required.

Application: Admission is competitive. Enrollment is limited. Apply through the Registration tab available from the course description. Provide your information, select the course, and indicate your quantitative/statistical experience and biomarker experience. Also, upload the following materials:

  • Current CV with a select list of publications. Please highlight any experience and/or coursework relevant to the PATH Study Summer Workshop, particularly prior experience with tobacco research and/or biomarker data.
  • Cover letter summarizing your research interests and experience
  • Research project description. Priority will be given to applicants with immediate interest in using the PATH Study data for tobacco regulatory research and who provide a research project description to do so. The project description should include references to theory or historical context, how the project extends what is presently known, and why the PATH Study data are needed for the project.

Deadline: The original deadline was Friday, May 18, 2018. The deadline has been extended to Friday, May 25, 2018.

Fee:  There is no tuition fee for this course

Time(s): Registration: 8:30am Monday; Course: 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday and Tuesday

Please share this announcement with anyone you know who might be interested in this course!

NAHDAP is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

May 12, 2018

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