The Course Director, Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD, is the Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor and Chair of the of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at IU School of Medicine. Inspired by his medical school advisor, Dr. David Grimes, and other Emory University faculty members such as Dr. Herbert Peterson, Dr. Peipert pursued a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Fellowship at Yale University where he also received a Master of Public Health degree. Dr. Peipert continued his clinical research and public health training at Brown University where he received his doctorate in epidemiology.
Dr. Peipert has led national courses in clinical research for more than two decades. He has published close to 300 peer-reviewed publications; received numerous NIH grants; served as a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force; served on the editorial boards of the medical journals Obstetrics and Gynecology and Contraception; and is currently the Deputy Editor for Gynecology for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His passion is clinical research and mentoring junior faculty and clinical investigators.
Additional course faculty will include Kavita Nanda, MD, MHS, the Medical Director at the nonprofit organization FHI360; and Christy Scifres, MD, the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division Director at IU School of Medicine. Both are outstanding educators, mentors and accomplished clinical researchers. Participants can expect surprise guest faculty, as well.Vermont was selected as the first course location as a state that is welcoming, affirming, and respects reproductive rights.
Junior faculty and fellows should apply using the link below. Applications from candidates that are underrepresented in medicine and represent diverse backgrounds are encouraged.
The application process is simple: submit a CV and a brief one-page statement indicating your reason for applying and potential clinical research interests. Participants and their departments will be responsible for travel, accommodations and tuition ($4,000).
Questions should be directed to Dr. Peipert. We look forward to seeing you in Vermont!