Introduction to Research Methods in the Era of the Internet Workshop

Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Day 1: July 9, 2012

Day 2: July 10, 2012


Day 3: July 11, 2012

Day 4: July 12, 2012

Day 5: July 13, 2012

Faculty members: Ronald LaPorte, PhD, Janice Dorman, PhD, Thomas Songer, PhD, Faina Linkov, PhD, Eugene Shubnikov, MD, Eugene Tseytlin,MSc, Philip LaFleur, MSc

Organizing committee: A. Sharman , Zh. Zhumadilov, R. Issayeva, Sh. Askarova , Sh. Adambekov



Lecture title


9.00 – 9.50

Sholpan Askarova


 Ainur Aklizhanova

Keynote: How to publish papers in journals with impact factors.

Responsible research publication: international standards for authors.


10.00 – 10.50


Janice Dorman

Gene environment interactions


11.00 – 11.15

Coffee break

Balcony 4th floor 3rd block


11.15 – 12.00

Ron LaPorte

Eugene Shubnikov

International research, importance of focusing on chronic disease and UN resolution


12.00 – 13.00

Eugene Shubnikov/Faina Linkov

Mobile global: how can it be harnessed for chronic disease research?


13.00 – 14.00


Cafeteria 5th block
Open lunch-question and answer session about getting advanced degrees in US?


14.00 – 14.50

Tom Songer

Critically Reviewing an Epidemiologic Study


15.00 – 15.50

All faculty

Group presentations (presentation of groups I-III)


16.00 – 16.50

All faculty

Group presentations  (presentations of groups IV-VI)


17.00 – 18.00

Eugene Tseytlin

Final lab issues


18.00 – 19.00

Closing reception

Balcony 4th floor 3rd block


Lectures on Scientific Writing for epidemiology and public health

OpenEpi is a Free Web-Based Epidemiologic/Statistic Calculator.



Download Studying Populations, a CAL package for PC of over 80 exercises on basic epidemiological methods. Corresponding Supercourse Lecture with this Package.

Any other topics, keywords available through "Search:" lines incorporated at most of Supercourse pages  

Disclaimer: Lectures may not be the exact lectures presented, but some slides were chosen from the Supercourse

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