Come from away: Best practices in mini-sabbaticals for the development of young investigators: a White Paper by the SEQUIN (mini-Sabbatical Evaluation and QUality ImprovemeNt) GroupJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
Mini-sabbaticals are formal short-term training and educational experiences away from an investigator’s home research unit. These may include rotations with other research units and externships at government research or regulatory agencies, industry and non-profit programs, and training and/or intensive educational programs.
- Plant-derived natural products in medicine and health (L. Walker PhD & I. Khan, PhD, National Center for Natural Products Research, University of Mississippi) Understand role played by botanicals in pharmacology; Lean bioactivities from botanicals; Understand quality, safety & US regulatory issues w/ current botanical supplement products
NHLBI/OBSSR Summer Research Training Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials with Behavioral InterventionsNHLBI/OBSSR Summer Research Training Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials with Behavioral Interventions (Warrenton, VA, Kenneth Freedland, PhD) Identify the unique challenges posed by behavioral randomized clinical trials (RCTs) Select appropriate strategies for enrollment, randomization, and retention of participants Evaluate the quality of behavioral RCTs and interpret their results.
- Behavioral Treatment Approaches Targeting Executive Function (Drexel University; Evan Forman, PhD) To receive mentored, hands-on training in behavioral treatment approaches targeting executive function including acceptance-based behavioral treatment for weight management