Applications due January 29 for the 2017 mHealth Training Institute

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 mHealth Training Institute (mHTI), which will be held August 6-11, 2017 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The application deadline is January 29. A total of 35 scholars will be selected to attend the institute.

The goal of the NIH-funded mHTI is to develop the next generation of academic mHealth researchers. The unique transdisciplinary incubator brings together researchers from disparate backgrounds for a week-long, immersive “bootcamp” in all things related to mHealth. In addition to providing the participants with a core educational grounding in transdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies essential to mHealth innovation, the mHTI seeks to instill in participants the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and connections necessary for cross-cutting research.

Distinctive elements include:

    • A transdisciplinary faculty comprising of academic, industry and NIH thought leaders with mHealth training priors and a deep commitment to educating the next generation of transdisciplinary mHealth researchers.
    • Problem-based, team-science projects that build on the didactic core and allow trainees from disparate disciplines to apply their expertise jointly to a specific health problem.
    • Multi-mentoring of each team by experienced mentors from different disciplines.
    • Training in soft skills essential for academic success. Unstructured free time and social networking events help seed new connections and foster long-term collaborations. The team capstone projects often result in formal NIH grant proposals.

There is no registration fee for the mHTI. The selected scholars will be provided room and board at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and receive a travel subsidy. To find out more about the institute and apply, visit https://mhealth.md2k.org/mhealth-training-institute