The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) is pleased to once again announce the availability of scholarships for a short course on tobacco simulation modeling (EPID 730) to be offered during the University of Michigan Summer Session in Epidemiology (SSE) Program in 2023. 

EPID 730 Simulation Modeling of Tobacco Use, Health Effects and Policy Impacts
(2 credit hours) Rafael Meza and Jihyoun Jeon
WEEK 2 (July 17-21)

The course will be offered on-line and will provide an introductory overview of computational modeling techniques with examples in Tobacco Regulatory Science, discussions of best practices, and hands-on lab experience in which students will develop their own simulation models. At the completion of the course, students will be able to explain the contributions of simulation modeling in Tobacco Regulatory Science, and describe advantages and disadvantages of common modeling approaches. Students will explore how to incorporate simulation modeling into their own Tobacco Regulatory Science research and participate in interdisciplinary teams that use modeling techniques.

EPID 793 Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research
(2 credit hours) Marisa Eisenberg and Michael Hayashi
WEEK 1 (July 10-14)

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must plan to enroll in EPID 730. Applicants may also be eligible to receive funds for EPID 793 if they plan to enroll in both courses (EPID 730 and EPID 793). Federal employees are not eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm ET on Friday, April 14, 2023. Please see the flyer for more information and a link to the application.

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