The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) is offering scholarships for a short course on tobacco simulation modeling (EPID 730: Simulation Modeling of Tobacco Use, Health Effects and Policy Impacts) to be offered during the University of Michigan Summer Session in Epidemiology (SSE) in 2024. Scholarships are also available for Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research (EPID 793), in conjunction with EPID 730 scholarships.

EPID 730 will be offered as an on-line course and will provide an introductory overview of computational modeling techniques with examples in tobacco regulatory science (TRS), 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 TRS, and describe advantages and disadvantages of common modeling approaches. Students will explore how to incorporate simulation modeling into their own TRS research and participate in interdisciplinary teams that use modeling techniques.

The deadline to apply is April 26th, 2024, and applicants are asked to wait to apply to the SSE program until after receiving notification of the scholarship funding decision in May. More information is available here.