Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 mHealth Training Institute (mHTI) to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles from July 26 – 31, 2020. The week-long, residential program blends “deep dives” into the latest mHealth technologies and methodologies with team-science projects to provide the selected scholars with the transdisciplinary knowledge, competencies and collaborative networks required to tackle “wicked” healthcare problems. The mHTI is funded by a NIH/OBSSR/ ODP/NIDA training grant (R25DA038167) and administratively supported by the NIH Center for Excellence on Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K).
Version 2.0 builds on the experiences of previous mHTIs and incorporates feedback and suggestions from past participants. Scholars from earlier institutes have highlighted a wide range of benefits, describing the mHTI as “transformative” and “a seminal experience in my professional development” with a “wonderful atmosphere and congeniality among scholars” and “terrific and generous faculty.” The mHTI derives from the mentoring provided by a core group of experienced faculty; mHealth thought-leaders who are dedicated to developing the next generation of mHealth scientists. Details of previous mHealth Training Institutes including scholars, faculty, and programs are available at https://mhti.md2k.org/.
Due to the intensive and team-science nature of the mHTI, participation is limited to 30 scholars. There is no tuition and full and partial scholarships are provided to facilitate participation (https://mhti.md2k.org/index.php/apply#cost).
Our target scholars are junior as well as experienced researchers with doctoral degrees who are interested in expanding their mHealth knowledge base and skills and forging interdisciplinary connections. Preference will be given to academia-based applicants who plan to use the training to add or deepen the mHealth dimension to their research. A link to the application form as well as details and guidelines are available at https://mhti.md2k.org/index.php/apply.
Application Deadline: 11:59 PM, EASTERN TIME, Sunday, March 1, 2020