July 15 - July 26, 2019, Cornell University, Ithaca campus
This unique institute on the Cornell University campus brings together experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), Cochrane, and Cornell University to train participants in the development of systematic reviews of nutrition interventions in populations.
Systematic reviews following the Cochrane methodology are used to ensure that WHO recommendations are based on sound evidence. Participants will learn to apply the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) tool to assess the overall quality of evidence.
Who should attend
The institute is intended for nutrition scientists and practitioners with interest in the application of scientific evidence in policy making. Candidates must have a university degree in health or social sciences with interest in nutrition interventions for public health and be willing to be registered as authors in a Cochrane Group.
Applications from women and from nationals of low- and middle-income countries are particularly encouraged.
In this program, you will:
update and develop your technical skills and knowledge in systematic reviews of nutrition and nutrition-sensitive interventions;
build understanding of the process for global policy making, nutrition, and evidence assessment and its challenges;
complete hands-on training in the development of Cochrane systematic reviews on a topic of immediate global health relevance in nutrition and public health; and
develop confidence with the review methods and foster development of professional networks with fellow participants and faculty
The following article from the Cornell Chronicle, published July 8, 2014, describes our experiences in the first year of the Institute. The 2018 Summer Institute was our 5th Institute.
More than 30 nutrition experts from around the globe gathered at Cornell July 7-18, 2014, for hands-on training in World Health Organization (WHO) procedures to retrieve, summarize and assess reliable, current evidence to inform WHO’s recommendations for nutrition and public health policy.
When the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University hosted the 4th annual Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making from July 24 to August 4, 2017, its participants included 29 experts from around the world, and 10 faculty members from the World Health Organization (WHO), Cornell University and Cochrane.