Introduction to Research Methods in the Era of the Internet Workshop

Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Day 1: July 9, 2012

Day 2: July 10, 2012


Day 3: July 11, 2012

Day 4: July 12, 2012

Day 5: July 13, 2012

Faculty members: Ronald LaPorte, PhD, Janice Dorman, PhD, Thomas Songer, PhD, Faina Linkov, PhD, Eugene Shubnikov, MD, Eugene Tseytlin,MSc, Philip LaFleur, MSc

Organizing committee: A. Sharman , Zh. Zhumadilov, R. Issayeva, Sh. Askarova , Sh. Adambekov

Ambassador K.J. Fairfax with workshop leaders         

Ambassador K.J. Fairfax presentation



Lecture title


8.30 – 9.30

Participants registration



Moderator of the session:  Vice-Chairman of NU Sharman A.


9.30 – 9.45

Ambassador Kenneth J. Fairfax

On Kazakhstan and USA


9.45 – 10.00

Vice-Minister of  Education and  Science Murat Orunhanov

Address from the Ministry of Education and Science


10.00 – 10.15

Head of Department of Science and Human Resources Murat Teleuov

Address from the Ministry of Healthcare


10.15 – 10.30

Vice-Chairman of NU Almaz Sharman

Nazarbayev University Academic Health Care System


10.30 – 10.45

Director General of CLS Zhaxybay Zhumadilov

Scientific Excellence  in Biomedical  Research


10.45 – 11.00

Director of WHO Collaborating Center in UP Ron LaPorte

Note on collaboration between NU and UP


11.00 – 11.10


Science Supercourse Movie


11.10 – 12.00

Coffee break

Balcony 4th floor 3rd block


12.00 – 12.50

Director of WHO Collaborating Center in UP Ron LaPorte/ Faina Linkov

Introduction to Supercourse and CAJGH


13.00 – 14.00

Eugene Shubnikov/Faina Linkov

Introduction to the course/Introduction of hosting institute 


14.00 – 14.30

Asanbay Jumabekov

The system of scientific and technical expertise of the Republic of Kazakhstan


14.30 – 15.30

Ron LaPorte

Introduction to statistics


15.30 – 16.30

Tom Songer

Introduction to epidemiology biostatistics: scientific method and hypothesis testing


16.30 – 17.30

Eugene Tseytlin

Statistical Packages and computers in research

*Limited help will be available with installation of software on participant computers


17.30 – 18.30

Group work breakout sessions

Rooms 3.310, 3.303, 3.328 and 3.330

Generating hypotheses



Our goal is to begin to establish a Global Health Network Supercourse in Central Asian Countries for the improvement in training in Global Health and Prevention.

With this workshop we started with  the building of international research bridges



Sustainable Professional Public Health network with Caren Videoconferencing

Center of dissemination at the Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Disclaimer: Lectures may not be the exact lectures presented, but some slides were chosen from the Supercourse

This project is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of the University of Pittsburgh and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States  Government.