PREP scholars will spend approximately 75% of the time in the research laboratory, and the rest of their time will be filled with courses and program activities.
The following graduate core courses, with tuition and fees paid by the PREP program, will enhance the academic backgrounds of PREP scholars:
- INTD 6037: Analytical Methods in Biomedical Research: This course will introduce students to fundamental methodologies used to analyze cells and biomolecules such as nucleic acids and proteins. Principles, procedures, advantages and limitations of routinely used as well as novel state-of-the-art methodologies will be discussed.
- INTD 6038: Biomedical Fundamentals: This course covers diverse topics in molecular and cell biology as well as immunology including innate and adaptive immunity, cell signaling, protein trafficking, cell adaptation and cell death and cancer and incorporates a journal club. Students discuss and present articles as well as their research projects.
- TSCI 5070: Responsible Conduct of Research: This course introduces students to core ethical content necessary for responsible research conduct. Through interactive seminars, students will learn about (1) scientists as responsible members of society (contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research and environmental/social impacts of research), (2) policies for research with human subjects and vertebrate animals, (3) collaborative research, (4) conflicts of interest (personal, professional, financial), (5) data acquisition and laboratory tools (management, sharing, ownership), (6) responsible authorship and publication, (7) mentor/trainee responsibilities and relationships, (8) peer review (9) research misconduct (forms of misconduct and management policies) (10) informed consent, privacy regulations, good clinical practice, and special populations in clinical investigations.
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|Orientation||Research||Wrap-up Research project|
Present research project at symposium and local/national conferences
Identify Research laboratory & mentor after lab rotations
Community outreach activities
|Prepare & submit applications to graduate schools; prepare for mock interview sessions|
|Prepare & present research at local/national conferences|
|Community outreach activities|
|Attend research seminars, presentations by current graduate students & IMSD retreat|
|Weekly Program meetings & individual meetings with program director|
|Workshops & Professional Development Activities|
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