Animal Models of Human Disease (GS-TB-401)
This course is designed to expose students to methodologies employed in generating animal models for human diseases and in analyzing these models. The major emphasis is on mouse models, but other model organisms will be discussed as well.
Credits: 2 
Term: 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Cindy Buckmaster 

Pathophysiology & Mechanisms of Human Disease (GS-TB-402)

This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic mechanisms of human disease with a systems biology perspective. Molecular defects at different levels including the gene, RNA, protein, cell, tissue, and organ will be covered. The focus is on helping students develop critical thinking skills that will help them approach complex scientific problems.
Credits: 2
Term: 4 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Daniel Lacorazza

Translational Breast Cancer Research (GS-TB-405)
This course provides an introduction into current issues in translational breast cancer research. The course encompasses a series of lectures on problems in clinical breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, breast development, and evolution of breast cancer, and approaches to translational breast cancer research. The purpose of the course is to provide a broad understanding of clinical issues and problems in breast cancer, familiarize students with breast cancer from the clinician's standpoint, and with research areas of active development in the field.
Credits: 2 
Term: 2 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Suzanne A. W. Fuqua

Introduction to Leadership Skills (GS-TB-407)
The objective of the course is to provide students with knowledge regarding the importance of leadership skills in their training and future career development. While leadership skills are essential components in career development, it is appreciated that leadership skills can’t be taught and imparted upon students in a short didactic lecture-based setting. Therefore, the objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of leadership skills.
Credits: 1 
Term: 3 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Suzanne A. W. Fuqua

Ethics, Conduct and Practical Aspects of Clinical Research (GS-TB-408)
This course is designed to provide students practical insight into the bioethical conduct, practical aspects, including types and categories of clinical trials and the different phases of translational research, as well as regulatory considerations of clinical and translational research. The course encompasses a series of interactive didactic lectures, homework assignments, and observation of an IRB meeting. The purpose of the course is to provide a broad understanding of bioethical issues within the context of clinical research, as well as an understanding of the complex relationship between investigators, their designees, and research subjects. 
Credits: 2 
Term: 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Melissa Suter

Method and Logic in Translational Biology (GS-TB-409)
This course is intended to illustrate to first year graduate and medical students skills important for the translational biology researcher, through evaluation of two medical cases and translational research related to the cases. Reading material will provide information students need to progress with their evaluation of translational research pertaining to the medical case, as well as provide a context for training in how to read and interpret primary literature. Emphasis will be placed on discerning elegant experimental approaches, what constitutes a well-designed experiment with proper controls and considerations for moving discoveries from pre-clinical to clinical testing.
Credits: 2 
Term: 3 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Marta Fiorotto

Fundamentals of Epidemiology (GS-TB-410)
This course introduces the basic principles and methods of epidemiology, with an emphasis on critical thinking, analytic skills, and application to clinical practice and research. Topics include outcome measures, methods of adjustment, surveillance, quantitative study designs, and sources of data. The course is designed for professionals intending to engage in, collaborate in, or interpret the results of epidemiological research as a substantial component of their career. 
Credits: 2
Term: 2 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Michael Scheurer 

Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacogenetics (GS-TB- 411)
The purpose of this course is to outline strategies to avoid serious systemic toxicities from chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This course will review the principles of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, and will outline the impact of genetic polymorphisms in drug metabolism and other pathways on the toxicity of anticancer agents and other therapies. The emphasis is on research concepts and applications and the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
Credits: 1 
Term: 3 (Offered in AY18; even year course) 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Michael Scheurer and Dr. Melanie Bernhardt

Special Projects (GS-TB- 435)
Faculty mentored research for students that have not been admitted to candidacy.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Cliona Rooney

Special Projects Clinical (GS-TB- 436)
Clinical faculty mentored research for students that have not been admitted to candidacy.
Credits: 3 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ignatia B. Van den Veyver 

Special Topics (GS-TB- 463)
Scholarly study directed by a faculty member. Special topics allow a faculty member to develop individualized courses for students. Special topics cannot be used to satisfy the 30 hr. course requirement.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ignatia B. Van den Veyver 

TBMM: Bench to Bedside (GS-TB-466)
This course is designed to provide a forum for an in-depth discussion of translational research. Each term will cover one subject or a specific aspect of a larger topic to allow for a more detailed review of the biomedical literature. The emphasis is on student participation and the role of the faculty member(s) at any given session is to facilitate the discussion. Students are expected to have reviewed assigned article(s) prior to each session and come prepared with comments, criticisms, questions or points of discussion. The faculty member will typically provide a brief overview of the topic at hand to provide some perspective on the subject, but will not direct the discussion. An outside speaker of national prominence engaged in translational research relevant to the topic will give a school-wide talk and meet with the TBMM students.
Credits: 1 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. William J. Craigen 

Seminar in TBMM (GS-TB-467)
Students who have been admitted to candidacy (years 3 and above) will be required to present a seminar yearly on the topic of their ongoing thesis research project with emphasis on the translational aspects of their research project. The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for students to improve their knowledge and skills in planning, preparing and effectively presenting their scientific research to an inter-disciplinary audience. 
Credits: 1 
Term: 2, 3, 4
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Sundararajah Thevananther

Reading (GS-TB-548)
Faculty directed literature projects that survey a specialized topic of interest.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ignatia B. Van den Veyver 

Research Rotation (GS-TB-549)
Faculty mentored research for students who have not yet selected a faculty advisor. 
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Ignatia B. Van den Veyver 

Dissertation (GS-TB-550)
Thesis research directed by a faculty mentor and advisory committee. Open only to candidates for the Ph.D. or M.S. degree.
Credits: Variable
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N
Director: Dr. Cliona Rooney