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Course Curriculum Syllabus


Term 1
  Course: GS-GS-5101: Responsible Conduct of Research - Year 1
Course Director(s): Swindell, Eric
  DateStart TimeRoomLectureDescriptionLecturer
  Wed Aug 022:30 PMN315(1L6) Setting Goals for Your Scientific Development & Success in Graduate SchoolCareer paths for the professional scientist, career decisions (how and when to make them), what to do in your first year to ensure your success, developing curiosity, coursework (what to expect in grad school), lifelong learning, where to get help and information, thinking now about the next step.Swindell, Eric
  Wed Aug 092:30 PMN315(1L1) Data Acquisition & Record-Keeping ResponsiblitiesResponsibilities for record keeping, challenges in keeping accurate and understandable notebooks, ownership of research materials, reagent/data sharing.Nelson, David
  Wed Aug 162:30 PMN315(1M) The Mentor/Mentee RelationshipSelecting a lab and developing a group of mentors, what to look for in the mentor/mentee relationship, keeping on track toward your degree.Smith, Carolyn
  Wed Aug 232:30 PMN315(1L7) The Impact of Diversity & Representation in ScienceInteractive discussions based on reviews of historical data and cases related to the impact of diversity and representation in science.Pereira, Frederick
  Wed Aug 302:30 PMN315(1L5) Rigor & ReproducibilityReproducibility, transparency, authentication of key biological and chemical resources, types of replication, blinding and randomizationBertuch, Alison
  Wed Sep 062:30 PMN315(1L3) Resilience Coping with academic challenges Yang, Peggy
  Wed Sep 132:30 PMN315(1L2) Responsible Authorship and PublicationsGiving credit when credit is due, when to cite or not, how to use direct quotes, paraphrasing, plagiarism, copyright and copyright permission. Swindell, Eric
  Wed Sep 202:30 PMN315(1C) Case StudiesSmall Group discussions with a faculty discussion leader
  Course: GS-GS-5111: Strategies for Success in Graduate School
Course Director(s): Samuel, Melanie \ Arey, Rachel
  DateStart TimeRoomLectureDescriptionLecturer
  Tue Aug 081:00 PMN315Effective Mentor-Mentee RelationshipsHow to set yourself up for success in navigating and fostering your relationship with your mentor and understanding your role in a lab. Samuel, Melanie
  Tue Aug 151:00 PMN315Mastering Time ManagementThe concept of a hidden curriculum and the timescale of a PhD.Arey, Rachel
  Tue Aug 221:00 PMN315Navigating wellbeing and mental health challenges in graduate schoolHow to make decisions when faced with challenges and constraints that can complicate this process.Samuel, Melanie
  Tue Sep 051:00 PMN315Tips & Tricks from the TrenchesA panel of successful students at different stages of their graduate career.Arey, Rachel
  Tue Sep 191:00 PMN315Networking and Planning your Graduate CareerPrinciples of inside out versus outside in motivation, the choices and day to day realities of different career paths, resources for career planning, and what goes in the Individual Development Plan (IDP).
  Course: GS-GS-5113: Designing & Managing Successful Scientific Projects
Course Director(s): Kaochar, Salma
  DateStart TimeRoomLectureDescriptionLecturer
  Wed Aug 302:00 PM201ADeveloping Innovative Ideas into a Thesis ProjectThe advantages of being able to develop your own ideas and how mentors can point out the path and you can pave itKaochar, Salma
  Wed Sep 062:00 PM201AMastering the Art of Identifying Publishable Units and Scientific Story TellingDifferent approaches to paper writing, explain the concept of storyboarding, and discuss different geometric relationships between projects and how they can influence project outcomesKaochar, Salma
  Wed Sep 132:00 PM201AProject Management: Strategies and Techniques for Successful TeamworkFundamentals of project management, including the project life cycle, project phases, and project stakeholdersKaochar, Salma
  Wed Sep 202:00 PM201ANavigating the High-Pressure Environment of Scientific ResearchThe causes and effects of stress in the scientific research environmentKaochar, Salma
  Course: GS-GS-6206: Orientation to Clinical Translational Research
Course Director(s): Suter, Melissa \ Parihar, Robin
  DateStart TimeRoomLectureDescriptionLecturer
  Tue Aug 011:00 PMN311T1 to T4 Translational ResearchCovers the different types of translational research from T1 to T4. Learn how to follow outcomes of translation of basic science to clinics.Suter, Melissa
  Tue Aug 012:00 PMN311Study DesignA basic overview of study designs including cross-sectional, case-control and cohort studiesSuter, Melissa
  Tue Aug 081:00 PMN311Team Science, Mentorship, and Academic-Industry CollaborationsUnderstand challenges in the process of bench to bedside translation, issues of team science, mentorship and collaboration in translational researchLulla, Premal
  Tue Aug 082:00 PMN311Early-Phase Clinical TrialsLulla, Premal
  Tue Aug 151:00 PMN311Informed ConsentRules, regulations and practical aspects surrounding the informed consent process.Parihar, Robin
  Tue Aug 152:00 PMN311Good Manufacturing Practice FacilitiesLearn about preparation of materials for human use and quality control used in GMP facilities.Lapteva, Natalia
  Tue Aug 221:00 PMN311Regulatory AffairsLearn the role of FDA in submitting INDs and IDEs, distinctions between research versus patient care and the distinction between Investigational Drugs, Approved products and over the counter (OTC) productsGrilley, Bambi
  Tue Aug 222:00 PMN311Practical Aspects of BiobankingLearn rules and practical aspects of banking of tissues and other biological specimens. Learn rules and regulations regarding sharing of clinical research resources. Understand MTAs and contracts as they relate to human research samples.Castro, Patricia
  Tue Aug 291:00 PMN311Patents/LicensingLearn differences between licensing and patents, basic principles regarding patenting and licensing of discoveries and how they affect clinical translation and use. Learn what types of discoveries can be patentable. Learn how patents and licenses are used and when and why. Learn about using materials obtained from industry in your research. Learn how all this is managed within the context of an academic institution
  Tue Aug 292:00 PMN311Epidemiological StudiesA basic overview of epidemiology in translational research including study design and standardized reportingScheurer, Michael
  Tue Sep 051:00 PMN311The Institutional Review BoardUnderstand IRB rules and regulations; learn composition and role of IRB boards and how they function. Practical aspects of submission and review of an IRB protocolsLuna, Ruth
  Tue Sep 052:00 PMN311Clinical Trials RecordingLearn about phase I trials, pharmaokinetics; investigational pharmacies; Learn how to conduct a clinical trial including the phases, regulations, compliance, oversight, organization, budget, reporting requirements, adverse events, DSMBs, interim analysis, and endpointsMims, Martha
  Tue Sep 121:00 PMN311Research Integrity and MisconductRules and regulations surrounding research integrity and misconduct including reporting and conflicts of interest
  Tue Sep 122:00 PMN311Retrospective study design, working with Datasets/DatabasesConsiderations for data abstraction, data management and data analyticsZimolzak, Andrew
  Mon Sep 183:00 PMN311Correlative Science AnalysisBasic principles of correlative science methodologies and their clinical applications Horton, Terzah
  Tue Sep 191:00 PMN311Clinical Ethics OverviewAn overview of clinical research ethics with focus on the involvement of vulnerable populations.Fletcher, Faith
Term 2
  Course: GS-GS-5102: Responsible Conduct of Research - Year 2
Course Director(s): Swindell, Eric
  DateStart TimeRoomLectureDescriptionLecturer
  Tue Oct 101:30 PMN315(2L5) The Funding Structure of Science & Public PolicyGovernment organizations, private funding sources, applying for fellowships, structure of a grant, grant review system, consequences of fraud in grant applications, science advocacyDickinson, Mary
  Tue Oct 172:00 PMN315(2M) Mentorship Year TwoMeeting with 2nd year students and their mentors, matching expectations between mentor & student, developing communications channels, picking an appropriate thesis topic, the thesis committee as a resourceSmith, Carolyn
  Tue Oct 241:30 PMN315(2L1) Research Misconduct - NIH-b3 - Safe Practices in the LaboratoryDefinitions - Falsification, fabrication, plagiarism - whistleblowers, allegations, investigations, penalties. College policy and mechanisms for handling misconduct allegations, federal policies and procedures. (NIH b3) Safe Practices in the LaboratoryNelson, David
  Tue Oct 311:30 PMN315(2L2) Ethics of Biomedical Studies with AnimalsWhen can animals be used ethically in research, avoiding unnecessary pain/suffering and euthanasia, appropriate selection of numbers/types of animals in research, animal use approval.Pereira, Frederick
  Tue Nov 071:30 PMN315(2L3) Conflict ResolutionPotential causes of conflict during graduate training, approaches to conflict resolution.Yang, Peggy
  Tue Nov 141:30 PMN315(2C) Case StudiesScientific Misconduct & Research with Animals
  Course: GS-GS-5112: Powerful Presentations
Course Director(s): Samuel, Melanie \ Watkins, Trent
  DateStart TimeRoomLectureDescriptionLecturer
  Thu Oct 121:00 PMN315Why presentations are powerful: significance and throughlinesWhy presentations are important; The diverse purposes and formats that talks can have; Distinct venues and audiences for talks; How to grab an audience’s attention; Appropriate goals for talks; The importance of “throughlines” for talks; The difference between background and significance.Woodfield, Sarah
  Thu Oct 191:00 PMN315Hypotheses, models, and works in progressProviding structure to a presentation using a “talk abstract,” graphical abstract, and/or outline; Using hypothesis and working model slides to effectively present works in progress, even without data.Williams, Margot
  Thu Oct 261:00 PMN315Data delivery, slide construction, and presentation skillsDos and don’ts of good slide construction; How to increase clarity by describing experiments and possible outcomes; How to present results to non-expert audiences; Tips for giving confident and comfortable presentations.Woodfield, Sarah
  Thu Nov 021:00 PMN315Presenting Works in Progress Students will present their talks and receive feedback from members of their small discussion group and faculty mentor.Williams, Margot
  Thu Nov 091:00 PMN315Final Presentations Part 1Presentations followed by evaluations from the course director, faculty group leaders, and the class. Woodfield, Sarah
  Thu Nov 161:00 PMN315Final Presentations Part 2Presentations followed by evaluations from the course director, faculty group leaders, and the class. Williams, Margot
  Thu Nov 301:00 PMN315Final Presentations Part 3Presentations followed by evaluations from the course director, faculty group leaders, and the class. Woodfield, Sarah
  Thu Dec 071:00 PMN315Reflection & Course Wrap-UpComparison of students’ self- evaluations of their original talk at the start of the course and their final presentation (both qualitatively and quantitatively) to reflect on how their presentation skills improved during the course; Discussion of key take aways with the entire class.Williams, Margot

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