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CNRC Postdoctoral Training Program Curriculum

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Learner Objectives

With first-rate mentors and advisory committees, we provide scholars with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to be successful in academia or industry, and inculcate a zest for lifetime learning.
All scholars should acquire superior:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of state of the art scientific methodologies as they relate to the nutritional sciences
  • Academic skills of scientific experimentation, appropriate scientific methodologies, and writing manuscripts and grant proposals
  • Ability to generate sound hypotheses
  • Productivity in research and publications

Values Acquired

All scholars should acquire the following values:

  • Competence: training, knowledge, empowerment, efficiency, prudence, wisdom and quality
  • Confidence: trust, integrity, accountability, accuracy, loyalty, punctuality and professionalism
  • Completion: goal setting, implementation, closure
  • Commitment: flexibility, adaptability, dedication, teaching, initiative and exceptional service
  • Courtesy: teamwork, mutual respect, listening, patience, non-judgment and humility
  • Creativity: imagination, originality, thirst for knowledge and outside the box thinking

Requirements

Fellows in the CNRC Postdoctoral Training Program are expected to:

  • Establish an advisory committee with at least three CNRC or TMC faculty members with the mentor as committee chair
  • Create an Individual Development Plan and provide Biannual Status Reports on IDP and research progress signed by Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (see below)
  • Present Research in Progress twice annually at the CNRC Fellows' Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation course which includes lectures, writing a grant proposal, and scientific paper (equally appropriate for those pursuing non-clinical investigations)
  • Submit at least one grant proposal during fellowship
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CNRC and Baylor Didactics

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Formal requirements of the training program includes attendance at the following:

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Individual Development Plan

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Creation of individual development plan which may include:

View IDP Guide
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CNRC Postdoc Handbook

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The CNRC Postdoctoral Training Program handbook contains important information for applicants, faculty, and current fellows. The CNRC Postdoctoral Fellowship application is located on Page 10, Section Q of the handbook.