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Essential Scientific Practices I, II, and III

Essential Scientific Practices I, II and III (CGS 710, CGS 711 and CGS 712) address the imperatives of performing biomedical research in an ethically responsible manner, the requirements facing scientists as they navigate the increasingly complex spectrum of regulations governing scientific practice, and the importance of effective scientific and social communication with a professionally and ethnically diverse audience.

CGS 710 Essential Scientific Practices I

Edward L. Krug, Ph.D. Course Director
BE 101, 876-2404

CGS 710 is designed to introduce students to the regulations governing the conduct of biomedical research, and to aid in the development of essential scientific skills for addressing the more subjective aspects of the responsible conduct of research.

The format for most of the sessions is a short lecture followed by small group discussion of case studies facilitated by faculty, post docs, and senior graduate students. The class then discusses key features of the case/topic with a summary of the main issues by the instructor. Literature and on-line resources are provided to encourage continued study of each topic. To assure comprehension of the essential concepts, students repeat an on-line quiz until they attain a 100% score. This is a Pass/Fail course. Attendance is mandatory; please contact Dr. Krug should any problems or conflicts arise. Lectures and quizzes will be posted on Moodlerooms.

Tuesday, August 20

TimeTopicInstructor
1:00 - 1:30 pm

Course Overview

Krug

1:30 -2:00 pm

Transitioning from Undergrad to Graduate School

Krug
2:10 - 2:50 pm

Program Exposure Session - Finding a Mentor

Beeson
3:00 - 4:30 pmPostdoc Panel: Lessons LearnedPDA Officers

Wednesday, September 4th

TimeTopicInstructor
1:00 - 2:10 pm

Questionable Research Practices

Krug and Facilitators

2:20 - 3:00 pm

Moral Reasoning in Resolving Conflicts

 
3:10 - 3:50 pm

Authorship/Accountability Issues

 

Thursday, September 5

TimeTopicInstructor
1:00 - 1:50 pm

Peer Review and Plagiarism

Krug and Facilitators
2:00 - 2:50 pm

Data Selection and Record Keeping

 
3:00 - 3:50 pm
Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship
Kindy

Monday, September 9

TimeTopicInstructor
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Reading the Primary Literature

Kurtz
2:10 - 3:00 pm

Scientific Presentation Skills (Oral)

Halushka
3:10 - 3:45 pmScientific Presentation Skills (Poster) 
3:45-4:30 pmLab Coat CeremonySmolka, Wright, & Halushka

Tuesday, September 10

TimeTopicInstructor
1:00 - 1:50 pm

Conflict of Interest/Commitment

Condon

2:00 - 2:50 pm

Animal Use in Research

Smith
3:00 - 3:50 pm

Human Subjects Research

Sonne

Saturday, September 14

TimeTopicInstructor
9:00-9:40 am

Time Management & Career Planning

Krug

9:40-10:20 am

Effective Communication Strategies

Krug
10:30-11:00 amReporting Misconduct and Whistleblowers ProtectionKrug
11:00-12:15 pmEmerging Issues PresentationsClass
12:15-1:30 pmPicnic Lunch 
1:30-3:30 pmSuccessful Collaborations - Team ScienceWright & Krug
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Networking - Professional Challenges

Faculty & Class

CGS 711 Diversity in Science

Cynthia F. Wright, Ph.D., Course Director
BSB 402, Mondays: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

In CGS 711, students address topics that pertain to concerns facing both under-represented minority and majority groups in the biomedical sciences. Topics discussed include how to succeed in the scientific community, hurdles and how to overcome them, and working in and developing a diverse workforce. Invited speakers discuss how they have succeeded in science and the obstacles they overcame. This is a Pass/Fail course. Attendance is mandatory-please contact Dr. Wright should any problems or conflicts arise. A draft schedule is posted below.

DateSpeakerTopic
September 23

Group Exercise

Leveraging Diversity

October 7

Postdoctoral Scholars

 Cultural Diversity
October 21

Dr. Ioannis Koutalos

Health Disparities
November 4Dr. Howard Adams
Communication Barriers
December 2

TBA

Unconcious Bias

CGS 712 Scientific Writing

Edward L. Krug, Ph.D., Course Director
BE 101, 876-2404
Tuesdays (times and locations vary)

This course is designed to help students develop effective scientific writing skills, promote early and focused student-mentor interaction, encourage an appreciation of the benefits of giving and receiving constructive criticism, and introduce students to the mechanics of extramural funding. These goals will be accomplished by a variety of means, including formal lectures, small group discussions, workshops, and editorial feedback from professors.

Date/PlaceTimeTopicInstructor

June 3, 2014
TBD

1:00-1:50 pm
2:00-2:50 pm

Fundamentals of Manuscripts and Proposals
Customizing Your Training and Career Goals
E. Krug

June 10
TBD

1:00-1:50 pm
2:00-2:50 pm

Getting to the Point in the Specific Aims Section
Personal Preferences for Processing Information
Training and Career Goals due
E.Krug
J. Ariail
June 17
TBD
9:00-9:50 am
10:00-10:50am

Critique Session: Career and Training Goals drafts
Extramural Grant Agencies and Fellowship Opportunities

Class
Sullivan
June 24
TBD
9:00-9:50 am
10:00-10:50 am
Establishing a Reference Database
SPECIFIC AIMS DRAFTS DUE
T. L. Herbert
C. Moorer
July 1
*TBD
TBD

9:00-9:50 am*
10:00-10:50 am

Critique Session: Specific Aims Drafts
Writing an Effective Significance Section
Review Group*
E. Krug
July 8
TBD
9:00-9:50 am
10:00-10:50 am
The Peer Review Process
Administrative Necessities of Grant Applications
SIGNIFICANCE DRAFTS DUE
E. Krug

July 15
*TBD
TBD

9:00-9:50 am*
10:00-10:50 am
Critique Session: Significance Drafts
The Approach Section: Design vs Method
Review Group*
E. Krug
July 22
TBD
9:00-10:50 amStatistical Considerations in Experimental DesignB. Wolf
July 29
TBD
9:00-10:50 amElectronic Submission of Proposals
APPROACH DRAFTS DUE
R. Lee
A. Boehm
August 5
*TBD
TBD
1:00-1:50 pm*
2:00-2:50 pm
Critique Session: Approach Drafts
Summarizing Key Points in the Abstract
Review Group*
E. Krug
August 12
TBD
9:00-10:50 amWriting Constructive Critiques
FINAL PROPOSALS DUE
E. Krug
August 15-Peer Critiques due by 4:00pm - Keisha Vaughn, BE 101
*Location of Review Groups Sessions to be determined by individual facilitators
 
 
 

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