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Name PhD Date/Time Location Title Advisor
Khatera Rahmani Toxicology Monday February 13, 2017 | 1:00 pm Case Method Room (1-9576) CRM1 (Exportin 1) Inhibitors, Leptomycin B and Curcumin, Alter CRM1's Subcellular Distribution Dr. David A Dean
Vanessa Assibey-Mensah Epidemiology Thursday March 9, 2017 | 9:00 am Helen Wood Hall, Room 1W502 Gestational Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter Pollution and Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Western New Yor Dr. David Rich

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Our Center for Professional Development works to supplement every trainee's scientific education with the professional and career development opportunities most appropriate to each individual trainee’s interests and skills.

Center for Professional Development

Traditional biomedical research training programs fail to adequately prepare trainees for the full diversity of careers that they will ultimately experience in the biomedical workforce. The UR Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (URBEST) program will therefore provide a flexible, autonomy-supportive learning program to support PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their career and professional development.

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