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MBI 405: Scientific Writing in Research CourseScientific Writing in research image

The fall and spring course is designed for MBI masters students taking the laboratory research or the library research track. They will be introduced to science writing styles and learn to write a specific aims page and generate progress reports. Students outside MBI and senior undergraduate students may take the course with instructor approval; however, priority goes to MBI masters students. 1 credit hour.

Duration: Seven 1.5-hour sessions

Cap: 20

MBI 492: Career Catalyst Coursecareer catalyst image

The fall Career Catalyst course is designed to provide graduate-level students an introduction to professional development, network building skills and a guide to constructing unexpected career opportunities. The course uses lectures, discussion sections and independent-project work to investigate the following topics: career fate determination, prototyping your odyssey plans, the art of the information interview, and a job interview story kit. Open to all graduate students and senior undergraduate students. 1 credit hour.

Duration: Seven 1.5-hour sessions

Cap: 20

IND 439: Leadership and Management For Scientists CourseLeadership and Management For Scientists image

Designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists who wish to enhance their leadership and management skills. It will cover a range of topics, including project management, communication, personality styles and budgeting skills, to help this unique group of leaders and managers. This course focuses on human-centered strategies for leading effective teams in biomedical and health science academic environments that can also be translated into research-related careers. Through a series of interactive activities, reflective writing, self-assessment instruments, and group discussions, they will develop a repertoire of techniques for addressing issues that commonly arise within and between research groups. Open to all graduate students and senior undergraduate students. 2 credit hours.

Duration: Fifteen 1.5 hour sessions

Cap: 25