Learning Opportunities

Cancer Biology Research Club

Held the second Wednesday of each month, 12:15-1:15 p.m., NHH 4-101 during the Fall 2016 semester. and  CCRB 2-115 during the Spring semester.

Research in Progress Discussion Series

These discussion sessions are designed to provide a forum for postdocs and graduate students to discuss their research, troubleshoot experimental design, and formulate ideas for grant proposals with feedback from peers and faculty mentors.
These sessions are meant to be informal.  As opposed to preparing a formal seminar style presentation, the goal is for you to be able to focus on your data and ideas with a diverse discussion group beyond the members of your own lab.
This discussion series will be held every third Thursday of the month, from 9-10 a.m. alternating between locations on the different sides of campus. 

Coffee will be provided.

Responsible Conduct in Research Workshops

Trainees from the Medical Scientist Training Program, Cancer Biology, Musculoskeletal, and Comparative Pathology training grants are required to attend these face-to-face sessions led by training program preceptors to discuss issues in the responsible conduct of research. The schedule for Summer 2917 is as follows:

Data acquisition and management
Faculty: Chris Pennell (lead), Erik Peterson, Carolyn Fairbanks, Kim Mansky
Tuesday, June 13, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
D-199 Mayo

Mentoring and mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships

Faculty: Yoji Shimizu (lead), Marc Jenkins, David Largaespada, Mark Rutherford, Dawn Lowe
Tuesday, July 11, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
D-199 Mayo

Conflict of interest, intellectual property, and the scientist as responsible member of society

Faculty: Carol Lange (lead), Bruce Blazar, Uli Munderloh, Cathy Carlson
Thursday, August 17, 12:00-1:30pm
D-199 Mayo

Research Roundtable

Held monthly 12-1 p.m. on the third Friday
3-124 Cancer and Cardiovascular Building (CCRB) unless otherwise noted.

Individual Development Plan

Each Cancer Biology Training Grant Trainee must complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP).  The purpose of an IDP is to: 1) identify professional career goals and objectives; 2) assess your skill set relative to your professional career goals and objective; and 3) develop a plan to acquire skills and competencies necessary to achieve your professional career goals.  This plan will be updated on an annual basis.

Download the IDP form