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201  Preparing for a Faculty Career  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): L. Clement       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

In this course, biomedical graduate students will be given the tools to begin designing and communicating an independent research program in preparation for a faculty position. This course will help students understand the expectations for faculty candidates, develop important scientific relationships early on in their career, and be more strategic with their time in graduate school.

202  Racism in Science  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Medeiros       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Discussion, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Lecture, Student - Discussion, Student - Web-based course work

This introductory course provides the historical background of systemic racism in scientific research. It explores the relationship between notions of race and science and how scientific research has been informed by and perpetuates anti-Black racism. This course also examines the impact of bias and a lack of diversity in science and ways in which to address these deficiencies. Students will learn the principles of social justice-oriented scientific research and its potential.

213  Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND) Catalytic Course  (2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Monsalve       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Only graduate students who have been accepted into the MIND Program are allowed to register for this course.       Activities: Lecture

This MIND Catalytic Course teaches skills in career exploration and professional development, by providing students a conceptual framework and practical tools. The course is career-neutral; it is geared for students who are starting or still considering their career options. The course encourages students to explore and aggressively pursue their career(s) of choice, including those within and beyond academia.

214  Responsible Conduct of Research for Basic Scientists  (1.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): L. Silva       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Discussion, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Lecture, Student - Discussion

This course will cover topics related to the responsible conduct of research such as conflicts of interest, responsible authorship, policies regarding the use of human and animal subjects, handling misconduct, proper data management, research funding rules and procedures. Students will review and present case studies for class and online discussion, and submit written reports.

285  GSICE Career and Professional Development Training  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): G. Monsalve       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Only graduate students who have been accepted into the GSICE Program are allowed to register for this course.       Activities: Lecture, Workshop

This is the training program for graduate students accepted into the Graduate Student Internships for Career Exploration (GSICE) Program. The course covers career and professional development training (Individual Development Plans, job search skills, interviewing skills, communication skills) with a focus on career transitions that occur at the end of graduate training. Special emphasis is placed on preparation for more intensive career exploration activities, such as internships.

286  GSICE Curricular Practicum  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Monsalve       Prerequisite(s): GRAD 285

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Independent Study

This course is offered to students who require course supervision for an experiential learning/internship opportunity.