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202  Racism in Science  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Medeiros, D. Duncan       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.

210  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Academic Leadership  (4 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): D. Duncan       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Instructor approval required.       Activities: Direct - Seminar, Direct - Workshop, Direct - Project, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Seminar, Student - Project

The DEI Academic Leadership course will offer training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and leadership to prepare graduate students to incorporate DEI values in scientific leadership roles. Through exposure to terminology, history, theories, self-reflection, and critical discussion, this course aims to develop and apply foundational principles to become a DEI leader in academic institutions and scientific enterprises. Students must submit an application prior to course enrollment.

213  Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND) Catalytic Course  (2 units)   Fall

Course will not be offered in: Fall 2022

Instructor(s): D. Duncan       Prerequisite(s): None

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

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): D. Duncan       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.

215  Managing your Research for Reproducibility  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Duncan       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: This should be available to all PhD students (the form didn't let us select them all!).       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Discussion, Student - Lecture, Student - Project, Student - Discussion

This course will introduce reproducibility in the biomedical sciences and equip students with tools and strategies to increase the transparency of their research. Students will learn how to use data management plans as a tool for organizing their research, and by the end of the class will have created a plan that meets NIH grant requirements. Students will engage with the material via lecture, hands-on workshops, case study discussions, and project work.

219A  Special topics in racism and social justice in science  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): D. Duncan       Prerequisite(s): GRAD 202

Restrictions: For Graduate Students in the listed programs.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Independent Study, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture

Each course offering will focus on literature and scholarship at the intersection of race, racism, and social justice, with biomedical research and health. Students will be expected to evaluate assigned readings critically before class and to present and discuss themes in class. Students will also be expected to write and present an essay that includes critical analysis of topics covered.

219B  Special topics in racism and social justice in science  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): D. Duncan       Prerequisite(s): GRAD 202

Restrictions: For Graduate Students in the listed programs.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Independent Study, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture

Each course offering will focus on literature and scholarship at the intersection of race, racism, and social justice, with biomedical research and health. Students will be expected to evaluate assigned readings critically before class and to present and discuss themes in class. Students will also be expected to write and present an essay that includes critical analysis of topics covered. Each course in this series (219A, B and C) will focus on different aspects of racist and colonial framework.

219C  Special topics in racism and social justice in science  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): D. Duncan       Prerequisite(s): GRAD 202

Restrictions: For Graduate Students in the listed programs       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Independent Study, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture

Each course offering will focus on literature and scholarship at the intersection of race, racism, and social justice, with biomedical research and health. Students will be expected to evaluate assigned readings critically before class and to present and discuss themes in class. Students will also be expected to write and present an essay that includes critical analysis of topics covered. Each course in this series (219A, B and C) will focus on different aspects of racist and colonial framework.

285  Internships and Experiential Learning (GSICE)  (1.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): D. Duncan       Prerequisite(s): None

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