Training Modules

Brown is committed to the success of our graduate students. We look forward to developing each student to their full potential. A key component of the Initiative to Maximize Student Development are the Skill-Based Training Modules that occur throughout the academic year. These modules have been specifically designed to address gaps, and build skills that may not be readily addressed in the classroom or laboratory. These modules will be complimentary to students' discipline-specific training, helping to build confident, successful, and well-rounded graduates.

Current and Upcoming Modules:

Reading Scientific Publications

In this 3-part training module, you will develop skills in reading and interpreting original scientific literature. You will learn how to distill the main message of the paper, critically analyze the results presented, and engage in scientific discussions among colleagues. You will also learn how to compare and contrast publication formats for various types of journals and gain insight into the publication process.

Dates

August 23, 25 & 28, 2017

9:30-11:00am

Place

Sidney Frank Hall, 185 Meeting Street, Room 250

Faculty Trainers

Senior Scholars

To Be Announced

Scientific Writing: Key Principles

Learn how to effectively communicate the what, why, how, and outcomes of your scientific research. Develop skills and strategies for writing a journal article, responding to reviewer comments, and engaging in critical peer reviews. Understand how to write with clarity and tailor scientific writing to a specific audience and publication format (journal article abstract vs. proposal).

Dates

July 25, 26, & 27, 2017

10:00am - 12:00pm

Place

CIT Building, Room 477

Faculty Trainers

Senior Scholars

John Santiago
Elisabeth Evans

Beyond the Hypothesis: Experimental Design & Critical Analysis

Develop skills in mechanistic hypothesis setting and experimental design. Learn how to use the relevant literature and deductive reasoning to generate a hypothesis, evaluate ways to utilize in vitro and in vivo complementary models, validate findings, recognize flaws in research direction, re-assess and modify your approach and questions to effectively maintain a mechanistic experimental design.

Dates

July 24, 26, 28, 31 & August 2, 2017

11:00am -1:00pm

Place

J Walter Wilson, Room 202

Faculty Trainers

Senior Scholars

Rosa Martinez-Garcia

Demystifying the PhD Experience: Strategies for Academic & Personal Success in Graduate School

Become aware of and develop strategies to recognize, implement and fully integrate the academic and non- academic skills required to succeed in Graduate School. Cultivate traits and skills that will demonstrate flexibility, the capacity to work with others and to change and adapt to work environments in an academic hierarchy. Content is geared towards beginning and early year students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences who are preparing for the preliminary examination, thesis-writing process and dissertation defense.

Dates

August 22-25, 2017 @ 8:30-11am; August 28, 2017 @ 5-7:30pm (dinner provided)

Place

August 22-25 @ Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

August 28 @ Biomed Center, Room 202

Faculty Trainers

Senior Scholars

To Be Announced