Enrichment Programs & Education

The PRC works closely with the College of Dentistry to provide a bimonthly seminar series with internal and external speakers, monthly work-in-progress seminars, an Annual Departmental Research symposium and an Annual PRC-focused Retreat.

Course offerings available to PRC members and staff through a Departmental “Team Science” Initiative include:

Fundamentals of Research

Scientific integrity and responsible conduct in research; ethical conduct of research, animal subjects, human subjects, stem cells; experimental design to ensure rigor and reproducibility; biostatistics; data integrity and ownership; effective collaboration - ingredients for a successful collaboration)

Fundamentals of Communication

Scientific presentations – effective research talks, abstracts, posters, seminars, job talks; scientific writing – abstracts, manuscripts, abstracts; grant/fellowship preparation and writing; communicating with the public and media; advocating for science; role of science in international relations and global development

Fundamentals of Career Development

Choosing your mentor; mentor/mentee interactions, conflict resolution; networking and requesting referrals/informational interviews; preparing a cv/resume and other application materials; careers in academia – obtaining a faculty position; careers in industry – obtaining an industry position; negotiation Workshop – both in academic and industrial settings; building research teams – challenges for new investigators; how to become an effective teacher; laboratory Management

Fundamentals in the Business of Science

Reporting conflict of interest; intellectual property and patenting discoveries; starting a spinoff company; fundraising from government and the private sector.

For more information on our educational programs, please see:

Seminar Series