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Dental Medicine

START UP was open to DMD students. The School of Dental Medicine has four major research centers: the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration, the Dental and Craniofacial Clinical and Translational Research Center, and the Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia. Short-term research mentors were available in craniofacial and dental genetics, bone tissue engineering, craniofacial growth and development, dental public health and epidemiology, oral cancer, and dental informatics.

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

This short-term program was open to all doctoral students in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Areas of research strength of potential faculty mentors in health and rehabilitation sciences included communication science and disorders (speech language pathology and audiology), health information management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation science and technology, sports medicine and nutrition, and telerehabilitation.

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Medicine

START UP was open to all MD students who were interested in enhancing their experience in multidisciplinary clinical and translational science. The School of Medicine research portfolio is broad and encompasses virtually all areas of research in health and health care.

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Nursing

This program was open to all doctoral students in the School of Nursing who were interested in increasing their multidisciplinary research skills. Areas of research strength of faculty mentors in the School of Nursing included critical illness, chronic disorders, oncology, women's health, adolescent health, genetics, and technology/informatics.

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Pharmacy

START UP was open to all doctoral students in the School of Pharmacy. The school is home to the following: the Center for Pharmacogenetics; the Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR); the Pharmacodynamic Research Center; the Center for Pharmacoinformatics and Outcomes Research; the Cell Imaging Core of the Center for Reproductive Science; the Neuroendocrinology Research Consortium; and the Genomics, Proteomics, and Drug Discovery Program. There is special expertise in critical illness, transplantation, addiction, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular diseases.

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Public Health

START UP was open to all doctoral students in the Graduate School of Public Health. This school boasts a diverse faculty with research expertise in areas such as women's health, infectious diseases, epidemiology, human genetics, environmental health, aging, community health, and chronic diseases.

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