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MBA/Biomedical Translational Research and Entrepreneurship Program

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants in the ICRE Entrepreneurial Research training program will become familiar with ethics and professional norms; demonstrate successful oral and written communication; master various laboratory techniques or clinical research processes; and broaden their knowledge base through thoughtful examinations of current literature in their field.

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL NORMS

Participants will gain an understanding of federal regulations regarding human subject and animal research, as well as the ethical norms and principles that undergird those regulations and the ability to prepare regulatory applications reflecting that understanding. By extension, participants will become familiar with the various institutional bodies pertinent to their research area and learn the steps researchers must take to work effectively with these bodies.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

To reach a broader audience, participants will be required to not only deliver oral presentations of research at a variety of stages, but also write about their research and findings for a range of audiences, including investors and partners, and respond orally and textually to constructive criticism and questions. Participants will also engage in self-assessment, recognizing and addressing strengths and weaknesses in research skills.

SPECIFIC LABORATORY-BASED TECHNIQUES, PROCESSES, AND PRACTICES

Students and mentors will together determine appropriate techniques, processes, and practices that are relevant to the student’s career goals. Student will be able to perform these techniques, processes, and practices adroitly and explain them in detail sufficient to teach a new graduate student or postdoctoral member of the laboratory.

LITERATURE RELEVANT TO THEIR PROJECT

Participants will identify gaps in published studies that use various research methodologies and identify possible sources of bias, confusion, and potential health disparities. Additionally, they will conduct comprehensive literature reviews from appropriate sources across disciplines.