SMPH research training orientation

The School of Medicine and Public Health continuously emphasizes research as a vital component of its mission, offering more than a dozen doctoral programs covering the full spectrum of basic, population health sciences, translational and clinical research.

In an effort to welcome first-year graduate students and postdoctoral trainees to the School of Medicine and Public Health and to let them know they have an important role within the school, senior associate dean Richard Moss’s office will sponsor a research training orientation from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, in Room 1335 HSLC.

The orientation will begin with a light breakfast followed by a welcome from SMPH Dean Robert Golden. The morning session will include an overview of the SMPH’s research enterprise, along with a financial overview presented by Associate Dean Ken Mount. The remainder of the morning will focus on providing the trainees with available resources and information, and additionally, as funding agencies are requiring additional exposure to such training, this event will feature at least one hour of responsible conduct of research training.

This orientation is not meant to replace any individual lab or program orientation, but rather to complement the program’s existing efforts. First-year trainees are strongly encouraged to attend. Their participation will help to promote a sense of involvement in the school, encourage interactions with other new trainees and provide them with information concerning SMPH and campus resources available to them as trainees.

Yo plan accordingly for breakfast and materials, please contact Nancy Bintz (, 265-0523) by Sept. 28 and provide her with the approximate number of trainees expected to attend.