Biomedical Research Education Programs

MSC08-4560
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
UNM Health Sciences Center (North Campus) Reginald Heber Fitz Hall (Building 211)
Room B61

Phone: (505) 272-1887
Fax: 505-272-8738

Events

Journal Clubs meet regularly on a variety of topics ...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Day: Thursday
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: BRF 218
Contact: Dr. Raj Shah

Cardiovascular Physiology

Day: Thursday
Time: 4:00-5:00
Location: Fitz 205
Contact: Dr. Jay Naik

Cell and Molecular Basis of Disease (CMBD)

Offered as BIOM 525 (Spring Terms)

Day: Thursday
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Fitz 303
Contact: Dr. Kiran Bhaskar

Genomics

Day: Thursday
Time: 9:00-10:00
Location: CTRC 240
Contact: Dr. Stephanie Ruby

Host Pathogen

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:30 - 10:30
Location: NRPH B28
Contact: Dr. Pam Hall

Immunology

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:00-11:00
Location: Fitz 389
Contact: Dr. Paul Mrass

Neuroscience

Offered as BIOM 536

Day: Friday
Time: 9:00-10:00
Location: Fitz 243
Contact: Dr. Russell Morton

Signal Transduction and Trafficking (STAT)

Day: Wednesday
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: CRF 204
Contact: Dr. Bridget Wilson

Topics in Cancer Research

Day: Every other Thursday
Time: 10:30-11:30
Location: CRF 104
Contact: Dr. Meena Shrivastav or Leyma De Haro

Translational Science

Offered as BIOM 527

Course offers new graduate students experience in oral presentation skills, experience in reading and discussing scientific literature and exposure to research seminars.

Restriction: admitted to Doctor of Medicine or Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, permission of department

Discussion seminars are available on a variety of topics ...

Cardiovascular Physiology

Offered as BIOM 548

Day: Thursday
Time: 4:00-5:00
Location: Fitz 205
Contact: Dr. Jay Naik

Careers in Translational Science Series

The Careers in Translational Science Seminar Series aims to broaden the exposure of graduate students, post-docs and other trainees at the HSC on the variety of career options within Biomedical Science. Whether it is forging ahead to make Translational discoveries, educating the next generation of scientists, or influencing national policy related to research, there are a variety of options for our various trainees to choose from. Speakers in this series represent the top of their respective fields and the paths that they have taken in their careers will serve as models for others who strive for excellence.

Infectious Disease & Inflammation Program

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:00-10:00
Location: CRF 204

Neuroscience

Offered as BIOM 535

Day: Thursday
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Fitz 303
Contact: Dr. Russell Morton

Pharmaceutical Sciences & Toxicology Seminar

Day: Monday
Time: 4:00-5:00
Location: Nursing/Pharmacy B15

Contact: Dr. Todd Thompson

RNA Club

Day: Thursday
Time: 4:00-5:00
Location: BRF 118
Contact: Dr. Rebecca Hartley

Virology

Day: Thursday
Time: 1:00-2:00
Location: CRF 104
Contact: Dr. Michelle Ozbun
Opportunities to see our students present their research ...

Clinical and Translational Investigator Program (CTIP)

The Clinical and Translational Investigator Program is a unique non-degree two-year program for postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty and CTSC-affiliated scholars (including KL2 Mentored Career Development scholars and Master of Science in Clinical Research students). The aim is to provide a supportive environment for developing clinical and translational competencies.

Participants meet monthly to discuss their research, research ethics, and other topics related to conducting clinical and translational research. Each scholar makes four presentations over the two-year period: specific aims, significance and innovation; methods; a podium style presentation of study results; and a research ethics vignette. Presenters receive feedback from their peers and faculty mentors, representing approximately 12 different departments in the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing. The program is also closely coordinated with the CTSC’s Participant and Clinical Interactions unit, which helps to facilitate hands-on mentoring for scholars on clinical study processes.

The monthly meetings also include didactic presentations that focus on clinical and translational methods and cross-disciplinary research resources. Presentations have been given on study database management, comparative effectiveness research, engaging communities, clinical trials support FDA IND/IDE submission, among others. Core directors and specialists are invited to share information on resources available through the CTSC and other campus centers. Since 2010, CTIP scholars have obtained approximately 40 extramural grants. The program is also effective at building collegiality among junior faculty and introducing researchers to others in different fields with similar interests.

Lightning Talks

During their first year in the Biomedical Sciences program, students (MS, PhD, MD/PhD) participate in lab rotations to help them identify research interests and mentors.  After each rotation they give a short (5 min) presentation on their lab experience.

Student Research Day

Student Research Day is a day-long event when BSGP students give short talks or present a poster regarding their research. A speaker is invited and the talk is followed by an open lunch for all students, faculty and post-docs. The best oral talks or poster presentations receive awards and recognition.