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Media 101
In interacting with the media, scientists are called upon to communicate scientific research and results in a way that improves scientific understanding among the public, and helps that public to make important health decisions in an increasingly complex world.  The purpose of this course is to increase the scientist’s ability to communicate with the media.

Teaching in Medical Education (TIME)
Many Postdoctoral Fellows are considering teaching in medical schools.  To be successful, scientists will need to learn effective teaching methodologies.  The course will focus on good teaching practices including basic strategies for developing and organizing a course.

Writing Cancer Grant Applications (WCGA)
The purpose of the course is to increase the quality of a scientist’s grant application by successfully communicating scientific data and ideas.  How to use the title abstract and introduction sections to draw in reviewers will be emphasized.  How to write an organized and focused proposal on specific scientific aims will be discussed. 

Statistical Tutorial (ST)
ST is designed as a follow up to Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) held in January.  The tutorial will apply the general principles of statistical analysis of research data including descriptive statistics, z- and t-tests of means and mean differences, simple and multiple linear regression, ANOVA tests, and Chi-Squared distribution.

Translational Research in Clinical Oncology (TRACO)
A course providing an overview of general principles of cancer biology and treatment, epidemiology, mechanisms of resistance, metastasis, use of preclinical models, and identification of novel molecular targets. Videocasts of past lectures are available via the TRACO website.

Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD)
A course for post-doctoral or clinical fellows that provides an overview of the general principles of statistical analysis.

Cancer Biotechnology (CB)
A course for post-doctoral fellows on biotechnical methodology.

Cultural Sensitivity Training (CST)
The Cultural Sensitivity Training (CST) course examines differences in language, and both verbal and non-verbal communication. Also, verbal styles and expression of emotion will be examined. The goal of the CST course is to enhance intercultural communication.

Scientific Management Training (SMT)
The Scientific Management Training (SMT) course focuses on personnel and project management. In the art of supervision section, it is emphasized that each personnel is unique and should be treated properly to achieve desired outcomes.

Redox Biology (RB)
The course will overview how redox active species and radicals are generated, their effects on the cellular and physiological level, how they alter carcinogenesis, angiogenesis and proliferation in animal models of cancer, and how nitric oxide alters patient imaging profiles and response to cancer therapy.

Cancer Scientific Writing (CSW)
The purpose of the course is to increase a scientist’s and physician’s ability to successfully communicate scientific ideas in scientific/medical journal articles. The course initially focuses on writing clear sentences and how to use the title, abstract and introduction sections to draw in target audiences.

Mouse Research Models (MRM) or Mouse 101
MRM will provide an overview of the procedures used at NIH to conduct research using mice, mice databases and repositories, mouse genetics, effect of mouse phenotype, knockout and transgenic mice, speed congenics, imaging mice, murine histology and murine pathology.