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Balancing Content, Critical Thinking and Creativity in Graduate Education

Saturday April 06, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)

Room W206 C


Chair :

Marvin Nieman
Case Western Reserve University

A major challenge in graduate education is to incorporate the ever increasing technological advances and subsequent discoveries into existing PhD programs without extending the duration of training. The goal of this symposium is to draw from innovative programs to illustrate how to foster skills such as creativity and critical thinking into training programs without losing discipline specific content. A panel discussion will address emerging needs from the perspective of graduate students, program directors, and training faculty. The symposium features programs in pharmacology and other disciplines and will be of a broad interest for attendees of Experimental Biology.


Gundula Bosch - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Reproducibility Issues in the Biomedical Sciences: How Can Graduate Education Contribute to Reform?

Thi Nguyen - The Graduate School at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Business Concepts for Life Scientists: Addressing a Gap in Graduate Education

David Golan - Harvard Medical School

Preparing Students for 21st-Century Careers in Therapeutics

Marvin Nieman - Case Western Reserve University

The Strengths and Challenges in Graduate Education: Results of a Multi-Institution Survey of Stakeholders

Last Updated: August 15, 2019
Key Dates
April 6

ASPET Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

April 6-9

ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2019