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Teamwork in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Graduate Minor

The objective of the proposed minor in Teamwork in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (TIBR) is to provide interdisciplinary team science training and professional development for future leaders in academia, government, and industry who will subsequently make groundbreaking molecular medicine discoveries, embrace and apply the concepts of rigor and reproducibility and responsible conduct of science, and participate in translating new discoveries into clinical applications for the benefit of human health.

Minor Admissions Requirements

  1. They are pursuing a PhD degree and are in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of graduate study.
  2. Intended students are active in biomedical sciences, such as those pursuing degrees in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Comparative Biological Sciences (CBS), among others.

Minimum Grade Requirements for the Minor Courses

  • A grade of S (pass/fail courses) or B (graded courses) must be achieved in each course counted towards the minor.

Plan Requirements

CodeTitleHour Count
Required Courses13
CBS 660Fundamentals of Comparative Molecular Medicine
CBS 661Principles of Collaboration and Team Science
CBS 563Leadership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Young Scholars Program CoursesĀ *
CBS 886Interdisciplinary Research Team Mentoring
Total Hours13
* Participation in Young Scholars Program (YSP) or equivalent (3 credits), taken two times, CBS 886 is suggested.

For More Information

Contact Dr. Matthew Fisher ( or Dr. Deborah Acker (