Training Grant Policies 

  • The primary criteria for selection will be 1) scientific excellence and 2) relevance of the proposed research to the field of genomic medicine.
  • Support is provided for a maximum of 2 Second year support is subject to evaluation by the training grant steering committee.
  • Trainees must complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research Training by participating in a 9-week Research Ethics course (PHIL 7570) OR Medical Research Ethics (MDCRC 6430).
  • Trainees must take the four-week summer immersion program consisting of five core courses: Medical Genetics for Clinical Investigators (MDCRC 644), Introduction to Epidemiology (MDCRC 601), Introduction to Biostatistics (MDCRC 600), Clinical Research Data Management (MDCRC 602), and Computer Practicum (MDCRC 603). Trainees may opt out of some of these courses depending on prior training. This will be discussed with the trainee at the time of the award.
  • Trainees must take the semester-long course Genomic Medicine Research: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues to be offered in the fall semester (MDCRC 6370).
  • Trainees must take the semester-long course Applied Computational Genomics (HGEN 6060) to be offered in the spring semester through the Department of Human Genetics.
  • Trainees must take the semester-long grant-writing course MDCRC 6450 in the fall semester of their second year of training and are expected to prepare an individual fellowship or career development NIH application by the end of their second year of training.
  • Trainees must identify a mentoring team that includes one basic scientist, one physician-scientist, and one additional mentor from the mentor pool to enhance the trainee’s preparation for his/her career goals (click here to view mentor list). Mentor teams will meet with the trainee twice yearly.
  • Trainees are required to attend all UGP Genome Rounds sessions and present their research once a year in this lecture series.
  • Trainees are required to develop an Individual Development Plan within 45 days of beginning their training and update it annually using the website
  • Trainees will attend the annual NHGRI networking meeting in Washington, DC during their training period.
  • Trainees will participate in a rotation at ARUP Laboratories.
  • Optional additional clinical experiences include:
    • University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital’s weekly meetings of the undiagnosed disease program
    • Huntsman Cancer Institute oncology gene review weekly meetings
    • Huntsman Cancer Institute cancer genetics case review weekly meetings
  • Trainees will be required to submit regular training program evaluations as directed by T32 administrators.

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