BMIM-GA 2004 - 0 Credits

TRB 717 or Alexandria West 508

Course Director: 
Kelly Ruggles (kelly.ruggles@nyumc.org)

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide guidance in the following areas

  • Choosing a practicum research project
    • ​Research Spotlight series will introduce potential mentors and projects
  • Formal presentations and public speaking​
    • ​​Three presentations will be given throughout the year 
      • ​​Specific Aims
      • Preliminary Results
      • Final Thesis
  • Career Development
    • Resume building
    • Email etiquette 
    • Interviewing
    • Meeting with potential employers 
    • myIDP
  • Writing development
    • Literature Search
    • Citation Management
    • Peer Review


This class will be graded as a pass or fail will based on attendance. 


Fall 2017



  • October 6: Resume Building and Email Etiquette, Bernadette So (TRB717)
    • Assignment: Research labs at NYUMC that interest you.  Find at least 5 mentors you would be interested in meeting or hearing more from about their research. They do not have to be bioinformatics focused, but you should have an idea of how you would apply informatics methods to their labs. Provide a summary including the mentor name and a few sentences about why their research is appealing to you byOctober 20th (emailed to kelly.ruggles@nyumc.org). 


  • October 13: OFF
  • October 20: OFF
  • October 27: Research Spotlight (AW CR508)
  • November 3: Research Spotlight (AW CR508) 
  • November 10: Research Spotlight (AW CR508)
  • November 17: Research Spotlight (AW CR508)
  • November 24: OFF
  • December 1: TBD (TRB717)
  • December 8: TBD (AW CR508)
  • December 15: TBD (AW CR508)


Spring 2018

  • January 26: Presentation of Specific Aims  (AW CR508)
  • February 2: Presentation of Specific Aims  (TRB 717)
  • February 9: Literature Search and Citation Management, Fred LaPolla (AW CR508)
  • February 16: TBD (AW CR508)
  • February 23: TBD  (AW CR508)
  • March 2: TBD (TRB 717)
  • March 9: TBD  (AW CR508)
  • March 16: OFF 
  • March 23: TBD  (AW CR508)
  • March 30: OFF 
  • April 6: Interviewing Tips, Bernadette So (TRB 717)
  • April 13: TBD  (AW CR508)
  • April 20: my IDP followup, Kelly Ruggles  (AW CR508)
  • April 27: Peer Review of Preliminary Results  (AW CR508)
  • May 4: Presentation of Preliminary Results  (AW CR508)
  • May 11: Presentation of Preliminary Results  (AW CR508)

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