Professional Studies:

BMIM-GA 2004 - 0 Credits
Tuesday 11:30AM-1PM 
Location TBD

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

Course Administrator: 
Sandra Squarcia (sandra.squarcia@nyulangone.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 

  • Writing development

    • Literature Search

    • Citation Management

    • Peer Review

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

Deadlines:

·      January 31, 2020: Written Literature Review Draft Due

·      February 7 2020 1-2:30 PM: Presentation of Specific Aims (Group 1)

·      February 14 2020 1-2:30 PM: Presentation of Specific Aims (Group 2)

·      February 21, 2020: Written Draft of Specific Aims Due

·      April 24, 2020: Written Preliminary Results Draft Due

·      May 8, 2019 1-2:30 PM: Presentation of Preliminary Results (Group 1)

·      May 15, 2019 1-2:30 PM: Presentation of Preliminary Results (Group2)

·      Final presentation dates: Week of June 15

·      Final thesis write-up: Week of June 30

Fall 2018

  • September 3: Introduction to practicum

    • Classroom etiquette

    • Examples of previous practicum projects

    • Thesis format and deadlines

    • 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 by September 10 (emailed to kelly.ruggles@nyulangone.org and sandra.squarcia@nyulangone.org). 
      Biomedical Informatics Research Mentors
      Full list of NYUMC Training Faculty

  • September 10: David Fenyo - Introduction to Industrial Practicum Opportunities

  • September 17: PhD application overview (optional)

  • September 24: Ashton Murray

  • October 1: Research Spotlight 

  • October 8: Research Spotlight 

  • October 15: NO CLASS FALL RECESS

  • October 22: Research Spotlight 

  • October 29: Research Spotlight 

  • November 5: TBD

  • November 12: TBD

  • November 19: Alumni day (academia)

  • November 26: NO CLASS.

    • Final mentor decision due by November 27th at 5PM emailed to kelly.ruggles@nyulangone.org and sandra.squarcia@nyulangone.org .

  • December 3: Practicum Expectations and Literature review overview

Spring 2019

  • February 4: Welcome back and specific aims overview

  • February 11: Presentation of Specific Aims (Group 1)

  • February 18: Presentation of Specific Aims (Group 2)

  • February 25: Written Draft of Specific Aims Due

  • March 3: Resumes and Interviews with the Wassermann Center 

  • March 10: Alumni day (industry)

  • March 17: NO CLASS - Spring Break

  • March 24: TBD

  • March 31: TBD

  • April 7: Peer review preliminary results

  • April 14: TBD

  • April 21: Written Preliminary Results Draft Due

  • April 28: Presentation of Preliminary Results Group 1

  • May 5: Presentation of Preliminary Results Group 2