Pharmacology

  • Predoctoral Fellowship Appointment Requirements

    The initial term of the appointment under no condition can be less than 9 months. Reappointment for one additional year is contingent on satisfactory academic performance and compliance with the conditions outlined below (unless already fulfilled):

    • Take the graduate course modules Principles of Pharmacology PCOL:5135 (71:135), and Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics PCOL:5136 (071:136).
    • Take the graduate course Advanced Problem Solving in Pharmacological Sciences PCOL:6250 (071:250). Committing to this training program includes the commitment to take this course for two consecutive years even if alternative funding is obtained during this period.

    Furthermore, general requirements are:

    • Attend the Pharmacology Seminar PCOL:6080 (071:204) Thursdays 12:30-1:30 and, if announced, Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 during the academic year. Committing to this training program includes the commitment to attend this seminar series for 2 consecutive years even if alternative funding is obtained during this period.
    • Take the two year graduate course Principles of Scholarly Integrity GRAD:7270 (650:270). This course is required for all Ph.D. students in the biomedical sciences.
    • Present a 20 minute seminar on your research in the spring.
    • Attend each year the three brown bag seminar meetings on Responsible Conduct in Research held within the Pharmacology Seminar PCOL:6080 (071:204) in June, July and August. Mentors of new and continued trainees are required to attend as well.
    • Attend and present a poster at the TG-sponsored annual mini-symposium, if held.
    • All current trainees are required to present a poster each spring at Research Week, which is sponsored by the Carver College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and VA Health System. Research Week provides a forum for internationally renowned speakers to lecture on current health topics and UI faculty and staff to present workshops and panel discussions. All past trainees are encouraged, but not required, to participate.
    • Pass comprehensive examination during or after the second year unless there are circumstances beyond the trainee's control that delay this exam.