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Program Overview

Scholar Appointment and Compensation

Scholars are appointed on a rolling basis. Scholars will receive salary support plus fringe benefits, commensurate with the candidate's salary requirements for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience and rank, and in accordance with NIH policy for postdoctoral fellows. Additional support for travel, rotation costs and attending meetings and symposia will be provided. Each scholar will be required to spend at least 2 years in the program, which is limited to 3 years. Each scholar will be evaluated independently and the program designed on an individual base. Changes will be made as needed to the scholars’ program.

Core Program Elements

  • Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Mentored Research Project
  • Integration of Clinical and Bench Research: Mentoring teams of clinical and glycoscientist researchers
  • Achievements and competence in glycoscience assessments
  • Written and oral communication seminar

Year 1

  • Active research project in mentor's laboratory
  • Establish IDP
  • Glycoscience education, Essentials of Glycobiology (3rd edition), including clinical-medical education
  • Integration of Clinical and Bench Research: Mentoring teams of clinical and glycoscientist researchers
  • Courses on grant and scientific paper writing, misconduct, bias, and other
  • 60 minute weekly online meetings with ongoing research presentations, journal clubs
  • Focused Technology Workshops (Boot Camp) in at Translational GlycO program labs, as needed
  • Annual Milwaukee Glycobiology symposium
  • Annual NIH all K12 sites meeting

Year 2

  • Active research project in mentor’s laboratory, continued
  • Didactic Lecture Module (mandatory): Titled: Translational GlycoSciences
  • Technology BootCamp at other national site
  • 60 minute weekly online meetings with ongoing research presentations, journal clubs
  • Focused Technology Workshops in at Translational GlycO program labs (Boot Camp), as needed
  • Annual Milwaukee Glycobiology symposium
  • Annual NIH all K12 sites meeting

Year 3

  • Finish active research project in mentor’s laboratory
  • Write scientific paper, book chapter, evolving from research progress and recognition
  • Scholar writes independent research proposal
  • Annual Milwaukee Glycobiology symposium
  • Annual NIH all K12 sites meeting

Optional

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeastern Wisconsin at MCW offers a masters program to obtain an MS in clinical investigation.