The doctoral program in Toxicology and Environmental Health at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health is part of the University of Maryland System-Wide Graduate Program in Toxicology. Students will master an essential core of knowledge in toxicology and environmental and occupational health,epidemiology and biostatistics. Elective courses and rotations with faculty field studies and laboratories will offer students the backgroundand tools needed to specialize within the broader area of toxicology and environmental public health. The PhD program consists of a minimum of 46 credit hours of graduate courses. Graduate courses include (1) Toxicology and Environmental & Occupational Health, (2) Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics, (3) and two areas of specialized focus (Advanced Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology/Immunology/Microbiology, or Environmental Science/Ecology/Climate). Program requirements for a PhD degree in toxicology also include successful completion of a written and oral comprehensive exam in the format of an NIH research proposal, oral defense of a written dissertation research proposal, and a minimum of 12 credits of PhD dissertation research, written dissertation, and a final dissertation defense. The program can be completed on either a full- or part time basis. It is anticipated that students will complete more than the minimum number of credits. For more detailed information, click .
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NIH Research Grant Proposal Preparation
This course will examine topics and issues related to ethics, professional conduct, conflicts, plagiarism, copyright, authorship, research design considerations, IRB, intellectual properties, review process, FDA process, professional presentations, and writing of proposals. Students will discuss neuroethical implications of neural interface technologies and learn about the process of bringing such technologies to market, including intellectual property and FDA approval considerations. In addition, the course aims to develop students' skills in preparing and developing a research proposal, an important career skill. The course project will provide an opportunity to develop students' ability to cooperate and interact with co-workers, collaborators and supervisors. Students will learn the unique features of neuroengineering research and proposal development through generation of ideas, observation of related research in their advisors' labs, group discussions, and the writing of a research proposal in a standard format (NSF or NIH research proposal).