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1 + Grad School 101: Welcome to the IDP Beverly L. Vidaurreta, PhD. Program Director, Office of Student Counseling & Development

2 + Welcome! Regina Martuscello  5 th year IDP Student Concentration: Neuroscience GSAC Vice President Brian Mahon  3 rd year IDP Student Concentration: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology PhD Student Advocate Jared Taylor  3 rd year IDP Student Concentration: Immunology & Microbiology GSO Treasurer Marissa Finkelstein  2 nd year IDP Master’s Student Department of Pathology Master’s Student Advocate

3 + OUTLINE Introduction of IDP- Brian Mahon Master’s Program – Marissa Finkelstein PhD Program – Brian Mahon Living in Gainesville – Jared Taylor The Core Course – Jared Taylor Managing your PhD – Regina Martuscello Student Counseling Services - Dr. Vidaurreta Getting – Regina Martuscello

4 + What is the IDP? Concentrations (6 basic): Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Genetics Immunology & Microbiology Anatomy & Molecular Cell Biology Neuroscience Physiology & Pharmacology Affiliations Master of Science in Medical Science Master of Science in Translational Biotechnology Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences: Masters and PhD students

5 + IDP Student Office Location – CG-80 Password – 123 OPEN TO ALL IDP STUDENTS

6 + Masters Program Marissa Finkelstein Master’s Student Advocate

7 + Dr. Richard Snyder– IDP Master’s Program Director Kris Minkoff– IDP Master’s Program Assistant * You will be a part of the department your lab is affiliated with for HR purposes, but Kris will handle your classes and anything else program related. Important People to Know

8 + Coursework Master’s of Science in Translational Biotechnology Master’s of Medical Science Number of credits48 (9credits Fall / Spring and 6 Summer) 36 (9credits Fall / Spring and 6 Summer) Duration2 years1.5 years Required Courses 24 credits of formal coursework (12 credits must be graded GMS courses) GMS Essentials of Graduate Research and Professional Development (1 st semester) GMS6506 – Biologic Drug Development (1 st semester) GMS Biotechnology Seminar (every semester except for Summer session) 12 credits of Laboratory research (MANDATORY: GMS credits during semester of graduation) 12 credits of Business courses 24 credits of formal coursework (12 credits must be graded GMS courses) GMS Essentials of Graduate Research and Professional Development (1 st semester) GMS6506 – Biologic Drug Development (1 st semester) GMS Biotechnology Seminar (every semester except for Summer session) 12 credits of Laboratory research (MANDATORY: GMS credits during semester of graduation) InternshipYes (during the final summer semester)No

9 + Research No Rotations in the Master’s Program You should all already have a lab Committees Comprised during Fall semester Minimum three faculty (approved by Dr. Snyder) Mentor (head of committee) Member of Master’s Advisory Board or Director of Program Member of your choice For Translational Biotechnology: Dean of the Business School First meeting in beginning of Spring semester Every 6 months after that Final meeting will be your public thesis defense

10 + What to expect… Tips : Some classes for GMS6506 will be held at CERHB in Alachua Carpool out there and leave ample time for getting lost Read as many papers on your research as you can find Communication is key Take any opportunity presented to you Attend conferences (there are travel grants available from the Graduate Student Council) Attend guest lectures Come prepared Keep organized

11 + PhD Program Brian P. Mahon PhD Student Advocate

12 + Brett Looney– IDP Program Assistant, Student services & Course Management, Fiscal Susan Gardner – IDP Program Assistant, Admissions & Records Also, Contact Concentration Directors for any additional questions After your first year you will be in contact with your departments secretary Important People to Know

13 + PhD Curriculum (Generic) Year 4 and Beyond Fall Spring Year 1 Summer -Core Course -2 Lab Rotations -Professional Development -Ethics Course -Conc. Based Coursework -1 Lab Rotation -CHOSE LAB/MENTOR -Research -(Find) A Dissertation Project Year 2 -Form Committee/Meet -Conc. Based Coursework -Research -Committee Meeting -Conc. Based Coursework -Research - Prepare/Take Qualifying Exam Year 3 -Qualifying Exam -Research -Any Additional Coursework -Research -(Retake Qualifying Exam)

14 + Lab Rotations Purpose: To determine if 1) the lab is a good fit for you and 2) you are a good fit for the lab Overview Required three 5-week Rotations (2 in Fall, 1 in Spring year 1) At the end of each you will give 1) a presentation 2) submit a “publication worthy” report At the end of Rotation 3, you will join a lab If you do not find a lab by Rotation 3 you will do a Fourth Please Note! Set up rotations EARLY. Do not rely on “outdated” website to learn about a PI’s research. Strategically pick your rotations Do well in ALL of your Rotations (even if you know you will not join that lab) Despite what a PI tells you, a spot in lab is NEVER guaranteed Have Fun!

15 + Living & Managing in Gainesville Jared Taylor GSO Treasurer

16 + Getting to Campus Parking decals for the commuter lot are $154 for the year Parking

17 10 minutes!

18 + Getting to Campus Free with your Gator1 Card BusesTransLoc App

19 + Getting to Campus Take your bike on your bus

20 + Getting to Campus Bike - Theft

21 + Getting to Campus Bike - Theft

22 + Bikes are the same as cars!! Follow all traffic laws, including stop signs and speed limits! Buy a light kit or get a ticket! $154 for moving violation $252 for running red light $104 non-moving violation $52.50 other Pay in 30 days or suspended license Free bike repairs at Reitz Union Bike rack on all RTS buses Register your bike with UFPD! (352) (info line) Rules of the RoadServices Getting to Campus Bikes

23 + Safety on Campus SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol) 392-SNAP (7627) Summer: 8:30pm – 3am Fall & Spring: 6:30pm – 3am Later Gator

24 + Places to Eat on Campus Sun Terrace Chick-fil-A, Einstein Brothers, Panda Express, Starbucks, Salad creations Lunch from home Shands Food Court Wendy’s, Subway, Full Cup Frozen Yogurt Exhibition (different hot food), Classic cuisine (cafeteria food), Umberto’s Pizza, Austin Grill Express, Sushi Bar The Terrace Café Wood fire pizza, sandwiches, desserts Delivery Jimmy Johns $2 Delivery (2dollardelivery.com)

25 + Other Places to Know Harn Museum & Florida Museum of Natural History Southwest Recreation Center (Hull Rd) Student Fitness and Recreation Center Stadium Gate 18 Grocery - Publix, Winn Dixie, Wal-Mart Supercenter

26 + The Core Course PhD Track Only

27 + Core course Module 1 Biochemistry Molecular Biology Module 2 Genetics Module 3 Cell Structure Cell Signaling

28 + Core Course Lectures Team Based Learning (TBL) Paper Discussions CBL

29 + Schedule GMS 6001 and GMS 6003 Five days a week! IDP Home Page  Curriculum  Fall Courses  Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences (Link to e-Learning)

30 + Studying for the Core Course offee.co/espress ions/2012/11/lat e-night/

31 + How to Manage Don’t procrastinate! Study early! Rotation 1 starts September 8. Take advantage of this time! Find partner(s) to study with Ask your buddy about textbooks Tips on notetaking Recording lectures (must get permission!) Free tutoring available!

32 + Useful tools Dropbox – Share previous tests Share lecture slides Facebook – Set up an unofficial group page for your class and join the unofficial IDP page

33 + Managing your PhD Regina Martuscello VP Graduate Student Advisory Council Society For Neuroscience – BAW Coordinator COM-GAU Steward

34 + Mentor Selection IDP online database (Faculty) Entire listing of all UF faculty with IDP affiliations Can be accessed through each concentration link IDP online database (Grants) Allows you to search for each faculty members funding Gives a rough idea if they have the financial support to take on a student Multiple methods to finding a mentor Contact PI Directly or get in touch with their students Best way to find out if they are accepting students is to ask them directly (websites may be outdated) Talking with other grad students can also give you good insight into available PI’s

35 + Importance of your rotations and mentor selection You are not only judging a lab while your rotate, but you are being judged. Take it seriously, do your best work. Things to consider when choosing a mentor: Funding, publication record, current laboratory personnel, number of graduated students, current time at UF, personal relationship, availability… Its important to know that you have the right to interview your new mentor as much as they have the right to interview you. Don’t be afraid to speak up and talk about what YOU want out of your graduate and future career

36 + Life Outside of Lab PhD duration is 4-7 years This depends on many factors There is more to the IDP than just great science You can choose to be very involved with the IDP or not – it is your choice to make We recommend taking breaks WHENEVER you can…

37 + Take Care of Yourself After your first year you go off on your own Attend our social events: Mixers Tailgates Dinners/cooking club Utilize the counseling and wellness center resources Get involved with UF graduate school Utilize the SW rec center gym, boot camps and group fitness

38 + Social Events – Join us on FB! Intramural Facebook pages Soccer Softball Volleyball Flag football IDP Facebook page We post about anything and everything – JOIN!

39 + Student Health Services There is a student health service center in the Dental Tower: D2- 49 PHONE: (352) LOCATION: Health Science Center, Dental Towers, 2nd Floor, Room D2-49 HOURS: Fall/Spring: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.) Summer: Summer: Monday– Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.)

40 + Student Counseling Services

41 + Confidentiality potential threat to self or others suspected abuse of children, disabled or elderly persons when disclosure is required by law

42 + Contact Info office location M-135 appointments “Dr. V” - emergency 911 CWC Counselor on Duty Alachua County Crisis Center National Suicide Prevention Lifeline TALK

43 + UF and The Graduate School Regina Martuscello VP Graduate Student Advisory Council Society For Neuroscience – BAW Coordinator COM-GAU Steward

44 + New Student Orientations If you are interested in more orientations and learning about other events going on throughout campus: Monday August 18 th, 2013 Orientation Session for All New Graduate Students 8:00 AM to 3:30 AM Reitz Union Monday August 18 th, 2013 Special Orientation Session for New International Graduate Students 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM Reitz Union 9-10AM: Graduate School Welcome Assigned classrooms 10:30-3:30PM: Resource Fair Grand Ballroom, Reitz Union [2 nd Fl] 10:30-3:30PM: Information Sessions Auditorium, Reitz Union [2 nd Fl] 12-2PM: Campus Tours Circular Breezeway, Reitz Union [Ground Floor] **Note – You must register for Orientation**

45 + Some of The MANY UF Graduate Student Organization on Campus GSC Graduate Student Council COM-GSO College of Medicine Graduate Student Organization GSAC Graduate Student Advisory Council WiSE Women in Science & Engineering IGSA Indian Graduate Student Association GAU Graduate Assistants United PhDMoms Grad assistants with kids B.G.S.O Black Graduate Student Organization https://www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/StudentOrganizations

46 + COM-GSO: College of Medicine Graduate Student Organization IDP has its own student organization We will be looking for 2 first year representatives to join the GSO to help integrate you first years After your first year you can nominate yourself for any position (~20 positions) Range from academic, to social, to community service events Project Downtown Gainesville

47 + SAC & GSAC: If you need help Brian Mahon is your PhD student advocate Marissa Finkelstein is your Master’s student advocate Brittney Newby is your MD/PhD student advocate They are available for any and all students to voice their concerns and help them with any issues they have I am the Vice President of GSAC We work towards integrating all graduate departments on campus through collaborative research and rounding out graduate degrees: Professional development Mentoring Ethics is-icubed/graduate-student- advisory-council/ Student Advocacy Committee Graduate Student Advisory Council

48 + GAU: Graduate Assistants United UF has a graduate assistant union that negotiates the contracts all graduate students sign when they are accepted at UF. Negotiate for: Health insurance – you have GatorCare Student fees – you have some each semester, GAU is always working towards reducing these Contracts Stipends Much more If you would like to join GAU I have enrollment forms, dues are 1% of your stipend [approx ~$22 a month]. I have T-shirts and benefit cards for those that wish to enroll.

49 + UFIC There are lots of opportunities and information for international students at the UFIC Each year there is an international festival in downtown Gainesville Located in The Hub

50 + Welcome to the IDP


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