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Virginia Tech Initiative to
Maximize Student Diversity (VT
-
IMSD) in the Behavioral and
Biomedical Sciences and
Engineering







VT
-
IMSD Scholars Handbook

www.imsd.apsc.vt.edu

This Handbook is subject to change

Spring
Semester
2011



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TABLE OF
CONTENTS


Mission

Program Support

Program Governance and Management


DOCTORAL IMSD PROGRAM:



Eligibility for being a Doctoral IMSD Scholar


Responsibilities of Doctoral Scholars


Benefits for Doctoral Scholars


Terms of Appointment for Doctoral Scholars


Phase I



Phase II


Faculty Mentors of Doctoral Scholars


Peer Mentors of Doctoral Scholars


Coursework Enrollment


Termination from VT
-
IMSD Support


UNDERGRADUATE IMSD PROGRAM


Eligibility for being a
n

Undergraduate IMSD Scholar


Responsibilities of Und
ergraduate Scholars


Benefits for Undergraduate Scholars


Terms of Appointment for Undergraduate Scholars



Phase I


Phase II


Faculty Mentors of Undergraduate Scholars


Peer Mentors of Undergraduate Scholars


Coursework Enrollment


Termination from VT
-
I
MSD Support


IMSD PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH DOCTORAL AND UNDERGRAD
SCHOLARS


Code of Conduct


Problem Resolution


Participation in IMSD Program Evaluations


APPENDICES:

App
endix

1: List of Research Area Program Coo
r
dinators

Appendix

2:
First Year Lab
Rotation Report

Appendix 3: Individual Progress Report



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Contact Information:

All area codes 540



Dr. Ed Smith,
Grant
PI and Program Director
(PD)

2250 Litton
-
Reaves Hall, 231
-
6797

esmith@vt.edu


Dr. David Bevan, Co
-
PI

and Co
-
PD

201 Fralin Life Science Center, 231
-
5040

drbevan@vt.edu


Dr. Anne McNabb, Ombuds
person

5038 Derring Hall, 231
-
6118

happy@vt.edu



Program Manager

Leemar Thorpe, Acting Program
Manager

lcthorpe@vt.edu

IMSD/
PREP Office


2210 Litton
-
Reaves Hall, 231
-
5898


Dr. Lee Cooper and Ms. Sarah Allgood, IMSD Evaluators

3110 Prices Fork Rd., 231
-
7709

ldcooper@vt.edu


sfallgood@hotmail.com





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VIRGINIA TECH INITIATIVE TO MAXIMIZE STUDENT
DIVERSITY (VT
-
IMSD)


Mission

To recruit and use developmental and experiential learning activities to suppor
t scholars from
groups historically underrepresented in the behavioral and biomedical, sciences and engineering
so they may succeed in obtaining a Ph.D. and pursuing a research career in these disciplines.


Program Support

The VT
-
IMSD is supported by the N
ational
I
nstitutes of
H
ealth (NIH)

through the National
Institute of General Medical Sciences, which has a special commitment to preparing scholars
from underrepresented groups for participation in careers in the biomedical and behavioral
sciences.


Progra
m Governance and Management

The VT
-
IMSD program will be led according to the terms and conditions governing NIGMS
grant
5R25GM072767
. As promised to NIH,
the Principal Investigator, Ed Smith, who shall also
be referred to in this document as the Program Di
rector, will lead IMSD
.

Other members of the
Management Team include the
Co
-
PD, David Bevan
;

the
Ombudsperson, Anne McNabb and the
Program Manager. Day
-
to
-
day management of IMSD is the responsibility of the Program
Director who will be assisted by the Prog
ram Manager.

The Ombudsperson is available to help
the scholars address concerns and resolve problems in a confidential setting.

The Management
Team will have the primary responsibility of facilitating the progression of IMSD scholars
through an experient
ial program that will help them to prepare for Ph.D. admission
(Undergraduate Scholars), or
succeed in obtaining a Ph.D. and pursuing a research career
(Graduate Scholars)
in behavioral and biomedical
fields of
science and engineering
. The
Program Director

will be responsible for
the disbursement of IMSD funds and will make
personnel decisions
in consultation with the Management Team and the scholar’s faculty mentor
.



DOCTORAL IMSD PROGRAM:


Eligibility for being a Doctoral IMSD Scholar



A master’s degree,
BA, or BS
, obtained within the last three years,
with a minimum GPA
of 3.2 (out of a possible 4.0)



US citizenship, non
-
citizen national status or permanent residency



Must

be from an ethnic group considered to be historically underrepresented by the
Federa
l Government

or present evidence of interest and commitment to issues related to
diversity




Acceptance to a PhD program at Virginia Tech


Responsibilities of Doctoral Scholar
s

The primary responsibility of the scholar is to ensure that he/she
is making adequate progress in
obtaining a Ph.D. in a behavioral or biomedical
field in science

or engineering within the
requirements of the departmental or interdisciplinary degree program in which he/she is enrolled.

Adequate
academic
progress shall be

defined as but not limited

to the following:


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Becoming an independent worker capable of conceiving and carrying out a scientific
research project



Developing an ability to judge science within a discipline consistent with the biomedical
and behavioral scien
ce culture



Being able to communicate effectively research results to peers locally and at national
and international meetings

Doctoral scholars
also:



Are
expected to attend and participate in biweekly forums during the academic year and
other IMSD events
such as professional development sessions and IMSD/PREP social
activities.



Are
required to enroll in
the Grant Writing course and
a workshop or course
on Bioethics
and the Responsible Conduct of Research

during Phase I of IMSD



Are encouraged to
enroll in
the

GTA workshop

(GRAD 5004, 1 cr)
offered by the
Graduate School as part of the Transformative Graduate Education Initiative.
This
workshop, which is held during two half days prior to the beginning of fall semester
classes, is required by many department
al doctoral programs and is required before a
graduate student can do any teaching.



Are expected to mentor, on request, IMSD undergrads or PREP
scholars
.


Benefits

for Doctoral Scholars

Phase I:

Benefits provided scholars are in accordance with NIH guidelines:



$21,000 annual stipend as a Graduate Research Assistant

during the period of IMSD
support (Phase I).



Tuition Scholarship provided (scholars are required to pay any
fees
)
.
“Out
-
of
-
state”
tuition is waived for non
-
VA residents during assistantship support but
non
-
VA residents
should consider establishing VA residency prior to Phase II of IMSD (see below).



Travel support to attend a workshop or to make a presentation at a scie
ntific meeting each
year during Phase I.
Generally, attendance and a presentation at the yearly ABRCMS
meeting is required,
scholars should consult with the Program Director about attendance
and funding for other meetings.



Use of a personal computer for t
he duration of time the scholar is in the degree program

Phase II:

Du
ring the period of departmental/
program support (Phase II), the scholar may be
designated as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, a Graduate Research As
sistant or a Graduate
Assistant
, or be s
upported by a fellowship or scholarship if available. Gradua
te
assistan
t
ships
provide tuition scholarships

and “Out
-
of
-
state” tuition waivers for non
-
VA residents. However,
students should investigate obtaining Virginia residency early in their degrees
,

i
n case they
receive

a

scholarship/fellowship or other types of support during Phase II
;
http://www.grads.vt.edu/financial/tuition_residency/instate_residency.html
.

D
uring the period of
departmental/program support the annual stipend must be at least equal to that during IMSD
support.


Terms of Appointment of Doctoral Scholars

Phase I:
a 24
-
month mentored research experiential work and educational program funded
by the IMSD program. IMSD scholars are
required to pursue three
lab rotations

during the
first year
, each for a minimum of three months
. The first rotation is to begin at the sta
rt of the
fall semester in which the student enters the program.
A final decision
about the other two


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rotation
s

is required by November 1 of the first semester. The scholar’s choice of
lab
rotations is made in consultation with the Program Director and t
he appropriate Research

Area Coordinator

(see Appendix 1 for a list of the Research Area Coordinators)
. The scholar
is to submit a
report

of each rotation within four weeks after completion of the rotation (see
Appendix
2
for the report form).

Occasionally
, the Program Director may waive
the
requirement for
rotations in cases where the scholar’s department considers rotations to not
be appropriate.

When the scholar has decided on a Graduate Advisor (Committee Chair) and
establishes a Graduate Committee, tha
t committee needs to include a
n IMSD
Program
Director or Research Program Area Coordinator (see
list in Appendix 1
).
Other requirements
during Phase I:



VT coursework that may be used toward the doctoral degree



Academic seminars and workshops relevant to th
e scholar’s degree



Regional and national conferences relevant to the scholar’s degree



Meetings

1.

Attendance at
IMSD/PREP regular forums and special social events

2.

Meetings about degree progress with the IMSD Program Director (weekly during the
first semester,

as

needed
subsequently
)


3.

Get acquainted meeting with the IMSD Ombudsperson to promote awareness of this
service; other meetings as needed to
help with

scholar concerns
, problems

and
development

4.

Meetings with the Peer mentor



Enrollment in the Grant Writi
ng Class and the preparation of a grant proposal related to
the scholar’s research.



Presentation of a seminar in the
IMSD/PREP

Forum each academic year.



Submission of
documentation of academic progress in the program (coursework,
research, papers
presented, etc) in October of each academic year.



Phase II:

the
period of degree work needed to complete PhD after

the period of IMSD
funding

(Phase I
). Scholars
continue
in the IMSD Program during Phase II

but are funded by
their degree program/department. During this time, scholars focus to a greater extent on their
dissertation work and departmental/program requirements for their specific field of
behavioral or biomedical work.

Phase II Doctoral Scholars
are expected to:



Maintain regular interactions with the IMSD program by attending
IMSD/PREP
F
orums, other IMSD offerings and IMSD social events with some regularity



Serv
e

as Peer Mentors to Undergraduate Scholars or Phase I Doctoral Scholars

on
request



Pa
rticipat
e

in interviews with prospective scholars and help with other recruiting
activities on request


Faculty Mentors

of Doctoral Scholars


Research mentors, with outstanding records of scholarly work and student advising from
different colleges and prog
rams at Virginia Tech, have agreed to use their experiences and
wisdom in mentoring IMSD scholars

in behavioral and biomedical fields. The broad research
areas of the faculty include:
Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
;
Psychological
S
cie
nces
;
Molecular and Cellular Biology and Physiology
;
Microbial Sciences
;
and
Biomedical
E
ngineering
.

Faculty mentors from these research areas may temporarily

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advise/supervise IMSD Doctoral Scholars during one of the rotation
s

that
scholars engage in
duri
ng their first year and/or become the Graduate Advisor/Major Professor for the Scholar’s
PhD degree.


A faculty mentor is responsible for the day
-
to
-
day research and related activities of the
IMSD scholar working under his/her supervision, in accordance w
ith Graduate School Policies
and Procedures.
Each

scholar is expected to actively participate in the program in the mentor’s
research laboratory and to carry out a research project that offers the potential for scholar growth
and development within the PhD as well as having impact on the behavioral/biome
dical field
s
.



Faculty mentors for lab rotations should engage the scholar in a project that allows the
scholar to determine if he/she wishes to do doctoral research under that faculty member
.



Faculty mentors who become the Graduate Advisor/Committee Chair
person for
a

scholar’s doctoral degree are expected to guide the scholar in all degree requirements
according to Graduate School Policies and Procedures and the degree requirements for
the scholar’s doctoral program.

The scholar’s Graduate Advisor

and depa
rtmental
program are responsible for the scholar’s financial support during Phase II of the
program.



It will be the responsibility of the faculty mentor and the scholar to identify
disciplinary
conferences to attend and to present research papers/posters.
IMSD will provide travel
support for IMSD scholars during Phase
I
and may provide
partial
travel support for
presentations at
meeting
s

during Phase II
, in response to a request from the Faculty
Mentor,

if funds are available.




Faculty Mentors will be requi
red to provide periodic feedback
about scholar degree
progress to the

IMSD
Evaluation and M
anagement team
s
.


Peer Mentors of Doctoral Scholars

Doctoral Scholars will be matched with a mentor who is a more advanced doctoral student who
is, or has been, in t
he IMSD or PREP programs
.

Peer

Mentors are appointed early in fall
semester of the scholar’s first year in IMSD. The mentor will

help the new IMSD scholar get
acclimated to life at Virginia Tech and in the Blacksburg area. Scholars will meet with their
mentors at least once a month.


Course
work Enrollment


Doctoral IMSD scholars must be fully enrolled during the academic year

for

a
t least 12 credits of
formal coursework and research per semester. Formal coursework should consist of courses that
may

be applied to
the student’s formal

Plan of Study
for the degree as well as courses deemed
appropriate for the individual scholar’s devel
opment during Phase I of IMSD
. Initial coursework
choices during the period of research rotations
are

made in consultation with the Research Area
Coordinator and the IMSD Program Director.

Following the choice of a laboratory in which the
student will do
the
ir

dissertation work, the Mentor/Graduate Advisor and the scholar’s Graduate
Committee will play the most important role in coursework choices.



Termination from VT
-
IMSD Support

IMSD scholars are initially given a one
-
year contract that is renewable for a second year
with
documentation of

adequate
degree
progress
.

The maximum Phase

I appointment funded by the
IMSD program is 2 years (subsequent Phase II funding is provided by the
department/program in
which the scholar is enrolled).


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Voluntary Withdrawal from IMSD funding

IMSD, like other educational enrichment programs, is run on a trust system and our ability to
identify scholars/candidates who will stay the course and follow the
ir career goals as espoused in
their applications and during the interview process. Supporting the career goal of becoming a
biomedical or behavioral scientist is our sole purpose in IMSD. Therefore, if a scholar
determines that he or she wishes to change

career goals and

withdraw from
participation in
IMSD, we will focus on understanding the reasons for this decision and provide guidance as
appropriate. If a scholar decides to voluntarily withdraw from

the program,

a 30
-
day notice
should be given to the
F
aculty M
entor and the IMSD Program Director prior to resignation.

Termination of IMSD funding

IMSD scholars may be terminated

from the IMSD Program and funding

for reasons that include
but are not limited to the following:



Inadequate

academic

progress tow
ard the Ph.D. program



Activities determined to be inconsistent with graduate status as described in the Graduate
Policies and Procedures



Systematic failure to meet requirements of the IMSD program as described in this
document and the IMSD contract.

The

fo
llowing procedure shall be used as a guide in terminating scholars

from IMSD funding
during Phase I:

1.

The IMSD scholar shall be informed in writing of the specific problem/violation

2.

A meeting to discuss the situation shall be arranged, if necessary, of t
he IMSD
scholar, the Ombudsperson, the Program Director, and in some cases, the Faculty
Mentor. If the Faculty Mentor has become the scholar’s Graduate Advisor (as
codified by filing of a Plan of Study for the degree), the Mentor/Graduate Advisor
must be i
nvolved in evaluations of academic progress.

3.

A final decision about the termination of IMSD funding shall be made by the
Management Team, all of
who

do not have to meet with the scholar prior to making a
final decision. Termination from the IMSD Program a
nd IMSD funding shall be
made in writing and scholars will be given a 30
-
day notice

prior to termination

of
funding
. It should be noted that
a

graduate student can only be dismissed from his/her
doctoral degree program by action of the Advisor,
the
Student
’s
Graduate
Committee
and the departmental program
,

in accordance with Graduate School Policies and
Procedures.


UNDERGRADUATE IMSD PROGRAM


Eligibility for being an Undergraduate IMSD Scholar



Enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program at Virginia Tech
.



Cumulative GPA progress indicating the scholar can do research and establish an
academic record that will be competitive for doctoral degree admission by the end of the
bachelor’s degree
. Scholars should note that graduate admission typically requires a GP
A
above 3.0/4.0 and to be competitive for good graduate programs
,

with funding
,

typically
requires GPAs of 3.5 or higher.




US citizenship, non
-
citizen national status or permanent residency


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Must be

from an ethnic group considered to be historically underre
presented by the
Federal Government or demonstrate interest and commitment to

issues related to
diversity
.




A

faculty member willing

to mentor the scholar in a behavioral or biomedical research
project for the remainder of the time the scholar is completing his/her bachelor’s degree

must be identified
.


Responsibilities

of Undergraduate Scholars



The primary responsibility of the schola
r is to ensure that he/she is making adequate
progress in
his/her
undergraduate research
project in a
behavioral
or

biomedical

field in

science
or

engineering

in addition to
meeting
the requirements of the bachelor’s degree
program in which he/she is enrol
led. Each scholar is expected to actively participate in
research that offers the potential for scholar growth and development that prepares the
scholar for entering a doctoral degree in behavioral or biomedical fields following the
bachelor’s degree.

Ade
quate progress shall be defined as but not limited to the following:



Become an independent worker capable
of conceiving and carrying out

scientific
research
.




Develop an ability to judge science beyond the student’s
own
immediate
research
field
.




Be able
to communicate effectively research results to peers locally and at national
meetings
.

Undergraduate scholars are expected to attend and participate in biweekly
IMSD
/PREP
F
orums
,
weekly undergraduate IMSD meetings during the academic year

and

other IMSD en
richment
sessions such as professional development seminars and IMSD/PREP social activities.
Undergraduate scholars are expected to identify and apply for summer research opportunities at
other
universities and attend at least one such program
to broaden t
he scope of their research
experiences
.


Benefits

for Undergraduate Scholars

Benefits provided scholars are in accordance with NIH guidelines:



H
ourly wage support (
12
hours/week)
from IMSD
during two academic years
.




Travel support to attend a workshop
a
nd/
or to make a presentation at ABRCMS
, yearly.


Terms of Appointment for Undergraduate Scholars

Phase I:
up to 24 months of mentored research experiential work funded by the IMSD
program



Each
scholar will be involved in

his/her undergraduate

research
project
throughout the
academic year in
addition to
coursework required for the bachelor’s degree



S
cholars are expected to attend and present
posters

at ABRCMS yearly



S
ubmission
of a

report about research

progress,

to the Program Directors,
each semester



O
ther
responsibilities

o

Attend
and participate in
PREP & IMSD regular forums
, weekly undergrad IMSD
scholar meetings

and special social events
.

o

M
eet about degree progress with the IMSD Program Director
.

o

Get acquainted meeting with the IMSD Ombudsperson to pr
omote awareness of
the Ombudsperson’s availability to aid scholars with issues or problems
.



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o

A
ttend

other meetings as needed to support scholar concerns and development
.

o

M
eet with the Peer mentor.

Phase II:

period of support by the scholar’s
F
aculty
M
entor. Research responsibilities

are

determined by the mentor. Responsibilities for attending meetings remain as in Phase I.


Faculty Mentors

of Undergraduate Scholars

Research mentors, with outstanding records of scholarly work and student advising from
different colleges and programs at Virginia Tech, have agreed to use their experiences and
wisdom in mentoring IMSD
Undergraduate S
cholars. The broad research areas of the faculty
include:
Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
;
Psychological

S
ciences
;
Molecular and Cellular Biology and Physiology
;
Microbial Sciences
; and
Biomedical
E
ngineering
.

An undergraduate
IMSD
scholar is expected to work with the same
F
aculty
M
entor
from the time of appointment as a scholar
until completion of the

bach
elor’s degree.




The F
aculty
M
entor is responsible for
supervision of
the day
-
to
-
day research and related
activities of the IMSD scholar. As indicated above, each scholar is expected to actively
participate in the program in the mentor’s research laborator
y and to carry out a research
project that offers the potential for scholar growth and development that prepares the
scholar for entering a doctoral degree in behavioral or biomedical fields following the
bachelor’s degree.



Scholars are expected to attend

and present
posters

at ABRCMS yearly
and
Faculty
M
entors may request IMSD travel support for the scholar to attend other appropriate
meetings.



Mentors
also
are

required to provide periodic feedback
about the Scholar’s research and
degree progress
as detailed in
the section on
Evaluation

below
.


Peer Mentors

of Undergraduate Scholars

Undergraduate scholars are mentored
,

as a group
,

by a doctoral student who is in Phase II of the
IM
SD Doctora
l
Pr
ogram
.

Current practice is for the mentor to meet with the undergrad scholars
weekly during each academic year semester.


Course
work Enrollment


Undergraduate scholars must be full time students enrolled in bachelor’s degrees. They enroll in
Undergraduate Research as well as the coursework requirements for their degree.


Termination from VT
-
IMSD Support

U
ndergraduate

scholars are initially given a one
-
year contract that is renewable for a second year
with documentation of

adequate
research
progress
.

The maximum Phase I appointment funded
by the IMSD program is 2 years (subsequent Phase II funding is provided by the
sc
holar’s
faculty mentor
).

Voluntary Withdrawal from IMSD funding

IMSD, like other educational enrichment programs, is run on a trust system and our ability to
identify scholars/candidates who will stay the course and follow their career goals as espoused in

their applications and during the interview process. Supporting the career goal of becoming a
biomedical or behavioral scientist is our sole purpose in IMSD. Therefore, if a scholar

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determines that he or she wishes to change career goals and
withdraw fro
m
participation in
IMSD, we will focus on understanding the reasons for this decision and provide guidance as
appropriate. If a scholar decides to voluntarily withdraw from

the program,

a 30
-
day notice
should be given to the mentor and the IMSD Program Dir
ector prior to resignation.


Termination of IMSD funding

IMSD scholars may be terminated for reasons that include but are not limited to the following:



Inadequate
research performance based on expectations set by the scholar’s faculty
mentor
.




Activities
determined to be inconsistent with
Student Life Policies of Virginia Tech as
outlined in the Student Handbook
;

http://www.hokiehandbook.vt.edu/
.



Systematic failure to meet requirements of the IMSD program as described in this
document and the IMSD contrac
t.

The fo
llowing procedure shall be used as a guide in terminating scholars

from IMSD funding:



The IMSD scholar shall be informed in writing of the specific violation
.



A meeting with the undergraduate scholar to discuss the situation shall be arranged,
if
necessary, and may include the Ombudsperson, the Program D
irector, and the Faculty
Mentor.



A final decision

about

termination
will
be made by the Management Team

after
consultation with the
F
aculty
Mentor
.

Termination shall be made in writing and
the
sc
holar will be given a 30
-
day notice

prior to terminati
o
n
.


IMSD PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR

BOTH DOCTORAL AND
UNDERGRAD SCHOLARS


Code of Conduct

VT
-
IMSD scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
The Expectations
for Graduate Education at Virginia Tech can be found online at

http://www.grads.vt.edu/academics/expectations/expectations.html

and the Hokie Handbook for
undergraduates can b
e found at
http://www.hokiehandbook.vt.edu/



Problem Resolution

Built into IMSD management and activities are a series of opportunities to address problems that
scholars may encounter. IMSD scholars are e
xpected to use resources available to them in
solving problems including:

1.

The scholar’s Faculty Mentor, who in the case of Graduate Scholars,
is

the Graduate
Advisor/Chair of the scholar’s Graduate Committee

2.

IMSD
Program
Director, Ed Smith

or Co
-
Program
Director, David Bevan


3.

The IMSD Ombudsperson, Anne McNabb

4.

The peer mentor

5.

The Graduate School Ombudsperson (for
d
octoral
s
cholars)

6.

The departmental Undergraduate Advising Office (for undergrad scholars)

7.

The IMSD Advisory Committee, for issues related to po
licy.



IMSD
EVALUATIONS


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Program
Evaluation
:
Graduate and Undergraduate
IMSD
scholars
and their Faculty Mentors

are required to participate in the
program
evaluation process

which is conducted separately
from the experiential activities using an anonymous electronic survey tool and interviews
conducted by the IMSD Evaluators, Dr. Lee Cooper and Ms. Sarah Allgood.


Individual

Progress
: Each scholar is required to fill out an
individualized form
, during
October,

for each year the scholar is in the program
.
A copy of the form is included in
Appendix
3
.
These forms supply information required for the annual progress report to NIH.


Evaluation of Understanding of
Research

Framework and Scientific Writing
:

In Phase I of
the doctoral IMSD program, scholars take the
IMSD Grant Writing course

during which they
develop a grant proposal related to their research
.
The PD, who teaches this course, works
with the students during th
e semester and evaluates their grant proposals at the end of the
semester.

Undergrad Scholars
prepare a research proposal for IMSD during their first year in
the program
, and submit this proposal to the PD
.





APPENDICES



Appendix 1. List of Research A
rea Coordinators


Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology:

David Bevan
, Assoc. Prof. Biochemistry; Co
-
PD of IMSD

Reinhard Laubenbacher
, Prof. VBI & Mathematics, Deputy Director of Educ
.
, VBI


Psychological Sciences:

Bob Stephens
, Prof. & Head
Psychology

Tom Ollendick
, Prof. Psychology, Univ. Distinguished Prof.


Molecular and Cellular Biology and Physiology

Eric Wong
, Prof. Anim. & Poult. Sci
.

Brenda Winkel
, Prof. & Head Biological Sciences


Microbial Sciences:

Roger Avery
, Prof. & Assoc Dean,
College of Veterinary Medicine

X. J. Meng
, Prof. Biomed. Sci., Veterinary Medicine


Biomedical Engineering:

Clay Gabler
, Assoc. Prof. BME; Asst. Director, VT
-
Wake Forest, School of Biomed Eng

Ishwar Puri
, Prof. & Head, Engin. Sci. & Mechanics


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Appendix 2:


VT Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD)

First Y
ear Lab Rotation Report
*


Scholar: ______________________

Lab:

_________________________

Dates

(period of rotation)
:

_____________________________

Rotation:

First

Second

Third

Project
title:

______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

Project objective(s):

________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________
____________
______________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________

Summary of results and accomplishments (use additional pages if necessary):
_____________________________________________
_________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
_____________________
_________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
____________________________

Plans for future collaboration and/or continuity

(with this lab): ________________

_________________________
_____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________


Submission date: ___________________________


*
To be submitted to later

than 4 weeks after completion of rotations.


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A
ppendix 3: Individual Progress R
eport

VT
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IMSD: INDIVIDUALIZED RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM PLAN*

YEAR 2

SCHOLAR: _________________________DEPT. ___________________

DATE STARTED IN IMSD: ____________

APPROVED:

IMSD DIRECTOR: ________________ DATE: _________

MENTOR:
_______________________ DATE: _________


COURSES TAKEN IN YEAR 1:

Term Dept. Abbr. Crd Hrs Course Title

Final Grade

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ __________

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ __________

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ _______
___

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ __________


_______ _________ ______ ____________________
______________ __________

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ __________

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ __________

_______ _________ ______ ____________
______________________ __________

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ __________

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ __________

_______ _________ ______ ____
______________________________ __________

_______ _________ ______ __________________________________ __________



COURSES PLANNED FOR

YEAR 2:

Planned Term Dept. Abbr. Course # Crd Hrs Course Title

____________ ____
_____ ________ ______ ___________________________________

____________ _________ ________ ______ ___________________________________

____________ _________ ________ ______ ___________________________________

____________ _________ ________ ______ ___________________________________

____________ _________ ________ ______ ___________________________________

____________ _________ ________ ______ _________________________
__________

____________ _________ ________ ______ ___________________________________

____________ _________ ________ ______ ___________________________________

____________ _________ ________ ______ ______________
_____________________


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____________ _________ ________ ______ ___________________________________

____________ _________ ________ ______ ___________________________________

*This form must be completed before Oct 15


CONFERENCES/
WORKSHOPS (at least TWO including ABRCMS) TO PRESENT AT:

Name of conference Date Place (Institution, City, State)

___________________________ _________ _____________________________________

____________
_______________ _________ _____________________________________

___________________________ _________ _____________________________________



RESEARCH PLAN (update
-
progress report)
:

______________________________________________________
_______________
__________


_____________________________________________________________________
__________


_____________________________________________________________________
__________


_____________________________________________________________________
__________


_____________________________________________________________________
__________




F31 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PLAN:

Do you intend to submit:
____Yes ____No

When, if Yes:
_____________

Why, if No:
_____________________________________________________________________


COMMITTEE MEMBERS (Include IMSD representative):

_________________________
,
_____________________________
,
_______________
__________,

___________________
______
,
_____________________________
,
_______________
__________.



2009
Committee Meeting

Date
: ___________________________

2010
Committee Meeting

Date
: ___________________________



TIME OF PRELIM/QUALIFICATION EXAM:
___________________________