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How does the Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) Program complement existing PhD programs at Georgetown and Howard Universities?


The TBS program complements five existing PhD programs at GUMC including: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Tumor biology and five existing PhD programs at HUCM including: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. Eligible students will broaden their education through a career development plan (CDP) in human health and disease that includes a didactic curriculum, exposure to clinical medicine, dual preclinical science and clinical mentorship and career enhancement skills, which will be tailored to each trainee based on their prior training and research and career interests. Similarly, eligible postdoctoral fellows will enrich their postdoctoral fellowship training.