Course Development Update: Next Steps for DBBS First-Year Course

Since fall 2017, the DBBS Curriculum Task Force has been planning a new course that all DBBS students will take in their first year of graduate study. Associate Dean and Vice Provost Dr. Robyn Klein requested the development of a common DBBS course to support cross-program scientific interactions and to enhance social cohort formation for […]

Task Force Recommends Core Competencies to Associate Dean

On May 29, 2018, the DBBS Curriculum Task Force delivered its first recommendation to Associate Dean Robyn Klein: a set of Core Competencies (skills, knowledge, and abilities) that all DBBS graduate students should master before receiving their Ph.D. Each competency is further defined by subcompetencies or skills needed for success. Students develop these competencies through […]

DBBS To Lead Curriculum Workshop at AAMC GREAT Meeting in September, 2018

Based on work being conducted by the DBBS Curriculum Task Force, co-chairs Dr. Jessica Hutchins and Dr. Steve Mennerick have been selected to lead a workshop at the 2018 annual meeting of the Group on Research, Education, and Training (GREAT) convened by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting September […]

Survey Data Shared with DBBS Programs & Student Affairs Committee (PSA)

This week Task Force co-chair Dr. Jessica Hutchins presented selected survey data to the DBBS Programs & Student Affairs Committee. Attendees included faculty Program Directors of DBBS graduate programs, DBBS administrative staff, and Associate Dean Dr. Robyn Klein. All surveys were conducted online via Qualtrics and distributed via email between September and November 2017. Questions […]

Website Launches!

We are hard at work to get the website up off the ground. We’re planning on creating it such that task force members can create blog-style posts to give constant updates on what we’re trying to accomplish, the current ideas we have, and all events for the members of the WashU community to provide feedback, […]