Graduate Minors

Bioinformatics Minor

The Ph.D. Minor in Bioinformatics provides interdisciplinary training for doctoral students to conduct cutting-edge research in biomedical disciplines. The minor imparts knowledge of bioinformatics methods for solving genomic, proteomic, and other biomedical and health-related problems.

Biostastics Minor

The Ph.D. Minor in Biostatistics will complement a student's major area of study with concepts underlying the scientific method and applications of data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results. The minor in Biostatistics emphasizes the design and analysis of experimental and observational studies, theory of probability and statistics, and statistical computing.

Business of Biomedical Science Minor

The “Business of Biomedical Sciences” minor will allow our trainees to be highly competitive for the careers in the 21st century biomedical workforce that require doctoral education.  We take advantage of the existing structure of the IBMG Program for PhD study for the minor.  

Cancer/Cancer Biology Minor

The Ph.D. Minor in Cancer/Cancer Biology provides an interdisciplinary training environment for predoctoral students who wish to pursue a career in cancer research.

Cardiovascular Sciences

The Ph.D. Minor in Cardiovascular Science provides students with a comprehensive background and understanding of integrative cardiac, vascular, renal and pulmonary (patho)biology. This objective will be accomplished by providing students with a wide variety of options to advance their education in the area with advanced didactic coursework as well as student driven journal clubs.

Clinical Research Minor

The Minor in Clinical Research includes a minimum of 12 credit hours: 9 credit hours of core coursework and 3 hours of elective coursework. Students must complete three of the following core courses: Clinical Research Methods (G660); Clinical Trials (G661); Introduction to Research Ethics (G504) or Ethical and Policy Issues in International Research (P555); Biostatistics I (B651) or alternative graduate biostatistics course for a total of 9 credit hours, and one elective course (3 credit hours). If a student has completed any of the core courses as part of their PhD program, an approved elective course may be substituted for the core course. The purpose of this minor is to offer clinical research training to basic/translational research scientists. For more information, please contact Dr. Kroenke at  

Diabetes and Obesity Minor

The Ph.D. Minor in Diabetes and Obesity promotes the training of scientists whose research will develop new understandings of the basis of the disease and its complications, and thereby speed the discovery of more effective therapies.

Health Informatics Minor

The Ph.D. Minor in Health Informatics enables doctoral students to solve health information challenges with informatics approaches. This interdisciplinary training will provide knowledge of health IT theory, its methods, and application to improving information systems in healthcare.

Life Sciences Minor

The first semester of IBMG Courses, BIOMED I, II, and III has been approved by the Indiana University Graduate School to act as 9 credits of a 12 credit "Life Sciences" minor IF the program selected does not require those three courses as core courses.

Translational Science Minor

The Ph.D. Minor in Translational Science trains researchers to be able to move easily between the research lab and clinical medicine to rapidly advance and apply new discoveries to patient care. A key component of this training program consists of training basic and clinical scientists, side-by-side, to provide a common set of experiences and familiarity with each other’s research language.

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