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PhD Minors

Bioinformatics Minor

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.

Biostatistics Minor

The Biostatistics minor 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. This minor 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 Ph.D. study for this minor.  

Cancer/Cancer Biology Minor

Providing an interdisciplinary training environment for pre-doctoral students, this minor is beneficial for those who wish to pursue a career in cancer research.

Cardiovascular Sciences

Cardiovascular Science provides students with a comprehensive background and understanding of integrative cardiac, vascular, renal, and pulmonary (patho) biology. This minor provides 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 12-credit PhD Minor in Clinical Research is designed to be of service to a diverse clientele. It will provide PhD students with an overview of clinical research by introducing them to core research concepts and skills, including clinical research methodology, clinical trials, research ethics, and biostatistics. Additionally, each student will complete one elective relevant to their specific area of research interest.

Communicating Science Minor

The graduate minor in communicating science is designed for masters and doctoral students in the sciences and health professions.  Rather than just offering public speaking tips, the program uses the techniques of applied improvisation to help students develop audience-centered communicationdistill scientific concepts into meaningful narratives, and connect effectively with collaborators and funders. The program is based on IU’s affiliation with the Alda Center for Communicating Science.  Graduate students are welcome to take the first series of courses (three, 1 credit co-requisites) without declaring the minor.  To register, search for course #34075.  More information about the minor and courses is available here. Offered by the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, with support from the IU School of Medicine and the IUPUI School of Science.

Diabetes and Obesity Minor

The 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, thereby speeding the discovery of more effective therapies.

Health Informatics Minor

Health Informatics enables 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

A Life Sciences minor provides a student with an even greater comprehensive foundation in the biomedical sciences.  Students can shape the minor in a way that includes both general coursework related to biomedical sciences and additional, focused coursework. 

Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences Minor

This minor is designed to provide Ph.D. students the opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of policy analysis for those individuals pursuing a career in science policy (policy development, advocacy, and lobbying).  This program blends classroom learning opportunities offered by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and a practicum that allows students to integrate this knowledge with their scientific training into a science policy context.

Translational Science Minor

Translational Science trains researchers move easily between the research lab and clinical medicine to rapidly advance and apply new discoveries in 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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