Graduate Training

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The Behavioral Medicine area of study aims at providing systematic research training in biobehavioral and psychosocial factors involved in the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment (including rehabilitation) of disease, and in the prevention of disease in high risk populations. This program trains doctoral students for productive careers in teaching and research—both inside and outside of the academy. The program provides a solid foundation in basic science and the real-world application of research findings. Students are engaged in 15-20 hours per week of research with their mentor(s). Through this process, students gain in-depth skills and knowledge involved in their mentor's research, including responsible research conduct and IRB, data collection, management, and analysis, presenting and publishing the findings, and other aspects of research.