Graduate students have access to a wealth of exciting and practical opportunities for outside-the-classroom learning. These experiences foster networking and skill-building, whether within the student's concentration area, the university, or the Buffalo community at large.
Faculty and students come together weekly for area meetings ("brown bags"): a forum for students, faculty and outside speakers to discuss ongoing research and professional development. These meetings provide a collegial context for stimulating thinking, widening intellectual exchange, and developing presentation skills.
Ethical training is highly valued in our program. Research ethics training is completed as an ongoing series that is part of our area weekly meetings. Furthermore, students complete and maintain current certification in ethics and responsible conduct of research (through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative and training provided by the Internal Animal Care and Use Committee). Students who satisfactorily attend the weekly sessions and maintain proper certification receive a letter from the Area attesting to such training in research ethics.