MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR) has a variety of ongoing trainings and educational courses for staff.  The Institute supports the research training of scientists, and scientists-in-training (postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students), professionals (physicians) and medical trainees (residents, medical students).

Additionally, MHIR faculty members contribute extensively to the academic mission of the University of Maine Graduate School in conjunction to their roles as graduate student mentors.  This includes teaching graduate level courses and serving on program committees and thesis committees. See the UMaine course tab below for courses taught annually by MHIR faculty scientists.

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Clinical & Translational Research Course

The Center for Interdisciplinary Population & Health Research and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science jointly offer a full day research course in the fall for residents, fellows and any MMC employees and affiliates who are interested in research.

Learn alongside medical students, residents, health care professionals, and researchers about:

  • research methods
  • data analysis
  • development of grant applications and manuscripts
  • recent scientific findings.

Responsible Conduct of Research

The responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR) is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and education in RCR is considered essential in the preparation of future scientists. The Responsible Conduct of Research Program is required by our trainees and is administered through online training and in-person discussion sessions.

Topics Covered:

  • Rigor and reproducibility – experiental design and statistical analysis
  • Human subjects and human tissue in research
  • People management and lab dynamics
  • Data reproducibility
  • How to prepare a federal budget
  • Data management
  • Fellowship and grant forum
  • Authorship and peer review
  • Vertebrate animals in research
  • Intellectual property

University of Maine

  • BMS 625 Animal Physiology – Ilka Pinz PhD
  • BMS 625 Biochemistry – Calvin Vary PhD
  • BMS 625 Biostats/Computational Biology – Christine Duarte PhD and Greg Carter PhD
  • BMS 640 Experimental Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology – Lucy Liaw PhD and Calvin Vary PhD
  • BMS 645 Biology of Tissue Development and Function – Calvin Vary PhD and Igor Prudovsky PhD
  • BMS 635 Mouse Genome Manipulation – Lucy Liaw PhD
  • BMS 635 Advanced Mouse Genome Manipulation – Lucy Liaw PhD
  • BMS 630 Journal Club in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering  – MHIR faculty