Mentoring and Professional Development

Through participation in coursework, rotations, the clinical module, seminars, and working groups, fellows have many opportunities to interact with faculty and learn about faculty research interests as they determine their own areas of high interest.

fellows identify potential co-mentors who will guide their research.

  • One co-mentor is a basic scientist and one is a population or computational scientist.
  • Students  choose two primary mentors, one from their “home” PhD program and a second from a trans-discipline.
    • TTPAS students matriculating through a basic science department must choose a second primary mentor whose research is focused on population or computational science
    • TTPAS students entering TTPAS students matriculating through population or computational science must chose a second mentor engaged in basic science research.
  • Co-mentoring is focused on a specific research question that necessitates an important scientific connection between the mentors.
  • The TTPAS Directors, Drs. Farrer and Heeren, will assist students in identifying appropriate co-mentors as this will be a critical aspect of fellow success.

    TTPAS represents a level of training that combines the requirements for an advanced degree in two disciplines and  make graduates competitive for faculty positions in population or basic science departments having interests in addiction.

    Fellows also have the opportunity to attend any of the professional development sessions offered to all PhD and post-doctoral students in GMS programs.