Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) 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, MMCRI 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 MMCRI faculty scientists.

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Clinical & Translational Research Course

The Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation conducts 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

Professional Development

MMCRI has developed the ProE Professional Enrichment program to provide workshops and training opportunities both scientific and administrative staff, as well as the Emerging Leaders Management Training Program which provides management training for current and future leaders.

ProE Series

  • LinkedIn/Networking
  • Science is for Everyone: using mouse models to study human disease
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Power of the Introvert
  • Generations in the Workplace
  • Apps Tips and Tricks
  • Science is for Everyone: Biobank & Histology
  • Prezi
  • Science is for Everyone: Clinical Trials

Emerging Leaders

  • Essentials of Leadership
  • Getting Started as a New Leader
  • Emotional Intelligence (combined with ProE attendees)
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Budgeting
  • Running an Effective Meeting
  • Time Mastery
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills

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  – MMCRI faculty