The SCR program also gives trainees ample opportunity to develop the soft skills required for a successful scientific career. Students organize and present at journal clubs, seminars, supergroup meetings, and an annual symposium. Students also receive coaching and encouragement in grant writing and support to attend scientific meetings.
The program was initiated in 1991. In 2000, the program was awarded a T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health, which has continually renewed its support through 2020. This grant, along with university cost sharing, allows the program to support thirteen new trainees each year.
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