BIG-TCR

Cancer and Artificial Intelligence Research

Biomedical Informatics, Genomics and Translational Cancer Research Training Program (BIG-TCR) Curriculum

All trainees supported by BIG-TCR will be required to accomplish the following curriculum requirements during the first year of appointment:

  1. To attend Responsible Conduct of Research training: According to requirement of CPRIT policy, all predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees must accomplish the NIH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course in each school during training period. If a trainee has completed RCR training as a graduate student, or as a postdoc within the last four years (per NOT-OD-10-019), the trainee is required to provide the proof of completion. Or the trainees need to re-take the equivalent RCR course in the current school;
  2. To attend the BMI7151: Seminar in Precision Medicine at least one semester each appointment year.
  3. To enroll in laboratory rotations of the following UTHealth-appointed facilities: the specific rotation procedure will be finalized soon. If you plan to attend rotations in other facilities, please contact BIG.TCR@uth.tmc.edu to confirm your request. More UTHealth facility information can be found at https://www.uth.edu/research/core-labs/;
  4. To enroll the “Topics for Artificial intelligence (AI) in Cancer Discovery” in the fall semester. Besides this required course, BIG-TCR training program designed competency-based training to ensure that the development of multifaceted competencies will synergize with the discipline-based curriculum of each school. Predoctoral trainees are suggested to take the courses from complementary fields (for example trainees in the TCR side are suggested to take introduction-level courses in the BIG side, and vice versa).

    If you want to consult the course, please email the BIG-TCR Executive Committee BIG.TCR@uth.tmc.edu to confirm.


Currently Approved Interdisciplinary Competency Courses and Enrichment Activities

Course ID of each school: SBMI (BMIxxxx), GSBS (GSxxxxx), and SPH (PHMxxxx)

If you have any concerns regarding the current curriculum, do not hesitate to contact us (BIG.TCR@uth.tmc.edu).