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The CLIMB Program™ at UB

What CLIMB is All About...

 The CLIMB Program guides a diverse group of bioscience PhD students at UB to develop advanced skills for collaborating, communicating, mentoring and conducting research across disciplines, and accelerate their professional development. This will be accomplished through a two-year complement to their training in their primary PhD programs.

This professional development program gives you the opportunity to not only learn, but apply the essential skills of a professional scientist. Your training will help you to choose the best lab, write outstanding fellowship applications, craft publications, and confidently present your work at regional, national, and international meetings.

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VISION: The CLIMB Program is predicated on the vision that the future of science rests with those who are most adept at understanding, drawing from and communicating with others across diverse scientific, intellectual, ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural domains. The CLIMB Program will catalyze the metamorphosis of its scholars into well-rounded professionals who will be leaders in their chosen career paths.

MENTORING: Within The CLIMB Program, mentoring will be integrated across structured group mentoring (led by the CLIMB leadership), peer mentoring (building an early network of professional colleagues) and traditional mentoring by primary disciplinary research mentors.

CLIMB Scholars: Each year, up to 12 students beginning bioscience PhD programs will be accepted into CLIMB. This peer group will be purposefully constructed to include individuals committed to collaboration and interdisciplinary science.

CLIMB History: Dr. Margarita L. Dubocovich successfully founded the program at Northwestern University in 2007. Upon her arrival at UB, she instituted The CLIMB Program™ at UB in 2009.



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