March 6, 2015

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Capstone

Examples of Capstone Projects include:

  • A research study on how a slight change in oncology protocol may positively impact patient lives;
  • An augmented reality-based patient education tool;
  • A 3D model registration system for surgery;
  • A clinical trial design for testing a small molecule compound;
  • A mobile patient quality assessment research tool.

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Yes, there will be support provided for grant writing and navigating the application process. Part of the learning outcome for the program is to find various sources of funding for your projects. Also, grant writing is embedded into the learning outcomes of MSC 1003 the Rhetoric of Science and MSC 4000 the Capstone Project.

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Translational Research is a collaborative activity and students are encouraged to work together to identify medical needs and plan high impact projects that help generate solutions for patients.  Although projects are intended to be collaborative so that we can tackle ‘Big Problems’ together, individual contributions and roles must be clearly defined.  In special cases, with the approval of the Program Committee, some students may work on individual projects where issues of resources, IP, funding or an established research trajectory do not allow for collaboration within the class.

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