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Training Program

The BBS Program is an integrated Ph.D. training program, which crosses departments and colleges at WVU.
Its faculty preceptors and doctoral trainees are part of Biomedical, Psychology, Public Health, Health Outcomes (Pharmaceutical Systems & Policy), Ph.D. Programs as well as the joint M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program.

This provides research trainees with opportunities for strong behavioral and biomedical training.

Ph.D. students in each of these programs can apply to the BBS program at the end of their first year.

Those accepted for appointment to this training program are provided with the course work and research training that will enable them to

  1. Conduct behavioral research at multiple levels of analysis and using a range of experimental models.
  2. Use multidisciplinary approaches, including physiological, biochemical, molecular, and genetic analyses, in order to address complex problems of clinical and public health importance.
                   

The BBS Program is an integrated PhD training program, which crosses departments and colleges at WVU.  Its faculty preceptors and PhD trainees are part of Biomedical, Psychology, and Public Health PhD Programs.  This provides research trainees with opportunities for strong behavioral, biomedical, and quantitative training.  PhD students in each of these programs can apply to the BBS Program at the end of their second year (or first year in exceptional cases).  Those accepted for appointment to this training program are provided with the course work and research training that will enable them to:  1) conduct behavioral research at multiple levels of analysis and using a range of experimental models; and 2) use multidisciplinary approaches, including physiological, biochemical, molecular, genetic, and quantitative analyses, in order to address complex problems of clinical and public health importance.