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Students looking to beef up their research skills, ethics knowledge or teaching abilities can take advantage of numerous spring and summer training opportunities. Among the possibilities are:

  • Advanced Training Institutes. APA's Science Directorate will sponsor its annual series of workshops that expose psychological scientists to emerging technologies and cutting-edge research method-ology. Although the 2007 schedule is not yet set, past workshops have included such topics as using large-scale databases and applying nonlinear methods.

For application deadlines, visit APA Science/ATI.

  • Summer Biomarker Institute. This summer institute, June 18-20, at Northwestern University's Center on Social Disparities and Health in Evanston, Ill., will provide students with a hands-on introduction to using such biomarkers as salivary cortisol levels and DNA markers in their social science research. For more information, visit www.northwestern.edu/ipr/c2s/events/biomarkers.html.

  • Ethics in Research Training. This National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored program, May 6-10, in Tampa, Fla., will help participants identify and understand important ethical concepts in research. Participants will learn strategies for addressing and minimizing conflicts of interest in their research programs. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.fmhi.usf.edu/mhlp/Training/ethics/ethics.htm.

  • NIH National Graduate Student Research Festival. This two-day event will bring graduate students together to share their findings at a poster session at NIH's Bethesda, Md., campus. Attendees will also learn about NIH's postdoc training opportunities and research programs. For more information, visit www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral/ngsrf/index.asp.

  • The Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics and Survival. The Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, in Massachusetts, aims to increase ethnic-minority representation in neuroscience with this monthlong program that includes academic courses and laboratory research. Participants also hone their grant-writing, teaching and public-speaking skills. After the program, students can spend an additional month working in the Woods Hole research lab. All costs, including travel and housing, are covered by the National Institute of Mental Health and Woods Hole. Applications are due Feb. 1. For more information, visit www.mbl.edu/education/courses/special_topics/spines.html.

  • Online course for psychology teachers. With APA support, the University of New Hampshire offers a Web-based class for graduate students who teach psychology classes. The course covers a range of teaching skills, including crafting a course syllabus and designing a grading plan. For more information, visit www.unh.edu/teaching-excellence/GRAD980/Index.htm.

  • Workshop on Methodology of Twin and Family Studies. This University of Colorado advanced five-day course is for students who have attended previous workshops or are already familiar with univariate and simple multivariate analyses with sibling data. The workshop will involve twin and sibling quantitative trait locus data analysis. For moreinformation, visit http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/workshop2007.

-Z. Stambor


For information on other 2007 training opportunities, visit the APA Science Directorate Web site and scroll down to "Training oppor-tunities outside APA."