Special training activities extend the avenues for
trainees to interact and learn beyond traditional classroom courses.
Weekly "gas club" seminars
Attendance and participation by all trainees is required. This
seminar incorporates topics ranging from neurobiology to respiratory
mechanics to quantitative genetics to clinical research. In addition
to seminars by visiting scientists and related faculty at UW Madison,
this seminar series avails trainees of an opportunity to present
their own research at frequent intervals, thereby gaining critical
feedback and enhancing their presentation skills.
journal club and lab meetings
Involve continual participation by trainees and training faculty.
There are several ongoing journal clubs and data clubs, based
largely on research specialization. There are no barriers to participation
in these activities other than time-we have an "open door"
Club for 2009-2010
Regulation of Respiration Conference
July 8 - 10, 2010
We initiated this annual gathering with the beginning of
the training grant and it has become a very popular and important
annual event. The emphasis of this workshop is on trainee
presentation of "in
progress" research. Feedback is abundant as research
groups in regular attendance come from Madison (trainer
laboratories), Milwaukee (Forster and other laboratories),
Illinois (McCrimmon, Ramirez, Iwamoto and Prabhakar laboratories)
and Minnesota (Sieck laboratory). Two days are scheduled
in a secluded setting in northern Wisconsin where trainees,
faculty and visiting scientists interact throughout the
day and evenings. Each year, training grant funds
support a visiting scientist, chosen because of common
interests and potential to interact with trainees. Examples
of visiting scientists include: Eugene Nattie (Dartmouth),
Harry Goshgarian (Wayne State), Frank Powell (UCSD),
William Milsom (U. British Columbia), Estelle Gauda (Hopkins),
Tony Waldrop (U. Illinois), Allan Pack (U. Penn), David
Gozal (U. Louisville), Peter Frappel (Melbourne) and
David Donnelley (Yale). The diversity of topics presented
at Kemp Station provides an important learning experience
for trainees and faculty alike.
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