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Mentored Scholarly Activity Guide (MSA): Basic Science

If you want information about the MSA program, please see the main program page.

Health and Safety Training

Health and Safety Training for University of Colorado Denver   Environmental Health and Safety provides a wide range of safety training options to help ensure your safety and health in the workplace. This page details the online and in-person training courses available to University of Colorado Denver students and employees. These training courses are offered to meet numerous regulations and/or as a resource to encourage health and safety for all University community members.  Training includes:

  • Biological Safety
    • Biological Safety Cabinet Tutorial
    • Blood Borne Pathogens/Exposure Control
    • On-The-Job-Training
    • Retroviral Vectors Tutorial
    • Shipping of Biological Materials
  • Chemical Waste Management
  • Radiation Safety Training

  • Respiratory Protection Training

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chemistry Laboratories. Topics include distillation, filtration, NMR sample prep, and other basic techniques. (Content is offered on wall mounted iPads throughout the UI laboratories.)

NIH Resources


NIAID Research Funding is a one stop source of information for grant seekers and investigators.  Resources include training materials and advice for applicants, a newsletter, and updates on new funding sources.

NIH Biographical Sketch (Scroll down to the Additional Format Pages section for a Word form and samples.)  A biosketch is required for named personnel in NIH grants.  Research Track applicants or personnel added to existing grants may need to submit a sketch. 


  • GeneCards Gene information retrieved from multiple databases of importance to the study of genes and genetic disorders. The retrieval tool for GeneCards was created by the Weizmann Institute of Science, the online data sources are from a variety of well respected government, corporate, and educational organizations.
  • Genetic Counseling Cultural and Linguistic Competence Toolkit This website is designed as a flexible, online resource portal to assist professionals in developing culturally competent genetic counseling expertise.
  • GeneTests  Find current, authoritative information on genetic testing and its use in diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling. Provided by the National Institutes of Health to promote appropriate use of genetic testing.
  • **Genetics Home Reference is a National Library of Medicine website that provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
  • NCBI is a compendium of knowledge about genes and proteins, and a repository of sequence data and analytical and structural tools in molecular biology. 
  • **OMIM, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man  An authoritative catalog of human genes and genetic disorders for medical professionals. Authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick of Johns Hopkins University and his colleagues.
  • PubMed Clinical Queries – Medical Genetics  Search PubMed quickly for genetic disorders related articles. Limit your genetic disorder topic to articles in the categories of Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Description, Management, Genetic Counseling, Molecular Genetics, or Genetic Testing. This query was created by GeneReviews: Genetic Disease Online Reviews at GeneTests, University of Washington, Seattle.

Technology Transfer

The mission of the CU Technology Transfer Office is to aggressively pursue, protect, package, and license to business the intellectual property generated from the research enterprise and to serve faculty, staff, and students seeking to create such intellectual property. Protect your right to your intellectual property by contacting the Technology Transfer office if you create intellectual property of potential commercial value as part of your Mentored Scholarly Activity research.


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