for Predoctoral Trainees
PhD-DMD timeline– PhD/DMD students should use this form to plan their program with their mentors.

PhD timeline – PhD students enrolled in the Oral Science program should use this form to plan their program with their mentors. PhD students enrolled in other degree programs should meet with Dr. DiPietro to customize the timeline.

PhD Oral Science Curriculum Planning Sheet – PhD and PhD/DMD students should use this form to plan their coursework with their mentors. Must be presented to the Graduate Studies Committee as part of the Self-Assessment.

PhD Oral Sciences assessment – PhD and PhD/DMD students must complete the self-assessment and submit to the Graduate Studies Committee on an annual basis (early summer).  Current students may upload documents here.

PhD in Oral Sciences Program Manual – the official Program Manual for students enrolled in the PhD in Oral Sciences (updated on an annual basis).  The program manual supplements the policies and procedures of the Graduate College and provides guidelines in addition to (rather than in place of) those of the Graduate College.

for Postdoctoral Trainees
Postdoc timeline– Postdoctoral trainees and their mentors should use the timeline to plan their activities while appointed to the MOST Program.

MOST Postdoc assessment – Postdoctoral fellows must complete the self-assessment and submit to the Program Director (DiPietro) on an annual basis (early summer).

UIC Postdoc Association – On campus resources for events, networking and career resources

for Dental Students
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research offers a range of training opportunities for dental and medical students. Visit the training website to learn more.

The American Association of Dental Research sponsors research fellowships for dental students. Visit the AADR website for the application guidelines.

NIH Guidelines

NIH Publication Requirements

All individuals supported by the MOST program (including individually NIH-funded fellowship grants) must comply with NIH’s requirement for public access to publications. In short, all trainees must ensure that any publication that results from the research conducted while they are in the MOST Program is accessible to the public at no cost. It is imperative that trainees understand the public access rules, comply with the policy and provide a PMC ID number whenever the publication is cited. Below are links to resources that provide more information on the policy and how to comply with it:

NIHMS (National Institutes of Health Manuscript Submission): NIHMS Guide to Submitting Manuscripts
NIHMS: answers to common FAQs

Funding Acknowledgement

Any abstracts and manuscripts that include data produced during the time that a trainee is supported must include a written acknowledgement of the support of NIH grant T32-DE018381

Individual Development Plan

my IDP – an online tool for developing a career plan

Model IDP for postdoctoral trainees from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology