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Novel "advisory constellation" model

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Novel "advisory constellation" model

In an attempt to further broaden cross-disciplinary education and participation of both students and faculty, the Stem Cell IGERT has advanced a novel advisory constellation model. In this model, with program assistance, fellows build a network of faculty (both from Rutgers and other institutions), peers, and industrial advisors with whom they interact with regularly regarding their research. The goal is to ensure that the constellation can advise the students regarding multiple professional goals, including thesis research (three of the constellation members serve on the thesis); industrial or global research internship; and mentoring experiences. This gives the IGERT trainees the opportunity to imbibe insights and values dynamically from a personalized network of advisors and near peer mentors, and learn new techniques and utilize additional facilities, both academic and industrial.