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Event: Preparing for Tax Treaty Renewal and Tax Return Season

Feb. 5, 2024—The Vanderbilt International Tax Office and BRET International Trainee Support team are excited to host the 2nd part of the workshop on US taxes. The session titled “Preparing for tax treaty renewal & Tax return season” will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm in Light Hall 411ABCD. This...

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Stabile promoted to Director of Trainee Engagement and Well-being

Jan. 26, 2024—Associate Director of Trainee Well-being Dr. RC Stabile will become the Director of Trainee Engagement and Well-being in the Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) Office, effective February 1. Dr. Stabile serves the BRET trainee community by supporting their care needs and creating intentional opportunities to gather as a community. This role collaborates with various...

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Lunch and Learn: Personal Finance and the Power of Investing

Jan. 17, 2024—The BRET Office is excited to announce the next virtual Lunch and Learn to host Jeremy Schneider. Jeremy is a successful entrepreneur and personal finance expert! After starting an internet company in college and selling it at the age of 34 for over $5M and retiring at 36, Jeremy has dedicated his life to teaching personal...

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Fifth Annual BRET Winter Showcase Enchants Audiences with Artistic Brilliance and Community Engagement

Dec. 22, 2023—Langford Hall was transformed into a hub of creativity and community on Thursday night as the fifth annual BRET Winter Showcase, sponsored by the Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) program, unfolded to the delight of students, faculty, and the broader Vanderbilt community. The BRET program, a cornerstone of Vanderbilt’s commitment to fostering scientific and...

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2023 Winter Showcase

Nov. 14, 2023—From beautiful original compositions to witty comedy, the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training gives students, postdocs, staff, and faculty the opportunity to step into the spotlight during its fifth annual Winter Showcase, scheduled for December 14th at 6 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. Please use the link below to register so we can accurately order...

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Data and Drinks Seminar

Nov. 9, 2023—BRET OUTCOMES TEAM + ASPIRE PRESENTS Ever wonder what Biomedical PhD careers look like in the first 10 years after graduation? Do PhD students change career goals during grad school? If they change, why? How many people do a postdoc these days? How long do people stay in postdocs? What kinds of jobs are people...

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BRET 360º

Nov. 7, 2023—The BRET office publishes an annual report titled, BRET 360°, to summarize our accomplishments and ongoing projects for internal and external audiences interested in our work.  We invite you to learn about our efforts to enhance our students’ development, support our students’ training, and serve the needs of our faculty in the biomedical research community at Vanderbilt...

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Vanderbilt University Virtual Postdoc Preview

Nov. 3, 2023—On Friday, March 22, 2024, The Vanderbilt University Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) is hosting the 4th annual Vanderbilt Integrated Training Alliance (VITA), a virtual postdoc preview for senior graduate students.

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Career Outcomes Publication

Oct. 26, 2023—The BRET Outcomes Team and the ASPIRE Program are proud to share their paper, now in FASEB BioAdvances, analyzing the progression of career outcomes in our Vanderbilt BRET PhD alumni, “From goal to outcome: Analyzing the progression of biomedical sciences PhD careers in a longitudinal study using an expanded taxonomy.”  

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Simple Beginnings

Aug. 21, 2023—The annual Simple Beginnings Ph.D. Lab Coat Ceremony commemorates the advent of the new class of doctoral students at Vanderbilt University. Doctoral students, who are beginning training programs within the School of Medicine, receive a lab coat and well-wishes as they begin their studies. The ceremony is made possible by the generous support from individual alumni,...

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ASPIRE Grant Repository

Aug. 20, 2023—The ASPIRE team maintains a repository of funded grant applications written by Vanderbilt graduate students. Access is restricted to Vanderbilt graduate students who are currently writing a grant application. Currently the repository contains example F31 NIH NRSA , AHA, and NSF GRFP grant applications. If you are a VU student who is interested in viewing the repository, please fill out the request...

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Vanderbilt University’s CBMS Training Program Receives Funding for Innovative Lab Safety Initiative

Jun. 22, 2023—The Cellular, Biochemical, and Molecular Sciences (CBMS) Training Program at Vanderbilt University has received a grant supplement to T32GM137793 in response to “NOT-GM-22-010: Laboratory Safety.” This funding will support an exciting new initiative aimed at enhancing laboratory safety practices and cultivating a safety mindset among graduate students and lab leaders. The CBMS training grant is...

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BRET Alumni Outcomes Research

Mar. 17, 2022—The mission of the BRET Office of Outcomes Research is to generate insights about the effectiveness of biomedical research training programs and the impact our alumni have in the world. We use rigorous survey design, data collection, and analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of PhD and postdoctoral training programs and track alumni career outcomes, with...

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2018 BRET Office of Career Development Annual Career Symposium

Oct. 10, 2018—2018 BRET Annual Career Symposium, closing networking reception. (Vanderbilt University/Joe Howell)

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IMSD

Aug. 15, 2018—The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) at Vanderbilt University exists to increase the number of PhDs awarded to graduate students in biomedical research who are underrepresented in science.  The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has been in existence at Vanderbilt since 2000.  Our approach is multi-faceted and emphasizes...

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