2022 Scholar Symposium
The annual VITA Scholars Symposium brings biomedical PhD students to Vanderbilt to present their research, learn about the Vanderbilt community and resources, obtain training in scientific communication from the Alan Alda Center, and establish a durable, personal mentoring relationship with a Vanderbilt faculty member. This utterly unique opportunity in biomedical sciences training provides high value for students as they progress to the next stages in their scientific careers.
- Become a Vanderbilt VITA Scholar
- Learn about the Vanderbilt community and resources
- Network with other PhD students and Postdocs from around the country
- Present your research
- Obtain training in scientific communication from the Alan Alda Center.
- Develop personal mentoring with relationship with Vanderbilt faculty member
Deadline is March 25th 2022.
See below for the complete 2-day program.
April 28-29, 2022
Virtual Via Zoom
Day 1 Morning:
.9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:15-11:30 Research Presentations
11:30-12:15 Zoom Meetings with Research Mentors
1:00-4:00 Scientific Communication Training from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Information on Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Workshop:
Day 1 Evening:
4:00-6:00 Social Networking
Day 2 Morning:
9:00-10:00 Senior PhD Student Networking
10:00-11:00 Introduction to the ASPIRE program for professional and career development
11:15-12:15 Panel, “Why You Should Do a Postdoc”
1:00-2:00 Keynote address: Dr. Shandea Andersen
Day 2 Afternoon:
2:15-3:00 Zoom Meeting with Research Mentor
3:00-3:15 Closing Remarks