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2009 Career Symposium


About the Workshop

Science is a “team sport”, and in today’s competitive research environment, your solid scientific skills will only get you so far. Not only must you do great science: you must learn to lead a successful laboratory team who can help you achieve your scientific goals. “Preparing Research Team Leaders” is designed to increase participants’ awareness of their own leadership style and communication preferences, and introduce participants to principles of leadership, effective communication, and conflict resolution within the laboratory context. The goal is to help junior scientists transition successfully from productive lab member to effective lab leader. Whether you aim to lead a research group in academia or industry, we hope this workshop will provide you with tools to enhance your self- awareness and increase your leadership abilities.


Special thanks to:

Dr. Peter Giammalvo, Chief Learning Officer for VUMC, and his team for helping plan and facilitate the MBTI portion of the workshop

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Larry Marnett Our faculty facilitators and panelists and

Our Event Planning Committee:

Lance Eckerle, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Caroline Hanson, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Jennifer Konopka, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Terry Minnen, M.Ed., Senior Consultant, Center for Organizational Learning
Satya Panda, PhD., postdoctoral fellow, Medicine
Kim Petrie, Ph.D., Director of Career Development, BRET
Aubie Shaw, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Cancer Biology

Original Flyer

Original Program