Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
208 Light Hall

7:00-8:00 - Registration and Continental Breakfast. South Lobby.

Please attend registration to pick up your name tag and registration materials. Your name tag will be required for lunch.

Session I: Career Advancement-Getting a Position and the Funds to Keep It

8:00-8:15 - Welcome

Dr Steven Gabbe, Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr Ann Richmond, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Research Education and Training, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

8:15-9:00 - Understanding the University Structure

Dr Roger Chalkley, Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research Education and Training, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

9:00-9:50 - The Job Hunt: An Insider's View on How the Search Committee Finds Candidates

Dr Bruce Carter, Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Dr Josh Gamse, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

9:50-10:00 - Short Break

10:00-11:00 - Funding Strategies

Dr Nancy Brown, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development 

11:00-12:00 - Grant Writing from a Reviewer's Perspective

Dr Nancy Brown, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development 

12:00-1:00 - Lunch for pre-registered participants (name tag required)

Session II: Some Nuts and Bolts about a Research Laboratory

1:00-2:00 -  Feng Shui for Laboratories

Dr. Josh Gamse, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

2:00-3:00 -  Developing Motivated Research Teams

Dr Ray Mernaugh, Director of the Master in Laboratory Investigation program

3:00-3:10 - Short Break

3:10-4:15 -  Laboratory and Data Management for Scientists

Dr David Blum, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Thursday, March 8,
202 Light Hall

Session III : Career Advancement: Teaching, Publishing, and Doing it Right

7:30-8:00 - Coffee and Bagels. South Lobby

8:00-9:00 - Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach

Dr. Kathy Friedman, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

9:00-10:00 - Preparing and Publishing Successful Research Papers

Dr. Vivian Siegel, Director, Center for Science Communication

10:00-10:10 - Short Break

10:10-11:30 - Ethics in Research- A Retrospective

Dr. Elizabeth Heitman, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society

11:30-12:00 - Wrap-up Question and Answer Panel with Selected Speakers; Closing Remarks and the BRET Office Support System 

Dr. Roger Chalkley, Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research Education and Training

Dr. Kim Petrie, Director of Career Development and Outcomes Analysis