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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students

Explore topics in career development and professionalism.

ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students is a monthly seminar series featuring professional development topics of interest to biomedical graduate students. Conversations and questions are encouraged. Since the topic will change each meeting, feel free to attend as often as you wish.

All past session handouts can be found via the special Vanderbilt Box Bistro folder

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All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.Please register at the link in each post to receive the Zoom login information for the scheduled event. 

Training Stage Key

Sessions are open to PhD Students at any stage of their training and all are welcome to attend. However, many topics are most relevant at specific stages. Each session is designated as such. Please use this key as a guide to determine which would be most beneficial to you

Graduate studentsYear 1/2Year 3+All years
Postdoctoral fellowsFirst half of training periodSecond half of training periodAll years

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Spring 2021

DateTitleSpeakerTraining Stage
January 7, 2021Exploring and Preparing for Faculty CareersKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development
February 4, 2021Maximizing your Research EffortsKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development
March 4, 2021
The Next Step: Applying for a Postdoc or Your Post-Grad JobKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development
April 8, 2021
Preparing to MentorKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career DevelopmentBiology

Beth Bowman, PhD Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy
May 6, 2021
A Fair Look: How to Review a PaperKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development

Fall 2020

DateTitleSpeakerTraining Stage
August 20, 2020ASPIRE for Career PlanningThe ASPIRE Team
October 8, 2020The Next Step: Applying for a Postdoc or Your Post-Grad JobKathy Gould, Ph.D.,
Louise B. McGavock Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Research,
Education and Career Development
November 5, 2020Applying for Fellowships & NRSAsKim Petrie, PhD
Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration
December 3, 2020
Savvy Science: Professionalism Strategies for SuccessKate Stuart, Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development

Questions or suggestions for other topics?  Email Kate Stuart at kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edu

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