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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows

Explore topics in career development and professionalism.

Orientation to BRET Resources for Postdocs (offered quarterly) provides an overview of the Office of Career Development ASPIRE programs and helps postdoctoral fellows find out how to become involved in our activities.  This session should only be attended once, as the content will be repeated each time.

All other sessions will feature specific career development or professionalism topics, such as converting your CV into a powerful résumé, networking strategies, writing a winning cover letter, informational interviewing, finding funding for your research, Leveraging LinkedIN, Preparing for a teaching demo, and grant resources at Vanderbilt.  This will be an informal session where conversation and questions are encouraged.  Since this 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 ASPIRE Cafe folder

Session schedule archives are located here

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ASPIRE Cafe 2019-2020

DateTitleSpeakerLocation
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Orientation to ASPIRE Resources for PostdocsAshley Brady, PhD350 Light Hall
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Preparing a Faculty Position Application PackageJohn Karijolich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

Richard O’Brien, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Rebecca Ihrie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
407 Light Hall
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Grant Resources at VanderbiltAbby Brown, Ph.D., BRET, Director, Outcomes Research350 Light Hall
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
K Awards: Which One is Right for You?Abby Brown, Ph.D., BRET, Director, Outcomes Research350 Light Hall
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
What to Expect from a Faculty InterviewNancy Carrasco, M.D., M.S., Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Katherine L. Friedman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Sciences

Ian Macara, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Louise B McGavock Chair
415 Light Hall
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
How to Give a Chalk TalkKatherine L. Friedman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Sciences

Borden Lacy, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology, Professor of Biochemistry

Chris Wright, D. Phil., Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Louise B. McGavock Chair
415 Light Hall
Wednesday, January 8 2020
Negotiating Your Faculty Compensation and Start-Up PackageKathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and
Louise B. McGavock Professor,
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
419 Light Hall
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Orientation to ASPIRE Resources for PostdocsAshley Brady, PhD419 Light Hall
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Nontenure Faculty TrackTBD419 Light Hall
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
A Fair Look: How to Review A PaperKathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and
Louise B. McGavock Professor,
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
419 Light Hall
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Developing Your Mentoring StyleKathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and
Louise B. McGavock Professor,
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
419 Light Hall
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Exploring and Preparing for Faculty CareersKathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and
Louise B. McGavock Professor,
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
419 Light Hall
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Writing the Science of a GrantC. Michael Stein, M.B. Ch.B., Professor of Medicine,
Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
Dan May Chair of Medicine &Pharmacology
Associate Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Director of Fellowship Program, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
419 Light Hall
Wednesday, May 13 2020
Setting up and Running a New LabFaculty Panel419 Light Hall

Questions or suggestions for other topics?  Email Ashley Brady at ashley.brady@vanderbilt.edu