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ASPIRE on the Road Spring 2023

ASPIRE on the Road, San Francisco, 2023

For our 4th Annual ASPIRE on the Road, we will be taking trainees to visit San Francisco, CA May 1-3, 2023. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will spend time with area biotechnology and pharma companies learning about career paths, hearing from key leadership, touring the facilities, and meeting with alumni.  We will also hear from Biocom California about the local life sciences and biopharma ecosystem and tour a local start-up incubator.

Twelve trainees will be selected to attend. Travel costs and accommodations will be covered by the ASPIRE Program for those selected to participate.

Co-sponsored by Vanderbilt University Basic Sciences, Office of the Dean and Vanderbilt University Development and Alumni Relations.

ASPIRE On the Road is an initiative of the Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program aimed at broadening the training experiences of biomedical Ph.D. graduate students and postdocs by organizing site visits to companies and organizations to help our trainees make well-informed career decisions.

These site visits will provide postdoctoral fellows and graduate students the opportunity to learn about different career options by touring a variety of workplaces and meeting professionals in a range of roles.  We intend to arrange site visits at local biotech start-ups, clinical research organizations, healthcare accelerators, universities and more.

You can read more about past trips here:

Exploring the Most Innovative Square Mile on the Planet & ASPIRE Trainees Fly to San Diego & Pgs 7-9 of our 2021-2022 ASPIRE Annual Report

Alumni Networking Happy Hour