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Find Your Voice: How to Write an Op-Ed, an interactive workshop

Scientists have opinions that the world could benefit from hearing. This workshop will give you the tools to combine your experience and expertise with clear and compelling writing to craft an op-ed with the potential to influence readers and impact public policy.

VU-WiSE General Body Meeting

Kate Stuart
August 26, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt University Women in Science and Engineering welcome you to  General Body Meeting   Undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff all welcome. Come learn about our organization, provide feedback on what you would like from and get involved! Tuesday, September 6, 2016 5:00-6:00pm Sarratt 325/327 Snacks provided!

2016 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum

Kim Petrie
August 26, 2016

The Office of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development invites you to the 2016 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum. Guest Speaker Richard Platt, MD, MSC Professor and Chair, Population Medicine Harvard University Principal Investigator, FDA Mini-Sentinel Program

Tips for a graceful exit

Kim Petrie
August 23, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Like many people, I find networking at receptions to be an awkward exercise. Once I'm in a conversation I'm fine - even happy! - but entering and exiting discussions is always tough for me. This article from The Nashville Business Journal gives great advice for exiting conversations gracefully. I can't wait to try some of these out at the next event I attend! 

Vanderbilt's CCTC and Innovation Center now offering 8 week entrepreneurship program - apply today!

Kim Petrie
August 22, 2016

As part of its “Startup Vanderbilt” initiative, the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization and the Vanderbilt Innovation Center, in collaboration with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is pleased to offer the Entrepreneur Center’s Pre-Flight Program for aspiring entrepreneurs. The program will be held at the Vanderbilt Innovation Center.

ASPIRE Internship: Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance International Conference Program and PFDD Coordinator

Ashley Brady
August 20, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The TS Alliance is seeking an intern volunteer to help in the planning of the biennial International Research Conference on TSC and LAM, which will take place in Washington, DC, June 22-24, 2017. This three-day event will be held in partnership with the LAM Foundation and will bring together approximately 250 researchers and medical doctors who will share information on the latest treatment and testing options as well as basic and translational research updates. The intern will also have the opportunity to support the TS Alliance in planning for an externally-led patient-focused drug development meeting (PFDD) with the FDA, to take place in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2017, the day before the research conference begins. 

Technology Transfer Internship Program: Fall 2016, Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Ashley Brady
August 20, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Vanderbilt University has a 12 week technology transfer internship that runs from September 5th to December 9th.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore a career that requires broad scientific expertise, business insight, and legal acumen to convert basic research into practical applications.  Deadline to Apply, August 31, 2016.

Event: Gold Star Communications Medical Writer Workshop

The Gold Star Communications Medical Writer Workshop will focus on demonstrating how to parlay the skills you already have for a job as a medical writer within a healthcare communications agency. During the workshop, participants will be provided with a framework on which to develop a portfolio that may be used for job interviews. Additionally, general preparedness insights will be shared (e.g. understanding how medical communications agencies are run, client management, insight on US-based companies, and more).

"Staying Ahead of the Curve in Diagnostics Policy", Webinar via Life Science TN

Ashley Brady
August 18, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Staying Ahead of the Curve in Diagnostics Policy Thursday, September 1 9:30 - 11 a.m. CT The BRET Office will be streaming this webinar live from Light Hall 415C.   Please plan to join us if you are interested (no need for a Life Science TN membership)!  

Academic Job Search Workshop & Panel

Kate Stuart
August 17, 2016

Get advice from recent hires at Vanderbilt—clearly, they did something right in their job search. Bring your questions, too! We will have panelists from the Humanities, Social Sciences/Education, Biomedical Sciences, and Engineering/Natural Sciences. Then, we’ll go over what documents you need to prepare, as well as the process itself. This session will serve as an overview to guide your approach.

ASPIRE Module Fall 2016: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2016

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

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