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ASPIRE Internship: Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 2018 World TSC Conference Program Coordinator

Angela Zito
September 14, 2017
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The TS Alliance is seeking an intern volunteer to help in the planning of the 2018 World TSC Conference, which will take place in Dallas, TX, July 26-29, 2018.  This three-day educational event will be held in partnership with TSC International (TSCi) and will bring together approximately 800 attendees including speakers, physicians, staff, and TSC individuals and families. There will be four tracks including; pediatrics, transition age, adults, and specialty. The intern will also assist the Director of Clinical Projects and TSC Clinic Liaison in the collection of buccal cells from attendees with TSC who consent to participate in the TS Alliance TSC Biosample Repository and Natural History Database Projects. 

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum, Dr. Jacob Corn speaking

Kate Stuart
September 13, 2017
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Dr. Jacob Corn, Scientific Director of the Innovative Genomics Institute and a leader of the CRISPR/Cas9 revolution will speak as part of the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum.  Also on deck for the day are plenary and breakout talks by more than 25 local investigators across the spectrum of translational research who have recently won major federal funding. Join us on Friday, October 13.

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Live Chat on September 28th

Angela Zito
September 13, 2017
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Have questions about the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF) application process? Interested in preparing for a potential interview as an STPF applicant?  Learn from STPF fellows and staff on a live video chat on September 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET. 

NIH Loan Repayment Programs Now Accepting Applications

Angela Zito
September 13, 2017
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To help relieve some of the financial burden on scientists and researchers who pursue advanced education and training—and in support of the future of health discovery and medical research—the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) repay up to $35,000 per year (for two years) of debt in exchange for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

Being Crash Davis Ain't So Bad: Physics and Astronomy Career Development Colloquium

Kate Stuart
September 6, 2017
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This week’s Physics and Astronomy Colloquium is on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 4:00 PM, in Stevenson Center 4327*.                  *Reception at 3:30 PM | Stevenson Center 6333 Speaker information and topic below: Jonathan McMurry (Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University) Being Crash Davis Ain’t So Bad: Life in the Science Minor Leagues 

VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

Kate Stuart
August 30, 2017
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https://www.vumc.org/vecd/

Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) is one of six consortia that comprise the Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars, which replaced the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars & Fellows (FICRS-F) Program in 2012. This purpose of the program is to provide mentored global health research training opportunities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for pre- and post-doctoral candidates from the U.S. and LMICs. 

Writing a Teaching Statement/Philosophy via Center for Teaching

Kate Stuart
August 28, 2017

In this workshop, the Center for Teaching will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome.

Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality; conference and livestream event presented by The Rockefeller University

Angela Zito
August 22, 2017
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Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality Wednesday, September 6, 2017 The current media landscape is a confusing swirl of reality, misinformation, and so-called fake news. Where does science communication fit into this mess? And how can science communicators navigate a political climate that's increasingly hostile to both science and journalism? 

Headshot Day for Graduate Students

Kate Stuart
August 21, 2017
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We are thrilled to announce that the BRET Office of Career Development is providing Headshot Picture Day for Graduate Students on Friday, September 8th! You can sit for a professional headshot at no cost to you.  (We hope to offer this opportunity quarterly, and postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to get headshots in December.)

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