Posts in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events

PhD Career Connections: Pre-clinical and Clinical Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Angela Zito
November 9, 2017

PhD Career Connections presents:  Pre-clinical and Clinical Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry Thursday December 7th 10:45-11:45am Light Hall 512 featuring Ines Macias-Perez, PhD, Senior Scientist of Product Development at Cumberland Pharmaceuticals

Award winning Management and Business Principles Module, now accepting applications

Angela Zito
November 8, 2017

In spring semester 2018, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business and Management Principles for Scientists. 

AAU Vice President for Policy Toby Smith to talk, Nov 6

Toby Smith, Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities, will present a talk on U.S. science policy including a discussion of the historical origins of government support for the U.S. scientific enterprise.  He will also talk about the current political and fiscal climate, its impacts on science and policy, and how scientists and engineers can effectively advocate for science in the polarized political environment that exists both in Washington D.C. and throughout the country.

Event: Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS

This 1- hour seminar will provide guidance to scientists who wish to engage publics via social media. It is designed to build skills for public engagement via social media, confidence in social media as a way to engage public audiences, and appreciation for public engagement approaches.

Apply now for Nov 6 workshop on STEM Policy & Advocacy featuring AAAS and Toby Smith of the AAU

STEM Policy & Advocacy: Making Your Voice Heard Monday, November 6, 2017 10:45-5:30 PM  Vanderbilt University Keynote address by Tobin (Toby Smith), Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities "Engaging Policymakers" workshop facilitated by the American Advancement for the Association of Science (AAAS)

PhD Career Connections: Influencing Research through Scientific Foundations

Angela Zito
September 1, 2017

We welcome Kevin Lee, PhD,  Executive Director for the Lawrence Ellison Foundation, Chief Scientific Officer of Grace Science Foundation, Senior Advisor of Medical Research for the JPB Foundation, and Senior Scientific and Programmatic Advisor of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, for our September PhD Career Connections.

ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing Module, Fall 2017

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities and prepare them to network at an upcoming conference. Will you be attending SFN, American Heart, American Society of Cell Biology Conference this fall?  Let's work together to better prepare for these networking opportunities!  Sessions will break down the process of networking into approachable steps, provide real-world examples, and peer feedback.  The module will cover networking basics, etiquette, elevator pitches, navigating conversations, event preparation, identification of key individuals, and follow-up.  The module will culminate in a real-world exercise in networking - group attendance at the annual Life Science Tennessee conference, LST|CON, on November 9, 2017 in Nashville. 

ASPIRE Module Fall 2017: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

The online Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. 

ASPIRE Module Fall 2017: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

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.