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.
The inaugural ASPIRE on the Road will be a visit to Fisk University in Nashville, TN. Fisk University is a small, historically black liberal arts university with a history of excellence in academics through teaching, research, and service. It is Nashville’s oldest institution of higher education and conveniently located less than two miles from Vanderbilt.
Through this opportunity, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will spend a half-day on Fisk’s campus to learn about teaching-focused academic faculty careers, hear from key leadership at Fisk, observe a class, meet with faculty members over lunch and tour the campus, classrooms and labs.