Posts tagged Skill Development

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.

Tuition-Free Academic English Classes

Kate Stuart
August 4, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Fall Semester, Vanderbilt University English Language Center, 1208 18th Avenue South Tuition-Free Academic English Classes for VU students, faculty, and staff at the ELC. The Vanderbilt University English Language Center (VU ELC) offers tuition-free* courses for individuals at VU who have a first language other than English. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes include the following:

CIRTL – a great resource for VU PhD students and postdocs interested in college teaching

Kim Petrie
August 3, 2017
Posted in Announcements

If you’re interested in a career in college teaching, we encourage you to check out resources available through the CIRTL Network. CIRTL stands for Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and it’s a network of universities (created originally by an NSF grant) which aims to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences. Vanderbilt is an institutional member so Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff can access CIRTL resources free of charge.

Inside Higher Ed: Don't Let Your Dissertation Run Your Life

Kate Stuart
July 24, 2017

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/07/24/tips-phds-having-life-beyond-their-research-projects-essay

When it comes to careers, the spread of research into your time will hold you back. From graduate school, you will gain a degree, technical skills, broader research skills and subject-matter expertise. But if you allow research to take over, you will be missing these important aspects: working with people outside your field, seeing what different careers actually look like, having experiences other than your research, developing key transferable skills, building a network of people who can refer you to jobs -- as well as maintaining and enhancing physical health, mental health (read the research if you haven’t), a social life and an understanding of who you are in the world.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program applications due Sept 8th

Angela Zito
June 27, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine welcomes applications for its Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2017, and the 2018 session will last from January 16 until April 6. The Program also offers a $9000 stipend.

2017 ASM Grant Writing Online Course- register by July 15th!

Angela Zito
June 27, 2017

Get hands-on experience during the ASM Grant Writing Online Course. Beginning August 16th at 2:00 pm EDT, live webinars will take place every other Wednesday for one hour. The series will conclude on November 29th. Pre-and post-webinar assignments will allow you to put your newly developed skills into practice. Personalized feedback on your grant will be given by course facilitators. 

Applications open for BRAINS 2017: symposium for early career neuroscientists

Angela Zito
April 28, 2017

BRAINS - Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators inNeuroSciences BRAINS is a national program to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors from underrepresented groups.  The BRAINS program was awarded renewal funding through 2021 from NIH’s National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

Maximizing Your Networking at the BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium

The BRET 25th Reunion and Career Symposium is coming up fast and we will be welcoming 16 invited alumni speakers.  In addition, many other alumni attendees will be present for small group rotations (networking huddles) and a networking reception.   How can you make the most of the networking opportunities that this event will present?  Kate Stuart, BRET Office of Career Development, Program Manager, will discuss the schedule of events and highlight where you will have the chance to meet and mingle with former trainees to learn about their career paths.  We will talk about how to prepare for the events, including doing research on the speakers and their workplaces ahead, and connecting with them while they are on campus.

Atlanta BEST Magazine: Call for articles

Angela Zito
April 25, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Atlanta BEST Magazine came out with its first Issue in August 2013. This magazine, for the most part, is run by trainees in the Atlanta BEST program and other BEST institutions. Contributing writers and inspiration come from firsthand Atlanta BEST program experiences, the nationwide consortium of BEST institutions, and engaged people who have messages to share with those working toward strengthening the biomedical workforce. 

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program opens May 1, 2017

Kate Stuart
April 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

On Monday, May 1, 2017, the application will open for The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years are eligible to apply.

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