Posts tagged Professional Skills

Q-Bio Conference, July 2016

Kate Stuart
March 24, 2016
Posted in Announcements

We are pleased to open registration and abstract submission for the 10th Annual q-bio Conference to be held at Vanderbilt University.  Please consider joining us in Nashville and sending your trainees to this meeting! Specific conference information, abstract submission, and registration can be found http://vu.edu/qbio2016

Postdocs: Apply now for grant writing and professional development coaching group sponsored by NMRN

Kim Petrie
March 8, 2016
Posted in Announcements

NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships, and more broadly the research workforce. The goal of the National Research Mentoring Network is to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce.

Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 16-19, 2016

Ashley Brady
March 7, 2016
Posted in Announcements

ACRP 2016 Meeting & Expo April 16-19, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)  Meeting & Expo is uniquely focused on supporting the professional growth and development of individuals conducting clinical trials through education, exchange, and peer-to-peer engagement.

STEM Pedagogy Journal Club: next meeting Thursday March 10th

Ashley Brady
March 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The STEM Pedagogy Journal Club Thursday, March 10th 4pm 11455 MRBIV At this meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Lori McGrew, Professor of Biology at Belmont University. Our article discussion will focus on using case studies as a learning tool in the college classroom. As part of our discussion, Dr. McGrew will share her experiences with using case studies in her own courses at Belmont. The article that will be discussed is:

Center for Teaching hires Graduate Students!

Kate Stuart
February 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as those interested in developing teaching skills for future faculty careers. The CFT has several types of positions available for graduate students for the 2016-2017 academic year.  

Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop for grad students, June 2016

Kate Stuart
January 21, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2016 workshop (http://comscicon.com/apply-comscicon16), to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 9-11th, 2016.  Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply.  The application will close on March 1st.

JAX Laboratory short courses

Kate Stuart
January 15, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 1,700 scientists and staff in Bar Harbor, Maine; Sacramento, California; and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut. Short courses are available and may be of interest to trainees. For a list of courses, please see:  https://www.jax.org/education-and-learning/course-and-conferences  

CIRTL Spring Opportunities, registration deadline 1/19/16

Kate Stuart
January 6, 2016

This month CIRTL is kicking off the Spring 2016 semester with a new set of online courses for the cross-Network community. We've extended our registration deadline to Tuesday, January 19, and classes begin the week of Monday, January 25. Visit our website at www.cirtl.net/upcomingcourses to read more and register for a course. Please note that our Teaching-As-Research course will now be on Monday afternoons, not Tuesdays.

STEM Pedagogy Journal Club meeting, Nov 17

Kate Stuart
November 2, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The STEM Pedagogy Journal Club will be meeting this month on Tuesday, November 17th at 4pm in MRBIV 11455. At this meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Anita Disney for our article discussion on applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the college classroom. UDL principles encourage curriculum development that gives all individuals an equal opportunity to learn. Dr. Disney will share her experiences with using these techniques in planning and teaching her "Drugs and Behavior" class for undergraduates. The article that will be discussed is:

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Toastmasters: Vanderbilt Chapter

Ashley Brady
October 21, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Get better at thinking on your feet? Ace your job interview or qualifying exam? Vanderbilt Toastmasters can help! Welcome! The Vanderbilt Chapter of Toastmasters meets at 6pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month in Buttrick Hall 310  on Vanderbilt's campus. For the rest of the fall 2015 semester, we have scheduled meetings on: Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, and Dec 9.

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