Posts tagged Skill Development

The Lasker Foundation 2017 Essay Contest

Kate Stuart
February 8, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Lasker Foundation has launched its 2017 Essay Contest! This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society. The contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences.  

Spring Break Dissertation Writers' Mini-Retreat offered by the Vanderbilt Writing Studio

Kim Petrie
January 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Writing Studio is hosting a Spring Break Dissertation Writers' Mini-Retreat. The retreat will take place on Monday and Tuesday of spring break, March 6-7. A short on-line application form is due by February 20. Here is a link to the information page and application form: https://vanderbilt.edu/writing/events/dissertation-writers-retreat/  

Spring Pre-Flight Program at the Wond'ry now accepting applications through January 30th!

Ashley Brady
January 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Wond'ry Pre-Flight Accepting Applications: Ever thought entrepreneurship will play a role in your life? Have an idea for a new product, technology, or new way of doing something? The Wond’ry in partnership with Vanderbilt’s CTTC and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will offer a new session of PreFlight sponsored by Waller Lansden Dortch, & Davis, LLP beginning on February 1st. This 11 week program provides the foundational knowledge to successfully identify, assess, and ultimately launch a quality for profit or nonprofit venture.

Negotiation Workshop

Kate Stuart
December 21, 2016

Join us for the Negotiation Workshop led by Elliott Kruse, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Dr. Kruse will talk about critical concepts to use in your daily life, for negotiations big and small. You will hear about the research behind effective negotiation and learn practical tactics to help in almost any negotiation scenario. In the latter part of the workshop, participants will engage in a case study of a job offer negotiation to learn how to effectively manage a conversation about salary, benefits, etc, that accompanies a job offer.

ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing, Spring 2017

Kate Stuart
December 14, 2016

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.

ASPIRE Module: STEM Teaching in K-12 Schools, Spring 2017

Kate Stuart
December 14, 2016

Each participant will have the opportunity to experience the K-12 classroom through a volunteer placement in a middle or high school setting. The placements will be tailored to each participant and will range from one class period to a full day, depending on participant availability. The placement will ideally be scheduled during the last week of the module, but this will depend on participant and classroom availability. Placements will be finalized with participant approval.

Write for the NIH BEST Blog

Kate Stuart
December 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to give others a taste of your experience. We are looking for two new bloggers to write diary-style entries about the career development process to be published on the national NIH BEST website.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Webinar via CIRTL

Kate Stuart
November 2, 2016
Posted in Announcements

https://sites.google.com/a/wisc.edu/cirtl/workshops/writing-a-teaching-philosophy-statement-section-ii

Join our Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement workshop this fall and learn how to develop your own teaching philosophy in a way that can strengthen your instructional approaches. Due to high demand, we're offering a second section of this two-part workshop in December; sessions will take place on Thursday, December 1 and 15 at 3:30-5:00PM ET/2:30-4:00PM CT/1:30-2:00PM MT/12:30-1:00PM PT. Registration for this workshop will open Monday, November 7.

Award winning Management and Business Principle Module, now accepting applications

Kate Stuart
October 28, 2016

In spring semester 2017, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business and Management Principles for Scientists. 

Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Professional Development for Graduate Students

Kate Stuart
October 27, 2016
Posted in Announcements

YCA complements graduate training by connecting PhD, MD/PhD, or PsyD students conducting biological, biomedical or behavioral sciences research, with a network of diverse mentors, professional contacts, and role models who can help expand their opportunities for mentoring, peer support, networking, outreach, and professional growth and advancement.   Key features of the program include:

Launch Tennessee Specialist Program

Kate Stuart
October 24, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Launch TN Specialist Program kicked off in May 2014, providing students the opportunity to engage in Tennessee's entrepreneurial community. Students work with Entrepreneurship Centers, specialized cohort programs and individual teams to make their own unique mark in Tennessee's entrepreneurial landscape. The 13-week program gives students real-life exposure to what it's like to work for an early-stage company and gain experience in many different focus areas. 

Young Scientist call for Reviewers in 2017

Kate Stuart
October 17, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Young Scientist is an interdisciplinary research journal published by Vanderbilt, highlighting research conducted by high school students in Vanderbilt laboratories. The journal will host twenty research articles annually. The articles will be no more than three pages in length including a maximum of three figures while supplementary material will be made available at an online website. We therefore expect the burden for reviewers to be limited. As the manuscript must be understandable to the educated public, it is acceptable and even encouraged if the reviewer is outside of the primary field of research discussed in the manuscript.

NIH to Hold Online Briefings on the Peer Review Process for Fellowship Applicants

Kim Petrie
October 17, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The NIH September 28 published a notice announcing three online video briefings the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will host in the coming weeks for NIH grant applicants, their mentors, and reviewers. The first two briefings (November 2 and December 1) will provide fellowship and R01 grant applicants key information to navigate the NIH peer review process. The third briefing (December 2) will focus on proposing and reviewing basic research.

Center for Teaching Graduate Student Workshop: Assessment, Implicit Bias, and the Impact on Student Learning

Kate Stuart
October 4, 2016
Posted in Announcements

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnC4FSwthl7AHyLviTifRhX63bVBWhFTUHFbpIHD7m2ySHYA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Implicit bias, in its simplest form, describes prejudicial judgment that affects social behavior. Despite its relatively unconscious nature, it is still possible to identify specific attitudes that reflect our predispositions toward socially marginalized groups. In this workshop, we will discuss the ways in which implicit bias, when left unchecked, can adversely affect our teaching and the outcomes of student assessments. Participants will collaborate with one another to formulate best practices for detecting implicit bias and adopting fair assessment measures.

Be part of the Tiered Mentoring Program!

Kate Stuart
September 21, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL (Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) is recruiting graduate students and post docs in STEM fields to participate in the Tiered Mentoring Program (TMP). CIRTL is based on three pillars: Teaching as Research (TAR), Learning Communities, and Learning-through-diversity.  Participation in TMP allows for the development of learning communities and learning-through-diversity.  TMP specifically aims to enhance the development of women and minority future faculty, but welcomes anyone interested in participating.

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