Posts tagged Skill Development

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

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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.

Dissertation Writers Retreat, all grad students welcome to register!

Kate Stuart
September 15, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Over fall break, the Writing Studio will host a two-day dissertation writers’ retreat, which will provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere.  We will couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops. Lunch will be provided each day.

Writers' Accountability Group, Center for Student Wellbeing

Kate Stuart
September 2, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Writers' Accountability Group (WAG) offers students in the graduate and professional schools an opportunity to support each other through the writing process, facilitated by a CSW coach. Members will meet approximately monthly for one hour sessions, sharing goals and accountability -- not text. Longer write-ins are scheduled periodically as well, offering participants a committed writing time and space. Meetings: 9-10am, CSW Classroom Friday, Sept 16 Friday, Nov 11 Friday, Dec 16

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth accepting instructors

Kate Stuart
September 2, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is beginning the process of selecting summer 2017 courses. The mission of PTY is to develop talent in gifted students and those who work with them, and we do this through offering highly accelerated courses for students as young as first grade all the way up through rising seniors in high school. Most of our classes are taught by professors and PhD students, experts who challenge and mentor these students within the framework of a summer program.

Find Your Voice: How to Write an Op-Ed, an interactive workshop

Scientists have opinions that the world could benefit from hearing. This workshop will give you the tools to combine your experience and expertise with clear and compelling writing to craft an op-ed with the potential to influence readers and impact public policy.

Vanderbilt's CCTC and Innovation Center now offering 8 week entrepreneurship program - apply today!

Kim Petrie
August 22, 2016

As part of its “Startup Vanderbilt” initiative, the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization and the Vanderbilt Innovation Center, in collaboration with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is pleased to offer the Entrepreneur Center’s Pre-Flight Program for aspiring entrepreneurs. The program will be held at the Vanderbilt Innovation Center.

Technology Transfer Internship Program: Fall 2016, Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Ashley Brady
August 20, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Vanderbilt University has a 12 week technology transfer internship that runs from September 5th to December 9th.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore a career that requires broad scientific expertise, business insight, and legal acumen to convert basic research into practical applications.  Deadline to Apply, August 31, 2016.

Event: Gold Star Communications Medical Writer Workshop

The Gold Star Communications Medical Writer Workshop will focus on demonstrating how to parlay the skills you already have for a job as a medical writer within a healthcare communications agency. During the workshop, participants will be provided with a framework on which to develop a portfolio that may be used for job interviews. Additionally, general preparedness insights will be shared (e.g. understanding how medical communications agencies are run, client management, insight on US-based companies, and more).

ASPIRE Module Fall 2016: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Ashley Brady
August 15, 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 Fall 2016: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2016

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. 

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