Posts tagged Skill Development

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: 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. 

ASPIRE Module Fall 2016: Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Applying Your Ph.D. to Patient Care

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2016

Clinical Laboratory Medicine is an area of Pathology dedicated to the laboratory analysis of patient specimens to diagnose/treat human diseases.  Its various sub-disciplines include Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry/Toxicology, Molecular Genetics, and Immunopathology. 

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.

"Balancing Health & Science"-- Health and Wellness Series for Scientists 2016-2017

Ashley Brady
August 14, 2016

As a result of a scientist wellness survey on “Professionalism and Professional Health and Wellness of the Scientist” conducted earlier this year, Charlene Dewey, M.D., will be offering a yearlong program titled: The Year of the Scientist: Balancing Health & Science. All basic scientists with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., MPH, MSCI, and all post-doctoral fellows involved in research (bench and/or clinical) are invited to attend any or all of the sessions focused on wellness and professionalism topics that pertain to the scientist. A total of 13 interactive, 1-hour lecture-discussions and workshops will take place throughout the year.  Registration is required.

CIRTL Plans for Fall 2016

Kate Stuart
July 5, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Summer may have just begun, but CIRTL is already looking ahead to the fall semester! Network members will have a slate of online courses, workshops, and events to choose from in the fall. Courses and workshops will be open for registration later this month, and our events will run on a drop-in basis, with no registration required. There are still more details to finalize before we officially announce our fall programming, but we've got a sneak peek of the semester below. As soon as more details are available, we'll announce it here in our newsletter.  

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