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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship application deadline is November 1

Kim Petrie
October 25, 2013

The American Association for the Advancement of Science manages and administers Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in five program areas to provide the opportunity for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy. The fellowship programs have several basic requirements.

Vanderbilt MPH information sessions to be held in November

Kim Petrie
October 24, 2013

Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program is hosting two campus information sessions in November for prospective students.  Vanderbilt’s M.P.H. program prepares leaders to make an impact on today’s most pressing and complex health challenges.  Learn more about our innovative program from M.P.H. faculty members, current students, and program staff at one of our upcoming campus information sessions:           

2013 Career Symposium presentations are now posted online

Kim Petrie
October 23, 2013

If you missed the 2013 BRET Career Symposium, Influencing Human Health with Your PhD Degree, the presentations are now available to view online at https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/career-symposium2013/agenda. You can view the presentations by clicking on the speaker name. The Symposium speakers addressed careers ranging from global health to drug development, and they included: Linda Distlerath, Senior Counselor, Worldwide Health Practice, APCO Worldwide

International Research Opportunity for PhD students - Chateaubriand Fellowship

Kim Petrie
October 22, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The Chateaubriand Fellowship -  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) - is a grant offered by the Office for Science and Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in the United States. The Chateaubriand Fellowship aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects by encouraging exchange at the d

RESCHEDULED - "Local Legislation: Spotlight on the Tennessee Medical Licensing Bill"

Kim Petrie
October 21, 2013

The Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance is sponsoring a series of seminars this fall about science policy. The new date and time for "Local Legislation: Spotlight on the Tennessee Medical Licensing Bill" will be Monday, November 4 at 5:30PM. The seminar will be in Light Hall 512. RSVP here. Speakers will be Garry Latimer and Dr. Greg Stelzer. R. Garry Latimer, the President and CEO of DiaTech, and Dr.

2013 Vanderbilt Health Care Conference

Kim Petrie
October 2, 2013

If you are interested in pursuing a career in health care industry business or policy, check out the Vanderbilt Health Care Conference hosted by the Owen Graduate School of Management. The 2013 Vanderbilt Health Care Conference will be held on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at the new Music City Center in Nashvill

FDA Virtual Hiring Event

Kim Petrie
October 2, 2013

Office of Generic Drugs (OGD), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the FDA is excited to announce our first Virtual Hiring Event scheduled for October 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST. You will have the opportunity to meet the Director of the office along with other staff members and learn firsthand about the positions available within OGD. CDER’s Office of Generic Drugs is seeking talented, highly motivated and qualified individuals to help implement the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012 (GDUFA).

CV/Resume Drop-In Clinic Hours are Changing

Kate Stuart
September 30, 2013
Posted in Announcements

Due to Kate Stuart beginning Maternity Leave next week, CV/Resume Drop-in Clinic hours will be amended to Wednesdays, 2-3pm, in Light Hall, Suite 340. Days that the clinic are cancelled altogether include: October 9, October 30, November 13, and November 27.  Please make a note of this. If you are still interested in this opportunity, please stop by on those Wednesdays with your prepared resume or CV. No registration required. For more information, contact Kim Petrie.

Career development at ADDC/LST conference next week

Kim Petrie
September 30, 2013

The conference will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of Life Science Tennessee, our state life science advocacy organization. Student registration rates are $150, which includes an invitation to the opening reception, conference activities, and breakfast and lunch both days. Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to register at student prices.

PMF Program Coffee Chat is TODAY and next Wednesday

Kim Petrie
September 25, 2013

The PMF Class of 2014 tentative application period is from Tuesday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 15, 2013. We recommend you apply early and set aside ample time to complete the entire application. The Become A PMF section on the PMF website will soon be updated for the PMF Class of 2014 application cycle.

Presidential Management Fellows program to add pilot STEM track

Kim Petrie
September 18, 2013
Posted in Announcements

It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order. Historically, the PMF program was designed for public policy students, but PMF opened to all degree programs in 1982. In 2010, the program changed again to allow applications both from graduate students who will finish their advanced degree in the upcoming academic year, as well as from recent alumni who completed their advanced degree training in the previous two years.

Explore postdoc opportunities and present your graduate research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Kim Petrie
September 18, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The NGSS is an all-expenses-paid symposium to which 40 of the top PhD-level graduate students from around the country are invited to participate. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and their estimated graduation date must be between April 2014 and July 2015. Preference will be given to students whose work is relevant to the ongoing research at St. Jude.

Vanderbilt professors to teach Coursera course on data collection/management in clinical trials

Kim Petrie
September 13, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The course is available to anyone at no cost (regardless of location or institution affiliation) and will run approximately 5-weeks. In this first-run of the course, we will likely not be offering certificates or credit - but believe the content should be valuable to anyone interested in data collection/management and clinical & translational research. We will be leveraging REDCap in the course for examples and assignments, but the material will focus primarily on higher level principles.

Helpful Stanford e-course available: "SciWrite: Writing in the Sciences"

Kate Stuart
August 30, 2013
Posted in Announcements

ABOUT THIS COURSE This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general principles of effective writing).

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