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Early registration ends today for ADDC/LST conference in Nashville

Kim Petrie
August 1, 2013
Posted in Announcements

This conference is being held in conjunction with the 2013 Life Science Tennessee annual conference, and your registration fee provides entrance to both organization’s activities. This will be a great opportunity to network with professionals in the life science industry from around Tennessee and the country. More information is available at www.addc2013.com and http://lifesciencetn.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=77. P.S.

Next GxDx Internship Opportunity

Kate Stuart
July 22, 2013
Posted in Announcements

For more information on this internship, please join us at the info session on Friday, August 9.  NextGxDx is a startup biotechnology/healthcare IT company located in Cool Springs, TN. Our mission is to help physicians search, compare, and order the right genetic test, the first time. NextGxDx’s internship program is designed to help graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and exceptional undergraduates seeking to gain experience in the biotechnology industry.

NIH Loan Repayment Program

Kim Petrie
July 22, 2013
Posted in Announcements

If you are a postdoctoral fellow who meets the general eligibility requirements, and your research fits within the scope of the five qualifying research areas, you may apply online for the LRP starting September 1, 2013. The relevant program announcements are listed here: 

Coming Soon on Coursera

Kim Petrie
July 21, 2013
Posted in Announcements

An important step in career planning is to identify the skills, knowledge, and expertise that is required to be successful in the career you seek. Then, spend some time reflecting on your own experience to determine if there is a "gap" between what you know, and what you need to know, to pursue a particular career. If you discover a gap - especially one that is large enough to inhibit your ability to pursue your dream job, what can you do to fill it? 

What's an idea worth?

Kim Petrie
July 17, 2013
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Entrepreneurs - take note! Life Science Tennessee and Cumberland Emerging Technologies are hosting a Valuation Seminar on Tuesday, July 23. Plan to attend if you are thinking about commercializing one of your discoveries or you have a general interest in start-ups. More details are available on the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cttc/muse/new-venture-valuation-seminar-set-july-23    

Virtual Chat and Announcement from AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program

Kim Petrie
July 17, 2013

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships is launching two new program areas: Big Data & Analytics and Judicial Branch. To learn more about these program areas and hear more about the fellowship experience, join AAAS for the next live virtual chat event with Fellows and program staff on Wednesday, August 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Open Call for FOCUS Co-Leaders

July 9, 2013
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Anyone interested in gaining teaching experience should consider applying to serve as a FOCUS co-Leader. FOCUS sessions are small group literature discussions for first year graduate students. Two Co-Leaders will be paired with a faculty member and mentored through the process to teach small group discussion sections. The time commitment is every Monday from 11-12 and Tuesdays from 9-11.

12-week fellowship in science policy

Kim Petrie
July 9, 2013
Posted in Announcements

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 16th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Alumni of the program hold positions in Congressional committees such as the House Science and Technology Committee and at federal agencies such as the U.S.

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