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Versatile PhD to host a web-based "Ask Me Anything" event with Dr. Desney Tan of Microsoft Health

Kim Petrie
September 5, 2017

AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Dr. Desney Tan of Microsoft Health September 6-8 in the AMA forum on the VPhD site Desney Tan (Ph.D. Computer Science, 2004) is Senior Director of Microsoft's Clinical Sensing and Analytics group and has been honored for his work on whole-body computing. He is a passionate believer in the creative utility of research and the contributions that PhDs in all disciplines can make in industrial settings.

PhD Career Connections: Influencing Research through Scientific Foundations

Angela Zito
September 1, 2017

We welcome Kevin Lee, PhD,  Executive Director for the Lawrence Ellison Foundation, Chief Scientific Officer of Grace Science Foundation, Senior Advisor of Medical Research for the JPB Foundation, and Senior Scientific and Programmatic Advisor of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, for our September PhD Career Connections.

VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

Kate Stuart
August 30, 2017
Posted in Announcements

https://www.vumc.org/vecd/

Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) is one of six consortia that comprise the Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars, which replaced the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars & Fellows (FICRS-F) Program in 2012. This purpose of the program is to provide mentored global health research training opportunities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for pre- and post-doctoral candidates from the U.S. and LMICs. 

Writing a Teaching Statement/Philosophy via Center for Teaching

Kate Stuart
August 28, 2017

In this workshop, the Center for Teaching will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome.

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Positions with The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation (CASTLE) at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Angela Zito
August 25, 2017

The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation (CASTLE) at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks two post-docs in the areas of physics, biology or chemistry education to join an HHMI-funded project focusing on fostering a culture of inclusivity and equity in the natural sciences.

Fellowship opportunity at BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority)

Kim Petrie
August 23, 2017

Are you interested in transitioning to a career in policy for public health emergency preparedness? Consider applying for a 1-year ORISE fellowship offered by the US Department of Health and Human Services BARDA program. U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a PhD program in science, engineering, public health, or medicine (or those no more than 5 years post-bachelor's) are eligible to apply.

Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality; conference and livestream event presented by The Rockefeller University

Angela Zito
August 22, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality Wednesday, September 6, 2017 The current media landscape is a confusing swirl of reality, misinformation, and so-called fake news. Where does science communication fit into this mess? And how can science communicators navigate a political climate that's increasingly hostile to both science and journalism? 

Headshot Day for Graduate Students

Kate Stuart
August 21, 2017
Posted in Announcements

We are thrilled to announce that the BRET Office of Career Development is providing Headshot Picture Day for Graduate Students on Friday, September 8th! You can sit for a professional headshot at no cost to you.  (We hope to offer this opportunity quarterly, and postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to get headshots in December.)

Seminar: Making BioVU Work for You

Kate Stuart
August 18, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Oh, the things you (may not know you can) do with BioVU!  Let Dr. Celestial Jones-Paris and Angelica Soto-Freita of VICTR tell you how to make the most of this awesome resource for your research.  Learn why you might want to use this repository and the nuts and bolts of how to get your application submitted and approved.  Bring your questions! Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:00 PM • 206 Preston Research Building • Lunch

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