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Insight Data Science Fellows Program Expands to Seattle!

Angela Zito
April 5, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Insight Data Science Fellows Program Expands to Seattle! Insight is expanding to Seattle this summer. The first session of the Insight Data Science Fellows program based in Seattle will begin in July, with mentorship from data teams at Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and many more data teams. This Insight Fellows Program, like all Insight programs, is tuition-free.

Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication, Boston, MA

Angela Zito
April 5, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Rita Allen Foundation and WGBH Boston are pleased to announce the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This new program will provide a year's support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats and work to expand science literacy in the general public.  The fellow will embed at WGBH, one of the pre-eminent science media producers in the US and home to the flagship public media science series NOVA.

VU-WiSE Event: Elevator Talk Salon

Kate Stuart
April 3, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Elevator Talk Salon April 18, 2017 4-6 PM Alumni Hall 201 4-5 PM Elevator Talk presentations 5-6 PM Reception – Meet and Mingle This event is a chance for our members to present and learn about the work in STEM being done by women at Vanderbilt and to meet and network with VU-WiSE members.

Writing Opportunity: Angelman Biomarkers/Outcomes Measures Alliance

Ashley Brady
March 31, 2017
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The Angelman Biomarkers/Outcomes Measures Alliance (ABOM) is seeking volunteer writing support for their organization. Barbara O'Brien (current Neuroscience graduate student) is working with Dr. Terry Jo Bichell (Vanderbilt University graduate school alum, Bowman Lab, Neuroscience) on building the Angelman Biomarkers/Outcome Measures (A-BOM) Alliance Reports page (http://www.angelmanbiomarkers.org/reports.html).

"PhD Careers in Think Tanks," VersatilePhD panel discussion, April 3-7

Angela Zito
March 27, 2017

PhD Careers in Think Tanks April 3-7, 2017 STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in "think tanks", non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

Registration now open for the 2017 Career Symposium: Alumni Career Trajectories

The BRET Office of Career Development and the Training Grants in Biomedical Sciences are excited to announce the 2017 BRET Annual Career Symposium, "Alumni Career Trajectories: Blaze Your Own Trail."  Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00am-4:15pm Student Life Center  

3-D Retina Organoid Challenge, National Eye Institute

Angela Zito
March 22, 2017
Posted in Announcements

We would like to inform you of a new challenge prize competition, the 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC) that the National Eye Institute is launching in Spring 2017. The focus of the challenge is to develop 3-D human retinal organoids that recapitulate human physiology and can be used for disease modeling and drug screening. Challenges are unique from the traditional NIH grant mechanisms and bring together scientists from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and compete for $1M in prizes.

Postdoctoral position available Lab of Dr. Christine Lovly, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, VUMC

Angela Zito
March 20, 2017

We are accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Christine Lovly. The Lovly Lab specializes in translational lung cancer research, signal transduction, mechanisms of adaptive and acquired resistance to targeted therapies, genomics, and personalized structural biology. Recent work in the lab has been published in high impact journals, including Cancer Discovery and Nature Medicine.

Volunteers needed for The Destination Imagination State Tournament

Ashley Brady
March 15, 2017
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Destination Imagination (DI) (https://www.destinationimagination.org)  is a creative problem solving program designed to inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity. K-12 students form teams and compete in various themed challenges.  Challenges are in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning.   

CTTC Medical Device Lunch and Learn Lecture March 28th

Angela Zito
March 14, 2017

Please join us Tuesday, March 28th from 11:45am to 12:45pm at Light Hall 202 for a lunch and learn hosted by Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization(CTTC) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE). Ashley Wittorf, Executive Director of AdvaMed Accel, will be our featured speaker. She will discuss: “How the role of government affects efforts to develop new innovative medical technologies.”

Career Panel Discussion with VU-WiSE (Vanderbilt University Women in Science and Engineering)

Kate Stuart
March 13, 2017
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This event will host a panel of women in science (PhD students, Post-doctoral fellow, MD/PhD, and clinical scientists) to talk about their careers and what lead them to their respective career paths. The first 15 minutes will have the panelists describing their experiences, while the remainder of the session will be up for student questions. The event is open to all ranges of students, post-docs and faculty.

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