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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
Posted in Announcements

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
Posted in Announcements

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.

McKinsey & Company: Summer Insight Programs Applications due April 9th

Angela Zito
March 13, 2017
Posted in Announcements

McKinsey & Company are providing their Summer Insight Programs once again! Insight:  Application-only, all expense-paid, weekend workshops for non-MBA advanced professional degree candidates, including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, interested in exploring careers in consulting. Applications for the McKinsey Insight Engineering and Science program and the McKinsey Insight Healthcare program are due April 9, 2017. Links to the applications are below.  

Nashville chapter of American Medical Writers Association to hold networking event

Kim Petrie
March 1, 2017

The Nashville chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is hosting a networking event for members and those interested in medical communications. This meeting will informally discuss the establishment of a book club focused on medical writing topics. Please RSVP at http://evite.me/rG3kSZysQD When: March 13, 5:30pm Where: Fido’s, Hillsboro Village  

STEM Teaching Journal Club, applying for teaching-focused faculty positions

Kate Stuart
March 1, 2017
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Vanderbilt STEM Teaching Journal Club will be meeting Thursday, March 16 from 4-5pm in MRBIV 11455. We will be joined by Dr. Kevin Dieter of Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychology to discuss applying for and interviewing for teaching-focused faculty positions. All graduate students, postdocs, and anyone interested in teaching are welcome - no experience necessary, just an interest to learn! Please contact tyler.perfitt@vanderbilt.edu with questions.

McKinsey & Company Opportunities for Advanced Degree Students: Insight 2017, Next Generation Women Leaders, Full Time Roles

Kate Stuart
February 22, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Deciding what to do after you finish your advanced degree? Consider management consulting and McKinsey. We bring together an outstanding group of colleagues, from a wide variety of backgrounds – from medicine to law, engineering, economics and digital – to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. We have long been a leader in strategic management; the amount of work we are doing in areas such as data science, software engineering, machine learning, corporate restructuring, and change management is growing rapidly.

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