Posts tagged Communication Skills

ASPIRE Module Fall 2017: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

Call for bloggers - NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Program Blog Series

Angela Zito
April 10, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training & NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Program   Call for Bloggers Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national NIH effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to reach out to those of you interested in scientific communication and outreach careers and provide you with an opportunity to showcase your skills as well as gain experience.

Attend The Whole Scientist course to build skills for your career

Angela Zito
March 28, 2017

Am I prepared for the next step in my scientific career? What skills do I need to work in academia? Industry? Other careers? What if I don’t want to do research? How can I find a job?   The Jackson Laboratory and partners are pleased to host The Whole Scientist workshop in New York on April 20, and in Bar Harbor, Maine, on May 15-19, 2017.  

Vanderbilt Editor's Club Hosting an Open Workshop on Developing a Specific Aims Page, 11:00 am, Friday, March 11th, 2017

Ashley Brady
February 23, 2017

The Vanderbilt Editors' Club will be hosting a workshop on writing a clear, communicative Specific Aims page Specific Aims Page Workshop Friday, March 10th ​11:00-12:00 am Light Hall 433  We encourage Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to bring a draft of a Specific Aims page that we can fine-tune together; however, a draft in hand is not required to attend.

2017 Writing Studio’s 3MT Workshop

Kate Stuart
February 14, 2017

The Writing Studio’s 3MT workshop will take place from 4:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in 306 Buttrick Hall. Gary Jaeger, the Director of the Writing Studio, will facilitate. In this one-hour workshop, we will analyze winning 3MT presentations to learn how narrative and argumentative structure can turn your dissertation or thesis research into a concise and compelling presentation.

The Lasker Foundation 2017 Essay Contest

Kate Stuart
February 8, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Lasker Foundation has launched its 2017 Essay Contest! This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society. The contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences.  

Negotiation Workshop

Kate Stuart
December 21, 2016

Join us for the Negotiation Workshop led by Elliott Kruse, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Dr. Kruse will talk about critical concepts to use in your daily life, for negotiations big and small. You will hear about the research behind effective negotiation and learn practical tactics to help in almost any negotiation scenario. In the latter part of the workshop, participants will engage in a case study of a job offer negotiation to learn how to effectively manage a conversation about salary, benefits, etc, that accompanies a job offer.

CIRTL's spring courses include research mentor training, academic search help and more

Kate Stuart
December 20, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL Network is providing several online courses this spring. Check them out! Teaching-as-Research On Mondays from January 30 to April 3. Weekly online meetings at 11AM-12:30PM ET/10-11:30AM CT/9-11:30AM MT/8-9:30AM PT This course will help students develop a full Teaching-as-Research proposal and will be poised to conduct their research in the summer or fall of 2017. Available for 1 optional credit. Open to 30 students.