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Department of Energy webinar on federal funding, Sept. 26

Sep. 19, 2019—A special webinar on federal funding from the Department of Energy is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Baker Building, Room 800C. Remote viewing will be available with advanced registration. “DOE and Biological Sciences” will cover a broad range of research areas such as fundamental genomic science, microbiome research and...

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 The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund fellowship now accepting applications

Sep. 18, 2019—We are now accepting applications for the next two rounds of The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund fellowship for early-career science writers. (See here for stories written by our previous fellows.) The Fellowship The next TON/BWF fellowship period will begin on January 2, 2020 and end on August 31, 2020. The subsequent fellowship period will begin on July 1, 2020 and end on...

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VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship applications open

Sep. 17, 2019—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. The purpose of this 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. The...

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Event: Not a Bad Gig-Careers in America’s Two-Year Colleges

Sep. 16, 2019—Speaker: Rob Jenkins Thursday, Sept. 19; 4:30 – 6:00 pm Alumni Hall 201 Register:  https://calendly.com/ruth-schemmer/not-a-bad-gig-careers-in-america-s-two-year-colleges Two-year colleges make up nearly a third of America’s higher-ed sector–and, in any given year, offer about a third of the full-time faculty positions. That means serious academic job-seekers would do well not to ignore two-year institutions. Led by one...

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Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance Fall 2019 General Interest Meeting

Sep. 13, 2019—Are you Interested in science industry, policy or entrepreneurship? Come check out the Life Science Tennessee Academic Alliance where you can network with a variety of different science professionals or entrepreneurs in the area or advocate for science policy at the state legislature. We now have four academic alliances across the state! Events you can...

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Volunteer for Pen Pals with a Purpose!

Sep. 11, 2019—The Pen Pals with a Purpose program is now recruiting! Graduate students are paired with an MNPS middle school student to exchange monthly letters that encourage higher education and explain what graduate research is like. The program ends with an in-person meetup and celebration!   This program is incredibly important as the kids are developing...

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2019 Leadership Seminar in Science & Technology Policy

Sep. 9, 2019—  18 Nov 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. through 22 Nov 2019 @ 12:00 p.m. AAAS Headquarters 1200 New York Ave NW Washington, DC REGISTER Register Early Space is limited to 30-35 participants. Please apply early, as the seminar fills up each year. Deadline: October 20 Who should attend?The AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology...

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NIH Loan Repayment Programs Now Accepting Applications

Sep. 3, 2019—The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry...

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Coffee Chat with alumna Abby Olena, Ph.D.

Aug. 30, 2019—If you have ever considered a career in science writing and communication, we encourage you to come visit with alumna, Abby Olena, Ph.D., over coffee to hear about her career as a science communicator.  Abby completed her PhD in Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University in 2015. During her PhD training, she was awarded a coveted...

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ASPIRE Internship: Objective GI, Data Analytics Intern

Aug. 27, 2019—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Objective GI Data Analytics Intern 341 Cool Springs Blvd, #450 Franklin, TN 37067 Objective GI is a life sciences services and technology company establishing clinical research partnerships with gastroenterology medical practices and providing research infrastructure, optimal trial selection, study implementation, and key personnel management. Our proprietary processes and technology eliminate the practice workflow disruptions...

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ASPIRE Module Data Science Essentials awarded AAMC 2nd Prize

Aug. 26, 2019—2019 AAMC Innovations in Research and Research Education Award The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announces four recipients of the 2019 AAMC Innovations in Research and Research Education Award. This is the eighth annual award developed in collaboration with the GREAT Group and GRAND leadership. The GREAT (Graduate Research, Education, and Training) Group is the AAMC’s...

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Evolution@Vanderbilt Organization for Students and Trainees

Aug. 26, 2019—Excited about evolutionary studies? Want to participate in fun evolution activities? The Evolutionary Studies Initiative has created the Evolution@Vanderbilt Organization for Students and Trainees (EVOST). This group is designed to create a community of trainees (graduate students and postdocs) interested in evolution who want to participate in the Evolutionary Studies initiatives. Trainees can be interested...

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Avalere’s FDA Fellowship Program

Aug. 23, 2019—Avalere’s FDA Fellowship Program invites applications from advanced degreed professionals, who have strong backgrounds in science and technology and are looking to transition their scientific background into the science/health policy and business environments. The Fellowship Program is small and highly selective. As an FDA Fellow, participants will spend 6 months immersed in health and life...

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Find out more about our MSL panelist coming in September: Oliver Vranjkovic, PhD

Aug. 23, 2019—Curious about a career as a Medical Science Liaison? Our September ASPIRE PhD Career Stories will feature 3 individuals in this field. We asked our MSL panelists some questions about their career and their path to this role. Here we are featuring Oliver Vranjkovic, PhD. See what she had to say below and be sure...

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Find out more about our MSL panelist coming in September: Dawn Stults, PhD

Aug. 23, 2019—Curious about a career as a Medical Science Liaison? Our September ASPIRE PhD Career Stories will feature 3 individuals in this field. We asked our MSL panelists some questions about their career and their path to this role. Here we are featuring Dawn Stults, PhD. See what she had to say below and be sure...

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Find out more about our MSL panelist coming in September: Joseph Conrad, PhD

Aug. 23, 2019—Curious about a career as a Medical Science Liaison? Our September ASPIRE PhD Career Stories will feature 3 individuals in this field. We asked our MSL panelists some questions about their career and their path to this role. Here we are featuring Joesph Conrad, PhD. See what he had to say below and be sure...

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FDA’s Staff Fellowship Program

Aug. 22, 2019—FDA’s Staff Fellowship Program Staff fellows encourage and promote research/regulatory review, studies, and investigations related to health. Related health areas include medical, physical, biological, mathematical, social (economic and others), biometric, epidemiological, behavioral, and computer sciences directly related to the mission of the Agency. Depending on the amount and quality of experience possessed by a candidate,...

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Flagship’s Fellows Program

Aug. 19, 2019—A 12-week paid summer program where exceptional innovator-entrepreneurs help create the next disruptive life science startups. We recruit outstanding scientists, engineers, inventors and budding entrepreneurs to work hand-in-hand with our seasoned professionals through our uniquely entrepreneurial scientific exploration process, with the potential to ultimately produce pioneering new ventures. This program is exclusively for Ph.D., M.D.,...

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Graduate School Life Coach presents Peak Performance + Critical Conversations series

Aug. 19, 2019—The Graduate Life Coach has announced the Fall 2019 Programming available to graduate students and postdocs. See all info below as well as downloadable flyers: Peak Performance Workshop Series Critical Conversations Series Peak Performance Workshop Series Workshops facilitated by staff from the University Counseling Center and the Graduate Life Coach. Lunch provided by the Russell...

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Digital Scholarship: Boot Camps, and Working Groups – Fall 2019

Aug. 15, 2019—BOOTCAMPS Short courses focused on a particular technology or issue, held at the Central Library, Room 612A (the Poetry Room) from 11:10 to 12:00, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, unless otherwise noted. Please bring your own computer. No tablets. WORKING GROUPS Semester-long mini-courses that work progressively through the topic. See flyer for topics and dates...

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