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2020 ASPIRE Module: Management and Business Principles for Scientists now accepting applications!

Nov. 7, 2019—Business principles affect all organizations. In today’s highly competitive and highly complicated working environments, understanding these principles gives leaders and managers a strategic advantage, enabling them to handle situations more effectively and make decisions more effectively. In spring semester 2019, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business...

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ASPIRE Module: STEM Teaching in K-12 Schools, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is excited to announce the STEM Teaching in K12 Schools ASPIRE Module, offered once again, this Spring 2020.  Each participant will have the opportunity to experience the K-12 classroom through a volunteer placement in a middle or high school setting. The placements will be tailored to each...

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them With Confidence, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—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. A third session will be held that will consist of a hands-on workshop, working with consultants at the writing studio...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Setting up and Running a New Lab

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Come hear from a panel of junior faculty about their experiences getting their new lab up and running. They will share their tips regarding what has worked for them, what were the greatest challenges, what they wish they had known beforehand, and maybe even where they really...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Writing the Science of a Grant

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 The most important principle for writing a fundable grant is for you to think like a reviewer. You want to make it as easy as possible on the reviewer to explain to others why your grant should be funded. This session will highlight some of the primary...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Do you know the different types of academic faculty positions that are available in the U.S.? What skills do you need for each type? What type of faculty...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Developing Your Mentoring Style  

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences she shares tips and strategies for developing your...

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ASPIRE Cafe: A Fair Look: How to Review A Paper        

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2pm Light Hall 419 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Reviewing scientific manuscripts is an important skill to develop during your training, is a critical service to the scientific community that will be expected of you as you...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Non-Tenure Faculty Track

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 12, 2020  2:00pm Light Hall 419 As a PhD, what are your options for faculty positions outside of the tenure-track?  What are the various titles used within Vanderbilt and beyond?  What are the expectations associated with these positions?  What is the opportunity for advancement?  What are typical salary ranges? What are the pros...

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PhD Career Stories: Larry Thompson, PhD

Oct. 15, 2019—Interested in a career in industry? Not sure but want to find out more about this field? Come hear Dr. Thompson as he discusses his role as Principal Scientist at Pfizer, how he got from Vanderbilt to where he is now, what his day is like and what he enjoys most about his career. Registration...

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The Role of an Editor: A Career Path Talk Featuring Manuel Breuer, PhD

Sep. 26, 2019—Do any of the following apply to you? you have an interest in science communication/writing/editing you have always wondered what it was like to work for a science journal you career path is still undecided, but you would like to learn more about science communication you know what you want to do, it’s not related...

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Save the Date! Workshop for Postdocs with Dr. Carl M. Cohen, April 29, 2020

Sep. 25, 2019—  The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen to return to campus and offer a workshop just for postdocs! Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration, in academic and industry settings. He has developed and runs workshops...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Negotiating Your Faculty Compensation and Start-Up Package

Sep. 19, 2019—Negotiating Your Faculty Compensation and Start-Up Package            Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:00 pm Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology as she shares...

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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: Advocacy Ambassador and Congressional Team Member, Alzheimer’s Assn Mid South Chapter

Aug. 14, 2019—ASPIRE Internship: Advocacy Ambassador and Congressional Team Member, Alzheimer’s Assn Mid South Chapter   Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite #220 Nashville, TN 37220 Would you like to assist the Alzheimer’s Association in building a relationship with Congressman Jim Cooper and his staff throughout the year, as well as educating them on the...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Preparing to Mentor

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:00 pm TBD Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences as she shares tips and strategies for mentoring undergraduate and rotation students. Learning how to help others learn, grow, and be more effective will also help you to succeed. In this...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Maximizing Your Research Efforts

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 407 Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences to discuss how to get the most out of your time as a PhD trainee. Topics will include the respective roles, responsibilities, and expectations of PI and trainee in project...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: The Next Step- Applying for a Postdoc or Your Post-Grad Job

Aug. 13, 2019—October 2, 2019 2pm Light Hall 415 April 1, 2020 2pm TBD Join Kathy Gould, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences to discuss how to begin preparing for your next position. When should you apply?  How should you apply? Should you do a postdoc? Learn tips about application...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Preparing for a Teaching Demo

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, September 19, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 407 Cynthia Brame, Ph.D. Asst. Dir. ,Vanderbilt Center for Teaching How do you put together an effective teaching demonstration for a job interview? How is it different from a research seminar and how can you link the two? Come learn about key considerations for developing this important...

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