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Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events

ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: ASPIRE for Career Planning

Aug. 3, 2020—Thursday, August 20, 2020 11am Virtual with the ASPIRE Team ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since this is now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.*** Kick off your professional development for the 2020-2021 academic year with ASPIRE Bistro for PhD...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Interviewing and Onboarding Virtually

Aug. 3, 2020—Thursday March 18, 2021 11:00am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Ashley Brady, PhD Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration...

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New ASPIRE Module!! SciComm for All, led by Abby Olena, PhD

Jul. 30, 2020—Successful science communication is at the core of just about everything in science. This module—essentially an eight-part workshop—will give trainees in the sciences greater skill, ease, and confidence in formal and informal science communication scenarios. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will gain experience speaking to and writing for a variety of audiences and...

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Lab Dynamics Workshops for Postdocs application now open!

Jul. 29, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen back to offer his workshops virtually, 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 in the area of...

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Interactive Webinar on BWF Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI)

Jul. 28, 2020—Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents. Learn more and join us as we welcome Dr. Louis Muglia, MD...

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ASPIRE Module: Data Science Essentials 2020-21

Jul. 16, 2020—In the 2020-21 academic year, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering an ASPIRE module for biomedical graduate students and postdocs, Data Science Essentials. It is ideal for trainees who are interested in: learning what data science careers entail; acquiring introductory technical competencies to break into the field of data science; honing their communication skills, both...

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ASPIRE Module: Networking Pacing, Fall 2020

Jul. 16, 2020—The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare participants to make the most of networking at an upcoming professional conference, networking event or through informational interviewing. Over the course of 8 weeks, we will break down the process of networking into approachable steps and provide real-world examples. The sessions will cover networking...

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ASPIRE PhD Career Stories: Rachel Skelton, PhD

Jul. 15, 2020—August 14th, 2020 at 10:00 am   Be sure to attend virtually our first ASPIRE PhD Career Stories session of the 2020-21 academic year with Dr. Rachel Skelton. Dr. Skelton is a Vanderbilt alumnus who is using her PhD in business development. Come hear how she navigated her career path, and how you can use...

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ASPIRE Module: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR), 2020-2021

Jul. 15, 2020—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...

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

Jul. 15, 2020—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 in Strong Writing, Fall 2020

Jul. 15, 2020—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 Module: Technology Commercialization, Fall 2020

Jul. 6, 2020—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 Job Search Series: Preparing for a Teaching Demo

Jul. 2, 2020—Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:00am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.*** Cynthia Brame, Ph.D. Asst. Dir. ,Vanderbilt Center for Teaching How do you put together an effective teaching demonstration for...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Fellowships & NRSAs to Fund Your Postdoctoral Training

Jul. 1, 2020—Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00am Virtual Session ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Kim Petrie, PhD Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Join Kim...

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Wednesday Afternoons with ASPIRE

Jun. 30, 2020—Since the ASPIRE Bistro, Job Search Series, and Cafe seminars are on a summer hiatus until August, join us on Wednesday afternoons for an open hour of Q&A. Bring your career exploration questions for an open 60 minutes with at least two members of the ASPIRE Team! Zoom log-in and information is below. Questions? Email...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: K Awards-Which One is Right for You?

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:00am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET Director of Outcomes Research, to learn the basics about the different types...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Grant Resources at Vanderbilt

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:00pm Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET, Director, Outcomes Research to learn how Vanderbilt can help you write your...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Preparing a Faculty Position Application Package

Jun. 29, 2020—Thursday September 10, 2020 11:00am Virtual ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Featuring a faculty panel Description: Please join our faculty panel as they share their tips and strategies for preparing...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Orientation to ASPIRE Resources for Postdocs

Jun. 29, 2020—***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** With Ashley Brady, PhD Explore an overview of the Career Development ASPIRE programs and helps postdoctoral fellows find out how to become involved in our...

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Save the dates! Lab Dynamics Workshops for Postdocs

Jun. 17, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen back to  offer his workshops virtually, 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 in the area of...

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