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‘Professional Skills’

ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Securing and Maintaining Collaborations

Apr. 11, 2019—cosponsored by the Vanderbilt Postdoc Association Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:00am 411 CD Light Hall Dr. Jonathan Gilligan (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences), Dr. Thomas Palmeri (Department of Psychology) and Dr. Chuck Sanders (Department of Biochemistry) A necessary skill for postdocs to have for career advancement is learning how to collaborate. In this session,...

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Special Seminar: “Opening the Black Box of Scientific Publishing”

Apr. 10, 2019—Come hear from Brian Plosky, Editor-in-Chief, Molecular Cell. April 15, 12:15 in 1220 MRB III  

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The Latest from CIRTL

Feb. 4, 2019—Although much of the spring semester programming is now fully enrolled, a drop-in event series and an online workshop are  open, both of which explore facets of teaching careers at community colleges. Furthermore, registration for the spring MOOC is ongoing. Courses of interest: Faculty Advising in a Community College Setting  Wednesday 4/22 : 2:00-4:00PM ET...

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The Effort Report Live: Your Academic Future

Jan. 16, 2019—“Are you interested in a career in academia but have questions about what it would really be like? If so, please join us for The Effort Report Live: Your Academic Future, a podcast hosted by Dr. Roger Peng of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Elizabeth Matsui of University of Texas at Austin.  The Effort Report...

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Women in the Academy Workshop: “Critical Conversations: Conflict Management in the Academy”

Jan. 11, 2019—“Critical Conversations: Conflict Management in the Academy” Stacey Satchell Graduate Life Coach, The Graduate School Thursday, January 24 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Sarratt 216/220 Lunch provided on a first-come basis

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American Society for Microbiology Vanderbilt Student Chapter general interest meeting

Jan. 4, 2019—The Vanderbilt student chapter of the American Society for Microbiology is holding a general interest meeting on January 25th for anyone interested in participating in or joining the group. Our organization is open to students, staff, postdocs, and anyone else currently in or working toward a career in microbiology. We will go over some of...

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ASPIRE Module Spring 2019: EQ + IQ = Career Success

Nov. 16, 2018—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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Summer workshop: Negotiations: Tools and Frameworks for Success

May. 18, 2018—Summer workshop: Negotiations: Tools and Frameworks for Success Allison Elias, Owen School of Management June 25th 9 am – 11.30 am Alumni 201 You are a negotiator, whether or not you want to be.  Negotiations occur during formal meetings, but also they happen each day when building relationships or engaging in informal conversations.  Becoming a better negotiator is...

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Summer workshop: Developing Your Teaching Philosophy

May. 18, 2018—Summer workshop: Developing Your Teaching Philosophy  Cynthia Brame, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching  ​July 16th 10 am – 11.30 am Alumni 201 This interactive workshop is designed to assist participants in considering how to enhance their teaching competency over the course of their post-doc. Participants will assess their current skills and create a tailored professional development plan to achieve their goals. The...

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The NIH is coming to Meharry April 17-18

Apr. 9, 2018—The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is convening a research funding workshop at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.   The workshop will provide research funding information from several Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including NIAID, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of General Medical Sciences...

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BEYOND THE IVORY TOWER: A WORKSHOP FOR SCHOLARS ON WRITING FOR THE PUBLIC

Feb. 19, 2018—This three-day writing workshop, funded by The John Templeton Foundation, is for natural scientists, social scientists, and philosophers looking to communicate their ideas to the public via articles and essays in major media outlets. The workshop is designed to benefit scholars with a range of experience writing for popular audiences. Led by The New York Times editor James Ryerson,...

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2018 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS), Applications due December 10

Oct. 26, 2017—Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Competition of the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS). In collaboration with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, iBiology hosts the YSS video series that features PhD candidates and postdocs giving talks about their research. Selected presenters...

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Salary Negotiation Workshop–For Graduate and Professional Students and Staff

Oct. 23, 2017—You are invited to attend a free salary negotiation workshop!   Workshop led by Dorrie Sieburg, AAUW Salary Negotiation Program Manager   Two workshop times:   Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 P.M. Garland 101 Click here to register.   Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:00 P.M. Rand 308 Click here to register.   If you have any questions, please...

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ASPIRE Module: EQ + IQ= Career Success… Spots still open

Oct. 9, 2017—The ASPIRE Module EQ + IQ = Career Success is still open for those interested in filling the few spots available. See below or email kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edu for more information.   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...

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Course, MOOC, and Workshop Registration via CIRTL

Sep. 5, 2017—September at CIRTL: Course, MOOC, and Workshop Registration Course registration is open through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 to receive early bird priority. MOOC registration is open until October 2, when the MOOC begins. Workshop registration opens approximately 3 weeks before a workshop takes place, and stays open for 2 weeks; 3 workshops will...

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AAAS’s “Career Empowerment for Women in Science” Webinar, August 28

Aug. 21, 2017—“Career Empowerment for Women in Science” Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. ET | FREE For women pursuing careers in the sciences, there are a number of unique challenges. Fortunately, there are also a number of strategies that women can employ to allow their talent, intelligence and scientific skill to shine through. This is the first...

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Headshot Day for Graduate Students

Aug. 21, 2017—We are thrilled to announce that the BRET Office of Career Development is providing Headshot Picture Day for Graduate Students on Friday, September 8th! You can sit for a professional headshot at no cost to you.  (We hope to offer this opportunity quarterly, and postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to get headshots in December.)...

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The Psychology of Peak Performance: A workshop series for all Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Aug. 15, 2017—The Psychology of Peak Performance A workshop series for all Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Offered by the Psychological and Counseling Center, in conjunction with the Graduate School. Facilitator: David Sacks, PhD, HSP Time/Day: Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 in September Location: Alumni Hall Room 010, Conference Room Topics and Dates: 9/6         Perfectionism and the “Imposter Syndrome”...

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Fall 2017 CIRTL Offerings: Teaching as Research, Diversity in Teaching, much more!

Aug. 10, 2017—The CIRTL Network's fall courses, workshops, events, MOOC, and teaching institute have been scheduled! Our fall semester begins on Monday, October 2 (at which point all our member institutions will be in session), and it ends on Friday, December 15.  One course and several workshops have tentative schedules; those are marked with an asterisk, and we...

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ASPIRE Module: EQ + IQ = Career Success, Fall 2017

Aug. 7, 2017—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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