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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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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Leveraging LinkedIn

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kim Petrie, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration In this session, you’ll learn how LinkedIn can help you explore career paths, research companies and industries, build your professional network, create a professional online presence and find job opportunities....

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Informational Interviewing

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Ashley Brady, PhD Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Have you ever heard of an informational interview? Come learn about one the most powerful, yet underutilized, networking tools available to you. Find out what an informational...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Savvy Science – Professionalism Strategies for Success

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:00pm Location Kate Stuart, Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development Your technical skills and knowledge are a critical component for career success, but they aren’t the whole picture. Learn how honing your soft skills, including emotional intelligence, communication (non-verbal, too!), and professional etiquette can help you stand out among other...

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ASPIRE Module: EQ+IQ=Career Success, Fall 2019

Aug. 1, 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: Networking Pacing, Fall 2019

Aug. 1, 2019—Will you be attending SFN, American Heart, American Society of Cell Biology Conference this fall?  Let’s work together to better prepare for these networking opportunities!  The ASPIRE Networking Pacing Module is a series designed to prepare attendees to incorporate networking into their everyday activities and prepare them to network at an upcoming conference. The ASPIRE Networking Pacing...

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

Jul. 30, 2019—Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:00pm 407 Light Hall John Karijolich, Ph.D. Assistant Professor  Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology Richard O’Brien, Ph.D. Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Rebecca Ihrie, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology Description: Please join our faculty panel as they share their tips and strategies for preparing...

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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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