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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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iBiology now offering 2 self-paced training courses

Jun. 26, 2018—iBiology Courses is now offering 2 online training courses in self-paced format: Planning Your Scientific Journey and Business Concepts for Life Scientists (this course is a collaborative effort with WashU & UCSF). These courses, which are free and accessible at any time, can help trainees become more effective scientists and plan for their future careers....

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

Dec. 14, 2016—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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Yes, you can attend that career event, says the U.S. government

Jan. 9, 2015—Graduate students and postdocs: You now have official permission from the U.S. government to attend that career event.  That’s the message of a recent policy clarification from the Council on Financial Assistance Reform, which was created in 2011 by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The clarification states that graduate students and postdocs...

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NIH Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Training

Jul. 1, 2014—In 2011, The National Institute for General Medical Sciences published their Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training. A sampling of action items: Strongly encourage the use of individual development plans (IDPs) on all NIGMS-sponsored training and research awards. Require that all postdoctoral positions supported by NIGMS funds have IDPs that include a well-considered end-of-training target. Promote the importance of...

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“Planning a Career in Today’s Landscape” article by Kenneth Gibbs

Jan. 30, 2014—November 2013 PhD Career Connections speaker Kenneth Gibbs shares his experience when he made the nerve-wracking decision to step away from lab science, highlighting his non-traditional journey since.  When, after completing my Ph.D. in immunology, I told colleagues and mentors that I had accepted a position as a Science & Technology (S&T) Policy Fellow at the American...

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Ten Take-Aways from the Career Symposium

Aug. 7, 2013—Your professional journey will be unpredictable and unforgettable. Begin your journey by understanding your strengths. Strengths Finder 2.0 is a great place to start. (Linda Distlerath) Have a good dose of humility. In your first job, find a buddy who can help guide you through the unwritten protocols and etiquette of your workplace environment. (Linda...

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