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‘Skill Development’

Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, Oct 24th-25th

Sep. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, a two-day boot camp scheduled for October 24th-25th, aims to help graduate students and other researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management and task automation. Registration is...

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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 Job Search Series for PhD Students & Postdocs: Behavioral Interviewing

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:00 pm TBD Ashley Brady, PhD Assistant Dean of Biomedical Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration “Tell me about a time you worked with a difficult person.” “When working in a group, conflict inevitably arises. Give me an example of a time this happened to...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Writing a Better Cover Letter

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 407 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kate Stuart Assistant Director, BRET Office of Career Development Learn cover letter basics such as general cover letter structure, what should be/should not be included, & what it means to tailor your letter to the position.  We...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Applying for Fellowships & NRSAs

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 Kim Petrie, PhD Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Melissa Krasnove, Training Grant Development and Support Specialist Join Kim Petrie, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, and Melissa Krasnove, Training Grant Specialist, for a presentation about applying for fellowships...

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: A Fair Look-How to Review a Paper

Aug. 13, 2019—Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 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...

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Writing Studio to offer Satellite office hours in Light Hall starting August 23rd

Aug. 12, 2019—The Vanderbilt Writing Studio will now be offering a satellite office for the our BRET students and postdocs on Fridays from 2-4pm in Light Hall 433. No appointments necessary.  Starts on August 23rd! See below flyer for more information!

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them with Confidence, 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: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR), 2019-2020

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

Jul. 30, 2019—Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:00pm 350 Light Hall Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET Director of Outcomes Research, to learn the basics about the different types of K awards, from institutional (K12) to K99 awards For more information on upcoming sessions: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/career-development/aspire-cafe-for-postdoctoral-fellows/

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Grant Resources at Vanderbilt

Jul. 30, 2019—Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:00pm 350 Light Hall Description: Please join Abigail Brown Ph.D., BRET, Director, Outcomes Research to learn how Vanderbilt can help you write your grant: a focus on resources for writing career development or R grants. Will cover the many grant writing resources available to Vanderbilt researchers to help produce strong grant...

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Vanderbilt Software Carpentries scheduled for Aug. 19-20

Jul. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, a two-day boot camp scheduled for Aug. 19-20, aims to help graduate students and other researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management and task automation. Aug....

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ASPIRE Bistro for PhD Students: Preparing to Mentor

Jul. 12, 2019—Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:00 pm Light Hall 415 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...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Behavioral Interviewing

Jul. 12, 2019—Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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 “Tell me about a time you worked with a difficult person.” “When working in a group, conflict inevitably arises. Give me an example of a time this...

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Seeking Grad Students to Pilot Discovery Diagnosis Online Course

Jul. 5, 2019—We are looking for students to help pilot new, entireing online courses on topics related to drug discovery and development. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who are graduate, medical, or advanced undergraduate students. The current course pilots are listed below. More information can be found at the Drug Discovery Online website (https://vanderbilt.edu/drugdiscovery/courses/). Students...

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ASPIRE Module: Data Science Essentials 2019-20

Jul. 3, 2019—In the 2019-20 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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CQS Summer Institute Registration is Now Open!

Jun. 19, 2019—Registration is now OPEN for the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS) Summer Institute program of 2019!  OVERVIEW: Our CQS Summer Institute offers four great courses that will sharpen your quantitative research skills and give you methods and tools to deepen your understanding in biostatistics and bioinformatics.  Registration is expected to open in early May and participants are...

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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program application now open!

Jun. 17, 2019—Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine welcomes applications for its Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The application period ois now open! The deadline to apply is September 6, 2019, and the 2020 session will last from January 21 until April 10. The Program...

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Fall Course offering in Dr. Meiler’s lab

Jun. 13, 2019—NEW APPROACHES FOR PRACTICAL AND TIME EFFICIENT CLONING, CONSTRUCT DESIGN AND THE STRATEGIC SELECTION OF PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTION TECHNIQUES. Course Description: Research techniques are always changing, they develop and improve and sometimes it is hard to stay fully informed. In this module we will talk about different methods and techniques you want to use to be...

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