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‘Work-Life Balance’

Need a space during a meeting with the ASPIRE Team?

Jun. 26, 2020—We know that sometimes it is hard to talk confidentially about your career in this unprecedented time of Zoom, especially when you are in the lab surrounded by your colleagues. If you are on campus and need a quiet place to have your Zoom meeting with an ASPIRE team member, let us know and we...

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Moving from Bystander to Upstander Webinar from NIH OITE

May. 22, 2020—The NIH OITE will be offering a virtual bystander training webinar to empower trainees and staff to speak up and take action in the face of bullying, incivility, microaggressions and hate speech. We will specifically address hate speech associated with the pandemic and will also address topics that typically come up in research communities. The...

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Becoming a Resilient Scientist – Sharon Milgram, May 12

May. 6, 2020—Sharon Milgram, Director of Intramural Education and Training at the NIH was to be the keynote speaker at the Basic Sciences Mental Health and Wellness Summit in March. Although the Summit was cancelled due to the coronavirus, we have arranged for Sharon to give her presentation to students and postdocs remotely on Tuesday, May 12th at 2...

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Coffee with Special Guests featuring Kim Petrie

Mar. 31, 2020—Coffee with Special Guests A Women in the Academy Event sponsored by The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Ruth Schemmer, Assistant Dean for Career Development, The Graduate School Kim Petrie, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, BRET Office Stacey Satchell, Graduate Life Coach, The Graduate School Cynthia Brame, Associate Director, Center for Teaching Friday, April 10,...

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Mental Health and Wellness Summit via Basic Sciences

Mar. 4, 2020—See below about the upcoming Mental Health and Wellness Summit. The ASPIRE Program highly recommends speaker Sharon Milgram… She is engaging and worthwhile of your listen.   On March 17 the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences will sponsor a Mental Health & Wellness Summit with breakout sessions and a keynote by Sharon Milgram, Director...

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The Psychology of Peak Performance Workshop Series

Jan. 8, 2020—In collaboration with UCC colleagues – This series is offered every semester but registration is capped at 15 people each.  Lunch provided https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/gradlife/programming.php

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Graduate School Life Coach presents Peak Performance + Critical Conversations series

Aug. 19, 2019—The Graduate Life Coach has announced the Fall 2019 Programming available to graduate students and postdocs. See all info below as well as downloadable flyers: Peak Performance Workshop Series Critical Conversations Series Peak Performance Workshop Series Workshops facilitated by staff from the University Counseling Center and the Graduate Life Coach. Lunch provided by the Russell...

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Equal Pay Day/Salary Negotiation Workshop

Mar. 25, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is hosting an Equal Pay Day Series of events on the week of April 1 (no joke!). Please see the information below, including the AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop.  

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Graduate Student Appreciation Day on April 5th

Mar. 22, 2019—Be sure to catch the Graduate Student Appreciation Day on April 5th, hosted by the Office of LGBTQI Life and the Women’s Center!      

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Graduate Student Critical Conversations Series

Mar. 5, 2019—Critical Conversations Series for Graduate Students These programs are most suitable for students in PhD programs but are open to all Graduate School students. These sessions will be held on the Wednesdays noted below, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in Alumni Hall. Please RSVP as specific room location will be based on number of attendees. Communication...

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Coffeehouses with the Graduate Student Life Coach

Feb. 4, 2019—Stop by for coffee, cookies and conversation with your colleagues and the Graduate Life Coach For those for whom the main VU campus is most convenient – Last Thursday of the month Spring 2019 Dates:  February 28, March 28, April 25, 4:00 – 5:00 PM – Alumni Hall Cafe For those for whom the Medical...

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The Psychology of Peak Performance Spring Series, first session 2/22

Feb. 4, 2019—The University Counseling Center has announced the Spring Psychology of Peak Performance workshop series schedule.

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Event: Demystifying Taxes for Graduate Students and Postdocs, January 22

Dec. 3, 2018—Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Location: Wilson Hall 103 Contact: Stacey Satchell Email: stacey.satchell@vanderbilt.edu Phone: 615-343-8535 Website: https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/current_students/gradlife.php Preparing a tax return can be daunting for a trainee, especially when fellowships and scholarships are involved, and it’s difficult to find resources that address this special situation. This presentation introduces how ordinary income is taxed and addresses how...

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Event: The Graduate Student and Postdoc’s Guide to Personal Finance, January 24

Dec. 3, 2018—Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Location: Alumni Hall, Room 201 Contact: Stacey Satchell Email: stacey.satchell@vanderbilt.edu Phone: 615-343-5835 Website: https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/current_students/gradlife.php Audience: Community only This comprehensive presentation or workshop teaches stipend-receiving graduate students the basics of personal finance and how they can set and reach financial goals during grad school. This talk is appropriate for grad students of all years....

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Event: VPhD AMA/Webinar in November-Personal Finance for PhDs

Nov. 19, 2018—November 29, 2018 (11am PST/ 2pm EST) Emily Roberts, PhD (Founder, Personal Finance for PhDs) Topic: “Post-PhD Financial Success: How to Prepare for and Navigate Your Transition” Start your next job on the right foot by successfully navigating your financial transition out of your PhD training. This webinar will be your roadmap! We’ll discuss everything from moving...

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Work, Family, and Life: Implications for Faculty Careers, April 11

Mar. 16, 2018—Work, Family, and Life: Implications for Faculty Careers Kelly Ward, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Recognition Washington State University Co-author of Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family   Wednesday, April 11 4:00 P.M. Buttrick 102 Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

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Wellness in the Academy Workshop: Finding a Healthy Balance While in Grad School, March 28th

Mar. 14, 2018—“Wellness in the Academy: Finding a Healthy Balance While in Grad School” JaNiene Peoples, Center for Student Wellbeing Samantha York, Center for Student Wellbeing Wednesday, March 28 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Buttrick 123 Lunch provided   This program coordinated by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and sponsored by the Graduate School and the Vice Provost for...

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The Psychology of Peak Performance A workshop series for all Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars, begins March 15

Mar. 7, 2018—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: Thursdays 12:00-1:00 PM Location: Law School: Bass, Berry & Sims Room (2nd Floor) Topics and Dates:   Week 1...

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