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PhD Career Stories: AJ Baucum, PhD

Jul. 18, 2019—Dr. Baucum, a previous postdoc and research instructor here at Vanderbilt, is returning as our December PhD Career Stories speaker. He will discuss his path to become Assistant Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and what his career in academic research has been like. If this is your career interest area, or if you just want...

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PhD Career Stories: Larry Thompson, PhD

Jul. 17, 2019—Interested in a career in industry? Not sure but want to find out more about this field? Come hear Dr. Thompson as he discusses his role as Principal Scientist at Pfizer, how he got from Vanderbilt to where he is now, what his day is like and what he enjoys most about his career. Registration...

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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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From Academia to Industry: An Amgen Perspective, Sept 18, 2019, Cambridge, MA, Call for applications via the ASPIRE Program

Jul. 3, 2019—The ASPIRE Program is partnering with Amgen, Cambridge, MA, to send two senior graduate students or postodoctoral fellows to this annual event: From Academia to Industry: An Amgen Perspective (Amgen Postdoc Day) Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Cambridge, MA Coordinated by the BRET Office of Career Development, Vanderbilt University  This program is designed for senior graduate students and postdoctoral...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Writing the Science of a Grant

Apr. 11, 2019—Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:00am 306 AB Light Hall C. Michael Stein, M.B. Ch.B., Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology Dan May Chair of Medicine & Pharmacology Associate Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology Director of Fellowship Program, Division of Clinical Pharmacology The most important principle for writing a fundable grant is for you...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Preparing for an Academic Career-Teaching Statements and Diversity Statements

Apr. 11, 2019—cosponsored by the Vanderbilt Postdoc Association Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:00am 419 AB Light Hall with Gregory J Smith, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching Description: Participants will learn the basics of preparing documents for the academic job market, with a particular focus on Teaching Statements and Diversity Statements. You will have a chance to...

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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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Give to the ASPIRE Program on 4/4/19 VU Giving Day!

Mar. 28, 2019—Make a difference for the ASPIRE Program on April 4. Save the date for Vanderbilt Giving Day to support current and future grad students and postdocs through the endowed ASPIRE Scholar Fund. Click here on April 4 to be part of the action! The ASPIRE (Augmenting Scholar Preparation and Integration with Research-Related Endeavors) Program was created to expand graduate and postdoctoral...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Critical Conversations-Dealing with Conflict

Mar. 14, 2019—Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:00am 306 AB Light Hall Stacey Satchell, MSEd, M.A., M.A., Graduate Life Coach You may encounter difficult times in your postdoc term – sometimes this leads to conflict with your faculty supervisor or colleagues in the lab. In this session, we will talk about how to deal with these situations skillfully...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Informational Interviewing-Your Most Powerful Networking Tool

Mar. 14, 2019—Wednesday, April 3, 2019 9:00am 407 AB Light Hall Ashley Brady, PhD 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 interview entails, how to set one up, what questions you should be asking, and how this...

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ASPIRE Internship: Utilize Health Marketing and Sales Operations Intern, Nashville, TN

Mar. 2, 2019—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Utilize Health Marketing and Sales Operations Intern Nashville City Center Building (1st Tennessee Bank Building) 511 Union Avenue Nashville, TN ABOUT US: At Utilize Health, we’re focused on creating a better healthcare experience for patients and a cost savings for health plans. We do this by providing health plans with a specialized...

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ASPIRE Internship: Objective GI, Clinical Registry and Data Science Intern

Mar. 1, 2019—  ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Objective GI Clinical Registry and Data Science Intern 341 Cool Springs Blvd, #110 Franklin, TN 37067 Objective GI is a life sciences services and technology company establishing clinical research partnerships with gastroenterology medical practices and providing research infrastructure, optimal trial selection, study implementation, and key personnel management. Our proprietary processes and technology eliminate...

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ASPIRE Internship: Health Research Alliance (HRA) and Council on Government Relations (COGR) NFRI Partnership Coordinator

Mar. 1, 2019—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Health Research Alliance (HRA)* and Council on Government Relations (COGR)** Nonprofit Funder- Research Institution (NFRI) Partnership Coordinator Intern Reston, Virginia Take advantage of the opportunity to work with research institutions and nonprofit funders to address pressing issues in these research partnerships.  The NFRI Partnership is tackling challenging issues including intellectual property and...

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ASPIRE Internship: Health Research Alliance (HRA) – Coordinator for Biomedical Nonprofits’ Professional Meeting

Jan. 28, 2019—ASPIRE Internship: Health Research Alliance (HRA) – Coordinator for Biomedical Nonprofits’ Professional Meeting ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Health Research Alliance (HRA) Coordinator, professional meeting for scientific nonprofits Reston, Virginia Are you curious about career opportunities in the nonprofit world? Many biomedical research nonprofits employ PhD scientists to manage grants portfolios, oversee scientific programs, and lead communication...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Orientation to BRET Career Development Resources for Postdocs

Jan. 24, 2019—With Ashley Brady, PhD Explore an overview of the Career Development ASPIRE programs and helps postdoctoral fellows find out how to become involved in our activities. This session should only be attended once, as the content will be repeated each time. 2019 Sessions Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:00am 407 AB Light Hall Wednesday, June 19,...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: A Fair Look -How to Review A Paper

Jan. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00am 415CD Light Hall 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 you...

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: From CV to Resume

Jan. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:00am 411 CD Light Hall Kim Petrie, PhD Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration In this session, led by Kim Petrie, Ph.D., Director of Career Development, BRET Office of Career Development, you will learn how to craft a compelling résumé that showcases your professional...

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ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Fisk University, Cancer Biology, Nashville, TN

Nov. 26, 2018—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity:  Teaching Internship: Cancer Biology Class Lecture/Discussion: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 1-2 PM   Course-associated laboratory: Friday 2-5 PM Fisk University 1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208 Fisk University is a small, historically black liberal arts university with a history of excellence in academics through teaching, research, and service.  It is Nashville’s oldest institution 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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ASPIRE Module Spring 2019: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

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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