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Get to know Dr. AJ Baucum, December’s PhD Career Stories Speaker

Nov. 7, 2019—Dr. AJ Baucum will be our featured speaker for the December ASPIRE PhD Career Stories seminar. We asked him a few questions prior to his visit. See what he had to saw below and be sure to attend his talk on December 13th! Registration is requested   A Breakdown of a Typical Day Major Steps in...

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2020 ASPIRE Module: Management and Business Principles for Scientists now accepting applications!

Nov. 7, 2019—Business principles affect all organizations. In today’s highly competitive and highly complicated working environments, understanding these principles gives leaders and managers a strategic advantage, enabling them to handle situations more effectively and make decisions more effectively. In spring semester 2019, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business...

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ASPIRE Module: STEM Teaching in K-12 Schools, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is excited to announce the STEM Teaching in K12 Schools ASPIRE Module, offered once again, this Spring 2020.  Each participant will have the opportunity to experience the K-12 classroom through a volunteer placement in a middle or high school setting. The placements will be tailored to each...

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ASPIRE Module: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them With Confidence, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 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: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing, Spring 2020

Nov. 7, 2019—In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. A third session will be held that will consist of a hands-on workshop, working with consultants at the writing studio...

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Meet Dr. Seth Ogden and Dr. Mark Kilgore, November PhD Career Stories Speakers!

Oct. 25, 2019—Drs. Kilgore and Ogden will be our featured speakers for the November PhD Career Stories seminar. Find out more about them below and be sure to attend his talk on November 8th. Registration is requested

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ASPIRE Cafe: Setting up and Running a New Lab

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Come hear from a panel of junior faculty about their experiences getting their new lab up and running. They will share their tips regarding what has worked for them, what were the greatest challenges, what they wish they had known beforehand, and maybe even where they really...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Writing the Science of a Grant

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 The most important principle for writing a fundable grant is for you to think like a reviewer. You want to make it as easy as possible on the reviewer to explain to others why your grant should be funded. This session will highlight some of the primary...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Exploring and Preparing for Faculty Careers

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 Kathy Gould, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Do you know the different types of academic faculty positions that are available in the U.S.? What skills do you need for each type? What type of faculty...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Developing Your Mentoring Style  

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Light Hall 419 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 your...

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ASPIRE Cafe: A Fair Look: How to Review A Paper        

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2pm Light Hall 419 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: Non-Tenure Faculty Track

Oct. 24, 2019—Wednesday, February 12, 2020  2:00pm Light Hall 419 As a PhD, what are your options for faculty positions outside of the tenure-track?  What are the various titles used within Vanderbilt and beyond?  What are the expectations associated with these positions?  What is the opportunity for advancement?  What are typical salary ranges? What are the pros...

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ASPIRE Internship: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Scientific Peer Review Management Intern

Oct. 24, 2019—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation New York, NY 10019 Scientific Peer Review Management Intern About the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, child well-being, and medical research, and through preservation of...

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PhD Career Stories: Larry Thompson, PhD

Oct. 15, 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 Cafe: How to Give a Chalk Talk

Oct. 4, 2019—Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:00pm 415 Light Hall with Katherine L. Friedman, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Sciences Borden Lacy, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology, Professor of Biochemistry Chris Wright, D. Phil., Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Louise B. McGavock Chair Description:...

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ASPIRE Cafe: What to Expect from a Faculty Interview

Oct. 4, 2019—Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:00pm 415 Light Hall with Nancy Carrasco, M.D., M.S., Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Katherine L. Friedman, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Sciences Ian Macara, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Louise...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Negotiating Your Faculty Compensation and Start-Up Package

Sep. 19, 2019—Negotiating Your Faculty Compensation and Start-Up Package            Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:00 pm 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., Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Louise B. McGavock Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology as she shares...

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ASPIRE Internship: Objective GI, Data Analytics Intern

Aug. 27, 2019—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Objective GI Data Analytics Intern 341 Cool Springs Blvd, #450 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 the practice workflow disruptions...

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Find out more about our MSL panelist coming in September: Joseph Conrad, PhD

Aug. 23, 2019—Curious about a career as a Medical Science Liaison? Our September ASPIRE PhD Career Stories will feature 3 individuals in this field. We asked our MSL panelists some questions about their career and their path to this role. Here we are featuring Joesph Conrad, PhD. See what he had to say below and be sure...

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ASPIRE Internship: Scientific Intern, Nashville Biosciences

Aug. 14, 2019—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: Nashville Biosciences (NashBio) Scientific Intern 2525 West End Ave. Nashville, TN 37203 Seeking innovative graduate students and post-docs for part-time scientific internship at an exciting Nashville biotech startup About Nashville Biosciences (NashBio): NashBio’s business harnesses a unique genetic database linked to de-identified electronic medical records (EMRs) with years of longitudinal clinical data....

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