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Event: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Panel

Oct. 16, 2020—Join alumni of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship for a panel on their experiences being a fellow as well as applying to the program. (More details on the Fellowship and how to apply are here.) Thursday, November 5 1:00pm Zoom registration required   Panelists Lorena Infante Lara, PhD Lorena Infante Lara, PhD, was a graduate...

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Join Women in the Academy–Work-Life Integration: Parenting and the Academy–October 27

Oct. 15, 2020—Work–Life Integration?: Parenting and the Academy Janet Macdonald, Associate Professor of Chemistry Holly McCammon, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Sociology Julianne Vernon, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Success, School of Engineering Tuesday, October 27 12:00­–1:15 PM Zoom sign-up here

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Two-week Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp is Nov. 2–5, 9–12

Oct. 12, 2020—The Vanderbilt Software Carpentries two-week boot camp is scheduled for Nov. 2–5 and Nov. 9–12 from 3 to 5 p.m. each day. The boot camp will feature: Intro to Unix Intro to Git and Version Control Intro to Python Register here. >> The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research,...

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Employer Info Session: Whitsell Innovations

Oct. 7, 2020—Wednesday, November 4, 1:00pm CST Join BRET alumna Allie Fuller, Medical Writer and Consultant, as she discusses careers in medical writing, working at Whitsell, and if that path would also be good for you! Furthermore, Allie will be discussing the Whitsell Innovations summer internship. Download the flyer to learn more. Alexandra Fuller is a medical writer...

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Interested in a Regulatory Workshop in December?

Sep. 29, 2020—The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program is excited to welcome regulatory expert Linda Bowen to facilitate a small virtual regulatory-intensive workshop. We are gauging interest for this event and collecting contact info so that those with interest can stay up to date with registration deadlines. See all details below: Transitioning to a Career...

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ASPIRE in October!

Sep. 28, 2020—As it is finally feeling like Fall, we have some amazing things planned for this month. Don’t miss out. Be sure to register and mark your calendars! 10/8/2020 11am: ASPIRE Bistro: The Next Step- Applying for a Postdoc of Your Post-Grad Job 10/15/2020 11am: ASPIRE Cafe: What to Expect from a Faculty Interview 10/19/2020 1:30pm: PhD...

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Graduate Leadership Institute Fall 2020 Workshops

Sep. 2, 2020—The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute has announced their Fall 2020 Workshops. All programming will be via Zoom. Check out the website for more information and registration: https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/gli/

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Women in the Academy: Trust and Boundaries in the Classroom, Sept 29

Sep. 2, 2020—Trust and Boundaries in the Classroom Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Tuesday, September 29 12pm Description This program offers Ph.D. students and postdocs a chance to reflect on the ways that gender affects their experience as they begin their professional journey in the academy. Audrey Bowden, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Brenda McKenzie, Associate Professor of...

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Call for Submissions: 8th Annual Black Doctoral Network Virtual Conference

Aug. 27, 2020—The Black Doctoral Network welcomes current undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, and post-doctoral scholars of all racial backgrounds to participate in our online poster session at the 8th Annual Black Doctoral Network Virtual Conference, to be held on October 29-31, 2020. If you have a research project, thesis, or dissertation you would like to present...

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How to Use the New ASPIRE Stamp Icons

Aug. 25, 2020—In order to better assist biomedical graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in making decisions about which of the ASPIRE programs and offerings are most beneficial to them at their current stage of training, we are now “stamping” session titles by training stage: early, mid-late, or all. These stamps apply to both grad students and postdocs....

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VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal, AAAS Fellow

Aug. 14, 2020—VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal, AAAS Fellow — Thurs., 9/3 at 5pm CT Thursday, September 3, 5pm CT Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 3rd at 5 PM CT/6 PM ET for a VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal. Teddy is a Vanderbilt alumnus who earned his PhD in Biological Sciences in...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Fellowships & NRSAs to Fund Your Postdoctoral Training

Jul. 1, 2020—Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00am Virtual Session ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Kim Petrie, PhD Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Join Kim...

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Applying for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Virtual Roundtable Discussion

May. 5, 2020—Are you interested in a career in science policy? Have you thought about applying for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program? Join us for this informative virtual roundtable discussion with Amrita Banerjee, and Meagan Postema, who have all been through the process of applying and interviewing for this prestigious program. Moderated by Jacob Ruden (incoming VSPG...

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NIGMS webinar series next week, including Careers in Biotech

Apr. 30, 2020—Attend the New Webinar Series for the NIGMS Training Community We’re pleased to announce a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty. Each hour-long webinar will include a 10- to 15-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a moderated question and answer session. Our hope is that these webinars will enhance our trainees’ ongoing...

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ASPIRE Cafe: Fellowships and F32 NRSAs

Apr. 6, 2020—Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Virtual Session ***Although this event has previously been a drop-in event, please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.** Kim Petrie, PhD Assistant Dean for Biomedical Career Development, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Join Kim...

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Code for Nashville Virtual Meetups

Apr. 6, 2020—If you are interested in technology, data science, non-profits, or policy, check out Code for Nashville. Code for Nashville is a local group of the national Code for America organization. The purpose of Code for America is to leverage technology in order to make government more transparent and accessible for the people, by the people,...

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Upcoming NIH OITE online workshops

Mar. 31, 2020—WORKSHOP/SEMINAR: INDUSTRY CAREERS; JOB SEARCH SKILLS https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2961759275322735884 Mar 31, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Speaker(s): Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services This event is ONLINE only register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2961759275322735884   This session will cover the basics of what to look for in a job offer and how to negotiate the offer (if you...

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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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Scipreneur Challenge 2020

Feb. 27, 2020—In a “Shark Tank”-like competition setting, the Scipreneur Challenge (formerly the Tech Venture Challenge) from Life Science Tennessee’s Academic Alliance offers university students and postdoctoral fellows hands-on experiences in commercialization of research and entrepreneurship. Participants in Scipreneur are assigned to 4- to 6- person teams and granted real-life intellectual property (IP) generated at area research...

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GCC’s PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Expo – February 26, 2020

Feb. 19, 2020—The Virtual Career Expo is an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to interact with employers online via live-chat sessions. Share the Event!         GCC’s PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Expo February 26, 2020

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