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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: 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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Learn more about AAAS Mass Media Fellowship

Oct. 30, 2019—Learn more about AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship with the Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology. Increasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of AAAS, so it only makes sense that it recognizes the need for scientists who are well versed in communicating complex ideas to a general...

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Bridge the Gap from Insight

Oct. 15, 2019—What is Bridge the Gap? The Bridge the Gap series offers content on how to apply and interview for Insight through interactive, online sessions for each of our programs. The top request we receive from applicants is feedback on how to improve and prepare for Insight. The goal of Bridge the Gap is to help applicants better prepare for our...

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Bystander Intervention Training for PhD Trainees & Postdocs

Oct. 15, 2019—Thursday November 7 2-4pm 1220 MRB III  This is a skills-building training, led by Cara Tuttle Bell (of Project Safe).  You will learn strategies for how to respond when you witness incivility/harassment/discrimination without putting yourself at risk, and how to support the person harmed, minimized, or offended. Bystander intervention is key to building and maintaining a...

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Vanderbilt Writing Studio’s Fall Dissertation Writing Retreat

Sep. 27, 2019—October 24-25, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.         Sponsored by the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office Over Fall Break, the Writing Studio will host a two-day dissertation writers’ retreat, which will provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere. We will couple ample...

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Save the Date! Workshop for Postdocs with Dr. Carl M. Cohen, April 29, 2020

Sep. 25, 2019—  The BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program has invited Dr. Carl M. Cohen to return to campus and offer a workshop just for postdocs! Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research and administration, in academic and industry settings. He has developed and runs workshops...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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