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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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CQS Summer Institute Registration is Now Open!

Jun. 19, 2019—Registration is now OPEN for the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS) Summer Institute program of 2019!  OVERVIEW: Our CQS Summer Institute offers four great courses that will sharpen your quantitative research skills and give you methods and tools to deepen your understanding in biostatistics and bioinformatics.  Registration is expected to open in early May and participants are...

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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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Summer Dissertation Writers’ Retreat (June 3-7)

Apr. 10, 2019—Summer Dissertation Writers’ Retreat June 3-7, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office. The Writing Studio will host its annual five-day Dissertation Writers’ Retreat June 3-7. Our Writers’ Retreats provide graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet,...

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East, West Coast Courses to Help Grad Students & Postdocs Transition to Biotech

Mar. 15, 2019—The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering two week-long courses this summer to help them transition to careers in biotech. Of 130 participants from 2014-2016, 70% now have nonacademic jobs in industry, regulatory affairs, or tech transfer; the remainder are still in training or in academia. Moreover, the cohorts have remained close networking...

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Critical Data Viz Workshop

Mar. 15, 2019—If you are interested in data science, check out this workshop hosted by Purdue University. Space is limited and travel support is available. Critical Data Viz Workshop: An introduction to the ethics and practice of data visualization May 20 – 24, 2019 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Center for Science of Information Deadline to apply/register...

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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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Developing a Written Diversity Statement Student/Postdoc Workshop

Feb. 5, 2019—Hosted by the Center for Teaching, this workshop will discuss evidence-based practices for writing a diversity statement for the academic job market. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their professional lives. Sometimes, a job ad will request that...

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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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