Events & Programs

Please note if a video capture and/or a copy of the speaker’s slides/presentation is available, this will be noted under the seminar. Members of the UMMS community can access the video captures and handouts on the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars' intranet site.

 

Upcoming Events
  
 

The Future of Research Symposium
October 2-3, 2014

Location:  Boston University, CGS Auditorium
Click here to learn more
Register now! 

 

 best kickoff

Kick-off Event for NIH "BEST" Initiative
Thursday, October 16, 2014

"The Best of Times; The Worst of Times: Life in the Biomedical Sciences"

Featuring Keynote Speaker Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.

Location: UMMS, Albert Sherman Center Auditorium
Time:  1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Reception to follow
Sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Career Development and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 

This event below will launch the new GSBS Center for Biomedical Career Development. Dr. Tilghman co-chaired the NIH working group that drafted the NIH Biomedical Workforce Report. She is a world-renowned speaker, and will address challenges faced by students & postdocs entering the biomedical workforce, as well as other issues in today's biomedical enterprise.


Please click here to RSVP

 

Campus Read Event
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Location:  Albert Sherman Center Auditorium & Cube/Atrium
Click here to register
Details

 

NIH Career Develoment & Training Award Workshops
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Location:  Albert Sherman Center Cube AS3-2119

Joan M. Lakoski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences 
Robert J. Milner, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School 


GENERAL WORKSHOP: Steps to a Competitive Application (9:30-11:30 am)
KNOW YOUR AWARDS (12:30 to 3:30 pm):
    • Know Your NRSA (12:30 to 1:30  pm) 
         Applying for F Awards
    • Know Your K (1:30-2:30 pm)
         Applying for K Awards
    • Know Your Kangaroo (2:30 to 3:30 pm)
         Applying for the Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) award
Please note: registration is required. Click here to register for these sessions.Click here to view flyer
   

UMMS Annual Basic Research/GSBS Retreat 
November 3 & 4, 2014

Location:  UMass Amherst Conference Center
Details forthcoming
Click here to view flyer

 

Past Events
 Nancy Friedman, M.B.A.

Handling Difficult Professional Conversations

Co-sponsored with Office for Professional & Career Development

Nancy Friedman, M.B.A.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Faculty Conference Room

   
Spitulnik

Improving your Priority-based Time Management Skills

Jay Spitulnik, Ed.M.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Q&A to follow
S2-352
Details

   
 Plano photo

Perfect Pitch

Linda S. Plano, Ph.D.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Q&A to follow
Hiatt Auditorium, S1-608
Details

   
Doumont photo

Making the Most of Your Presentation

Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D.
Monday, February 3, 2014
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 - Q&A to follow
Amphitheater 1, S2-102
Details

   
 

My Career as a Scientific Journal Editor

Angela Eggleston, Ph.D.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Q&A to follow
Hiatt Auditorium, S1-608
Details
RSVP here

   
Kamens photo 2013

Surviving (Happily) in My Science Career

Joanne Kamens, Ph.D.
Monday, December 2, 2013
11:00 to Noon, Amp 1 (S1-102)
Details
RSVP here

   
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How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to Your Research

Connie Johnson, Ph.D.
November 20, 2013
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Lazare Auditorium
RSVP here

   
 

NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs
Joan M. Lakoski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Robert J. Milner, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thursday, October 31, 2013; Amphitheatre 1 (S1-102)

GENERAL WORKSHOP: Steps to a Competitive Application (9:30-11:30 am)
KNOW YOUR AWARDS (1:00-4:00 pm):

      • Know Your NRSA (1:00-2:00 pm)
        A guide to applying for a individual pre- or postdoctoral training grant (F award)
      • Know Your K (2:00-3:00 pm)
        A guide to applying for a career development (K) award
      • Know Your Kangaroo (3:00-4:00 pm)
        A guide to applying for the Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) award (including a panel of recent K99/R00 recipients)

Please note: registration is required. Click here to register for these sessions.

   
 

Albert Sherman Center Inaugural Symposium

Thursday, October 10
1:00-5:15pm, Albert Sherman Center Auditorium

Click below for details
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Henrietta Lacks

Campus Diversity Read Special Event: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Featured Speaker: Roland Pattillo, M.D.
Wednesday, October 9
11:30 to 12:30, Albert Sherman Center Auditorium
Q&A and lunch to follow in the Faculty Conference Room

Click below for details
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 Kamens photo 2013

Not Networking 101 - Building Relationships for Success

 Joanne Kamens, Ph.D.
September 16, 2013
11:00 to Noon, Amp 1 (S1-102)
Details
RSVP here

   
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How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to Your Research

Connie Johnson, Ph.D.
May 13, 2013
2:00 to 3:00 p.m., S2-351 and 352
Details
RSVP here

   
Alley

Rethinking the Design of Slides: the Assertion-Evidence Structure

Michael Alley, M.A., M.F.A.
May 6, 2013
8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Sherman Center Cube
Details

Please note: this seminar is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs

   
 

AWIS Resume Writing Workshop & Reviews

AWIS is hosting 4 recruiters/HR professionals from industry, who will offer individual advice via 1-on-1 resume reviews

Thursday, May 2, 6-8:30 p.m., Sherman Center Cube (AS3-2119)
UMass students and postdocs are half-price ($10)
Click here for more info and to register

   
Lindstaedt photo

Job Hunting in the Biotech Industry

Bill Lindstaedt, M.S.
Thursday, April 18 2013
12:30-2:00 p.m., Amp 3 (S6-102)
Details
Video capture and handouts available

   
S Baker photo

Applying Statistics to Your Data: An Introduction to Using Statistics to Illuminate Your Results

Stephen Baker, MScPH
Thursday, March 28, 2013
2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Lazare (S1-607)
Details

   
Fuhrmann photo

Creating your Individual Development Plan

Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
12:30-2:30 p.m., Hiatt S1-608
Details

   
Doumont photo

Structuring Your Scientific Paper

Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D.
Friday, February 8, 2013
10 a.m. to Noon - Q&A to follow
Hiatt S1-608
Details

   
Avery photo

Communicating the Business of Science

Michelle Avery, Ph.D., GSBS 2011
Thursday, December 6, 2012
1:30-2:30 Q&A to follow
S2-351 & 352
Details
Video capture available

   
 

NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs
Joan M. Lakoski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Robert J. Milner, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Faculty Conference Room

General Workshop: Steps to a Competitive Application (9:30-11:30 am)
Know Your Awards (1:00-4:00 pm):

      • Know Your NRSA (1:00-2:00 pm)
        A guide to applying for a individual pre- or postdoctoral training grant (F award)
      • Know Your K (2:00-3:00 pm)
        A guide to applying for a career development (K) award
      • Know Your Kangaroo (3:00-4:00 pm)
        A guide to applying for the Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) award (including a panel of recent K99/R00 recipients)

Please note: registration is required. Click here to register for these sessions.

   
Wykoff Photo

Certificate in College Teaching

Susan C. Wyckoff, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
10:30-11:30 Q&A to follow
S1-608 Goff/Hiatt Auditorium
Details
RSVP Here

   
Peter Fiske, PhD

Put Your Science to WORK!

Peter Fiske, Ph.D.
Friday, October 19, 2012
10:00-12:00 Q&A to follow
Please note this is a 2-hour presentation
Amphitheater 3
Details
RSVP here

   

William Gunn, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D.

From Academia to Entrepreneur: How to Start Your Own Company

William Gunn, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D.
Monday, October 1, 2012
1:30-2:30- Q&A to follow
S1-607, Lazare Auditorium
Details
RSVP here
Link to slides available

   
Charlene Baron photo

Adobe Illustrator Workshop

Charlene Baron, M.Ed.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
1:30-2:30- Q&A to follow
Amphitheater 1
Details
Links to Adobe Illustrator Figures Guide, Prep and Tools available

   
Hareli Photo

Transition from Academia to Industry - Do it Right

Masha Fridkis-Hareli, Ph.D.
Friday, June 15, 2012
10:00-11:00am - Q&A to follow
Amphitheater 1
Details
RSVP

   
PhD Movie

Screening: The PhD Movie

Monday, May 21, 2012
5:00pm, doors open at 4:30pm
Amphitheaters 1 & 2
RSVP (required)

Zakhari

What can the NIH do for you?

Sam Zakhari, Ph.D., Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, Nationl Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the NIH
Friday, April 27, 2012
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Q & A to follow
Amphitheater 3
Details

   
Calmann

Not Just Research: Finding Alternative Careers in Pharma

Melissa Calmann Ph.D., Manager of Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls Regulatory Affairs for Janssen Biologics
Monday, March 26, 2012
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Q & A to follow
S1-608 (Hiatt)
Details
Video capture available

   
Len Doerfler pic

An academic position at a small college: "Career death" or just a different kind of career?

Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Assumption College &
Associate Professor of Pyschiatry at UMMS
Monday, March 5, 2012
2:30-3:30 p.m. - Q & A to follow
Amphitheater 1 (S2-102)
Details

   

Sloan

Quality Control at the UMass Biological Laboratory

Susan Sloan, PhD, Senior Director, Quality Control, MassBiologics
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Q & A to follow
S2-351
Details
Video capture available

   

 

NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs
Joan M. Lakoski, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Robert J. Milner, PhD University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Faculty Conference Room

  • 9:30-11:30am General Workshop: Steps to a Competitive Application
  • 1:00-4:00pm Know Your Awards
  • 1:00-2:00pm Know Your NRSA: A guide to applying for a individual pre- or postdoctoral training grant (F award)
  • 2:00-3:00pm Know Your K: A guide to applying for a career development (K) award
  • 3:00-4:00pm Know Your Kangaroo: A guide to applying for the Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) award (including a panel of recent K99/R00 recipients)
   

Robinson

Hafer

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Cynthia R. Robinson, MA
Nate Hafer, PhD
Friday, December 2, 2011
2:00-3:00pm, Q & A to follow
S2-351
Details

   
Munevar photo

The Translation of Innovation from Academia to Industry

Steven Munevar, Ph.D., M.B.A. (GSBS 2003)
Friday, November 18, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 PM, Q & A to follow
Amphitheater III
Details
Video capture and slides available

   

Malley

Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides: The Assertion-Evidence Approach

UMMS Faculty Leadership Seminar Series
All GSBS students and Postdocs are invited to attend
Michael Alley, Associate Professor Engineering Communications at Penn State University
Thursday, November 17, 2011
10:00-11:00am, Amphitheatre I
No registration is required
Details

   
Charlene Baron photo

Optimizing Poster Presentations

Charlene Baron, M.Ed. (Digital Imaging Specialist, UMass Medical School)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
1:30 - 2:30 PM, Q & A to follow
Amphitheater III
Details
Slides/handouts available

   

Roland Owens

What does the NIH Look for in Tenure-track Investigators?

Roland A. Owens, Ph.D. (Assistant Director, Office of Intramural Research, NIH)
Monday, July 18, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 PM, Q &  A to follow 
Faculty Conference Room
Refreshments will be served
Details
Video capture available

   

Savage photo

Mad Menicine:  Bringing High Science to Creative Advertising

Pamela Savage, Ph.D. (GSBS 2007)
Friday, June 10, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 PM, Q & A to follow
S2-351 and S2-352
Refreshments will be served
Details
Video capture available

   

Celano

Preparing Yourself for a Career in Industry

Lauren Celano, Propel Careers
Monday, May 23, 2011
1:30-2:30 PM, Q & A to follow     
Ampitheater 1 (S2-102)
Refreshments will be served
Details
Video capture available

   
Dr. Schwartz

From Academia to Industry:  Navigating the Rubicon

Yael Schwartz, PhD
Thursday, April 14, 2011
1:30-2:30 PM, Q & A to follow
Ampitheater 1 (S2-102)
Refreshments will be served
Details

   

Dr. David Weaver

CV Basics:  Documenting Research Accomplishments  

David Weaver, PhD
Thursday, March 3, 2011
1:30-2:30 PM, Q & A to follow
Ampitheater 1 (S2-102)
Refreshments will be served
Details
Video capture available

   
Phyllis Frosst

Science Policy

Phyllis Frosst, PhD
Friday, December 10, 2010
1:30-2:30 PM, Q & A to follow
S1-607 Goff/Lazare Auditorium
Details

   

Susan Wyckoff

Certificate in College Teaching 

Susan C. Wyckoff, Ph.D. 
Thursday, October 14, 2010 
10:00-11:00 AM, Q & A to follow
S1-608 Goff/Lazare Auditorium
Details 

   

Cornelia Dean

Science Policy

Cornelia Dean, PhD
Friday, December 10, 2010
1:30-2:30 PM, Q & A to follow
S1-607 Goff/Lazare Auditorium
Details

   
 

National Postdoc Appreciation Day

Ice Cream Social
Thursday, September 23, 2010
3:00-4:30 PM (following the Cornelia Dean seminar)
Faculty Conference Room

   
Editing Poster

Career Options: Editor: Scientific Journal

Career Information Discussion

Daniel H. Wainstock, Ph.D. & Susanne, Tranguch, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
2:00‐3:00 PM
Amp I, S2‐102
Refreshments will be served
Details

   
 How to Choose a Postdoc Position Panel

How to Choose a Postdoctoral Position - A Panel Discussion

Panelists will share their experiences in finding postdoc positions or qualified candidates for those positions.
Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel:

Michelle Kelliher, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology
Craig Peterson, Professor & Vice-Chair, Mol. Medicine
Jonathan Gordon, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cell Biology
Mary Logan, Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurobiology 

Friday, April 30, 2010
2:00‐3:00 PM
Amp II, S4‐102
Refreshments will be served
Event Information   

   

Young

Career Options: Intellectual Property Law: A Career Information Discussion

Daniel W. Young, PhD & Josepha Parente, Esq
Thursday, March 18, 2010
3:00‐4:00 PM
Amp II, S4‐102
Refreshments will be served
Details 

   
Joanne Kamens, PhD

Surviving (Happily) My Career in Science

10 Commandments for Negotiating Work and Life
Joanne Kamens, PhD
Monday, February 8, 2010
12:00‐1:00 PM
Amp I, S2‐102
Refreshments will be served
Details

   
Peter Fiske, PhD

Put Your Science to WORK!

Author of "Put your Science to Work - The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists"
Peter Fiske, PhD
Friday, December 4, 2009
12:30‐2:30 PM
Amp I, S2‐102
Refreshments will be served
Details