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Finding & Building Your Research Group  |  December 8, 2021 | 3-4 PM

Sarah Forrester, PhD
UMass Chan Medical School

This seminar will provide advice and tips for early-stage researchers including:

  • How to find and attract like-minded scientists who complement your research
  • How to build your group and keep it productive
  • How to retain members of your research group

To join via zoom:

https://umassmed.zoom.us/j/98939803161?pwd=MEhheG93Uzg2UVFIR3ovbWxqVHVZZz09
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November10_2021.JPGPerfecting Your Biosketch: A SciENcv Workshop | November 10, 2021 | 12:30 -1:30 PM

Tess Grynoch & Kim MacKenzie
UMass Chan Medical School

Preparing to apply for a fellowship or your first R01? Procrastinating on your Personal Statement? Heard about the changes to the NIH Biosketch format? Join us to learn about the basics of creating a Biosketch (including the Personal Statement), the use of the NCBI tools My Bibliography and SciENcv, and the formatting changes that have recently gone into effect.  Tess Grynoch and Kim MacKenzie are Research Data & Scholarly Communications Librarians at the Lamar Soutter Library.

To register via zoom:
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Nunes_Zhao-poster_November082021.JPGAdvanced Statistical Methods/ Sequence Symmetry Analysis | November 8, 2021

Anthony Nunes, PhD & Danni Zhao, MS
UMass Chan Medical School

There are a host of analytic methods that try to get us closer to quantifying unbiased associations. The development and application these methods are motivated by various perspectives of causal thinking; however, all approaches recognize that the sequence of events is critical. Sequential Symmetry Analysis is an approach that leans heavily on the informativeness of sequence when trying to determine whether an exposure might cause an outcome.  This easy to implement method complements and improves upon traditional pre-post analyses by accounting for within-subject attributes and temporal trends.  In this presentation, we will introduce the basic concept of sequential symmetry analysis, discuss modifications that help further minimize bias, and present results from an applied example. In the applied example, we conducted an extension of sequence symmetry analysis using the IBM® MarketScan® Research Databases (2013-2018) among patients with type 2 diabetes who had an incident diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and initiation of antidiabetic medications We found that, though NAFLD not being a labeled indication, clinicians’ prescribing practices shift towards antidiabetic medications with evidence of potential benefits and away from other antidiabetic agents following a NAFLD diagnosis

   To join via zoom:

https://umassmed.zoom.us/j/97378343999?pwd=aXlNWVpyU3VFWWFhWmRSckdrQXlEdz09
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2021-20-28 image.jpgUMMS 26th Annual Research Retreat |  October 28-29, 2021

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS VIRTUAL EVENT

We cordially invite you to attend the UMMS 26th Annual Research Retreat, October 28th & 29th. This program will be virtual, so please look for more announcements and registration information soon.

 

Mooney-Phipps, Erin-image.pngFinding Funding | September 9, 2021

Erin Mooney Phipps, EdM, MS
UMass Chan Medical School

This presentation will go through step-by-step instructions in how to use two tools to seek private grant funding.

Pivot instructions  |  Link to the slides

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There's a Librarian for That? How the library can support your research.  |  March 29, 2021

Tess Grynoch & Kim MacKenzie
The Lamar Soutter Library

New to UMass Medical School or can't remember the last time you visited the library in-person or online? Come find out about all the research resources and services the Lamar Soutter Library provides. Need to access articles from a different library? Need to know if you can post a copy of your article on your personal website? Need to share your data to fulfill funding requirements? There's a librarian for that.

Link to the recording  |  Link to the slides

Put Your Best Foot Forward: Making Research Metrics Work for You  |  January 27, 2021

Tess Grynoch & Kim MacKenzie
The Lamar Soutter Library

Link to the recording

Research Data Management 101: Set Yourself Up for Success  |  November 19, 2020

Tess Grynoch & Kim MacKenzie
The Lamar Soutter Library

Link to the recording 

UMMS 25th Annual Research Retreat  |  October 26-27, 2020

This event was held virtually. For more information click here

The Conversation: Crafting a Strong Pitch: a Conversation Workshop  |  Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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The Intersection of Science and Wall Street  |  March 4, 2020

Michelle Avery, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Investor Relations & Patient Engagement, Summit Therapeutics

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Translating Science for Lay Audience: Write for the Conversation  |  February 12, 2020

Jennifer Berryman
Vice Chancellor of Communication at UMMS

The Path from Research Science to Intellectual Property Management as a Patent Agent  |  January 29, 2020

Gabriel Hendricks, Ph.D.
Patent Agent, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Academia, Pharma, Biotech, Nonprofit with a side of Life- My Career Transitions in Science  |  October 3, 2019

Joanne Kamens, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Addgene

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Insert Clever Title Here: Blogging About Your Research  |  January 17, 2019

Lisa Lines, PhD
Project Director in the Center for Advanced Methods Development  RTI International

Seminar and Career Chat

How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to Your Research  |  October 4, 2018

Erin Phipps, EdM, MS
Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer, UMMS

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University of Massachusetts Medical School 23rd Annual Research Retreat  |  September 20-21, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Medical School 22nd Annual Research Retreat to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Conference Center

From Unfolded Proteins to Research Training - Connecting the Dots in a Non-traditional Career in Science  |  March 29, 2018

Robert Rivers, PhD
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, NIDDK, NIH Sponsored by: UMMS SACNAS Chapter

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Training for LabArchives electronic notebook  |  February 8, 2018

Patrick Callahan
Senior Customer Care Representative, LabArchives

Session 1: Full Overview & demo for New & Novice Users of all the core features & functionality

Session 2: Advanced User Session for experienced Users that want to discuss ideas, struggles or see new functionality in action, like large file upload, makeup language integration or Chemdoodle widget tool.

Preprints in Biomedical Science  |  January 29, 2018

John Inglis, PhD
Publisher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and Co-Founder, bioRxiv

ReFigure: a new web tool to link experimental findings and increase the impact of your results  |  November 29, 2017

Girija Goyle, PhD and James Akin, PhD
Co-creators, ReFigure

Slides available

University of Massachusetts Medical School 22nd Annual Research Retreat  |  October 30-31, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Medical School 22nd Annual Research Retreat to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Conference Center

Electronic Lab Notebook (eLN) System Overview & Demo  |  October 18, 2017

A casual "Lunch & Learn" session for new or inexperienced users. This is a basic overview and demonstration of the LabArchives Electronic Notebook System.

How to write a review article that will establish you as an expert  |  September 20, 2017

Nicole Neuman, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Reviews, Molecular Cell

Slides available

Copper trafficking in terminal oxidases: a story on metals and thiols  |  July 28, 2017

Alejandro J. Vila Ph.D.
Director of Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Rosario (IBR), CONICET-UNR., University of Rosario, Argentina.

Co-sponsored by the UMMS SACNAS chapter

NIH Grant Writing Workshop  |  May 10, 2017

Joan M. Lakoski, PhD
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Robert J. Milner, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sponsored by: The Office of Research, Faculty Affairs and Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Publishing with Cell Press: Making a first impression and peer review from an editor’s perspective  | February 17, 2017

Masha Gelfand, Ph.D.
Scientific Editor, Developmental Cell

Strategies for Success in Collaboration and Team Science  |  December 12, 2016

L. Michelle Bennett, Ph.D.

Whether collaborating or working within a team now, or interested in doing so in the future, this workshop will raise your awareness of factors important for success (for you and for the team), and strategies you can use as a team leader or as junior member to maximize the experience. 

Distilling Your Message, a special interactive workshop by The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science  |  November 18, 2016

Evonne Kaplan-Liss, MD, MPH, FAAP
Medical Program Director at The Alda Center
Clinical Associate Professor in the Program in Public Health, Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is dedicated to helping scientists and physicians more effectively communicate with the public, with funders, with policymakers and with colleagues. This highly interactive workshop at UMass Medical School will be led by Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss, medical program director at The Alda Center. Dr. Kaplan-Liss is a clinical associate professor in the Program in Public Health, Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine and a former network journalist.

University of Massachusetts Medical School 21st Annual Research Retreat  |  October 27-28, 2016

The University of Massachusetts Medical School 21st Annual Research Retreat to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Conference Center.

Career Chat  |  October 18, 2016

Milka Kostic, PhD
Senior Editor for Cell Chemical Biology & Structure

Join this informal discussion (come with questions in mind!) to learn about (a) the day-to-day activities of a journal editor, (b) how Dr. Kostic navigated from her PhD (Brandeis University) to Postdoc (The Scripps Research Institute) to editor, and (c) advice for what you can do now to prepare for this career path. Dr. Kostic has an interest in issues facing women in science, and is also happy to discuss what it is like transitioning to a career away from the bench. 

Workshop for WPI & UMMS Post-Doctoral Researchers & Early Career STEM Faculty: An Overview of NSF Funding Opportunities  |  September 23, 2016

Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl
Program Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), National Science Foundation (NSF)

Your Rights as a Parent / Caregiver: UMMS Policies and Practices explained  |  July 28, 2016

Jesse Edwards, MA
Director, Equal Employment Opportunity at UMMS

Mary Ellen Lane, PhD
Associate Dean
GSBS Curriculum and Academic Affairs 
Senior Director of Administration, at UMMS

Katie Temple
Benefits Manager, Human Resources at UMMS

Doreen Rondeau
Leave Administrator, Human Resources at UMMS

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NIH Grant Writing Workshop  |  May 13, 2016

Joan M. Lakoski, PhD
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Robert J. Milner, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sponsored by: The Office of Research, Faculty Affairs and Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Optimizing Poster Presentations  |  January 27, 2016

Charlene Baron, M.Ed.
Instructional Technologist, Graphic Arts and Medical Photography/Imaging Specialist, Department of Radiology, Division of Translational Anatomy, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Job Hunting in Industry: Interviewing & Negotiation  |  December 9, 2015

Bill Lindstaedt, M.S.
Executive Director, Career Advancement, International and Postdoctoral Services, UCSF

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View Slides: Compensation Negotiation for Scientists Moving into Industry

View Slides: Interviewing Skills for Scientist Positions in Biotech Industry

How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to your Research  |  October 15, 2015

Tracy Schmidt, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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GSBS Read with author Jessica Wapner  |  September 3, 2015

The Philadelphia Chromosome (A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving Treatment)

Getting your Paper Published:  From writing to acceptance (and beyond)  |  July 20, 2015

Shawnna Buttery, Ph.D.
Scientific Editor, Elsevier

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The Science and Strategy of Effective Communication  |  March 17, 2015

Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D.
Scientist, Author, lecturer and CEO

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Conveying Messages with Graphs  |  January 28, 2015

Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D.

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How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to Your Research  |  December 10, 2014

Connie Johnson, Ph.D.

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

UMass Amherst Conference Center

NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops  |  October 30, 2014

Joan M. Lakoski, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences 

Robert J. Milner, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Steps to a Competitive Application
Know your Awards

  • Know Your NRSA
  • Applying for F Awards
  • Know Your K
  • Applying for K Awards
  • Know Your Kangaroo
  • Applying for the Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) award

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

Keynote Speaker Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.

Sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Career Development and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Handling Difficult Professional Conversations  |  April 12, 2014

Nancy Friedman, M.B.A.

Co-sponsored with Office for Professional & Career Development

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Improving your Priority-based Time Management Skills  |  March 19, 2014

Jay Spitulnik, Ed.M.

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Perfect Pitch  |  February 25, 2014

Linda S. Plano, Ph.D.

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Making the Most of Your Presentation  |  February 3, 2014

Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D.

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My Career as a Scientific Journal Editor  |  January 16, 2014

Angela Eggleston, Ph.D.

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Surviving (Happily) in My Science Career  |  December 2, 2013

Joanne Kamens, Ph.D.

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How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to Your Research  |  November 20, 2013

Connie Johnson, Ph.D.

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NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops  |  October 31, 2013

Robert J. Milner, PhD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs
Joan M. Lakoski, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences 

General workshop followed by know your awards:

  • Know Your NRSA
  • Know Your K
  • Know Your Kangaroo

Albert Sherman Center Inaugural Symposium  |  October 10, 2013

Campus Diversity Read Special Event: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  |  October 9, 2013

Featured Speaker: Roland Pattillo, MD

Not Networking 101 - Building Relationships for Success  |  September 16, 2013

Joanne Kamens, Ph.D.

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How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to Your Research  |  May 13, 2013

Connie Johnson, Ph.D.

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Rethinking the Design of Slides: the Assertion-Evidence Structure  |  May 6, 2013

Michael Alley, M.A., M.F.A.

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AWIS Resume Writing Workshop & Reviews  |  May 2, 2013

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

Job Hunting in the Biotech Industry  |  April 18, 2013

Bill Lindstaedt, M.S.

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Applying Statistics to Your Data: An Introduction to Using Statistics to Illuminate Your Results  |  March 28, 2013

Stephen Baker, MScPH

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Creating your Individual Development Plan  |  February 26, 2013

Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D.

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Structuring Your Scientific Paper  |  February 8, 2013

Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D.

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Communicating the Business of Science  |  December 6, 2012

Michelle Avery, Ph.D., GSBS 2011

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NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops  |  November 14, 2012

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

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs

Steps to a Competitive Application
Know Your Awards

  • Know Your NRSA
  • Know Your K
  • Know Your Kangaroo

Certificate in College Teaching  |  November 1, 2012

Susan C. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

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Put Your Science to WORK!  |  October 19, 2012

Peter Fiske, Ph.D.

From Academia to Entrepreneur: How to Start Your Own Company  |  October 1, 2012

Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D.

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William Gunn, Ph.D.

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Adobe Illustrator Workshop  |  September 13, 2012

Charlene Baron, M.Ed.

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Transition from Academia to Industry - Do it Right  |  June 15, 2012

Masha Fridkis-Hareli, Ph.D.

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Screening: The PhD Movie |  May 21, 2012

What can the NIH do for you?  |  April 27, 2012

Sam Zakhari, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the NIH

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Not Just Research: Finding Alternative Careers in Pharma  |  March 26, 2012 

Melissa Calmann Ph.D.,
Manager of Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls Regulatory Affairs for Janssen Biologics

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An academic position at a small college: "Career death" or just a different kind of career?  |  March 5, 2012

Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Assumption College & Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UMMS

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Quality Control at the UMass Biological Laboratory  |  January 25, 2012 

Susan Sloan, PhD, Senior Director, Quality Control, MassBiologics 

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NIH Career Development & Training Award Workshops  |  December 6, 2011

Joan M. Lakoski, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Robert J. Milner, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs

General Workshop: Steps to a Competitive Application

Know Your Awards

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

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships  |  December 2, 2011

Cynthia R. Robinson, MA

Nate Hafer, PhD

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The Translation of Innovation from Academia to Industry  |  November 18, 2011

Steven Munevar, Ph.D., M.B.A. (GSBS 2003)

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Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides: The Assertion-Evidence Approach  |  November 17, 2011

UMMS Faculty Leadership Seminar Series

Michael Alley, Associate Professor Engineering Communications at Penn State University

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Optimizing Poster Presentations  |  September 28, 2011

Charlene Baron, M.Ed. (Digital Imaging Specialist, UMass Medical School)

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What does the NIH Look for in Tenure-track Investigators?  |  July 18, 2011

Roland A. Owens, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Office of Intramural Research, NIH

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Mad Menicine:  Bringing High Science to Creative Advertising  |  June 10, 2011

Pamela Savage, Ph.D. (GSBS 2007)

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Preparing Yourself for a Career in Industry  |  May 23, 2011

Lauren Celano, Propel Careers

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From Academia to Industry:  Navigating the Rubicon  |  April 14, 2011

Yael Schwartz, PhD

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CV Basics:  Documenting Research Accomplishments  |  March 3, 2011  

David Weaver, PhD

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Science Policy  |  December 10, 2010

Phyllis Frosst, PhD

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Certificate in College Teaching  |  October 14, 2010 

Susan C. Wyckoff, Ph.D. 

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Science Policy  |  September 23, 2010

Cornelia Dean, PhD

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National Postdoc Appreciation Day - Ice Cream Social  |  September 23, 2012

Career Options: Editor: Scientific Journal  |  May 20, 2010

Daniel H. Wainstock, Ph.D. & Susanne, Tranguch, Ph.D.

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How to Choose a Postdoctoral Position - A Panel Discussion  |  April 30, 2010

Michelle Kelliher, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology

Craig Peterson, Professor & Vice-Chair, Mol. Medicine

Jonathan Gordon, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cell Biology

Mary Logan, Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurobiology 

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Career Options: Intellectual Property Law: A Career Information Discussion  |  March 18, 2010

Daniel W. Young, PhD & Josepha Parente, Esq

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Surviving (Happily) My Career in Science: 10 Commandments for Negotiating Work and Life  |  February 8, 2010

Joanne Kamens, PhD

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Put Your Science to WORK!  |  December 4, 2009

Peter Fiske, PhD
Author of "Put your Science to Work - The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists" 

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