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Scholarly Talks and Policy Sessions

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Invited panelist for a session on the future of graduate educatoin at the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) annual meeting (Nov.)

Invited speaker, Individual Development Plans for the NSF INCLUDES Inclusive Graduate Education Network national meeting (Oct.)

Co-organizing a session “Is Our IDP Process Working? Creating a National Toolkit for Assessing the Outcomes & Impacts of IDPs” at the AAMC GREAT Group annual meeting (Sept.)

Co-organizing a session “Enhancing Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in PhD Career Development” at the AAMC GREAT Group annual meeting (Sept.)

Invited panelist to describe our curricular approach at the NIGMS Training, Workforce, and Diversity (TWD) Program Directors' Meeting, "Preparing Trainees for a Broad Range of Careers" (July)   

Organized a multi-stakeholder workshop on "Enhancing Dissemination of Evidence-Based Models for PhD Career Development" at Janelia Research Campus (July)

Organized session "A New Frontier: Strategies and Outcomes for Embedding Professional Development Courses into the Core PhD Curriculum" at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting (June)

Panelist for "Models of Institutional Support for Graduate Career Development: Successes and Challenges" at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting (June)

Dr. Fenn presented a poster, "Career Pathways Communities to Facilitate Deeper Career Exploration: Student and Professionals' Perspectives from Evaluation Data and Interviews" at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting (June)

Co-presented a poster with Corrie Kuniyoshi, "How Effective are our Individual Development Plan Practices? Creating a Toolkit for Assessing Outcomes and Impacts for Use of IDPs" at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting (June)

Presented keynote address at the 5th Annual Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium, hosted by University of Kentucky  (May)

Invited panelist for MassBioEd’s Life Sciences Workforce 2019 Conference on Enhancing Career Awareness and Readiness Among Undergrads, Grad Students & Post Docs panel (May)

Invited seminar on the design and uses of myIDP (and Individual Development Plans) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City (April)

Presented preliminary outcomes of integrating career development into our UMassMed curriculum at the Understanding Interventions annual conference (March)

 

2018   

Presented our curricular approach to career development in a AAMC/FASEB webinar as one of two institutions selected as modeling recommendations in the National Academies’ Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century report 

Consulted at Johns Hopkins University on career and professional development programs.

Co-organized plenary panel Leveraging Organizational Influence to Support Culture Change in the Academy at the NIH BEST Consortium annual meeting  

Invited presentation on plenary panel Creating Sustainable Organizations: Sustainability and lessons learned from the national stage at the NIH BEST Consortium annual meeting

Invited to present on the emergence of Individual Development Plans in the U.S. at the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators annual meeting in Winnipeg, Canada

Co-led session at Massachusetts STEM Summit on job simulations as a PhD educational tool that may apply across educational levels

Presented posters on (a) early outcomes of our NIH BEST curricular UMassMed approach to career development and (b) Career Pathways Communities at the AAMC GREAT Group annual meeting

Invited moderator for session on enhancing research and evaluation as part of a 2-day roundtable discussion on the future of PhD career development, hosted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Organized session “How do we know that our approach is effective? Building an evidence basis for professional development programs” at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting

Co-presented with Dr. Fenn a poster at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting on Career Pathways Communities

Co-designed as a member of the GCC Mentoring Program Committee a poster on the new GCC mentoring program at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting

Invited attendee for AAU workshop on measuring and reporting PhD career outcomes as part of the PhD Education Initiative

Invited faculty seminar on educational approaches using Individual Development Plans at Brandeis University

Invited to organize and introduce session, “Challenges Facing the Next Generation of PhD Scientists” at Bruce Alberts 80th Birthday Symposium on Science Education and Policy in San Francisco, CA

Presented via webinar to Health Research Alliance on national initiatives to advance the career development of scientists

Invited faculty seminar on Individual Development Plans at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

2017

Invited keynote address at University of Iowa’s Annual Neuroscience Retreat

With Bill Lindstaedt, presented “Future directions for myIDP: an online career planning tool for bio scientists” at the National Science Foundation

Invited seminar “myIDP: Designs and uses of the career planning tool” at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

Invited faculty seminar “Implementing Individual Development Plans” at Northeastern University

Invited panelist for webinar “Reaching all postdocs: Prompting career planning via required and opt-in career development activities” hosted by the National Postdoctoral Association

Visited University of Connecticut (Storrs campus) to present a faculty seminar on Individual Development Plans

Visited University of Connecticut Health Center to present a faculty seminar on Individual Development Plans

Co-organized a session “Advancing PhD career development through innovation and collaboration” at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting

Presented at the annual meeting of Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry (AMGDB),Adapting Graduate Education to Prepare Students for an Ever-Evolving Biomedical Workforce

 

2016

Visited University of Toronto, Canada to teach a workshop on Individual Development Plans for faculty, then give the keynote address for an IDP symposium for graduate students     

Presented poster and featured short talk at the AAMC GREAT/GRAND Group annual meeting on our NIH BEST curricular model for career development

Co-organized a session on using learning objectives in PhD career development for the AAMC GREAT/GRAND Group annual meeting 

Presented poster at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting on our integration of Individual Development Plans into the graduate & postdoctoral curriculum

Presented “Experiments in Educational Innovation: Career & Professional Development” at the NIGMS Symposium on Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Education

Presented on IDP tools for American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics annual conference

Presented faculty seminar on Individual Development Plans at Ohio State University     

 

2015   

Presented poster at the AAMC GREAT Group annual meeting on our integration of Individual Development Plans into the graduate & postdoctoral curriculum

Presented “Professional development for graduate students: how is it structured, what are the gaps and challenges, how do we move forward” at the Council of Graduate Schools summit on “Shaping Graduate Student Professional Development for the STEM Workforce: Opportunities, Gaps, and Strategic Directions” (2017 CGS report)

Presented seminar on Individual Development Plans at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine   

Keynote Speaker presenting on Individual Development Plans for faculty CTSA symposium at University of Rochester School of Medicine     

Panelist for webinar “State of the IDP” hosted by the National Postdoctoral Association

Panelist in session “Mentoring Future Educators” for American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics annual meeting

 

2014   

Presented at the NIH BEST Consortium annual meeting on initial strategies for launching our career development curriculum

Presented on Individual Development Plans to principal investigators of NIH National Human Genome Research Institute training grants and diversity action plan grants

Presented poster at the AAMC GREAT Group annual meeting on our rationale for integrating career development into the curriculum

Presented poster at the AAMC GREAT Group annual meeting on using myIDP to meet NIH requirements for IDP reporting

Co-organized session at Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting on facilitating institutional culture change

Presented on graduate and postdoctoral training for career success at the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine annual conference

Presented webinar for NIH BEST Consortium on early lessons learned in our pilot IDP course

 

2013  

Keynote address on Individual Development Plans for the Postdoctoral Celebration at Mass General Hospital    

Presented at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting on strategies for establishing a new career development office

Presented data on career preferences for students and implications for graduate education at the National Directors of Graduate Studies in Pharmacology and Physiology annual meeting

Co-organized symposium on “Preparing our future scientific workforce to ensure the success of science” for the AAAS Annual Meeting

 

2012   

Presented poster at the AAMC GREAT/GRAND Group Annual Meeting on myIDP

Gave talk introducing beta version of myIDP at the Graduate Career Consortium annual meeting

Presented poster at the National Postdoctoral Association annual meeting on the beta version of myIDP

Presented beta version of myIDP to the steering committee for the NIGMS Strategic Plan for Training

 

(prior to 2012 not listed)

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