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Professional Development Curriculum (for BBS students)

For 1st Year Students

Succeeding in Year 1 (since 2014)
Dissecting a research paper (since 2014)
Presentation skills for rotation reports & group meetings (since 2014)
Presentation skills practice-and-feedback sessions (since 2017)
For dates, times, and locations see syllabus for Foundations or Core Course.

For 3rd year students

Career Planning via an IDP (for 3rd year graduate students)
part of BBS601: Professionalism & Research Conduct (PARC) (mini-course started 2014; BBS601 since 2015)
Dates, times, and locations provided in syllabus via email.  For list of assignments, contact course co-director Cynthia Fuhrmann. more about IDPs >

Career Pathways Communities (for 3rd/4th year students since 2017)  more info >

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshops & Clinics

For incoming postdocs
IDP workshops are taught as part of the Postdoc RCR Course (required for incoming postdocs; offered 2-3 times per year). See email from Anthony Imbalzano or Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for dates/times/locations. 
more about IDPs >

For 3rd year BBS students
3rd year BBS students are guided through their first IDP via lessons in the PARC course (BBS601). 
more about IDPs >
 

For PGSP/PREP post-baccalaureate students
The IDP is a helpful framework through which to set goals during the post-baccalaureate year for students in the PGSP and PREP programs. Students reflect, develop an IDP, and return to discuss stages of their IDP in periodic small-group workshops (started in 2016).  See email from Michelle Morrison for dates/times/locations. more about IDPs > 

Open to the campus

IDP Workshop
So many options!  Bringing focus to your career exploration
Friday, January 8, 2016 |  12:00-2:00 p.m. | Room S2-309 B&C

IDP Workshop
Setting goals to strategically navigate your scientific training & career
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 9-11 a.m. | Room S2-318A 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 9-11 a.m. | Room S2-318A
Friday, January 16, 2015 | 9-11 a.m. | Room S2-318A (iTLC-A)
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 |  10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Room S2-318A
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 |  11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Room S2-309 B&C

IDP Workshop
Setting goals to strategically navigate your scientific training & career for PGSP students
Monday, August 6, 2018 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Room S3-436
Monday, August 27, 2018 | 10-11 a.m. | Room S3-402
Monday, October 15, 2018 | 1-2 p.m. | Room S3-436

IDP Clinic
Refining your plan for this year
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Room S2-318A
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Room S2-318A
Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 9-10:30 am  | Room S2-318C (iTLC-C)
Friday, December 4, 2015 |  11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Room S2-351
Friday, January 22, 2016 |  12:00-1:30 p.m. | Room S2-351 

Career Pathways Events

Career Chats

Careers in Publishing (informal discussion) with Catherine Goodman, Senior Editor of Nature Chemical Biology
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 1:15-2 p.m. | Room LRB-916
Co-sponsored with the UMMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Careers in Science Writing (informal discussion) with Jessica Wapner, author of “The Philadelphia Chromosome"
Thursday, September 3, 2015 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | S2-309 B/C (Goff Learning Center)
Co-sponsored with the GSBS Office for Postdoctoral Scholars

Career Chat:  An informal discussion with Emory Chan, PhD, Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Room LRB-616
Co-sponsored with the UMMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Career Chat:  An informal discussion with Steven Swoap, PhD, Professor of Biology, Williams College
Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Room S7-105
Co-sponsored with the UMMS Program in Neuroscience

Career Chat:  An informal discussion with Cosma Dellisanti, PhD, Associate Editor, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Room LRB-916
Co-sponsored with the UMMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology 

Career Chat:  An informal discussion with Milka Kostic, PhD, Senior Editor, Cell Chemical Biology & Structure
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Michelson Conference Room, 1st floor LRB
Co-sponsored with the UMMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Career Chat:  An informal discussion with John Desjarlais, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Xencor
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 4-5:15 p.m. | LRB 816
Co-sponsored with eClub and the UMMS Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology 

Career Chat: An informal discussion with Tim Gondre-Lewis, PhD, Program Officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Thursday, August 24, 2018  | 4-4:30 p.m. | Room AS8.2072

Career Chat: An Informal discussion with Matteo Farinella, PhD, Science Comic Artist and Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | room S2-309A

Career Chat with Melissa Moore, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Moderna Therapeutics
Monday, January 7, 2019 | 2-3 p.m. | S2-309 B&C

Career Chat with Lisa Lines, PhD, UMMS Alum and Co-Editor of "The Medical Care Blog"
Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 2:15-3 p.m. | S2- 352
Co-sponsored with the GSBS Office of Postdoctoral Scholars

Career Chat with Laura E. Mariani, PhD, Senior Associate at Execute Recruiting Firm, Isaacson Miller
Friday, February 1, 2019 | 1-2 p.m. | S2 - 351

Career Chat with Dharia McGrew, PhD, Senior Policy Consultant of the
California Dental Association 
Friday, May 17, 2019 | 1-2 p.m. | Library Conference Room S1-605

Career Chat with Ellen France, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Georgia College
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | S2 - 352

Career Options for Ph.D.'s (career panels)

Careers for Ph.D.'s:  Industry Roles Beyond the Bench
Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Room S2-351
Panelists:  Kamna Aggarwal, Ph.D., Heriberto Moreno Aquino, Ph.D., J.D., Christopher Dowdy, Ph.D., Andrew Gara, M.D.

Careers for Ph.D.'s: Teaching-Intensive Roles
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 |  3:00-5:00 p.m. | Amphitheater II (Room S4-102)
Panelists:  Natalie Farny, Ph.D., Jason Heustis, Ph.D., and Brindha Muniappan, Ph.D.

Careers for Ph.D.'s: Discovery Research in Industry
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 3:15-5 p.m. |  Hiatt Auditorium (S1-608) 
Panelists:  Dinah Sah, Ph.D., Yang Wang, Ph.D., Ceren Korkut, Ph.D., Greg Kabachinski, Ph.D. 

Careers in Industry: Spotlight on MassBiologics

Introduction to Product Discovery & Development 
Monday, October 20, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Room S2-309 B
Mark Klempner, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor, MassBiologics, Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School

Careers in Research: Product Discovery
Monday, October 27, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., career panel; 1-2 p.m., small group discussions | Lazare Auditorium (S1-607)
Speaker: Bill Thomas, Ph.D.
Additional panelists:  Colby Souders, Ph.D., Yang Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Maja Sedic, Ph.D.

Careers in Process Development 
Friday, November 7, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., career panel; 1-2 p.m., small group discussions | Amphitheater I (S2-102)
Speaker:  Sadettin Ozturk, Ph.D.
Additional panelists: Rachel Wollacott, Ph.D., Paul Casaz, Ph.D., Joshua Merritt, Ph.D.

Careers in Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development 
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m., career panel| 12:45-1:30 p.m., small group discussions| Lazare Auditorium (S1-607)
Speaker: Deborah Molrine, MD, MPH.
Additional panelists:  Deborah Molrine, MD, MPH, Lisa Cavacini, Ph.D., Keith Reimann, DVM, Heidi Smith, MD, Ph.D. 

Careers in Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Quality Systems
Wednesday, December 3, 2014  | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., career panel; 1-2 p.m., small group discussions | Goff S2-309B
Speaker:  Mark Leney, Ph.D.
Additional panelists: Mark Leney, Ph.D., Rebecca Cannon, Ph.D., David Wells, Peter Cheslock, Ph.D., and Greg Saia, Ph.D.

Careers in Regulatory Affairs and Manufacturing
Monday, December 8, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., career panel; 1-2 p.m., small group discussions | Lazare Auditorium (S1-607)
Speaker: Joanne Totosy de Zepetnek, Ph.D. and Frank Fazio, MBA
Additional panelists: Joanne Totosy de Zepetnek, Ph.D.  Sneha Gupta*, Ph.D.,  Frank Fazio, MBA and Marge Tucker, Ph.D.

Careers in Business Development
Monday, December 15, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., career panel; 1-2 p.m., small group discussions | Lazare Auditorium (S1-607)
Speaker:  Cynthia Hernit-Grant, Ph.D.
Additional panelists: John Finch, J.D. and Sardiaa Leney, J.D.

"Life After the Ph.D." Annual Alumni Reunion Networking Events

Reunion 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 3:45 - 5:45 p.m. |  Room S2-309
Organized by the Graduate Student Body Committee and IndEx in partnership with the GSBS Center for Biomedical Career Development. 

Alumni and current GSBS trainees came together to discuss topics at the intersection of science, career, and life. Participants rotated through tables in a small-group speed networking format to meet fellow alumni, students, and postdocs via discussion of common interests. This event culminated with informal networking and an opportunity to challenge new (or old) acquaintances in a variety of outdoor/indoor games. 

Table discussion leaders included:

  • Kamna Aggarwal, (PhD '10) Medical Writer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Shovon Ashraf, (PhD '01) Associate at Goodwin
  • Laurie Boyer, (PhD '01) Associate Professor of Biology at MIT
  • Randy Brutkiewicz, (PhD '93) Professor of Microbiology & Immunology; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Loree Griffin Burns, (PhD '97) Scientific Writer and Public Speaker
  • Ken Campellone, (PhD '03) Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of Connecticut
  • Carina Clingman, (PhD '14) Scientific Recruiting Consultant at Talent Lab Consulting
  • Rachel Roth Flach, (postdoc '15) Principal Scientist at Pfizer
  • Robyn Marty-Roix, (PhD '10, postdoc '15) Medical Device Biocompatibility Specialist at Vendorpass
  • Yuly Fuentes-Medel, (PhD '11) Executive Director at Descience-Research on the Runway
  • Jennifer Griffin, (PhD '11) Senior Consultant at Back Bay Life Science Advisors
  • Mary Pickering, (PhD '06, postdoc '09) Visiting Assistant Professor of Biotechnology at Assumption College
  • Lu-Ann Pozzi, (PhD '04) Program Manager at Office of Fellowship Training at Boston Children's Hospital; Director of Science Shaping Our World at Munevar & Associates Inc.
  • Jeff Shearstone, (PhD '11) Associate Director at Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Djade Soumana, (PhD '15) Sales Specialist at GE Healthcare Life Sciences
  • Bruce Wentworth, (PhD '86) Lead Consultant/Principal Owner at BMW Research Consulting

Reunion 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. |  iTLC Rooms on the 2nd floor of the School Building

This popular GSBS event returns in 2018 to bring together alumni and current students/postdocs to discuss topics at the intersection of science, career, and life. Participants rotate through tables in a small-group speed networking format to meet fellow alumni, students, and postdocs via discussion of common interests. This event culminates with informal networking and an opportunity to challenge new (or old) acquaintances in a variety of outdoor/indoor games. 

GSBS alumni table discussion leaders include:

  • Ami Ashar-Patel (PhD '17, postdoc '17), Scientific Inside Sales Representative at STEMCELL Technologies
  • Shovon Ashraf (PhD '01), Associate at Goodwin
  • Jared Auclair (PhD '08), Director of Biotechnology Professional Science Masters and Training at Northeastern University
  • Jennifer Cotton (PhD '16), Postdoctoral Scholar, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Tathagat Dutta Ray (PhD '10), Technology Specialist at Hamiton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
  • Kim Foster (PhD '88), Consultant at YES Pharma Services GmbH
  • Sneha Gupta (PhD '13), Regulatory Affairs Professional at MassBiologics
  • Sonia Hall (postdoc '17), Director of Engagement and Development, Genetics Society of America (GSA)
  • Reina Improgo (PhD '11) Senior Research Scientist, Idera Pharmaceuticals
  • Nitya Jain (PhD '09; postdoc '12) Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Immunologist, Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Alexander Lagadinos (PhD '13), Senior Manager, Business Development, Sarepta Therapeutics
  • Richard Melloni (PhD '93, postdoc '95), Professor of Psychology and Director, Program in Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University
  • Matthew Murawski (PhD '09), Senior Director Business Development at ApoCell, Inc.
  • Sri Narasimhan (PhD '10), Senior Editor, Cell
  • Mihir Rajurkar (PhD '14), Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School
  • Melissa Rotunno (PhD '15), Postdoctoral Researcher at Sanofi Genzyme
  • Reddy Ranjith Kumar Sama (PhD '14), Senior Clinical Trial Manager, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Tracy E. Schmidt (PhD '13), Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations "Bridging Bench to Bedside"
  • Djade Soumana, (PhD '15) Sales Specialist at GE Healthcare Life Sciences
  • Mikayla Rae Thompson (PhD '14), Manager, Regulatory Affairs CMC at Biogen
  • Aditya Venkatesh (PhD '16), Senior Scientist at Stoke Therapeutics
  • Cara Weismann (PhD '14; postdoc '16), AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, National Genome Research Institute

The “Life After the PhD” Organizing Committee:

Graduate students: Cansu Colpan (co-chair) Neha Diwanji Zachary Kennedy (co-chair) Kashfia Neherin Ciearra Smith  (co-chair)

Alumnus: Djade Soumana (Ph.D. ‘15)

GSBS Center for Biomedical Career Development: Cynthia Fuhrmann Spencer Fenn 

This event is hosted by the Graduate Student Body Committee in partnership with the GSBS Center for Biomedical Career Development and UMMS Alumni Relations. 

Reunion 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 3-6 p.m. |  iTLC Rooms on the 2nd floor of the School Building

This popular GSBS event returns in 2019 to bring together alumni and current students/postdocs to discuss topics at the intersection of science, career, and life. Participants rotate through tables in a small-group speed networking format to meet fellow alumni, students, and postdocs via discussion of common interests. This event culminates with informal networking and an opportunity to challenge new (or old) acquaintances in a variety of outdoor/indoor games. 

GSBS alumni table discussion leaders include:

  • Ami Ashar-Patel (PhD '17, postdoc '17), Scientific Inside Sales Representative at STEMCELL Technologies
  • Laurie Boyer (PhD '00), Associate Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, MIT
  • Sourav Choudhury (PhD '16), Scientific Program Lead, Logic Therapeutics 
  • Melissa Derner (PhD '17), Science Writer, EMD Serono
  • David Driscoll (PhD '17), Associate Scientific Curator, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Caroline Duffy (PhD '16),  Scientist, Sanofi Genzyme
  • Ankit Gupta (PhD '12), Scientist II, Gene Editing, Bluebird Bio
  • Sneha Gupta (PhD '13), Manager, Regulatory Science, Bluebird Bio
  • Margaret Heider (PhD '16), Development Scientist, New England Biolabs
  • Susan Heilman (PhD '07), Program Manager, Community Initiatives, and Educator, Boston Museum of Science
  • Alexander Lagadinos (PhD '12), Senior Manager, Business Development, Sarepta Therapeutics
  • Eric Merithew (PhD '), Project Manager, Suez Water Advanced Solutions
  • Amanda Monahan (PhD '18), Scientific Editor, Cell Press
  • Sri Narasimhan (PhD '10), Senior Scientific Editor, Cell
  • Jennifer O'Neil (PhD '04), Senior Principal Scientist, Merck
  • Corrie Painter (PhD '11), Associate Director of Operations and Scientific Outreach for the Broad Cancer Program, Associate Director of Count Me In
  • Lu-Ann Pozzi (PhD '04), Program Manager, Office of Fellowship Training at Boston Children's Hospital
  • Frederick 'Al' Schroeder (PhD '08), Co-Founder and Director of R&D, Eikonizo Therapeutics
  • Yael Schwartz (PhD '91), President and CEO, Or-Genix Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Jeff Shearstone (PhD '11), Director, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Syros Pharmaceuticals 
  • Cheri Sirois (PhD '11), Scientific Editor, Cell Reports
  • Cara Weismann (PhD '14; postdoc '16), Director of Operations, Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies (CAPCaT), M2D2; Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, UMMS
  • Kristen Willems (PhD '11), Assistant Professor, Regis College
  • Leanne Wilson (PhD '03), Director, Scientific Communications, Gastroenterology Therapeutic Area Lead, Medical Affairs at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Career Pathways Celebration Networking Event

Career Pathways Celebration 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 4-5 p.m. | Faculty Conference Room
Expand your professional network, learn from peers what they learned in Career Pathways Communities, consider careers YOU may want to pursue.

Professionals attending:
Laurence Covassin, PhD, Associate Director of Analytical Services; Biologics Division, Charles River Labs
Karen Eisenhauer, PhD, Vice President, Medical Writing, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Natalie Farny, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology & Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Rachel Gerstein, PhD, Associate Professor,  Microbiology and Physiological Systems, UMass Medical School
Sneha Gupta, PhD, Regulatory Affairs Specialist III, MassBiologics
Susan Heilman, PhD, Educator, Boston Museum of Science
Destin Heilman, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Christian Roy, PhD, Scientist II, Takeda Oncology
Scott Shaffer, PhD, Director of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry, Research Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMass Medical School
Donald Spratt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Carl J. and Anna Carlson Endowed Chair, Clark University
Christopher Van, PhD, Medical Writing Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
David Weaver, PhD, Professor, Neurobiology, UMass Medical School

Career Pathways Celebration 2018
Tuesday, December 11 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. | Faculty Conference Room
Special networking event culminating the 2018 series of Career Pathways Communities

Professionals attending:
*Kamna Aggarwal, PhD, Senior Medical Writer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Susanna M Bächle, PhD, Outreach Scientist & Strategic Partnership Manager, Addgene
Lauren Drouin, PhD, Scientist II, Voyager Therapeutics, Inc
*Jennifer Griffin, PhD, VP, Industry Programs & Relations, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
*Susan Heilman, PhD, Educator, Boston Museum of Science
Craig Mak, PhD, (Former Editor, Cell Systems) Director of Strategy, Arbor Biotechnologies
Michelle Mondoux, PhD, Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross
*Christian Roy, PhD, Scientist II, Takeda Oncology
*Wes Salomon, PhD, Principal Scientist, Intellia Therapeutics
Scott Shaffer, PhD, Director of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry, Research Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMass Medical School
Colby Souders, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Abveris
John Sullivan-Bólyai, MD, MPH, Deputy Director of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs, MassBiologics
Donald Spratt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Carl J. and Anna Carlson Endowed Chair, Clark University
*Christopher Van, PhD, Sr. Medical Writing Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Yang Wang MD, PhD, Deputy Director, Product Development, MassBiologics and Associate Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
David Weaver, PhD, Professor, Neurobiology, UMass Medical School

*UMMS alumni

Academic Job Search Series

Part 1:  Launching Your Academic Job Search
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 12-2 p.m. | Room S1-608 (Hiatt Auditorium)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 12-2 p.m. | Room S2-310
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 10 a.m.-noon | Room AS6-2072

Part 2: Writing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Friday, June 19, 2015 | 12-2 p.m. | Room S2-351
Monday, July 18, 2016 | 12-2 p.m. | Room S2-310
Friday, July 14, 2017 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Room Goff S2-309 B&C

Part 3: Preparing for the Interview Visit
Part 4: Negotiating Your Startup Package
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | Part 3, 9-10:30 a.m.; Part 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Room S1-607 (Lazare Auditorium)
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Part 3, 10-11:30 a.m.; Part 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Room S2-310
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Part 3, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; Part 4, 3:30-5 p.m. | Hiatt Auditorium

CV/Cover Letter Exchange
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | GSBS Conference Room - Suite S1-824
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | 12-1 p.m. | GSBS Conference Room - Suite S1-824
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 12-1:30 p.m. | GSBS Conference Room - Suite S1-824

Industry Job Search Series

Job Hunting in Industry, Part 1:  Effective Interviewing Skills
Job Hunting in Industry, Part 2:  Compensation and Negotiation Skills
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 |  Part 1, 9:00-10:45 a.m.; Part 2, 1:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Room S2-102 (Amphitheater I)
Speaker:  Bill Lindstaedt, M.S.
Co-sponsored with the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars

Job Hunting in Industry:  Prepare for a Successful Job Search
Thursday, April 18, 2013 |  12:30-2:00 p.m. | Room S6-102 (Amphitheater III)
Speaker:  Bill Lindstaedt, M.S.
Co-sponsored with the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars
Slides and video of Bill Lindstaedt's presentation on preparing for a successful job search

CV/Cover Letter Exchange: Careers in Industry
Thursday, October 12, 2017  |   12-1:30 p.m.  |  GSBS Conference Room in Suite S1-824

Informational session for Postdoctoral Positions at MassBiologics
Friday, May 8, 2015 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Room S2-309C

Other Career Pathways Events

Conversation with Naturejobs editor Julie Gould
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Room S2-309C

Careers in Government for Biomedical Ph.D.s with Representatives from the NIH
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Hiatt Auditorium, Room S1-608
Slides from the "Careers in Government for Biomedical Ph.D.s" event with representatives from the NIH, Dr. Patricia Labosky and Dr. Alison Hall

Fundamentals of Effective Teaching and Learning: a course offered in collaboration with Becker College
July 28, 30, August 6, 12, 13, 2015  | 9-11 a.m.
This course was full (application required; attendance limited). We hope to offer the course again in future years. 

Navigating the NIH When Applying for an F or K Award with NIAID Program Officer Tim Gondre-Lewis, PhD
Thursday, August 24, 2018  | 3-4 p.m. | Room AS8.2072

Communication and Leadership Skills

Funding Your Research Through the NSF:  A talk for faculty and postdoctoral scholars
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 2-3 p.m. | LRB 816
Speaker:  Dr. Manju Hingorani
Hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, the Office of Research and the Center for Biomedical Career Development

Developing Communication & Leadership Skill To Benefit Your Training and Career
A workshop for graduate students and postdocs
Monday, May 2, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | S1-342 (Faculty Conference Room)
Special event, featuring guest speaker Sharon Milgram, Ph.D.

Managing a Research Group to Optimize Productivity
A workshop for faculty
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | S1-342 (Faculty Conference Room)
Special event, featuring guest speaker Sharon Milgram, Ph.D.

Distilling Your Message:  A Special Interactive Workshop by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Friday, November 18, 2016 | 9-11 a.m. | S1-342 (Faculty Conference Room)

Strategies for Success in Collaboration and Team Science
Monday, December 12, 2016 | 12-3:30 p.m. |  S1-342 (Faculty Conference Room)
Speaker:  L. Michelle Bennett, Ph.D.
Hosts: cBCD and UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Research Talk Clinic (monthly in Spring 2017)
Students and postdocs each gave a 10-minute research talk and received feedback in a facilitated small-group peer setting. 

Animating Molecules - a special seminar featuring Dr. Janet Iwasa
Monday, March 5, 2018  |  3-4 p.m.  |   Lazare Auditorium (Room S1-607) 

Science Advocacy and Outreach with Prof. Nick Rhind:
Ways any scientist can get started engaging with the public or government representatives
Monday, July 30 | 12 -1 p.m.  |  Michelson Room (LRB 1st floor)

Workshops Co-hosted with Office for Postdoctoral Scholars

Conveying Messages With Graphs
Featuring Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 1:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Room S1-608 (Hiatt Auditorium)

The Science & Strategy of Communication
with Peter Fiske, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Q&A to follow | Hiatt Auditorium (Room S1-608)

Getting Your Paper Published:  From writing to acceptance (and beyond) with Shawnna Buttery, Ph.D.
Monday, July 20, 2015 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Lazare Auditorium, S1-607

How to write a review article that will establish you as an expert
with Nicole Neuman, Ph.D., Senior Editor, Reviews, Molecular Cell
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Room S2-351
Slides >

ReFigure: a new web tool to link experimental findings and increase the impact of your results
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 2:00-2:45 p.m. | Room S2-351

Insert Clever Title Here: Blogging About Your Research with Lisa Lines, PhD, UMMS Alum and Co-Editor of "The Medical Care Blog"
Thursday, January 17 | 1-2 p.m. | S2-352

Food for Scientific Thought Series: Is the Scientific Community Malnourished?

Brewing Scientific Innovation: How Navigating Failure & the Unknown Can Lead to Creative Science
Thursday, June 29, 2016 | 12-1 p.m. (arrive by 11:30 a.m. to watch the video) | ASC bldg., 7th flr., rm. AS7.2072

Video to pre-watch:
Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown,” Uri Alon, Ph.D. (15:52)

Scientific Identity Crises: Imposter Syndrome & the Stories We Tell
Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 12-1 p.m. (arrive by 11:30 a.m. to watch the video) | LRB bldg., 1st flr., Michelson Conference Room

Video to pre-watch:
"Lies, Damned Lies, and Academic Narratives," Terry Johnson, Ph.D. (22:41)

Biology of Thought Germs: How Ideas Spread & Thinking Intentionally
Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 12-1 p.m. (arrive by 11:20 a.m. to watch the video) | School bldg., 2nd flr., S2-309 B/C

Video/audio to pre-watch/listen (NOTE: 2 this week!):
This Video Will Make You Angry,” CGP Grey (7:25)
This is Water,” David Foster Wallace, M.F.A. (22:44)

 

BEST/cBCD Kickoff

Keynote address by Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D.
“The Best of Times; The Worst of Times: Life in the Biomedical Sciences"
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 1:15-3 p.m., reception to follow | Albert Sherman Center auditorium

cBCD Open House
Friday, May 15, 2015 | 1-4 p.m. | Lamar Soutter Library Conference Room