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 

 

 

 

Save The Date

October 27th and 28th, 2016

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

 

 

Save The Date

Friday, November 18, 9-11 a.m.* (room TBA)

"Distilling Your Message"

A Special Interactive Workshop by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science


Past Events 

 

Workshop for WPI & UMMS Post-Doctoral Researchers & Early Career STEM Faculty

An Overview of NSF Funding Opportunities 

Presenter:
Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl
Program Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
 
When:
September 23, 2016, 1:00-3:00 pm

Where:
WPI Gateway Park Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center
60 Prescott Street, Room 1002

Know your rights as a parent and caregiver

Your Rights as a Parent / Caregiver: UMMS Policies and Practices explained.

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

Thursday, July 28, 2016
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Q & A to follow
Hiatt Auditorium, S1-608

Details

Joan M Lakoski

Robert J Milner

NIH Grant Writing Workshop

Joan M. Lakoski, PhD (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
Robert J. Milner, PhD (UMMS)
Friday, May 13, 2016
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

Details

   

Optimizing Poster Presentations

Charlene Baron, M.Ed.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Q & A to follow
S1-607
Refreshments will be served

Details  |  Slides available

   
 

Job Hunting in Industry: Interviewing & Negotiation

Bill Lindstaedt, M.S.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Interviewing: 9 - 10:45 a.m.
Compensation Negotiation: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Amphitheater 1 (S2-102)

Details  |  Slides available

   

How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to your Research

Tracy Schmidt, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
S2-352 (school building)

Details

   

 

GSBS Read with author Jessica Wapner

Thursday, September 3, 2015 

 

 

 

Getting your Paper Published:  From writing to acceptance (and beyond)

Shawnna Buttery, Ph.D.
Monday, July 20, 2015
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lazare Auditorium, S1-607

Details  |  Slides available

 

 

 

The Science and Strategy of Effective Communication

Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Hiatt Auditorium, S1-608
(90-minute presentation followed by Q&A)

Details

 

 

 

Conveying Messages with Graphs

Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D.
January 28, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00pm
(90-minute presentation followed by Q&A)
Hiatt Auditorium, S1-608

Details

 

 

How to Easily Find Funding Opportunities Relevant to Your Research

Connie Johnson, Ph.D.
December 10, 2014
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Lazare Auditorium

Details

 

 

 

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

Location:  UMass Amherst Conference Center

 

 

 

NIH Career Development & 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

 

 

 

Campus Read Event
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Location:  Albert Sherman Center Auditorium & Cube/Atrium

 

 

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

Location: UMMS
Sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Career Development and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Featuring Keynote Speaker Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.

   

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

Details

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Surviving (Happily) in My Science Career

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

Details

   

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

Details

   

 

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)

   

 

Albert Sherman Center Inaugural Symposium

Thursday, October 10, 2013
1:00-5:15pm, Albert Sherman Center AuditoriumClick below for details

   
 

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

Featured Speaker: Roland Pattillo, M.D. 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 
11:30 to 12:30, Albert Sherman Center Auditorium 
Q&A and lunch to follow in the Faculty Conference Room

   
 

Not Networking 101 - Building Relationships for Success

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

Details

   

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

   

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 

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

Details

 

   

 

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)

   

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 slides available

   

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

   
Cynthia Fuhrmann

Creating your Individual Development Plan

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

Details

   

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

   
Michelle Avery 

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 RoomGeneral 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. 

   

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

   

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

 

   

William Gunn

Elizabeth Lorns

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  |  Slides available

   

Adobe Illustrator Workshop

Charlene Baron, M.Ed.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
1:30-2:30- Q&A to follow
Amphitheater 


Details  |  Slides and resources available

   

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

   

Screening: The PhD Movie

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

   

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

   

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

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

   

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)

   

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

   

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

 

   

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

   

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

 

   

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

 

   

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

 

   
Lauren 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

 

   

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

   
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

 

   

Science Policy

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

Details

   

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

   

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 postdoctoral position - A Panel Discussion

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

Details

   

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 

   

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

   

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

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