All Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will discuss whether or not to do a postdoc -- the benefits of choosing a postdoc, as well as the critical consideration when selecting a postdoc position vs. another type of position. In addition, a host of candidate position parameters that will help you to determine the optimal environment to support your individual career success will be discussed, such as how to find opportunities to advance your own research area, as well as the importance of a good fit with a PI/Mentor and research group who will be instrumental to your career plans.

Speakers

Elsa S. Strotmeyer, PhD, MPH | Learn More >
Associate Professor, Center for Aging and Population Health

Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health

Yamnia I. Cortes, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC | Learn More >
Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health

Add to Calendar 01/25/2017 03:00 PM 01/25/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc: How to Choose Wisely DPCD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 01/25/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:30am
1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center
Melissa Christianson, PhD
Medical Writer and Consultant
Whitsell Innovations, Inc.

Melissa Christianson, PhD, Medical Writer and Consultant at Whitsell Innovations, will host an informational session providing an overview of potential medical writing careers that combine scientific acumen and writing skills. Dr. Christianson will then discuss the Whitsell Innovations Internship Program, an 18-month, part-time, paid internship available to researchers interested in medical writing careers in the life sciences. The internship program is designed to be completed remotely so that current Pitt postdoctoral trainees can participate.

Whitsell Innovations is a certified woman-owned, full-service medical and scientific writing company headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC.

Learn More about the Whitsell Innovations Internship Program >

Add to Calendar 02/03/2017 09:00 AM 02/03/2017 10:30 AM America/New_York Scope of Medical Communications: Opportunities for Scientist Writers and the WI Internship Program DPCD Workshop 1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conferenece Center 02/03/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
O'Hara Student Center - Dining Room
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences

Intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies, this seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development. This seminar will highlight the importance of early career planning and professional development to all career options, including careers in academia. Engaging in career planning and professional development early in one’s doctoral studies will provide Pitt graduates a competitive advantage when they are ready to enter the workforce, regardless of their career path.

More about the Presenter

Learn More about Dr. Zellers >

Add to Calendar 02/09/2017 12:00 PM 02/09/2017 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development DPCD Workshop O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room 02/09/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences

Intended for doctoral students within the first two years of their studies, this seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development. This seminar will highlight the importance of early career planning and professional development to all career options, including careers in academia. Engaging in career planning and professional development early in one’s doctoral studies will provide Pitt graduates a competitive advantage when they are ready to enter the workforce, regardless of their career path.

More about the Presenter

Learn More about Dr. Zellers >

Add to Calendar 02/17/2017 12:00 PM 02/17/2017 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development DPCD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 02/17/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
O'Hara Student Center - Dining Room
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Career Development, Health Sciences

This seminar is designed to be a call to action for doctoral students to take ownership of their career planning and professional development in the same way they will be responsible for their scholarly development. It is customized for students in the later stages of their graduate program. This program will provide an overview of career planning strategies modified for a shortened and more urgent timeline. We will also discuss how to identify resources from the vast array that exist at the University and online.

More about the Presenter

Learn More about Dr. Zellers >

Add to Calendar 02/21/2017 12:00 PM 02/21/2017 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development DPCD Workshop O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room 02/21/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:30am - 11:30am
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will begin with a brief introduction by Dr. Julie Phillippi describing traditional postdoc career pathways in a research institution as well as highlighting other lessor known career paths in academia that are available to PhDs. She will be joined by several panelists who will share how their education, training, and professional skills prepared them to successfully compete for their current positions in academia. The majority of the session will be spent addressing questions from the audience. 

Moderator

Julie A. Phillipi, PhD | Learn More >
Assistant Professor,

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Panelists

Phillip D. Palmer, PhD, MS | Learn More >
Assistant Dean
Affiliated Faculty

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Duquesne University

Kimberly Payne, PhD
Lecturer

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Add to Calendar 02/23/2017 09:30 AM 02/23/2017 11:30 AM America/New_York Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia DPCD Workshop S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 02/23/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Barbara L. Folb, MM, MLS, MPH
Public Health Informationist, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System

Researchers are familiar with the NIH and NSF when applying for a grant, but there are a multitude of other funding resources where you can submit your application to advance your science. Discover the differences and similarities between types of research funding mechanisms, searching methods for locating these opportunities, and alerting services that can keep you up to date on selected funding announcements.

About the Speaker

Barbara L. FolbBarbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, is the Public Health Informationist at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS). She teaches grant seeking classes to researchers in the health sciences at the University and to public health practitioners in the Mid Atlantic region through Pitt’s HRSA-funded Public Health Training Center. As liaison to the Graduate School of Public Health, she provides reference, information services, and training to the school. In 1994 she received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and her MPH in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in 2010, also at Pitt. In 2008 and 2009 she was a NLM Informationist Fellow, doing research on the information practices of disaster first responders. Prior to joining HSLS she served as a librarian at Carnegie Mellon University, and at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporate Library. When not working, she frequently can be found playing the horn with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, Quinta Voce woodwind quintet, and the Pittsburgh Horn Club.

Add to Calendar 03/02/2017 03:00 PM 03/02/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York OACD Workshop: Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio--Grant Resources on the Web S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 03/02/2017 Office of Academic Career Development


Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

First, Watch

View the K Award video in advance of this workshop. View the Video >

Second, Join Us

Take a closer look at how a study section works.

Moderator

Christine Milcarek, PhD | Learn More >

Professor, Department of Immunology

Panelists

Michael S. Gold, PhD | Learn More >

Professor, Neurobiology, Center for Pain Research

Michael Tsang, PhD | Learn More >

Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Biology

Add to Calendar 03/16/2017 03:00 PM 03/16/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York OACD Workshop: Mock K Study Section S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 03/16/2017 Office of Academic Career Development

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Transitioning from a postdoc to positions in industry, government, scientific writing and many other avenues outside of academia can seem challenging and confusing. Join us as Dr. Julie Cramer and a panel of former postdocs describe how their training, as well as the proven tools of networking, specializing and volunteering successfully led them to their current positions outside of academia. After a brief PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Cramer and the panelists will provide insight that will help you take the necessary steps to find opportunities that will lead you to the next position in your career.

Moderator

Julie Cramer, PhD | Learn More >

Scientist, NanoVision Diagnostics, Inc.

Panelists

Panelist Information Coming Soon

Add to Calendar 04/13/20107 03:00 PM 04/13/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Life After Postdoc: Pathways to Careers in Industry and Other Fields DPCD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 04/13/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development