SPRINGBOARD is a yearlong required orientation program for new faculty investigators within the first year of their faculty appointment in the schools of the health sciences. SPRINGBOARD provides opportunities for faculty members to learn about each other’s research, about available research-related and other resources at Pitt and beyond, and to meet key members of our research and administrative community.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower


SPRINGBOARD Speaker - Sarah MorganSarah Morgan is currently the manager of the Recruiting and Client Services department within the Office of Human Resources at the University of Pittsburgh. Sarah has worked in this department since August of 2012 starting as a Recruiter and later a Senior Recruiter. Sarah has over 10 years of recruiting and hiring experience in various industries including staffing and retail. Sarah obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Oklahoma and recently completed her MBA from the KATZ Graduate School of Business. Sarah and her husband are both originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two old English bulldogs, Penny and Uno, going out to eat or going for hikes in the local parks or the many state parks near Pittsburgh.

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SPRINGBOARD Speaker - Darlene ZellersDarlene F. Zellers, PhD, is associate vice chancellor for academic career development, health sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh; director of the Office of Academic Career Development (OACD), Health Sciences; director of the Center for Postdoctoral Affairs in the Health Sciences; and associate dean for postdoctoral affairs in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In her leadership role with the OACD, she is responsible for developing professional career development programs and services for biomedical scientists and clinicians within the University’s six schools of the health sciences, and providing oversight to the university-wide Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. The OACD serves the University’s academic health science community, including graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows, and faculty at every level of experience, by providing full-spectrum academic career development guidance, training, and support. With regard to postdoctoral affairs, she is additionally responsible for overseeing postdoctoral training and professional career development across the schools of the health sciences.

Darlene joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 as director of the Office of Summer Sessions and Continuing Education, and, in 1997, became associate dean of continuing education and summer programs in the College of General Studies. She previously held administrative posts at the Community College of Allegheny County and Duquesne University. Throughout Darlene’s career, she has held leadership roles in continuing education professional organizations, has been recognized by the College Board Office of Adult Learning Services as a leading practitioner in continuing education, and has received national awards for academic program development and marketing. She has published in the fields of continuing higher education and professional career development and her research interests are academic cultures, professional career development, and program development. Darlene received a BS in individual and family studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She received an MA in administrative and policy studies and a PhD in higher education administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

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