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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

While individual research grants (R series) are awarded to support the work of one principal investigator addressing a scientific problem, Research Program Project Grants (P01) are large integrated, multi-project research projects involving a number of independent investigators with differing areas of expertise who collaborate by pooling their talents and resources. Each project contributes or is directly related to the common theme of the total research effort, thus forming a system of research activities and projects directed toward a well-defined research program goal.

Accomplished faculty investigators with strong funding track records are invited to learn more about Research Program Project Grants (P01) during a panel discussion where current Pitt faculty members will be sharing their advice and insights as experienced PIs of program project grants (P01).

Internal P01 Application Planning Grants

Recognizing that it takes a significant amount of time and effort to develop a P01 application, the Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine, and UPP have pooled resources to provide funds to support the development of P01 applications. Faculty interested in developing a P01 application can apply for $50-100K to be used for hiring a project coordinator, doing preliminary studies, creating data sets, statistics and study design, writer/editor, etc. that would accelerate the development of a P01 application. Details regarding the criteria and internal process to request this funding will be provided during the workshop.

Opening Remarks

Distinguished Service Professor and Falk Professor of Medicine
Professor of Health Policy and Management and Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education

Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Panelists

Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine

Director, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute

Division Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

UPMC Endowed Professor and Director, Acute Lung Injury Center of Excellence

Lung Immunology Endowed Chair, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine and Immunology

Executive Director, Magee-Womens Research Institute
Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair of Women’s Health Research
Distinguished Professor of OBGYN, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Vice Chair (Research), Department of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences

Associate Dean, Women's Health Research and Reproductive Sciences

Sponsors

Workshop Sponsors

Office of Research, Health Sciences (OORHS)

P01 Grant Application Planning Awards Supported By
Office of the Chair, Department of Medicine
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP)/UPMC Academic Foundation

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Add to Calendar 06/06/2018 8:30 AM 06/06/2018 10:30 AM America/New_York Developing a Competitive NIH Research Program Project (P01) Application: A Panel Discussion S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
University Club, 123 University Place

Data & Dine is a scientific poster session and networking dinner for University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral associates and scholars to present their research to colleagues, faculty, and administrators. Due to the professional nature of the event, attendance is restricted to adults. Business casual attire encouraged.

  • Poster Session: 5PM-7PM, Ballroom A
  • Dinner: 7PM-9PM, Ballroom B

Travel Awards for Best Poster Presentations

Posters may feature work previously presented, planned to be presented at other local or national meetings, as well as works in progress (including experimental designs and preliminary results). Postdocs who do not yet have research at Pitt warranting a poster submission are also encouraged to attend.

View Judging Guidelines

Abstract Requirements for Posters

Please follow the following guidelines if you plan to submit an abstract:

  • Microsoft Word Document (.doc, .docx)
  • Font: Times Roman, Size 12, Single Spacing, One-Inch Margins
  • Length: Abstracts are limited to 1800 characters excluding spaces and should not contain graphs or images.
  • 1st line: Title
  • 2nd line: Author(s): Last Name, First Name
  • 3rd line: Affiliation(s)
  • Name Your File: (First author's last name)_datadine2018.doc

Download a Sample Abstract

Abstract Submission

By submitting an abstract, you are automatically registered for the poster presentation and dinner.
The abstract submission deadline is Friday, April 20th at 5PM.

*Abstract Submission is Now Closed*

Registration

If you are an University of Pittsburgh community member and are not submitting an abstract, register for dinner below.

*General Registration is Now Closed*

Program Book

View and Download the 2018 Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium Book

Helpful Information

Parking and Transit

Moovit Transportation App

Coffee

There will be dinner following the poster presentation. Advance registration was required. Looking for a Starbucks? Dunkin Donuts?

Lactation Rooms
The University Club has a lactation room on the Lower-Level, Nursing room. There are two chairs, a small table, and outlet/power source next to the restroom. Use is first-come, first-serve. Doors lock from the inside. Room contact is Rosemarie Basso, rob42@pitt.edu

Full list of University Lactation Rooms

Restrooms

Guest bathrooms are located on the 2nd and 4th Floor. Single Occupancy Restrooms

Questions

If you need to speak to an event coordinator or have a general question during the event, please tweet us at @dpcdatpitt.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speaker

Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Immunology
Professor, Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Falk Library (2nd Floor Scaife Hall)

Join your your fellow SPRINGBOARD members for a rare book tour following the presentation.

Speaker

Victoria Lancaster
Director of Faculty Actions
Office of the Provost Faculty Records

University of Pittsburgh

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Whether you are seeking a job, a training opportunity, or just the chance to acquire more experience, effective negotiation skills are vital to your career. Learn how to develop a negotiation strategy that will contribute to your success.

Speaker

DPCD Speaker - Jennifer WoodwardJennifer Woodward, PhD is currently Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for Research Operations and professor of surgery and immunology at the University of Pittsburgh. As AVP, Dr. Woodward provides leadership and strategic direction for the University’s research operations and oversees the Office of Research. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Woodward  was assistant  dean  for  faculty  affairs  in  the  University  of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and executive director for research  and  academic  affairs  at  the  Thomas  E.  Starzl Transplantation Institute. Dr. Woodward’s academic career began in physiology-based orthopaedic research and evolved to  the  field  of  transplantation  immunology, where  she explored  the  models  and  mechanisms  of  transplantation tolerance. Dr.  Woodward’s teaching and mentoring have been multifaceted. From  her  breadth  of  experiences,  Dr. Woodward  has  a  strong  understanding  of  the  academic landscape and a long history and commitment to the professional development of faculty, staff, and students. She frequently is invited to present lectures and workshops for faculty and trainees on academic success, networking, and negotiation. Dr. Woodward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Presbyterian College, a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a PhD in microbiology and immunology from the Medical University of South Carolina.

 

Add to Calendar 04/03/2018 03:00 PM 04/03/2018 05:00 PM America/New_York How to Negotiate for Your Next Opportunity 1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

The interview is your opportunity to demonstrate that you are the best person for the job. Learn about the various strategies to use when interviewing via phone, Skype, or in person, how to prepare for different types of interview questions, and how to present yourself as the most promising, qualified candidate.

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Speaker

Diane Chabal
Learning and Development Specialist, Organization Development

University of Pittsburgh

Add to Calendar 03/22/2018 08:30 AM 03/22/2018 10:30 AM America/New_York How to Prepare for an Outstanding Interview S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1105 AB Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speaker

Springboard Speaker - Ann ThompsonAnn E. Thompson, MD, MHCPM is Vice Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Thompson was previously vice chair (professional development) of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and medical director for clinical resource management at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She served as chief of pediatric critical care from 1981 to 2009 and was interim chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine from 2006 to 2008. She is a past president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine — only the second woman to hold that position — and she is a senior editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Thompson received her bachelor of arts in biology from the University of Chicago in 1969 and her medical degree from Boston’s Tufts University School of Medicine in 1974. After completing her pediatric residency training at the Tufts New England Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), she trained in anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and did a fellowship in pediatric critical care and research at CHOP, which is where she held her first faculty position. In 2003, she received a master’s degree in health care policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.

In 1981, Dr. Thompson became the director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She continued in that position until October 2015, building and maintaining a successful clinical and academic program, with one of the country’s most distinguished records in clinical outcome, research productivity, and fellowship training. She is chair of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network, former chair of the subboard of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics and a past member of the RRC for Pediatrics of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. She has lectured widely on a broad range of clinical issues in pediatric critical care at international critical care congresses in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. In the past several years, Dr. Thompson has become particularly interested in institutional administration and public policy affecting the delivery of health care services, especially those for children, and those related to critical care in general.

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Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place

SciPhD, NIH-approved career development program for graduate students and postdocs offered at many institutions including six NIH BEST award programs, as well as at the New York Academy of Sciences, is finally coming to Pitt!

Overview

Being competitive and successful as a professional scientist, regardless of whether in an industry or an academic setting, requires mastery of scientific, business and social skills. Running an effective laboratory operation is like running a small business, and can benefit from applying industry-developed best practices. The same competencies that industry requires in order to be successful are equally important in order to develop and coexist in a high-performing team in academic settings.

This full-day, modular program will show you how scientific and technical skills, combined with business skills and social skills, make up the three identities that define your personal brand. 

SciPhD modules are designed to build on and integrate with one another so that the concepts you learn and practice in earlier sessions can be put to work in later sessions.

Postdoc Modules - Friday, March 2, 2018

1. The Business of Science

  • 24 Core Competences
  • Building Your Brand
  • Finding a Job That Excites You
  • Developing a Targeted Resume

2. Developing Your People

  • Effective Mentoring and Delegation
  • Managing Your Team As an Effective Leader
  • Motivating Your Team via Effective Communication

3. Leadership Styles

  • Six Styles of Leadership
  • Impact of Leadership Style on Company Culture
  • Finding Your Leadership Style

4. Project Management for Scientists

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Translating Your Science into the Language of Project Management
  • Managing the Work
  • Managing the People

Due to the full-day schedule, you will receive a complimentary contintental breakfast and lunch.

Presenters

Larry Petcovic | Learn More
Co-Founder
Vice President for Communications

SciPhD

Randall Ribaudo, PhD | Learn More
CEO
Human Workflows, LLC
Co-Founder

SciPhD.com

Registration

There is a $14 + $2.83 (processing) fee for this program due to limited seating. You will receive instructions on how to submit your payment upon completion of your registration. You will have 24 hours from the time of your registration to complete your payment.

The deadline to register for this program is Friday, February 23, 2018.

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Sponsors

University of Pittsburgh Women in Medicine and Science Association (WMSA)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 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

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Add to Calendar 02/28/2018 12:00 PM 02/28/2018 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for Advanced Graduate Students O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 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 02/20/2018 12:00 PM 02/20/2018 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for 1st & 2nd Year Doctoral Students O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 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 02/15/2018 12:00 PM 02/15/2018 01:30 PM America/New_York Introduction to Professional Development Seminar for 1st & 2nd Year Doctoral Students S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:30pm
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

As a scientist, you have experience working in a team environment, a wealth of knowledge in your discipline, and the ability to communicate your science. Learn how to leverage these skills and your current training experience in a start-up or small company.

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Speakers

Job Talks Speaker - Babs CarryerBabs Carryer is Director of Education & Outreach for the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute. Her role encompasses programs to encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship across campus to all students, faculty, researchers and clinicians. Babs has given talks and seminars on entrepreneurship around the world including Portugal, Turkey, Algeria, and Brazil. She developed and ran for two years the “Lab to Market” seminar for hundreds of Fulbright Scholars. Babs is a serial entrepreneur, writer and educator. She blogs about entrepreneurship on NewVenturist. For 15 years, Babs helped to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Carnegie Mellon University. As President of Carryer Consulting, Babs has worked with hundreds of companies and startups to grow their businesses. Babs is a co-founder of LaunchCyte, with a portfolio of five companies which have commercialized university technologies into marketplace products. She is a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women in Bio and is current President of the local chapter of Sisters in Crime. Babs has a Masters in Public Management from Heinz College at CMU and a BA from Mills College in CA.

Babs is author of a startup murder mystery HD66 – search for a cure, or a killer? and Startup Briefs, the ultimate no-holds-barred guide to startastartup, both of which are available on Amazon and on her website

Noah Snyder, PhD
Co-founder and CEO

Interphase Materials

Add to Calendar 02/14/2018 03:30 PM 02/14/2018 05:00 PM America/New_York JOB TALKS: Scientists in Start-Ups S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

HS Core Facilities

Paul G. Wood, MS
Assistant Director for Core Facilities, OORHS

University of Pittsburgh

CTSI Research Resources

Karen L. Schmidt, PhD
Director, Responsible Conduct of Research Center

Research Facilitator 

Dana Farrell
Research Facilitator

University of Pittsburgh

Health Sciences Library System

Melissa A. Ratajeski, MLIS, AHIP, RLAT
Coordinator of Data Services

University of Pittsburgh

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am
1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

During this interactive workshop, discover how to develop effective strategies for transitioning from academic training to a professional position in industry.

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Speakers

Professionalism Series Speaker - Babs CarryerBabs Carryer is Director of Education & Outreach for the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute. Her role encompasses programs to encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship across campus to all students, faculty, researchers and clinicians. Babs has given talks and seminars on entrepreneurship around the world including Portugal, Turkey, Algeria, and Brazil. She developed and ran for two years the “Lab to Market” seminar for hundreds of Fulbright Scholars. Babs is a serial entrepreneur, writer and educator. She blogs about entrepreneurship on NewVenturist. For 15 years, Babs helped to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Carnegie Mellon University. As President of Carryer Consulting, Babs has worked with hundreds of companies and startups to grow their businesses. Babs is a co-founder of LaunchCyte, with a portfolio of five companies which have commercialized university technologies into marketplace products. She is a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women in Bio and is current President of the local chapter of Sisters in Crime. Babs has a Masters in Public Management from Heinz College at CMU and a BA from Mills College in CA. Babs is author of a startup murder mystery

HD66 – search for a cure, or a killer? and Startup Briefs, the ultimate no-holds-barred guide to startastartup, both of which are available on Amazon and on her website

Pitt Professionalism Series Speaker - Dottie ClowerDottie Clower, PhD was instrumental in the early formation of Cohera dating back to 2003 and led the development of Cohera from its ideation to its successful seed financing. As chief scientific officer, she currently leads Cohera’s product development program, and her team successfully brought the company’s lead product, TissuGlu® from laboratory prototype through FDA approval as a Class III PMA medical device. Prior to joining Cohera, she specialized in commercializing early-stage technologies through her leadership position in the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Enterprise Development. Dr. Clower is a neuroscientist and chemist with over twenty years of research experience in both industrial and academic environments. Her work has been published in Nature, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Cerebral Cortex and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She also brings experience from Baxter Healthcare where she worked on the development of pre-mixed I.V. drug delivery systems within Baxter’s Pharmaceutical R&D Division. Dottie holds a BA in Chemistry from Northwestern University in Chicago and a PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University in Atlanta. In 2012, she cofounded the Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Bio and served as Chapter Chair until 2014. She is also a member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO).

 

Add to Calendar 02/06/2018 08:00 AM 02/06/2018 10:30 AM America/New_York How to Plan for a Career in Industry: Where to Start? 1105 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018 (All day) - Thursday, December 13, 2018 (All day)
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Introducing:  A year-long professional development program for early career faculty members that is designed to cultivate a generation of transformative academic leaders through shared leadership training

Academic leadership development is a journey that requires time and commitment. Rather than being immersed in leadership training over a 2-3 day period, this program has been structured into ten integrated components that span one year, providing an incremental learning approach to your leadership development. Four sessions focus upon shared leadership: It is introduced in the first session in February, is reviewed at the midpoint session in May, is summarized in the November session, and provides the conceptual framework for the year-end capstone session in December where final career development and leadership action plans are shared.

The seven linking workshops scheduled throughout the year build upon each other and specifically address the issues and challenges relevant to leaders in academia; that is, developing a personal leadership style, supporting diversity and building outstanding teams, creating a culture of respect and open communication, overcoming difficult situations, and negotiating for what you need to be successful.

One session a month is a small investment in your future success.

Due to the progressive design of this program, successful completion requires participation in all ten sessions.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Establish the concepts of self-awareness and introspection as being fundamental leadership attributes
  • Instill diversity and inclusion as core values of a transformative leader
  • Foster team cohesiveness and productivity
  • Promote problem-solving strategies in response to difficult situations
  • Advocate effective negotiation strategies to achieve career goals
  • Formulate a personal career development and leadership action plan

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

TOPIC

DATE

TIME

1

Shared Leadership:
Leadership Development
Beth Davis

Thursday,
February 1, 2018

8:30am
4:00pm

2

Academic Career Planning
& Development
Robert Arnold & Melissa McNeil

Tuesday,
February 27, 2018

8:30am
12:00pm

3

Understanding & Adapting
Your Behavioral Style
Leslie Bonner

Thursday,
March 29, 2018

8:30am
12:00pm

4

Uncovering Unconscious
& Structural Biases
Ann Thompson & Paula Davis

*Tuesday,
April 17, 2018

8:30am
11:00am

5

Shared Leadership Review:
Framework for Achieving Results
& Commitment Management
Beth Davis

Thursday,
May 24, 2018

8:30am
4:00pm

6

Building Cohesive &
High Performing Teams
Leslie Bonner

Thursday,
June 21, 2018

8:30am
12:00pm

7

Managing Difficult Situations
Jared Simmer

Thursday,
September 13, 2018

8:30am
12:00pm

8

Negotiating for Success
& Satisfaction
Jared Simmer

Thursday,
October 18, 2018

8:30am
12:00pm

9

Change Management
Beth Davis

Thursday,
November 15, 2018

8:30am
12:00pm

10

Shared Leadership:
Career & Action Plans
Beth Davis

Thursday,
December 13, 2018

8:30am
4:00pm

*This room's location has been updated. All sessions are held in S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

LEADERSHIP TEAM

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTION PLANS

As part of the admission process, applicants are asked to provide a personal statement reflecting upon what they hope to accomplish by participating in this program. The goal(s) articulated by applicants will contribute to admission decisions and serve as the foundation of individual career development and leadership action plans to be completed over the course of the program and shared during the final session.

ACCOUNTABILITY TEAMS

Participants will be assigned to small learning groups who will both support and hold each other accountable for completing their coursework and projects. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop more substantial peer mentoring relationships through their interactions with their teammates.

LETTER OF NOMINATION

A letter of nomination from a Division Chief, Department Chair, Dean, or Institute Director is required as part of the application process. The letter should reflect a strong commitment to the applicant’s career and support for the applicant to attend the entire program. Letters should indicate if the applicant has independent funding and if so, the source of the funding. The source of payment for the program fee should also be included, e.g., departmental funds, professional development funds, or personal funds.

Nomination letters should be addressed to Program Director, Leadership Academy Admissions Committee, University of Pittsburgh, 301 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, and uploaded as a PDF or Word document as part of the application process.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Early career faculty member with a primary or secondary appointment in the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences (Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Health and Rehabilitation) in basic science, clinical or translational research, or in education.
  2. Clear commitment to an academic career.
  3. Strength of personal statement indicating how your participation in this program will help to advance your academic career as an investigator or educator.
  4. Commitment to attending the entire program.
  5. Strength of the letter of nomination.
  6. All components of the electronic application must be completed prior to deadline. No components of the electronic application will be accepted after the deadline.

PROGRAM FEE

Program Fee:

$575.00

Program Fee Due:

Upon notification of acceptance, payment due no later than January 26, 2018

Payment Method:

The program fee can be paid by University check, personal check, or departmental disbursement. All checks should be paid to the order of the University of Pittsburgh * and sent to the Office of Academic Career Development (OACD) Suite 301, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the fees are paid on time. We encourage applicants to seek support from their divisions or departments to attend this valuable program.

* Please write or type OACD on the memo line of the check or on the disbursement form.

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications Due:

December 22, 2017

Notification of Acceptance:

January 12, 2018

Program Fee Due:

January 26, 2018

Program Begins

February 1, 2018

TESTIMONIALS

Read what your colleagues thought of the previous Leadership Academy for Early Career Faculty. Read the Testimonials

APPLICATION FORM

Apply to the 2018 Early Faculty Leadership Academy
*The application process is now closed.*

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CONTACT US

Office of Academic Career Development
301 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-648-8486 Fax: 412-648-8121

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am
*S120 Starzi Biomedical Science Tower

Melissa Christianson, PhD, medical writer and consultant at Whitsell Innovations, will host an informational session on medical writing careers that combine scientific acumen and writing skills.

In this session:

  • Receive an overview of the field of medical communication and discover career opportunities
  • Learn about the Whitsell Internship Program
  • Discover part-time, remote, paid-internship opportunities that are available for Pitt trainees

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

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Add to Calendar 01/24/2018 09:00 AM 01/24/2018 10:30 AM America/New_York Job Talk: Careers in Medical Communication DPCD Workshop S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

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*IMPORTANT: The room location for this session has been updated. This session will be held in S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Speakers

IRB
Jean Barone, CIP
Director, Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)

University of Pittsburgh

IACUC
Frank Jenkins, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology
Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Graduate School of Public Health

University of Pittsburgh

PERIS
Christine McClure, MBA, MPPM
Associate Director, PERIS™ Solution

University of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Woodward, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research Operations
Professor of Surgery and Immunology

University of Pittsburgh

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Things I Wish I Would Have Known or Done Different

Panelists

Springboard Speaker - Shawn FlanaganShawn Flanagan, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh. His background is in systems neuroscience and physiology with specialized training in brain stimulation, imaging, and biochemistry. At the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Flanagan’s research is focused on the neurobiological basis of injury prevention and human performance optimization. Current areas of interest include the influence of the brain/cognition on injury, effects of biomarkers on injury and performance adaptations, psychological resilience, and novel clinical rehabilitation techniques for return to duty/play from musculoskeletal and head injuries. Dr. Flanagan is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, American College of Sports Medicine, and Endocrine Society.

 

Springboard Speaker - Gerry HammondGerry Hammond, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His lab studies how a small family of lipid molecules direct cellular physiology at the plasma membrane. He trained at the University of Cambridge and NIH, where he honed his expertise in live cell and high resolution imaging. Dr. Hammond has been at Pitt for three years.

 

Springboard Speaker - Andrea WeinsteinAndrea Weinstein, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Her research examines the interaction between physical health, neural health, and cognitive function in older adults. In particular, Dr. Weinstein's work has focused on how engagement in physical activity improves the structure and function of the frontal-basal ganglia network in the brain, and how this relationship impacts executive function. She has examined cognition and brain health in neurologically healthy older adults, as well as in adults diagnosed with dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Currently, she is extending her research to examine whether we can use information about the brain to understand how people make decisions, especially with regards to engaging in health behaviors. Dr. Weinstein will use this information to identify ways to help people initiate and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors.

 

2017 Springboard Speaker - Zongqi XiaZongqi Xia, MD, PhD | Read more about the Panelist

 

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This month's SPRINGBOARD session will feature a panel of engaging Health Sciences junior faculty members from previous years who will talk about their own experiences to date and what they wished they'd known before starting their research program. Dr. Weisz will send the panelists a list of questions to ponder in advance of our session. If you have any specific areas or questions that you'd like them to address, please include them in your registration below or email Dr. Weisz before Friday, December 8th.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:30am
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science--you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success. Presentation Slides

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Presenters

Bruce Freeman - Research Series SpeakerBruce A. Freeman, PhD | Learn More 
Irwin Fridovich Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Edwin Jackson - Research Series Speaker

Edwin K. Jackson, PhD Learn More
Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

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Add to Calendar 12/06/2017 08:30 AM 12/06/2017 10:30 AM America/New_York Developing Competitive Grant Applications OACD Workshop S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 12/06/2017 Office of Academic Career Development

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Speakers

Springboard Speaker - Barbara 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.

Jeremy P. Somers, PhD
Scientific Director
Office of Research, Health Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

Springboard Speaker - Jennifer WoodwardJennifer E. Woodward, PhD is currently Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for Research Operations and professor of surgery and immunology at the University of Pittsburgh. As AVP, Dr. Woodward provides leadership and strategic direction for the University’s research operations and oversees the Office of Research. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Woodward  was assistant  dean  for  faculty  affairs  in  the  University  of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and executive director for research  and  academic  affairs  at  the  Thomas  E.  Starzl Transplantation Institute. Dr. Woodward’s academic career began in physiology-based orthopaedic research and evolved to  the  field  of  transplantation  immunology, where  she explored  the  models  and  mechanisms  of  transplantation tolerance. Dr.  Woodward’s teaching and mentoring have been multifaceted. From  her  breadth  of  experiences,  Dr. Woodward  has  a  strong  understanding  of  the  academic landscape and a long history and commitment to the professional development of faculty, staff, and students. She frequently is invited to present lectures and workshops for faculty and trainees on academic success, networking, and negotiation. Dr. Woodward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Presbyterian College, a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a PhD in microbiology and immunology from the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

About the Seminar

This interactive seminar for postdoctoral trainees, who are non-native English speakers, will give you the opportunity to:

  • Expand your cultural intelligence
  • Learn how to tell your science story
  • Practice describing your data
  • Improve your presentation skills

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Instructors

Mallory Fix Lopez, MS Ed/TESOL | Learn More
Applied Linguist

Owner, language connectED

Rebecca Toner, MS Ed/TESOL | Learn More
Applied Linguist

Chief Learning Officer (CLO), language connectED

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How to Apply

This seminar is FREE; however, enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Priority admission is based on number of years in training. This seminar involves a formal commitment and pre-work assignment in order to attend.

Requirement 1: Letter of Support

You must provide a letter of support from your PI that indicates his or her support of your career and provides permission for you to attend this half-day seminar.

Requirement 2: Pre-Work Assignment

In order to reach the highest level of effectiveness in the shortest amount of time, you will prepare a three- to five-minute presentation (no more than five PowerPoint slides) of your scientific work prior to the course.

Your presentation will answer:

1.      Who am I?
2.      What do I do?
3.      What is my current research focus?
4.      Where am I currently in my research?
5.      What direction do I hope to take in my research?

Please print your PowerPoint presentation (one slide per page) and take it to the workshop with you. 

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Application Deadline

Please apply no later than Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Contact

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this seminar, please email dpcd@pitt.edu or call (412) 648-8486.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
University Club, College Room

Kick back and meet your colleagues at this optional, informal reception. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
O'Hara Student Union - Second Floor Ballroom

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools used to develop an effective network, yet many users do not know how to get the most out of the platform. This program will focus on the major concepts of LinkedIn; creating a profile, making connections and finding opportunities, for both first time and experienced users. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to ensure their profiles stand out and are targeted to attract the people or organizations who can help them advance their careers.

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DPCD Workshop Speaker - Sam Musselman

Sam Musselman is an internship associate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance, where he assists students in finding and obtaining internships and other experiential learning opportunities. He leads the office’s LinkedIn programming and works closely with a wide range of students, alumni, staff, and employers. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his BS in Psychology in 2011, and subsequently worked for WPIC-UPMC in a developmental psychopathology research lab for five years. Currently, he is pursuing his MBA part-time at Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

 

Add to Calendar 11/08/2017 03:00 PM 11/08/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Leveraging LinkedIn: Building Your Online Presence DPCD Professionalism Series Workshop O'Hara Student Center, Second Floor Ballroom 11/08/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

This workshop will focus on appropriately organizing and budgeting time at any stage of training to maximize productivity. This is NOT just a time management workshop. The goal of this workshop is to give you a better understanding of how to successfully juggle tasks--in both work and life--to be as effective as possible in the workplace. The workshop will be highly interactive and will encourage you to get started on the “re-sequencing” of work and life events for increased success.

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Speaker

Tullia C. Bruno, PhD is a research assistant professor in the Department of Immunology. She directs Dr. Dario Vignali’s translational lab at the Hillman Cancer Center and conducts her own research on the function of tumor infiltrating B cells in non-small cell lung cancer patients. She began her training in the lab as an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and decided to pursue a PhD in Immunology (with a focus in cancer immunology) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD as a result. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado where she was also actively involved in the postdoctoral association, serving as President in the last year of her fellowship. As a new faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, she is actively involved in all Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) programs, which provide funding for Dr. Bruno’s research. Outside of her academic research, she is also very interested in science policy and communication, and is an advocate for the postdoctoral community by serving on the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors. Throughout her training, she has learned how to re-sequence work tasks to optimize productivity, which is the focus of this interactive workshop.  

 

Add to Calendar 10/26/2017 03:00 PM 10/26/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Re-Sequencing: How to Heighten Productivity and Maintain Balance DPCD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 10/26/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
University Club, Ballroom B, 123 University Place

Overview

This interactive workshop, presented by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development, Office of Academic Career Development–Health Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, is designed to bolster the professional development of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by providing practical input for discovering emerging employment opportunities in today’s job market.

Dr. Urban will discuss how doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees can leverage their advanced scientific and analytic reasoning skills to solve challenging problems working in a wide variety of scientific professions. Following his presentation, participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of local professionals from science-related fields who will lead roundtable discussions about career prospects in a range of employment settings such as academia, industry, and government organizations.

Light refreshments will be served.

Keynote Speaker

SCIENCE2017 Speaker - Nathan UrbanNathan Urban, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives
Professor and Chair of Neurobiology
Co-director of the Center for Neural Basis Cognition
Associate Director of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute

Program Book

The SCIENCE 2017 Career Symposium book is exclusively online.
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Coffee

There will be light refreshments served during the Symposium. Looking for a Starbucks? Dunkin Donuts?

Lactation Rooms
The University Club has a lactation room on the Lower-Level, Nursing room. There are two chairs, a small table, and outlet/power source next to the restroom. Use is first-come, first-serve. Doors lock from the inside. Room contact is Rosemarie Basso, rob42@pitt.edu

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Restrooms

Guest bathrooms are located on the 2nd and 4th Floor. Single Occupancy Restrooms

Questions

If you need to speak to an event coordinator or have a general question during the Symposium, please tweet us at @dpcdatpitt.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Speakers

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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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (All day) - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (All day)
University Club, Ballrooms A and B

October 3, 2017 | University Club | Day One

8am

Check-In Begins

8:30am
Ballroom B

Introduction and Welcome

Vice Dean, School of Medicine
Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
8:30–9:15am
Ballroom B

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices

Association of Women in Science

9:15–9:30am

Break

9:30–10:30am
Ballroom B

Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
Professor of Business Administration

University of Pittsburgh

Dean of School of Pharmacy
Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Professor of
  Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

Senior Vice-Dean
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY                
10:30–10:45am
Break
10:45–11:45am
Ballroom B 

Gender Differences in Declining Requests for Non‐Promotable Tasks

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics
University of Pittsburgh
11:45am–1pm Lunch on Own
1–2pm
Ballroom B

 

The Benefits of Climate Change in Academia

Professor of Ophthalmology and Director
Office for Women's Careers
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2–2:15pm Break
2:15–3:15pm
Ballroom B

Making Connections at Professional Meetings through Strategic Networking

Association of Women in Science 
3:15–3:30pm Break
3:30–4:30pm
Ballroom B

 

Taking Your Networking to the Next Level: From Connections to Collaborations

Pitt Moderator and Panelists

Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations
Professor of Surgery and Immunology
University of Pittsburgh
 
Panelists:
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology

University of Pittsburgh

Distinguished Professor
Department of Immunology

University of Pittsburgh

Associate Dean, Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh

Associate Dean for Research
John A. Swanson Professor of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
4:30–5:30pm
Ballroom A
Meet and Greet the Presenters and Panelists
Hors d’oeuvre Reception

October 4, 2017 | University Club | Day Two

8am
Ballroom A*
Continental Breakfast Reception
*Updated
8:30–9:45am
Ballroom A
 
9:45–10:00am Break
10–11:30am
Ballroom B

Saying No So You Can Say Yes

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
University of Oregon
11:30am Closing

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Presentations

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce:
Beyond Best Practices
Best practices have been developed that can make the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in science and engineering more gender equitable. This session will focus on how individuals can leverage those strategies into effective techniques for their own mentorship and sponsorship, networking, and professional interactions for career advancement. 

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Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce Panel Discussion
Senior academic leaders will discuss the academic obstacles that impede the retention and advancement of women faculty and the institutional challenges to implementing transformative change. Pitt Policies and Practices For Retaining a Diverse and Inclusive Academic Community Resource List

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling with "No"
Gender Differences in Declining Requests for Non-Promotable Tasks
Gender differences in task allocations may sustain vertical gender segregation in labor markets. Dr. Vesterlund will report on studies examining the allocation of a task that everyone prefers be completed by someone else (writing a report, serving on a committee, etc.) and will present evidence that women more than men volunteer, are asked to volunteer, and accept requests to volunteer for such tasks. Beliefs that women, more than men, say yes to tasks with low promotability appear as an important driver of these differences. If women hold tasks that are less promotable than those held by men, then women will progress more slowly in organizations.

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The Benefits of Climate Change in Academia
You can look at the pipeline in a negative light (and that is appropriate), but Dr. Masur suggests that you should not stop there because, in addition, you can look at it another way. She argues that we are at a tipping point. In this presentation, Dr. Masur will examine a) case studies that illustrate how progress has been made, b) the role of diverse teams in improving scientific progress and impact, c) institutional and national programs that make a difference in gender equity, and d) how to celebrate success to create positive feedback loops.

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Making Connections at Professional Meetings through Strategic Networking
Networking is an important component for career success and, when strategically implemented, can be utilized to advance one’s career. This interactive workshop will cover the various forms of networking, incorporate small group discussions on the benefits and challenges related to networking, and provide tips and techniques that can immediately be put into action to improve one’s networking skills.

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Taking Your Networking to the Next Level:
From Connections to Collaborations
A panel of accomplished academic scientists will share their experiences building collaborative relationships and offer insights and advice on how to identify and cultivate relationships with potential collaborators.

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*Individual Career Consultations: Ask a Guide for Direction
Sign up for a personal 15-minute career consultation with faculty members from across the campus: have your CV reviewed, ask for a referral, or just talk to someone knowledgeable about your career aspirations. *By prior appointment. Inquire at the check-in desk about possible cancellations.
2017 WIMS Forum Career Guides

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Saying No So You Can Say Yes
As women in academia, we’re conditioned to see opportunity as a scarce commodity. When one presents itself, no matter what it may be or how much time we may not have, we feel pressure to say yes because another one might not come along. However, not every yes is created equal. In fact, a no can often be the best thing for you and everyone involved. This workshop, "Saying No So You Can Say Yes", teaches how to embrace your true purpose, identify the projects that support it, and most importantly, say no to the ones that don’t. When all's said and done, you won’t be judged by how many things you did, but by how effective they were.
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Dress for Success

Dress for Success Pittsburgh LogoDress for Success (DFS) initiatives empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tool s to help women thrive in work and in life. DFS Pittsburgh is the primary advocate for at-risk women who are in the critical transition to re-employment. Their aim is to assist women in need by providing them professional clothing for interviews and career success. Donations will be collected during both days of the 2017 Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Please check the wish list for items of greatest need. View Wish List

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Vietnam Veteran's Pavilion, Schenley Park

Postdocs and their friends and families are invited to network and socialize at this UPPDA picnic event. Enjoy a variety of free activities for everyone including caricature drawings, face painting, balloon animals, lawn games, etc. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 PM. This event requires advance registration.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

The right journals can increase the dissemination and impact of your publications. In this interactive session, learn how to balance impact factors, publishing models, and other factors, and become familiar with free online tools to identify best-fit journals. Finally, defang predatory publishers and their journals by learning to recognize and avoid them!

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Speaker

DPCD Workshop Speaker - Andrea Ketchum

Andrea M. Ketchum, MS, MLIS is a Research and Instruction Librarian and the Scholarly Communication Liaison for the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), with a secondary appointment as Faculty Librarian at Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). She teaches scholarly communication and data management and is a faculty member of the HSLS Systematic Review Workshop. As such, she presents classes and workshops on all aspects of academic publishing, research, research metrics, and public access management, often bridging the communication gaps between awardees and the NIH. She is currently co-chairing a new committee for the national Medical Library Association with support from the National Library of Medicine to update the MEDLINE Core Clinical Journals filter in PubMed. Her academic background is in Medical Informatics and Health Information Systems. She has served at HSLS since 2002. 

 

Add to Calendar 09/19/2017 03:00 PM 09/19/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Assessing Journal Quality: Prestigious vs Predatory Publications DPCD Professionalism Series Worskhop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 09/19/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST)

The Second Annual Med Ed Day celebrates the educational innovations and scholarship of students, fellows, residents, and faculty across all Schools of the Health Sciences. The event is sponsored by the UPSOM Academy of Master Educators (AME), in partnership with the Office of Faculty Affairs, UPSOM Office of the Vice Dean, and the Office of Academic Career Development.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Friday, September 8, 2017

11:30 AM | Starzl BST South Lobby

Registration Opens

Noon to 1 PM | S100 Starzl BST

Keynote:
"Mitigating Unconscious Racial Bias in Medicine: at the Bedside, in the Lecture Hall, and During the Medical School Interview"

Keynote Speaker:
Quinn Capers IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Dean for Admissions,
The Ohio State University College of Medicine | View Biography

1 to 3 PM | Starzl BST South Lobby

Poster Session showcasing educational scholarship

3 to 4:30 PM | S100 Starzl BST

MED Talks describing educational innovations | Preview the Talks

4:30 to 6 PM
Starzl BST South Lobby

AME Networking Reception and Resource Fair
Meet the attendees, presenters, and members of the AME and browse SOM and University-wide resource support for educator development 

REGISTRATION

► Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

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CONTACT

UPSOM Office of the Vice Dean
Phone: (412) 648-9000
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Mentored Career Development Awards (a.k.a. K Awards) are the National Institute of Health's (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators. This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents.

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Speaker

Know Your K Speaker - Mark RobertsMark S. Roberts, MD, MPP | Learn More
Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management
Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2017 03:00 PM 09/06/2017 05:00 PM America/New_York Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application OACD Workshop S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 09/06/2017 Office of Academic Career Development

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Andre L. Brown, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for LGBT Health Research
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

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Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Title of This Month's Talk:

"A Mixed Methods Study of Socioeconomic Standing, Masculinity, and Concurrent Sexual Partnerships among Black Men"

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Learn about life as a professional science writer, as well as how you can build your transferable skills while in academia.

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Speaker

Jill E. Kolesar, PhD
Associate Scientific Director, Complete Healthcare Communications, LLC

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Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Scientific editor, Ieva Gailite, PhD, will provide an overview of the editorial process of the four journals published by EMBO as an academic organization - The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Molecular and Systems Biology, and EMBO Molecular Medicine. Dr. Gailite will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process at EMBO Press and The EMBO Journal in particular, and present a brief overview of the policies that EMBO has recently implemented. She will provide a brief insight into how manuscripts are evaluated and the role of scientific editors in this process.

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Ieva Gailite, PhD | Learn More about the Speaker >
Scientific Editor, EMBO Journal

About the Journal

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Add to Calendar 06/30/2017 11:00 AM 06/30/2017 12:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes: Editorial Process at EMBO Journal S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 06/30/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Shimrit Daches Yichye, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, The Childhood Depression Research Project
University of Pittsburgh

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Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Titles of This Month's Talk:

"Impaired Mood Repair as a Risk Factor for Depression"

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
O'Hara Student Center - Dining Room & Ballroom

Data & Dine is a scientific poster session and networking dinner for University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral associates and scholars to present their research to colleagues, faculty, and administrators. Due to the professional nature of the event, attendance is restricted to adults. Business casual attire.

Poster Session: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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*Registration and abstract submission are CLOSED*

Please select an option below to begin the registration process:

► I am a postdoctoral fellow registering for dinner AND submitting an abstract.

► I am a member of the University community registering for dinner, but I am NOT submitting an abstract. 

Poster Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Travel Awards for Best Poster Presentations

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Posters may feature work previously presented, planned to be presented at other local or national meetings, as well as works in progress (including experimental designs and preliminary results). Postdocs who do not yet have research at Pitt warranting a poster submission are also encouraged to attend.

 

Add to Calendar 05/16/2017 05:00 PM 05/16/2017 09:00 PM America/New_York Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium O'Hara Student Center - Ballroom and Dining Room 05/16/2017 Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1105 ABC Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speakers

Jeremy M. Berg, PhDRead His Biography >
Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine and Journals
Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Science Strategy and Planning,
Health Sciences
Professor of Computational and Systems Biology, School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

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Contact

Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
1105 ABC Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Do you plan to be a 2017 Postdoctoral Data & Dine Symposium poster presenter? Want to gain some extra experience delivering your elevator pitch and entice more visitors to check out your poster?

Prepare a 5-minute talk to give an overview of the data you will present at Data & Dine. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so only the top abstracts in each category will be selected.

The deadline to sign-up for the Data Blitz presentation is Wednesday, April 19th by 12 PM.

Selected participants will be notified on the evening of Friday, April 19th.

Sign Up

 I am a postdoc, who HAS submitted my Data & Dine abstract, and wish to participate in the Data Blitz. (Community members and postdocs who wish to attend but not present can also register here)

 I am a postdoc, and I HAVE NOT yet submitted my abstract to Data & Dine. (Once you submit your abstract to Data & Dine, you will receive a separate link to participate in the Data Blitz)

 

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

Marissa Kuzirian, PhD

Executive Associate, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Kelly Picchione, PhD

Research Investigator, Knopp Biosciences

John Watkins, PhD | Learn More >

Senior Electrochemist, LumiShield Technologies


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speakers

Anthony DeLitto, PhD, PT, FAPT | Learn More >

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Olivera J. Finn, PhD | Learn More >
Distinguished Professor, Department of Immunology
Distinguished Professor, Department of Surgery

School of Medicine

Thomas E. Smithgall, PhD | Learn More >
William S. McEllroy Professor and Chair
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

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

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:00pm - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
1101 Scaife Hall, UPMC Conference Center

Speaker

Nathan Urban | Learn More >

Professor and Vice Chair, Neurobiology
Co-Director, CNBC
Associate Director, UPBI
Vice Provost for Special Projects

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

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, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
F946 Presbyterian University Hospital
Kathleen Sidorovich, CRA
Director, Financial Research Administration
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Christine A. White
Assistant Director of Training
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Join us for an optional session exploring the expertise of Ms. Sidorovich and Ms. White on budgeting grants. This session is recommended for faculty members who hold or will soon apply for NIH grants. Light refreshments will be served.

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Contact

Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu
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. Phillippi, 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

Valerie L. Reeves, PhD | Learn More >
Research Program Coordinator,
Concussion Research Lab

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 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

 

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.

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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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Julieta Martino, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Postdoc to Postdoc Logo

Titles of This Month's Talk:

"Investigating the Role of the Mammalian Shu Complex in Homologous Recombination Repair"

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Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and beverages are provided for those who register in advance.

Add to Calendar 02/15/2017 12:00 PM 02/15/2017 01:00 PM America/New_York Postdoc to Postdoc Forum UPPDA Event S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 02/15/2017 University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

HS Core Facilities

Paul G. Wood, MS
Assistant Director for Core Facilities, OORHS

University of Pittsburgh | 445 Scaife Hall | (412) 648-9618  | pgw@pitt.edu

Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Center (BioMS Center) www.bioms.pitt.edu
Nathan Yates, PhD

Scientific Director; yatesn@pitt.edu; Mobile: (732) 718-9739

Genomics Research Core (DNA, RNA) www.genetics.pitt.edu
Janette Lamb, PhD

Assistant Director; jal18@pitt.edu; (412) 383-3146

Health Sciences Tissue Bank (HSTB) www.tissuebank.pitt.edu
Susan Kelly, MEd, QLS (ASCP)

Assistant Director; smk133@pitt.edu; (412) 864-6658

Peptide and Peptoid Synthesis Core www.peptide.pitt.edu
Kazi Islam

Manager; kazi@pitt.edu; (412) 383-9015

Small Molecule Biomarker Core (SMBC) www.biomarkers.pitt.edu
Samuel Poloyac, PhD PMP

Scientific Director; poloyac@pitt.edu; (412) 624-4595

CTSI Research Resources

Regulatory Knowledge and Support
Karen L. Schmidt, PhD
Director, Responsible Conduct of Research Center

Research Facilitator 

Shannon Valenti
Research Facilitator

HSLS Services

Renae Barger
Associate Director, Research, Instruction and Clinical Information Services

Executive Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
Middle Atlantic Region 

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Ora A. Weisz, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology | Vice Chair of Faculty Development,  Department of Medicine | Associate Dean for Faculty Development,  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Excellence, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, Renal-Electrolyte Division | 978.1 Scaife Hall | 3550 Terrace St. | Pittsburgh PA 15261 | Tel: 412-383-8891 | Email: weisz@pitt.edu  | Website: weisz2.dept-med.pitt.edu

 

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 >

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