Video Library

The OACD Video Library has been developed as a resource to access recordings of past OACD programming content. Recordings are availble from a variety of programs, and are free to access.

By default, videos are listed in chronological order (newest through oldest), but you can filter results by using any combination of the search options below including keywords, program type, and year. 

Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP
Program:
Research Series
Date:
November 11, 2021

Mentored Career Development Awards (also known as "K Awards") are the National Institute of Health's (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators, and are a key step in any researcher's career.  

Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP, will share step-by-step instructions on how to prepare an outstanding and successful K application. An overview of the application process and review criteria will be covered, and the range of K awards will be discussed. Following the formal presentation, K01, K08, K23, K24, and K99 award recipients will host breakout rooms to discuss their own experiences and to answer your questions. 

Note: With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents.

Doris M. Rubio, PhD
Tiffany L. Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS
Jared W. Magnani, MD, MSc
Ashley V. Hill, DrPH, MPH
Program:
Diversity in Academia
Date:
November 4, 2021

In an effort to pursue an environment of inclusive excellence at Pitt, we have developed an infrastructure to assist eligible PIs and mentees to connect, collaborate, and successfully submit NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-21-071: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (nih.gov)

Learn more about the process of submitting these applications and the infrastructure established to help you!

Marnie Oakley, DMD
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
November 4, 2021

During this session, presented by Marnie Oakley, DMD (Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Faculty Affairs, School of Dental Medicine), you will learn how to prepare for, conduct, and follow-up on the difficult conversations that most people dread.

Tracy Costello, PhD
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
October 27, 2021

Being able to build relationships (network) helps you develop resources necessary for your career development. It is critical to present yourself during these interactions with confidence, through understanding the difference between self-awareness versus bragging and in dealing with “imposter syndrome.”

During this seminar, presented by Tracy Costello, PhD (Career Coach and Professional Development Trainer at Coach4Postdocs), we will discuss tips and techniques for these topics and more, including email/LinkedIn etiquette and developing your “elevator pitch” when you meet someone in person or virtually.

Joseph C. Ayoob, PhD
Joel Brady, PhD
April Dukes, PhD
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
September 15, 2021

Mentoring relationships are an essential part of any career journey but they are not always easy to navigate, particularly in the role of the mentee. During this session, we will provide you with guidance regarding how to cultivate a mentoring network, what it means to be a mentee, how to identify and cultivate new mentors, what makes for a successful mentor/mentee relationship, and how to manage a multitude of difficult situations that may arise in these relationships.

This session will be interactive, so please be sure that you are in an environment that will allow you to engage verbally and come prepared with any questions you may have!

Rosemarie Hunziker, PhD
Program:
Research Series
Date:
September 1, 2021

Are you looking to begin the grant writing process and feeling overwhelmed? Be sure to join us for this special program as Dr. Rosemarie Hunziker, who spent three decades as a federal scientist, including 15+ years as a Program Director at NIH, walks you through the entire grant proposal process and provides invaluable advice on how to get a fundable score on review.

The topics to be covered in this presentation include how to target the right home at NIH, tips and tricks for how to write a successful grant proposal, how to maximize the review, how to find and connect with helpful program staff, and how to stay informed of all of the latest opportunities at NIH.

Darlene Zellers, PhD
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
August 25, 2021

All postdocs in the schools of the health sciences attend an Orientation to Career Development seminar within the first three months of their training and are introduced to Pitt’s unique model of career development, that is, A Developmental Approach to Professional Training (ADAPT).

This overview of career development resources is designed as a refresher that will cover the vast career development resources at your disposal and will provide an opportunity to discuss your career development challenges, opportunities, and plans with fellow postdocs.

Carol Martin-Mack
Thomas Koloc
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
August 18, 2021

Have you taken a moment recently to reflect on how you can improve your wellbeing and how that can translate to career success? We can help you get started! Wellness is your overall well-being, or the act of living a healthy lifestyle. It is the balance of body, mind, and soul, which requires constant management to keep you feeling your best. In this interactive session, we will provide an overview of the “8 Dimensions of Wellness”, and of the vast range of services that are available for free for university faculty and staff, including postdocs.

Ryan Champagne
Bradley Pollock
Program:
Research Series
Date:
August 10, 2021

Are you looking for funding opportunities and not sure where to start? Pivot is a searchable funding opportunity and expertise database, subscribed to by the University of Pittsburgh and offered to all faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and graduate students. The database is a comprehensive source for funding information from all disciplines and users can conduct searches for funding opportunities, save searches and receive funding alerts tailored to your scholarly profile.

Kerry Boehner, Executive Recruiter and Career Coach
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
April 14, 2021

This workshop will provide practical interviewing tips for job seekers making the move from academia to industry, including specific advice for phone, Skype, and face-to-face interviews. In addition, participants will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to address specific questions during an interview, and what steps to take after the interview to leave a lasting impression.