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. 

Ryan Champagne, Bradley Pollock
Program:
Research Series
Date:
September 28, 2022

Discover the world of funding opportunities and easily identify the ones that are right for you at any career stage! Are you looking for funding opportunities to kickstart your research career or to move it to the next level 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. Join Ryan Champagne and Bradley Pollock from Pitt’s Office of Sponsored Programs to learn how to use this valuable resource. Additional resources will also be shared for identifying prestigious academic awards, fellowships available to non-US citizens, funding programs for early career faculty, and internally-coordinated competitions for limited submission and University-funded programs.

Diane Sepa-Kishi, PhD
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
September 13, 2022

How can PhDs build meaningful and impactful careers after their degree or postdoc? Now more than ever, PhDs work in a variety of career fields, leveraging their education and training wherever smart people are needed. But how exactly do PhDs successfully job search? What are the proven strategies you can apply to successfully build your career?

As a student or postdoc at the University of Pittsburgh, you have access to the PhD Career Training Platform, a one-of-a kind resource where you can explore career options and learn how to job search in academia and beyond. Through self-paced courses and live webinars in the Training Platform, you’ll learn how to launch a successful job search.

After viewing this presentation, you'll be able to:

-Describe the challenges PhDs face in their job search
-Identify the resources in the PhD Career Training Platform that can help you
-Apply tips and strategies to confidently begin your career exploration and job search in academia or beyond

Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP
Program:
Research Series
Date:
September 7, 2022

Mentored Career Development Awards (also known as "K Awards") are the National Institute of Health's (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting trainees, from new- to 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 during "Know Your K: Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application for Basic Scientists and Clinical Investigators". An overview of the application process and review criteria will be covered, and the range of K awards will be discussed.

April Dukes, Ph.D.
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
August 24, 2022

Are you interested in pursuing a career in academia and/or enhancing your teaching, mentoring, and advising skills?

The University of Pittsburgh is one of over 40 higher education institutions that partner with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) to provide professional development to STEM graduate students, postdocs, and new faculty. In this information session, learn about the free local on-campus (Pitt-CIRTL) and online (CIRTL) programming and certification program designed to help you explore the skills needed for a professional career in STEM.

Alaina G. Levine
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
April 19, 2022

Interviewing, like all forms of communication, is about telling stories that resonate with your audience. Your story can be the most important one they hear!

Interviewing is about demonstrating how your background, experience, skills and enthusiasm are aligned with the employer’s needs, and that you have a unique set of talents that can add value and move their agenda forward. To ensure that decision makers understand what exactly you can do for and with the employer, you want to build verbal bridges between you and them. This takes place in the form of stories.

In this webinar, presented by Alaina Levine, we discussed leveraging virtual platforms to execute an interviewing plan that will help you land that dream job. We reviewed how to craft and deliver stories before, during, and after the interview, how to adjust different elements of a virtual experience (such as light and sound), and how to look professional on camera. We also went over how to deliver an oral presentation—such as a job talk or a colloquium—using virtual methods to indicate your knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm, and collaborative nature.

Marie Norman, PhD, Kaleab Abebe, PhD, Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, MBA, Liz Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM, Ora A. Weisz, PhD
Program:
Research Series
Date:
April 13, 2022

This session drew upon the experiences of accomplished investigators and explored the challenges and opportunities associated with research collaboration. Moderated by Marie Norman, PhD, who provided a brief overview of Team Science, panelists discussed what precipitated their first collaborations, what challenges or obstacles have been encountered, what advantages and opportunities have resulted from collaborations, the implications of collaboration upon tenure, and they shared advice for those new to collaborations.

Joan Anson, MSEd, PC
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
March 23, 2022

How do you effectively prepare a written document, such as a resume, that communicates your experience to employers outside of the Academy? Your resume is the first step in landing your next interview, so it's essential that it makes the impact that you intend it to!

This session, presented by Joan Anson, MS, Ed, PC, demonstrated how to effectively prepare and market yourself to those in industry, government, and non-profit organizations.

Joseph Ayoob, PhD, Joel Brady, PhD, and April Dukes, PhD
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
March 16, 2022

Taking on the responsibility of being a mentor requires new skills and knowledge that are not typically addressed in academic training programs, though evidence-based approaches have emerged to help new mentors build and maintain successful mentoring relationships. In this workshop, the group learned about these current best practices in mentoring, and the tools necessary to be a successful mentor. The group developed vital strategies to cultivate and manage productive mentoring relationships that contribute to the professional success of mentees and that provide mentors with personal satisfaction throughout their careers.

D. B. Wienke
Program:
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
Date:
February 23, 2022

We learned from a Subject Matter LinkedIn Expert, Ms. D. B. Wienke, who began by demonstrating the process of optimizing your LinkedIn profile in real-time using her proprietary worksheet. She provided the group with action steps for successfully inviting professionals post-conference into their LinkedIn networks. She also showed the group how to tap into the hidden job market, conduct advanced people searches in verticals of particular interest, and earn informational interviews using this powerful platform.

Nick Giannoukakis, PhD
Program:
Research Series
Date:
February 2, 2022

The group explored how to write successful fellowship (F30, F31, and F32) applications! The purpose of the NIH F-type training grant is to provide support to promising graduate and post-doctoral applicants who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH institutes. This session began with an overview of the F-award, and then illuminated the grant submission/review process, outlining how to prepare a successful grant, describing a mock study section, and covered scoring and funding.