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From Academia to Industry- The Journey of International Scholars

June 24, 12 pm

Join PDAC in hearing from a diverse panel of UMB Alumni who all moved to a career in Industry from Academia. All our panelists arrived here as international students/scholars and navigated the visa path to get a foot in the door of Pharma. Come and hear of the different strategies each of them employed to do this successfully.

Register HERE for this event and Zoom link will be sent to the registrants closer to the event. 

Postdoc Orientation

Stay tuned for our next Postdoc Orientation.  Get a chance to meet a member of PDAC and learn about the variety of services our office provides for our postdocs!

English Conversation Group

The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars is beginning an English Conversation Group. Take part in a conversation about a topic we will decide as a group. Use this time to practice your English comprehension and speaking skills. We have also added some practice with writing and can be a practice audience for upcoming presentations you might have.

Contact Renee if you have any questions.


Events Hosted by University of Maryland Baltimore

Collaborative Teaching Fellows Info Session June 11, 2021, 2:00 PM ET (online)

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Aging (Intramural Research Program) enjoy superb research training but have limited opportunities to teach. The Collaborative Teaching Fellows Program (CTFP) gives trainees a hands-on teaching experience with mentorship and coaching from exemplary undergraduate teaching faculty at local institutions. This experience prepares you for teaching responsibilities in academic faculty positions and strengthens your candidacy for any career that includes teaching as part of your job responsibilities.

​Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in applying to the 2021-2022 Collaborative Teaching Fellowship Program (CTFP) are invited to attend. CTFP Partner schools will answer questions about upcoming opportunities, and recent Teaching Fellows will share their experiences in their fellowships.

More details, including the detailed schedule and a link to register can be found here:

Summer 2021 Scientific Research Paper Writing Class

This 9-week series is a partnership between the GPILS Career Development Office and the UMB Writing Center and will focus on a specific section of the paper (e.g., introduction, methods, results, and discussion) followed by a panel of faculty members speaking about those sections or by a writing group session. During these writing sessions, you can incorporate what you have learned into the manuscript you are writing. Email Renee with any questions you have.

Register for each session by clicking on the link below to receive the Zoom link:

June 9- Methods/Results: Isabell May, Director, UMB Writing Center

June 16- Faculty Panel about Methods/Results:

  • Zubair Ahmed, PhD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Stuart Martin, PhD, Department of Physiology
  • Denise Orwig, PhD, Department of Epidemiology

June 23- Discussion: Isabell May, Director, UMB Writing Center

June 30- Writing Accountability Group

July 7- Introduction: Isabell May, Director, UMB Writing Center

July 14- Faculty Panel about Introduction/Discussion:

  • Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Erin Hager, PhD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Todd Gould, MD, Department of Psychiatry
  • Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, Department of Epidemiology

July 21- Writing Accountability Group

August 5- Replying to Reviewers: Isabell May, Director, UMB Writing Center

August 11- Faculty Panel about Replying to Reviewers:

  • Adam Puche, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Shannon Takala Harrison, PhD, Department of Medicine
  • Gerald Wilson, PhD, Department of Biochemistry


Interviewing for Jobs in Industry: Creating a Win-Win for Postdocs 

Tuesday, June 22
12 - 1 PM
Register Here
Lynn Hazan, Founder and President of Lynn Hazan & Associates, an executive recruiting firm, will present an interactive webinar reviewing the basics of interviewing and skills that all Postdocs should know when transitioning from postdoc to industry positions.
Lynn has over 36 years of experience placing postdocs, PhDs, PharmDs, and other high caliber talent for positions in pharma, healthcare, disease groups, professional associations, and entrepreneurial companies. Lynn has presented workshops for AMWA, Women Bio, CHIentist, and Postdoc Associations.
In the workshop, Lynn will share her tips and tricks to help candidates interview to WIN! This includes how to work with a recruiter, your 6 Word Story, branding, Unique Positioning Statement [UPS], core values, and interviewing via Zoom. The module will also include a section with resource materials for follow-up.