Eighth Annual Postdoc Retreat Agenda
Friday, September 8
HSF III Room 1010
The full agenda can be found here.
Leadership Skills Workshop Series
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Zoom - Links will be provided weekly
This series will cover introductory concepts of leadership. It is recommended to take the entire series as the workshops build upon each other. Please see below for descriptions and registration links
Wednesday, August 30
Self Awareness is key in leadership - realizing our strengths and challenges, and recognizing how this impacts our interactions with teams. Based on MBTI dichotomies, learn how you can be a more effective leader!
Wednesday, September 6
Dealing with Conflict
Conflict is inevitable - learn about your conflict style and strategies to effectively handle conflict as a leader.
Wednesday, September 13
This active workshop will help participants understand team dynamics and team leadership.
Wednesday, September 20
Diversity in a Multicultural Society
This workshop will examine the meaning of diversity in terms of individuals, groups, teams, and the scientific community.
Fall 2023 Grant Writing Class
Getting a grant funded can be one of the most important things for your scientific career. The Fall 2023 Grant Writing Class is a four-week class for postdocs and students who want to learn about grant writing, who are planning on submitting a grant (F30, F31, F32, K99/R00, or any other grant), or who are actively writing their grant.
Participants will attend the in-person lectures for four weeks. Those who would like can be assigned to a writing accountability group which will give you feedback on the topic covered that week. Trainees can also participate in a mock study section before the grant deadline.
Register for all 4 sessions here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2023-grant-writing-class-tickets-704546777377?aff=oddtdtcreator
All classes will take place in person on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in MSTF 354.
Overview and Introductions/Biosketch
Jennifer Aumiller, MEd, Office of Career Development
Ann Gruber-Baldini, PhD, Department of Epidemiology
Daniel Harrison, MD, Department of Neurology
Amber Beitelshees, PharmD, MPH, Department of Medicine
Panel of Successful Grant Awardees Discuss the Training Plan
Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17
Mock Study Sections
Careers in Science Seminar Series
We offer a Careers in Science Seminar series that showcases a wide array of career opportunities available to our students and postdoctoral fellows beyond that of an academic researcher. We draw on professionals in a variety of fields as well as alumni of our programs.
If you are interested in presenting your career to our students and postdocs, please reach out to Jenn Aumiller, MEd, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Scholars, Director, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development.
Postdoc English Scientific Conversation Group
Biweekly meetings of this group bring together postdocs to read, discuss, and write about different scientific issues. Postdocs practice using their English skills to discuss how CRISPR should be ethically used, how to counter unscientific media with the general public, or what scientists can contribute to some of the conversations about ethical issues. This group can also be used to practice upcoming presentations and get feedback on these topics.
Please reach out to Renee Cockerham, PhD, Program Manager, Office of Postdoctoral Scholars, for more information.