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Eighth Annual Postdoc Retreat Agenda

Friday, September 8
HSF III Room 1010

The full agenda can be found here.

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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

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!

Register for Week 1

Wednesday, September 6

Dealing with Conflict

Conflict is inevitable - learn about your conflict style and strategies to effectively handle conflict as a leader.

Register for Week 2

Wednesday, September 13

Team Dynamics

This active workshop will help participants understand team dynamics and team leadership.

Register for Week 3

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.

Register for Week 4

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:

All classes will take place in person on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in MSTF 354.

September 20

Overview and Introductions/Biosketch

Jennifer Aumiller, MEd, Office of Career Development
Ann Gruber-Baldini, PhD, Department of Epidemiology

September 27

Specific Aims

Daniel Harrison, MD, Department of Neurology

October 4

Research Strategy/Significance

Amber Beitelshees, PharmD, MPH, Department of Medicine

October 11

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.