Tuesdays and Thursdays, JULY 11-27, 4 – 6 PM
“College Teaching for the 21st Century”
Dr. Kate Monzo of the University of Maryland will lead our three-week summer workshop series, “College Teaching for the 21st Century.” She is a colleague of Dr. Quimby, the creator of this course, and the evaluations from previous years are always outstanding. For those of you anticipating a career involving teaching, this is a great learning opportunity for you! Plus it would be a great addition to your C.V., for professional development. Teaching institutions look at your training and experience when they are hiring.
Participants will read current research related to college teaching and learning, write well-designed learning outcomes, develop effective assessment strategies, and design active learning activities for the classroom. Also, to help you prepare for the academic job market, the last session will focus on writing a teaching statement.
This series requires pre-registration; there are only 2 slots left. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Yvette Pittman (email@example.com).
Thursday, July 13, 9 AM – 1:30 PM
“Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals”
This workshop will address both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal writing process. Attendees will receive the “Grant Writer’s Workbook” – an invaluable, up-to-date reference tool for those who intend to write NIH grant proposals.
The way in which NIH research-grant proposals are both prepared and reviewed will be specifically covered in the seminar. Topics to be addressed include:
- A detailed format for the preparation of the 12-page application
- Description of how to prepare a compelling Specific Aims section
- A discussion of funding the applications of New/Early Stage Investigators
- Insights into which review criteria are most important
- How to include review of literature and presentation of preliminary data in the Approach section
- Tighter linkage of sections of the application to each of the five core review criteria
If you would like to register, please email Dr. Yvette Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are only 25 slots for NICHD fellows.
Wednesday, July 19, 11 AM
“NICHD Fellows: Informational Session for Future PRAT Applicants”
Building 31, room 2A48
The NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program supports postdoctoral fellowships within the NIH Intramural Research Program. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States with no more than two years of postdoctoral experience at NIH by the time of appointment to the PRAT program. The deadline is October 3. More information about the program can be found at http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/Pages/PRAT.aspx
Postdoc applicants must now apply with the NIH Fi2 funding mechanism, and all applications must be submitted via grants.gov.
If you are planning to apply, the Office of Education is offering this session to discuss in detail how to prepare for the application submission, and more importantly, provide you with some valuable documents.
Please email Dr. Yvette Pittman at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Thursday, July 20, 11 AM – 12 PM
Summer Lecture Series II
Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater
Diana W. Bianchi, MD
“Noninvasive Prenatal Genomics: A Success Story in Genomic Medicine”
This event is recommended for: Summer Interns; Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.
Second in the series of lectures specifically arranged for the NIH Summer Internship Program.
Monday, July 31, 2 – 4PM
SciPhD Workshop for NICHD Fellows: Defining Your Brand!
“How to Use Your Total Research Experiences to Make You Business-Ready and Most Qualified for Your First Professional Job”
In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the general and specific skills valued by employers as they select the best-qualified candidate for any job. Each participant will relate specific skills to the experiences gained as an academic scientist, identify any gaps in those experiences and create a career development plan to address those gaps. We will focus on the business skills associated with project planning, innovation, and execution, as well as the social skills that demonstrate an ability to work with others in a diverse team environment.
- Identify scientific, business and social skills valued by professional organizations (academic and non-academic)
- Relate personal and professional experiences and accomplishments to critical skills
- Develop a targeted resume that demonstrates these skills
- Learn effective communications techniques that demonstrate your value, regardless of your audience
For location and registration information, please contact Dr. Yvette Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org.