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Sabrina Vogler: The Science and Practice of Mindfulness

October 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet the rigors of academia from an inner oasis of calm and stability. Mindfulness Coach Sabrina Vogler offers this didactic and hands-on exploration of neuroscience-based tools that shift stress into high performance. A framework for cultivating emotional intelligence is introduced within the context of mindful leadership.

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URBEST Enrollment is Officially Open

November 1 – 15, 2019

The URBEST Program is one of 17 programs funded by the NIH to experiment with methods to enhance training opportunities for early career scientists and prepare them for a variety of career options in the dynamic biomedical workforce landscape. Our mission is to Broaden Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) for today’s PhD graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. We believe that all biomedical research and science careers are equally valued as successful careers. The URBEST Program aims to increase the confidence and motivation of trainees to identify and pursue their career goals, and to reduce training time by enabling trainees to more efficiently direct their efforts.

Join us today by applying through our survey! We will be scheduling orientation for December. Until that time, please attend some of our Fall events.

Why Choose Us

  • You can join a program that identifies and supports bold, innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, including internship possibilities.
  • You need a team of mentors to be successful at the University of Rochester and beyond. No one person can offer you everything.
  • You will find out you are “not the only one.” Discover peers across a variety of departments that can support you by sharing their experiences.
  • You can expand your network by participating in face-to-face activities and discover opportunities through the URBEST LinkedIn Group.
  • URBEST leaders (and contacts) can discuss next steps for your professional development, no matter what career appeals to you


Comments from current and former URBEST Trainees

The URBEST program has helped to show me that there are other career options outside of academia and have made these options feel attainable. It has really helped to end the stigma around academia being the only choice and has done an excellent job of providing resources and training needed to excel in our future career choices! – Emily Warner

URBEST really opens up new opportunities for career avenues outside of tradition academia. Although I am still unsure of my path it has better directed my general interest that will hopefully become more focused as I progress through my program. It also gives me the ability to network with people that could increase my current research scope while increasing possibilities of procuring a job in the future. – Emily Quarato

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