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Monday February 11 (noon – 1 pm) Sharing Science In A Social World.

Emily Boynton and Molly Miles from UMRC’s Department of Public Relations and Communications will discuss how the Medical Center and other academic institutions are sharing science in the social world we live in. They will provide examples of different types of visuals and videos that get great engagement on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. URBEST and The Public Relations and Communications team will accept original visuals and videos from students and trainees that highlight UR innovation and research until February 14. Three prizes will be awarded for best science storytelling, and the winning pieces will be featured on the UR Medicine Facebook page (URMC’s flagship social media page) and URBEST blog. Healthy Trash Plates will be provided! Register at


Tuesday March 5 (12:30 – 2:00 pm) The Bottom Line: What You Need To Know About Interviewing.  

The opening session will be lead by Paul Dunman, Associate Professor of Microbiology and previous Wyeth (Pfizer) Scientist. Panelists include Shannon Loelius, intern at iBiology (San Francisco); Alexandra Fredrickson, consultant at Simon Kucher & Partners (Chicago); Ryan Connor, content expert at Computercraft Corporation (Bethesda); Mary Grantham, technical specialist at Novogene (Raleigh-Durham); Sreyoshi Sur, intern at Merck (Kenilworth), and Luisa Caetano-Davis Principle Scientists/Facility Manager at the Upstate cGMP Stem Cell Facility. Register at:

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

Jimmy ZhangI enjoy the professional and career development aspects - learning accountability, project management, team management. It's largely taking ideas that I already practice and linking them together with formal terminology.—Jimmy Zhang

The program has opened my eyes to the fact that there are other job opportunities out there for PhDs who don't feel like academia is a good fit for them. The URBEST program has helped me see gaps in my training and helped to fill them with important soft skills or experiences I may not have had otherwise. – Lauren (Rice) Walling

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