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The URBEST Career Story Q&A seminar series is specifically designed to motivate biomedical and health science trainees to consider research-related careers and initiate professional skills needed to become successful scientists. The monthly Career Story Q&A Seminar series will bring in successful scientists from diverse non-academic (and a few unique academic) careers to share their transitions and triumphs. These seminars will be guided interviews that use a common structure of pre-seminar readings (a blog post and a CV), a short seminar talk and a lengthy open-floor Q&A session. All posts are housed at the URBEST Blog.

All are welcome to attend the seminar. The session is rather interactive so bring all the questions you'd ever want answered. We will have some select opportunities to go to lunch with the speakers, and lunch invitations will be sent to URBEST trainees. First RSVPs will be selected for the lunch group.

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Career Story - Joan Adamo, PhD, and Scott Steele, PhD

Joan Adamo, PhD, and Scott Steele, PhD - University of Rochester, URBEST Regulatory and Policy Leaders
Blog Post: Regulatory Affairs Brings Human Relevance
CV
Blog Post: Science and Policy: Pathways and Transitions
CV
Jan 10, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
Medical Center 1-9525 Northeastern Conference Room

Career Story - Teresa Long, MS

Teresa Long, MS, Undergraduate Research Project Coordinator at University of Rochester
Feb 06, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.
Medical Center 1-9525 Northeastern Conference Room

Career Story - Stephen Tajc, PhD

Stephen Tajc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Nazareth College. From 4:00 - 5:00 pm, he will discuss what small undergraduate colleges are looking for in their future faculty members.
Feb 20, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.
Medical Center 1-9525 Northeastern Conference Room

Career Story - Michael Brady, PhD

Michael Brady, PhD, Scientist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Wilmot Cancer Institute, and past Clinical Research Coordinator
Mar 06, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.
Medical Center 1-9555 Louise Slaughter Conference Room

Career Story - Kavita Berger, PhD

Kavita Berger, PhD, Scientist at Gryphon Scientific and previous Associate Director of The Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy
Apr 04, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.
Medical Center SRB 1406

Career Story - Alison Billroth-MacLurg, PhD

Alison Billroth-MacLurg, PhD, Scientific Sales Representative for STEMCELL Technologies
May 11, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.
Medical Center CEL 2-7536/2-7544

Career Story - Sarah Goodwin, PhD

Sarah Goodwin, PhD, Director of iBiology
May 22, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.
Medical Center 1-9525 Northeastern Conference Room (ZOOM)

Career Story - Aslihan Ambeskovic, PhD

Aslihan Ambeskovic, PhD, Data Scientists @ Point of Care
Jun 05, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
Medical Center 1-9525 Northeastern Conference Room

(in the works) Career Story - Natalie Cain, PhD

Natalie Cain, PhD, Scientific Editor at Cell Reports. She will also lead a seminar about the submission process at Cell Reports and Cell Press - a look behind the scenes at the journal
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.
Medical Center 1-9555 Louise Slaughter Conference Room

(very early phase) Career Story - Katrina Korfmacher, PhD

Katrina Korfmacher, PhD, URBEST Policy Leader
Aug 03, 2018 - 1:00 a.m.
Medical Center TBD

(in the works) Career Story - Nan Tracy Zheng, PhD

Nan Tracy Zheng, PhD, Senior Research Public Health Analyst, RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International
Oct 12, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.
Medical Center TBD